Quarry Larch, detail
Complimentary textures and colours of rock and autumnal larch branches. This is a recurring theme in our photography; the redemptive reclaiming of abandoned Lake District quarries by the natural world.
During the last fifteen to twenty years we have watched this particular quarry go from a site of intensive industrial activity to one of the most strangely magical places in the area. The regrowth is now almost complete – mature trees grow tall and straight in the shelter of the quarry walls, high rock ledges are home to Peregrine Falcons and Jackdaws, wildflowers have moved in and now thrive in sheltered glades.
Location and conditions
abandoned quarry near Tilberthwaite
late autumn, overcast, still, occasional drizzle
camera: Linhof Master Technika 5×4 camera
lens: nikkor 300mm lens
exposure: 1/2sec f32
film: fuji velvia RVP 5×4