Dalt Quarry

The Lake District landscape has been an industrial one, at least in parts, since paleolithic times; from stone axe factories to iron smelting, mineral extraction to quarrying, the Lakes has seen more than its share.

The visual exuberance of these creative spaces has often been ignored by those who would portray the Lake District as a bucolic refuge.

Location and conditions

Dalt Quarry, Borrowdale

after rain, overcast, still, cool

Technical notes

camera: Toyo 10×8 field camera

lens: 600mm nikkor lens

exposure: 4sec f45

film: fuji velvia RVP 10×8