Silver and Gold

Metallic colours of gold, bronze and silver complement the gentle blue greens of Borrowdale slate in Dalt Quarry.

The colours here are remarkably varied depending on rainfall and time of year. The parallel stripes pass from warm white through pale lemon to bright golden yellow and finally deep orange in the winter rains. Only after a period of prolonged dry weather are the warm golds revealed against the turquoise slates.

Location and conditions

Dalt Quarry, Borrowdale

mid afternoon, dry, overcast, cool

Technical notes

camera: Linhof master technika 5×4 camera

lens: 210mm rodenstock lens

exposure: 1sec f22

film: fuji velvia 100 5×4