Lake District

The Landscape : Newlands Pass

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During a cold yet dry weekend in September I had the privilege of exploring the stunning English Lake District in conjunction with Fujifilm and Millican bags. It was a remarkable experience being involved in the creation of series of mini documentary films.

The photographers Derek Clark, Andrew James and myself embarked on a packed weekend adventure into the breathtaking Lake District landscape each exploring the concept of “Freedom Through Photography“.

Newlands Valley to Buttermere

The Landscape

Paradoxically it is amazing just how relaxing a 4am start can be when it is a exploration of the hills and mountains of Newlands Hause. Packing my Millican Christopher bag with a Fujifilm X range camera allowed me to travel light yet still pack the the power of a camera capable of capturing remarkably sharp images in very low light.

Honister Pass
Honister Pass

The film required some mono images to follow a creative theme but I thought I would post the colour versions here as an interesting contrast. This long exposure photograph was captured at the bottom of the river featured in the film, the image was captured once the sun had risen across Newlands Valley.

Moss Force, Newlands Hause
Moss Force, Newlands Hause

Arriving at Newlands Hause at 4am meant the real impact of the landscape was unveiled by a rich red sunrise over Keswick. It was truly a remarkable experience to see the valley come to life.

Newlands Valley

You can read a more comprehensive report on the adventure with photos from a range of different locations in the “Freedom Through Photography” post. It was a privilege to be involved in such an exciting project, the trip really was a very special experience and it was great to work with photographers with the same creative philosophy.


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David is a documentary and landscape photographer covering everything from dramatic long exposure landscape photography through to live music. David is a former Official Fujifilm X Photographer.

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