Crummock Water

It’s been a grim few days for very many people in the UK with a series of low pressure systems sweeping in from the Atlantic, deluging the South West, Wales and the North of England particularly. Few low-lying areas of the country have escaped unscathed. There are a multitude of flood alerts and warnings and many houses have been flooded. We are so glad we chose to live in a village on high ground. With Christmas only a month away many people will be facing a miserable few weeks and we feel desperately sorry for them.

At times like these we need an image to cheer ourselves up. And so today I’ve chosen to post an image of Spring from the Lake District: traditionally one of the wettest areas of the country that itself suffered from devastating floods three autumns ago.

This is a well known, and well loved view across Crummock Water near Buttermere that we visited two years ago on a fine day. This is a beautiful unspoilt area of the Lake District, a little off the beaten track, but well worth the journey.

As always, click the image to view a higher quality enlargement

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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14 Responses to Crummock Water

  1. Excellent photo – I needed cheering up today!

  2. ken bello says:

    I wish I was there now. Looks very inviting.

  3. That’s a beautiful image…perfect for cheering up 🙂

  4. seekraz says:

    Looks like a wonderful place to visit…and maybe stay for a long while…. 🙂

  5. ehpem says:

    Very placid and calming image. It would be lovely to be able to watch this view from home, as it changed during the seasons. It would set a great tone for the start of each day, to eat breakfast watching the play of light across some ‘scape like this.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks. I agree – this would be a great panorama to wake up to. Sadly the Lake District is one of the wettest places in the UK, so you would be (unfortunately) frequently disappointed.

      • ehpem says:

        I looked at the Wikipedia entry and see that indeed it is a wet place. However, the rainfall is only a bit more than Victoria’s and less than Vancouver’s so probably the real stat I would be concerned about is the amount of sunshine. Rain is one thing, constant grey overcast skies are quite another, dry or not.

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