Crummock Water


I’ve been reviewing my posts to this photobook since I began it. My original intent was simply to post those favourite images that I’d had printed last January, but with some background notes to remind me of what I’d seen. In fact, none of the posts has been as simple as that.

My printed photobook comprised just 100 shots: that was as many as the album would hold of my 8 by 10 or 9 by 6 prints.

Making an online photobook is allowing me to include many more favourite photographs that I’d had to exclude. This digital version is letting me include those too.

I’ll continue with this alphabetically ordered pattern, but include – at this stage – only the places that were part of the original 100. When I’ve posted all the images I want of those 100 locations, I’ll start again with other places or photoshoots – perhaps alphabetically by country.

…..Continuing with my Crummock Water photos after that commercial break:

In an earlier post, I created a page of photos of Lake Buttermere in the English Lake District and mentioned that I’d stayed, on that occasion at a hotel beside Crummock Water. That lake and Buttermere are less than a mile apart. On the evening before I did the Buttermere Lone-Tree daybreak shoot, I walked beside Crummock Water and took a few shots and, next morning, I returned to the lakeside after the Lone Tree shots but before breakfast to take a couple more photos.

My first image is of the partly submerged small boat above.

I continued towards some lakeside trees that I could see further along, but on the way, I stopped to photograph the stones above. Today’s featured photo shows them from a different angle. I think another photographer who’d been there before I went, referred to them as ‘Hop, skip and jump’. I could see why.

When I reached the trees, I found it difficult to frame the composition I wanted without paddling a few feet into the lake. The image below is the best that I could manage but is still one of my favourites.

Author: writingandphotography0531

My name is Gerald Murphy. I am a retired local government officer. At the time of my retirement I was an IT manager and had associated responsibilities for training. I had previously been involved, in various organisations, with aspects of industrial training and management development. My main hobby is photography and, until 2016, hillwalking in Snowdonia. Sciatica has put an end to mountain walks and, as a carer for my wife, opportunities for photography excursions are now more limited. Since July 2022, I have started using this site as a photobook.

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