Much of Lakeland’s character is informed by water. One of the most charismatic of rivers; the Upper Esk is rich in elegant cascades, waterfalls and deep viridian pools where the silent surface calm hides strong undercurrents. The river mirrors the fickle mountain weather, from the deafening elemental fury of frequent winter storms to the slow and lazy tranquility of spring droughts.

Location and conditions

Tongue Pot, Upper Eskdale

dry, overcast, light west wind

Technical notes

camera: Toyo 10×8 field camera

lens: nikkor 450mm lens

exposure: 4sec f90

film: fuji velvia RVP 10×8