Rocking up in the UK's Lake District National Park during late March and early April one has to expect rain and lots of it. I recently dropped into The Lakes for a couple of days' hiking on my way to the North West of Scotland. As ever, one thing the Lake District guarantees is a dynamic range of greens, reds and blues all reflecting off every variation of precipitation and sun breaking through the clouds and boy, it delivered a moody landscape during my brief visit.
After a night of torrential rain, I unzipped the tent on the second day and was delighted to discover a lovely sprinkling of snow across the higher ground. With near clear skies, I woofed down breakfast and hit The Band as soon as I could. Rising fast out of Great Langdale, The Band offers supreme views of Great Knott and Gladstone Knott and with minimal sun burning off the morning mist, I spent the next 12 hours mooching around Bow Fell, Crinkle Crags, Great Knott and Cold Pike - stopping occasionally to snap some of the amazing hues created by the passing sun, ascending cloud and light snow fall. Photographs show in the post were shot on a mix of Fuji X100T and Phase One XF 📷 Click any frame to enlarge.