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
camera: Linhof master technika 5×4 camera
lens: 210mm rodenstock lens
exposure: 1sec f22
film: fuji velvia 100 5×4