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Over the past year or so I’ve been returning to the Honister Pass between Borrowdale and Buttermere to take Landscape Photographs of this inspiring part of the Lake District. I’ve mentioned before it’s typically a place I simply pass through to get elsewhere but since I started investing time hanging around here with my camera I’ve grown to really appreciate this place. Particularly this small section of stream and one particular section of it on the ascent up the Honister Pass at the Borrowdale end.

There’s something quite rewarding about returning to a place over and over again. Like with my Thirlmere series a few years back it’s interesting to see how things change and how different light can give a place a totally different feel.

Today I visited the stream and also around the Honister Slate Mine and lower down into the valley of boulders below. It was a great afternoon and one full of the visual stimulation us Landscape Photographers crave. Here’s how I got on.

All the images in this post are available as Gallery quality framed prints. Please contact me for details.

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Loughrigg Tarn is a location I have been visiting for years and where better than to start off my year in the Lake District than a short walk around this beautiful little Tarn. We had the place to ourselves pretty much today which is always nice. While on days like this I don’t expect to capture anything outstanding, as I always say its just great to be out and be visually aware. He’s how Loughrigg Tarn looked today.

All the images featured here are available as gallery quality framed prints. Contact me for details….

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Today is my first day back at my base in the Lake District and it has been a long time coming. I’m looking forward to visiting some old favourites again this year with my camera but also trying out new places. Its also time for warmer weather but you cant have everything so I’ll have to wait a bit longer for that. Today was about settling back in but I managed to have a quick wander through the woods in search of inspiration…

All the images featured here are available as gallery quality framed prints. Contact me for details…

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There is nothing quite like a large Landscape Photography Print to bring the calm and peace of the natural world into our homes or offices. More and more business are investing in Landscape Photography Wall Art to bring a more relaxing and inspiring feel to their working environments and to benefit the mental well-being of their staff and visitors. I was recently approached by KR Group in Preston, Lancashire who were looking for inspirational Lake District Scenes for their newly refurbished offices. In total KR Group selected 11 of my Lake District Landscapes to feature in their meeting rooms.

Traditionally my Lake District Landscape Prints are purchased as framed prints, however I do offer Stretched Canvas prints as well as a super contemporary satin Aluminium Prints. Aluminium prints are very slimline and a costs effective option to showcase a large print. KR Group chose various sizes of aluminium print ranging from 90x60cm as the smallest to 120cm x 80cm as the largest for single images. We also decided upon a Triptych which is essential one image split over 3 sections. This was to be a centre piece for the Boardroom, consisting of 3 x 140cm x 70cm panels this gives an approximate size of 140cm Tall x 250cm wide depending on the spacing between panels. A real centrepiece and one that has received great feedback.

Below are some photographs KR Group sent me showing some of the final prints in situ and some kind feedback from KR Group.

“I was tasked to find artwork that would help to differentiate our recently refurbished meeting rooms.  Our CEO has a passion for the Lake District and this became the theme.  I found James via his website and from initial contact through to completion, James has been very easy to deal with.  He has a very easy to use website that contained pictures of exactly what I was looking for.  He helped select and shortlist the chosen pictures – which really helped and we considered pictures we may have passed over.  He was always quick to answer questions and offer his advice.

James advised on the aluminium panels which really suited the offices and ensures that the pictures stand out, even in large rooms.  The artwork has gone down very well with staff and visitors alike.

We are very happy with the artwork and I would not hesitate to recommend James.  We will certainly be working with him again in the future!”

Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to know more about my Aluminium Prints.

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Today is the first day I’ve shot Medium Format Film. A thoroughly enjoyable if daunting experience. One I’ll document more in a future post as unlike with Digital I wont know what I’ve shot until I see the developed film. Frustrating, but also great anticipation. I really hope things have worked out. On this shoot I also captured some scenes with my digital camera and those are shown below. Hopefully I’ll take to film as at £2 per shot it makes you think….

Gallery quality framed prints are available of all the images featured on this page. Contact me for details…

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A short walk today through the subject of my recent interest, it felt very much like spring on the later half of this short photo walk.

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A quick visit to the local woodland to see how much has changed since the snow in my previous post.

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Hard to believe these images are taken less than 24 hours after my previous post. Just goes to show what a huge influence the weather is on photography. It very rarely snows here being so close to the coast so a great opportunity to capture some local snow scenes.

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