The Old Man of Coniston

The Old Man of Coniston is one of the best-loved mountains in the Lake District. I photographed it from Kelly Hall Tarn, providing a well-balanced foreground and a reflection. It was important to select just the right position to achieve separation between the boulder and reflection of the mountain. The dawn sky was mostly cloudy but it was just thin enough for spectacular colour. As the sun rose behind me, the sky over the Old Man lit up and completed the scene.