Langdale Pikes from Chapel Stile

Langdale and a Rainbow

Langdale Pikes from Chapel Stile

Four shots with no connection between them. Above, a different view of the Langdale Pikes taken from above Chapel Stile.
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Great Langdale, Chapel Stile

Above a farmhouse near Chapel Stile in Great Langdale.
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Below Blea Tarn looking towards the Langdale Pikes.
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Blea Tarn and Langdale Pikes

And every trip needs a rainbow – doesn’t it? This one below taken from the Walna Scar Road above Coniston.
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Rainbow from Walna Scar Road, Coniston

12 thoughts on “Langdale and a Rainbow”

  1. Marie-Christine Dalmaz

    David, my preferred is the last one with the various nuances of colours of the land, the rainbow seemingly pushing away the clouds.

    1. Thanks Marie-Christine, I know what you mean, it was a strange surreal experience. It was raining most of the time as well, and just occasionally it stopped raining enough to pull the camera out, and then the rainbow appeared – splitting (as you say) the storm clouds from the land below. Glad you liked it.

  2. I very much like the first photo David. For me, it captures the call of the wild and the allure of the hills. Just makes me want to go and walk in them. I’ve been there on a number of occasions and recollect once on a very hot summer’s day swimming in Stickle Tarn, just behind the peaks – I also recollect it being rather craggy too. Lovely memories.

    1. Great Joe. I like to bring back memories … mainly for me it has to be said, as the little grey-cells fail, but for my friends too! I didn’t care too much for the first one initially, but a few folk have said they like it which has caused me to re-appraise my thinking. It’s an unusual shot it has to be said. Not on the tourist routes.

  3. David, I really like all of these photos but in particular the first one is inviting me into that magical landscape captured so beautifully. It brings to mind the quotation from John Muir: “The mountains are calling and I must go” This says it all for me.

    1. Thanks Yvonne. That photo seems to have pleased a few people, which as I’ve said before, somewhat surprised me, your poetry quote enhances it even further, I must say!

  4. I’m going to go for number two, David. (Three years with the photography group have taught me that my taste differs from most people’s. I tend to go for man-made subjects more than natural ones.) It’s a nice composition, with the tree on the left balancing the cottage on the right, which (incidentally?) is on the intersection of thirds. The line of rocks pointing to the tree helps.
    With the rainbow picture, I would be inclined to crop the top and left, to make the distant view more prominent.

    1. I agree with you Jim! We stopped in a lane opposite this farmhouse for lunch, but I was the only one who saw merits in the shot. Yes, I was well aware of the rule of thirds as I composed and later cropped the shot. I of course liked it and, like the first one, I think it tells a different story of Langdale and the Lake District.

      Not sure about a further crop of the rainbow shot, I’ll look at that.

      No one seems to like Blea Tarn. I thought the composition, if not the light, was rather nice.

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