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BBC, the beautiful world we live in – Lake District

The BBC is using one of our images in an article about wasting the beautiful world we live in. The image is from the summit of Hopegill Head with views of Ladyside Pike, Hope Gill, Swinside and Lorton Vale in the distance.

Hopegill Head

The route we took to capture this started out from Braithwaite taking the track that leads up Sleet How towards Grisedale Pike. You get terrific views of Hopegill Head, Crag Hill and Grasmoor from the summit of Grisedale Pike.

Hikers Walking from Grisedale Pike towards Hopegill Head in the Lake District

Hikers Walking towards the summit of Hopegill Head in the Lake District

It’s then on to Hopegill Head with stunning views all around. We then descended to Coledale Hause and onto the summits of Crag Hill, Sail and Causey Pike before making our way back round to Braithwaite.

Hopegill Head

Hopegill Head

To read the full BBC article, visit – We Are Wasting The Beautiful World We Have Been Given.

 

Lake District mountain images, including images of Hopegill Head, are all available to be licensed directly here or, via Alamy.

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Derwent Fells, English Lake District.

Derwent Fells – Lake District UK

Todays images were taken while out walking a circuit from Little Town in the heart of the Derwent Fells mountains in the English Lake District. It starts by walking up to Maiden Moor via Yewthwaite Comb before moving on to the summit of High Spy. Excellent spot with stunning views of Borrowdale and Derwent Water.

Views of Derwent Water and Borrowdale from the summit of Maiden Moor in the Lake District, England, UK.

We then dropped down towards Dalehead Tarn before making our way up to the summit of Dale Head. Some lovely light surrounded the Summit Cairn offering up beautiful views of the valley of Newlands Beck, summits of High Spy, Maiden Moor with Skiddaw and Blencathra in the distance.

A hiker descending from High Spy towards the summit of Dale Head in the Lake District, England, UK.

Views of Newlands Beck, High Spy, Narrow Moor and Maiden Moor in the Derwent Fells from the summit Cairn of Dale Head, Lake District, England, UK.

Next up was Hindscarth before heading off to the summit of Robinson. This summit makes a great spot for wild camping, terrific views across Buttermere and Crummock Water. You’ll need to bring your water with you as there is no tarn near by.

A hiker descending from Hindscarth towards the summit of Robinson in the Lake District, England, UK.

From the summit of Robinson, we made our way down the ridge towards High Snab Bank before dropping down to Newlands Beck and back round to Little Town.

A hiker scrambling down towards High Snab Bank from the summit of Robinson in the Lake District, England, UK.

A hiker walking down towards High Snab Bank from the summit of Robinson in the Lake District, England, UK.

We’ve walked this route many times from the opposite direction but never via Maiden Moor first, don’t know why but we will sure be going this way again. Lovely views of Dale Head and views looking down the Mountain Ridge of High Snab Bank looked incredible. Makes for a great day out. The route isn’t too long, about 9 miles with approximately 3400 feet of ascent. It’s best to arrive early as there are limited parking spaces.

Lake District mountain images, including the Derwent Fells, are all available to be licensed directly here or, via Shutterstock, Fotolia and Adobe Stock

Christmas Mince Pie isolated on a white background

Christmas Mince Pies, all Year!

The thought of being hidden away in the studio with boxes of Christmas Mince Pies was very appealing. I have a soft spot for this particular Christmas delicacy so it took a lot of self control to avoid eating the props. It could have been worse, I could have been shooting black forest gateau. That would be a tough gig.

However, as soon as work commences and the images start to roll in, they start to look a little less appealing as time goes on. All the handling and hot lights etc takes it’s toll on them and they are replaced with fresh copies.  My only hope is I get all the shots I need before I reach the last box! Great incentive to get the shot right first time! Now where’s the port!

Christmas food images, including the sweet mince pies below, are all available to be licensed directly here or, via Shutterstock, Fotolia and Adobe Stock

Single Christmas Mince Pie isolated on a White Background - Christmas Food

A ChristmasMince pie on a white plate on a dark background and red cloth - Christmas Food

A stack of three Christmas Mince Pies isolated on a white background - Christmas Food

Three Christmas mince pies with a sprig of holly isolated on a white background - Christmas Food