On this stormy late October day we hid from the elements in our tent, willing the wind and rain to ease, waiting for a break in the cloud wrack above the dramatic valley of Langstrath. Five long hours later spotlights began to appear, tracking quickly from west to east across the saturated fells. Five minutes later rain pounded the tent once again.

Location and conditions


frequent heavy showers, gales, cold

Technical notes

camera: Linhof Master Technika 5×4 camera

lens: 210mm rodenstock lens

exposure: 1/60sec f16

film: fuji velvia RVP 5×4