Buttermere

20/09/2021
The distinctive peaks of Fleetwith Pike and Hay Stacks at the south-eastern end of Buttermere frame this image, with the well-known lakeside pines central to the composition. For this image to work, the water has to be perfectly still to give a reflection. Optimum lighting is when the sun rises over Honister Pass (as it does around the equinoxes), giving an interplay of side lighting and back lighting on the mountain slopes about an hour after sunrise. All that I planned for ... but I did not know I would be competing with Tom Cruise and a huge film crew for my carefully selected shooting position!