Esk Pike

The summit plateau of High Raise always seems to be full of air and light. It is all billowing cloudscapes and a vast sense of space. Living in an enclosed valley, as we do, can be slightly claustraphobic at times; so when cobwebs need to be blown away, we head for High Raise. On this afternoon the clouds were slowly beginning to thin, allowing sunshafts to break through; touching the summit of Esk Pike and sparking silver from one of the tarns on Stake Pass.

Location and conditions

Esk Pike and the Scafells from High Raise

wintery showers, late afternoon

Technical notes

camera: Toyo 10×8 field camera

lens: nikkor 600mm lens

exposure: 1/4sec f22

film: fuji provia RDP 10×8