The Lake District National Park has for a long time been well known and loved by many as one of the most beautiful areas in the UK, and has long been a favourite of mine for landscape photography. Located in the county of Cumbria, the Lakeland park covers an area of over 900 square miles comprising valleys, fells, mountains, lakes and rivers. Its natural beauty has long been noted, and the area has been marked by notable people such as the walker Wainwright, the poet William Wordsworth and the art critic Sir John Ruskin. The park is reliant mainly on a mixture of agriculture and tourism, although in the past, some areas such as Coniston were known for mining and quarrying. These days, the area is popular with walkers, climbers and outdoors sports enthusiasts.
Visually, the changing nature of the weather and light of The Lakes, have long been of interest to me, and it is an area that I have come back to many times over the years. The combination of majestic mountains, rivers and lakes, combined with subtle colours and textures in the foliage and rock form together to create interesting landscape photography. Also of interest is the areas past and its inhabitants. The interaction of humanity, in terms of its buildings, both used and derelict has provided an interesting snap shot of the relationship between people and this environment. Equally so, the relationship between animals and this environment, both semi domesticated and wild, has continued to be a source of inspiration, and I often try to include them in landscape photographs where it seems fitting.
I hope you enjoy the gallery of Lake District landscape photography. It has been compiled over the course of several years, and is updated regularly for new photographic material as I regularly visit to photograph this area under different light, weather conditions and seasons of the year.