If the weather had been kinder a couple of days ago, there would be at least one early autumn image on this page taken from Castle Crag in the Lake District: changeable weather and light playing across Derwentwater, bouncing between the bracken colour banks of Walla Crag and Catbells, perhaps.
Using a laminated cutout viewfinder—even more recommended when it’s chucking it down—I did find a mini-mountaintop composition that I was happy with. Soggily, I sat for the best part of an hour next to expectant tripod. But camera lens and grad filter would have been wetter and steamier than even my secret wet weather weapon—Halfords jumbo-sized micro fibre cloth—could deal with. Borrowdale was doing its best to live up to pluvial billing as the rainiest place in England.
It’s a good thing that landscape photography is about more than just big vistas and panoramas. Below are a couple of the other important parts of the Borrowdale story that, assuming you can keep the rain off the lens for long enough, look better in the wet.
Imagine how good it’ll all look in a month’s time when autumn is really doing its colourful thing.