I’m in the middle of preparing a talk for a local Camera Club titled ‘High and Wild with a Camera’. No shortage of images to choose from! One of the enjoyable consequences of that work is that I am re-visiting archives that I hadn’t looked through in 2-3 years; and re-discovering images I had nearly forgotten all about.
This is one of them. Taken 3 years ago looking out over Derwentwater from lakeside at Keswick. The hilly ridge in the centre background is a popular fell called Cat Bells; an unusual name for a fell (Cumbrian term for hill) that may be a rewriting of Cat Bields meaning shelter of the wild cat.
This image was taken late in a November afternoon when light was starting to fade on a wet day with more rain forecast. I remember that to get more light on the foreground I used the flash on the camera to thrown some light on the skiffs. It was one of those shots where I really wasn’t sure whether it would work out or not.
In preparing this post, I’ve also converted the original to B&W and that has produced, to my mind, a suitably moody image. Which do you prefer? I’m always interested to read your comments.