Red Stripe

A bold vermillion stripe of colour on the richly textured and well named Painted Wall in mid Borrowdale.

How many times we return to these carved walls of endlessly fascinating rock art. As moisture leeches through the rock, patterns of dark and light constantly change, a slow kaleidoscope of colour and texture. Mesmerised, we search for patterns and are lost in geological time.

Location and conditions

Painted Wall, Borrowdale

overcast, light drizzle, mild

Technical notes

camera: Linhof master technika 5×4 camera

lens: 300mm nikkor lens

exposure: 2sec f22

film: fuji provia RDP 5×4