Wastwater – The Lake District, Mali Photography meetup.
I left work with a head full of the Lake District and how I envisaged the Meetup to go at Wastwater! Super excited because Wastwater holds a special place in my heart, such a unique place and a location I just adore! The meetup was going to be epic! I’d planned to head off early Friday morning and spend some time working out compositions and places we can all go to as a group. One problem I had been ignoring, the weather forecast! Weather or should I say bad weather isn’t always a bad thing. So I was prepared, tea pot, tea bags and a few biscuits would get me through (I Thought).
The start of the 2 days of photography was up on Birker Fell and Devoke water. I parked up about 11am and walked down to the boat house, looking for compositions and getting right down to the water line. I’m getting more and more excited, as low moody clouds crashed against the surrounding fells and the water on Devoke reflected the mood! The rain and wind battered me but my trusty Nikon D750 can handle any conditions. So, I set up 50 yards from the old boat house and found a few good compositions. I thought to myself, how this would be perfect for the meetup on Saturday. Sadly this wasn’t to be. More about this later.
My first shot is of the old boat house, I know I can refine this shot but in these stormy conditions, I’m quite happy with it. VERY MOODY!
Time to head down to Wastwater and start to meet everyone. Most people turned up early like myself, ready for , well RAIN, RAIN and more RAIN. Like I said, it would be great for mood but the problem was as the day went on , you couldn’t see 20 feet infront of your nose. White out! Here is my last shot I got at Devoke and you can see the clouds starting to move in.
To cut this very long story short, well… Go watch my vlog from the meetup and see what happens. We never made it to Devoke late Saturday, I was lucky to grab some light on the way back but it was a photography meetup for ducks…
I have to say this didn’t stop us all from meeting and having a great time! Laughs and stories flowed through the night and almost 48 hours of photography took place, it’s not always about getting the shots but just as important to share stories and make new friendships. Long may it continue. Here’s a few more shots from Wastwater. If you got this far thank you so much for reading and please take the time to subscribe to my newsletter and drop me a comment below. Thank you.