These four images were taken with an Ondu pinhole camera in the Spring of 2016, in the area near to Pelter Bridge on the River Rothay at Rydal, between the outflow from Rydal Water and Under Loughrigg. I have been photographing this small area throughout the year as part of a project responding to the effects of Storm Desmond, which flooded large parts of the Lake District and Northern Britain over the weekend of December 4th-6th, 2015. I've been using several different types of camera--film and digital--in an attempt to capture the physical effects of the storm, but also the usual tranquility of the river and surrounding landscape. I quite like the distortion in these pinhole images.
Not long ago I had a tremendously productive dawn photo walk around Rydal Water in the Lake District. One of the great things about photographing at that time of day is that the light changes constantly. I began in near darkness in thick fog and arrived home for breakfast in sunshine. This image of birch trees just as the mist was lifting is a favourite from the morning.
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