With little holiday left this year and a desire to get away one last time before the Christmas rush sets in, we opted for a long weekend in the Cumbrian mountains of North Western England. It’s been a while since I last visited properly and the weather, despite forecasted rain, turned out to be one of the warmest weekends in the last few months allowing us plenty of time to explore and some fantastic light to photograph.

Signs of autumn were creeping into the landscape and bright sunshine mingling with moody mists and cloud made for some interesting lighting. I find mountains so incredibly powerful, a notion not uncommon of course and that many others share around the world, and combined with the serene beauty of the lakes at their feet it is a visually striking place to photograph. Now I have Norway and the Alps on my mind, roll on the new year and some fresh holiday to use up.