[Almost] instant big landscape gratification

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  • andy pattinson 4y

    looks like buttermere and crummock water from fleetwith pike, green crag on the way to haystacks.
  • Martin Steele 4y

    A stunning shot of one of my favourite places.
  • andy pattinson 4y

    doffo from fleetwith edge up to fleetwith pike
  • Raglan Road . 4y

    Wonderful shot.
  • David Barrett, The 4y

    andy pattinson Hi, yes it is taken from Fleetwith Pike. If you follow the link to the blog post there's a little more detail. Thanks for the great feedback.
  • David Barrett, The 4y

    Marc Elliott Buttermere Vally looking across Crummock Water and past Loweswater. Taken from Fleetwith Pike, Marc.
  • andy pattinson 4y

    super duper
  • andy pattinson 4y

    its like a painting.
  • Steve Jane 4y

    Truly breathtaking view. Makes me miss home a little! I actually visited Cumbria earlier this month and to be honest, I think being away from the area for a year has made me look at the scenery in the way I once used to, before I moved there some 20 years ago. So much can be taken for granted when you live here, but nothing beats it....
  • Dawn Woodhouse 4y

    what a stunning view.. wow

    going to look at the blog post now...


    That's really good and deserves to be in EXPLORE!

    If you have the time to look at a picture here is one of mine
  • tina negus 4y

  • Turner & Moss 4y

    Beautiful David.
  • Chris Frick 4y

    Truly amazing and a good example how it could be worth to shoot a landscape in a vertical frame to emphasize the feel of the far view and expanse.
    Great depth, light and details.
    Very well done!
  • James Grant 4y

    Absolutely stunning, nice to see a shot from up high!
  • Robert Moseley 4y

    This has to be one of the prettiest spots in the Lakes and everytime I have been I have always found myself alone too. The pink gorse (is it gorse, heather, something esle? not sure) is amazing this time of year as I discovered a few weeks ago on the same spot. The descent from here is knee breaking or if you're going the Honister way, the ascent, sweat inducing, but just a lovely view, and your image is delightful.
  • David Barrett, The 4y

    Robert Moseley The pink gorse (is it gorse, heather, something esle? not sure)

    Thanks for the feedback Rob. To answer your botanical question, It's heather. Only usually to be found up there where the sheep can't reach it. Yes it is great spot and you can have it to yourself if you go for late in the afternoon and approach it from from Honister. But keep right so you get the build-up along the edge of the valley. Not to close to the edge in wind, mind you ... My descent was via Honister, too, since that's where I left the car. But you can head straight across the "plateau" on a bearing to the mine road once the light has gone. See you up there some time.
  • Robert Moseley 4y

    David Barrett, The thanks David for clarifying the flora point, it's good to know. Yes, not too close as you say - that is one steep mountain they are mining and quite errie late once the sun has done down! Keep enjoying it!
  • Karl 4y

    Fantastic image - great light - must have been a sight to see :)
  • Dave50D 4y

    A real masterpiece David and worthy of the considerable effort and attention to detail you are known for. Fortunately no 'Bracken' to confuse the botanical explanation!

    David M
  • mlp52 4y

    Gorgeous view and pic. I feel like I'm on the back of a that gryphon type animal in Harry Potter and ready to swoop over the lake.
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