Monday, 13 February 2012

Loughrigg Terrace,Rydal,Grasmere and Launchy Gill jan 29th

A Last minute trip up to the lakes to meet up with Oliver , the weather was not as the forecast sunny spells!  Nothing  new there then!  lol     i met  Oli & his dog Eersil at Rydal water carpark.  we decided to walk around Rydal water on the higher path and then climb up to the trig point on the top of Loughrigg terrace.
Taking a look at Rydal first, it was flat calm, so reflection shots were the order of the day, even in poor overcast conditions the reflections were amazing.but first a view down the lake! note the ice , but it didn't feel that cold!

and a view across to the islands shot with 70-300 is

Now for the reflection shot , taken again with 70-300 is , always good to have a long lens in the bag! 

Walking up to the top path , a couple of quick shots across the lake!

A little bit of frost on the fields!

Walking up the high path now taking in views across the lake and down towards Grasmere.

And  Rydal water from Loughrigg Terrace.

Looking down on Grasmere as we climbed higher the weather was not looking like it was going to get any better!!  Bummer!!!!!!!!!

                                                                   A lone fisherman !

Up a little higher!

Here we are !   lol

As you can see in this image of the Langdales , the weather was just no good!!!!!!!!!!!

So we decided to turn around and try to shoot Launchy Gill waterfall at thirlmere, one of my favourite falls :)      But first we went down to Grasmere weir !

Along came a swan!  and a young signet from last year !

Here is another weir shot lol

We made our way back to the carpark, total walk time was 5 hours 40 minutes !
Now off to Thirlmere for a look at the falls :)

The first thing i noticed was the water level has dramatically gone up since i was last at this waterfall, about 10 ft higher in fact,  the best spot to shoot the falls from is now underwater!!!!! but i got the 70-300 out and managed this close up of the top falls shooting under the bridge!  lol
My best image of the day!

                                                        A Great image to finish off the day :)  

                                       all images shot with canon 5d2,17-40 L & 70-300 is

1 comment:

  1. That all looks fantastic Phil-much rather be there than here in Snowy Kent right now-fabulous shots.