Several days of heavy rain had left the rivers in full spate; each valley was alive with boisterous noise from streams, becks and rivers. In the Greenburn Valley the river churned with a kind of frothy exhuberance. Seen in this image, looking down on a small waterfall, the water has been thrown into the air by underlying rocks into a spray of suspended liquid like molten glass, before crashing over the fall.
Location and conditions
Greenburn Valley, Grasmere
heavy showers, mid afternoon, overcast
camera: hasselblad 503cw camera
lens: 250mm sonnar lens
exposure: 1/250sec f5.6
film: fuji velvia 100 6x6cm