Rock Swirl

The upper Langstrath valley has a series of graceful waterfalls which pour over smooth blue grey bedrock into deep pools. In this study the grinding pebbles have been stilled by a drop in the river level. We returned a week later to find the pebbles gone, continuing their slow journey of disintegration downstream.

Location and conditions

Upper Langstrath Valley

bright overcast, light west wind, low cloud base

Technical notes

camera: Linhof master technika 5×4 camera

lens: 210mm rodenstock lens

exposure: 2sec f32

film: fuji velvia 100 5×4