I initially went to the Lake District with the intention of practicing composition principles.
First impressions are almost always the same: yes, it’s a nice landscape, but what can I do with it? My own emotions “caught up” somewhere around the middle of the week. Suddenly it clicked. I crouched down just beside the water’s surface so nothing remained but to point my camera upwards towards the sky… Above me were the branches of a pine tree, like the arched vault of a temple with fluffy clouds, all of which was reflected in the water.
With the passing days I began to make use of the landscape more and more as a lower foundation and turned the lens towards the sky and into the backlighting. Put simply, The Lake District is a combination of land relief and a dominant sky.