Upper Eskdale

A wild and stormy day on the Scafells. In late afternoon the clouds began to be torn apart by a gale force westerly wind. Just time to scurry over to Ill Crag and set the camera up as light flooded into the remote valley of Upper Eskdale. On days such as these it is helpful to have particular locations in mind, a mental image map, waiting to be realised should the conditions allow. This is one such place which we had looked at several times – just needed the right conditions….

Location and conditions

Ill Cag, Scafells

stormy, frequent showers, westerly gales

Technical notes

camera: hasselblad 503cw camera

lens: 80mm plannar lens

exposure: 1/2sec f22

film: fuji velvia RVP 6x6cm