Blea Tarn Dawn

Whilst in the Lake District last week I set off at 4.30am to capture dawn at Blea Tarn. The plan was to have orange light on the Langdale Pikes with a foreground of peaceful Blea Tarn.

Things didn't quite work out as planned. The first problem was that someone decided to pitch a bright orange tent on the promentery by the large four tree on the west bank. As it appeared on almost every photo I spent ages cloning it, and the reflection, out of my images.

However, by far the largest problem was the lack of any sort of light. Everything was just grey and there wad no background at all as everything was lost in the low clouds.

I concentrated on finding some minimalist compositions and some colourful foreground. Here are a couple of my favourites from the morning.

Did I mention that there were lots of biting midgy……?

Also see the Lake District gallery