I’ve driven past this little oak tree island, situated at Rydal Water, for many years; one of those places that you know you will photograph ‘one day’ but just awaiting the right conditions. On this particular September morning I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to capture a photograph that represents all that is beautiful about being at the water’s edge in the Lake District.
Colin is first and foremost a lover of the landscape and in particular the Lake District, being a regular visitor over 30 years. Inspiration for Colin’s photography derives from his connection with the landscape itself, a photographer of the ‘place’ more than the ‘location’. His work at Thirlmere, Delamere Forest and Holme Fell reveals the developing narrative of the land and how nature strives to meliorate the open wounds left by our intervention.
Seeing beyond the obvious is important to Colin and so he allows repetition of visits and the passing of time to reveal both the intimate and wider scenes that are typical of his photography.