Photos: Landscapes – Wet Sleddale Reservoir/Shap Falls

Whilst visiting rural areas of Cumbria for my NMP, I undertook two different shoots of Wet Sleddale Reservoir.

I felt that this was location that might produce a fairly distinct series of landscape images for use in my portfolio.

My first shoot offered some limitations in terms of available light and weather conditions. This offered a defined backdrop for the falls but it didn’t reflect a great deal of detail upon the qualities of water source itself. As a result, the images didn’t quite have the impact I wanted.

However, my second shoot proved to be far more successful in this sense, representing a variety of distinct elements upon both sides of the falls and overall structure; interaction and scale (people), power and flow (overflow) as well as the design and function of the reservoir, as well as consideration for its surrounding environmental features (farmhouse, industrial mill). The generous lighting conditions proved to be far more complementary to the tones, colours and overall contrast of these features within each composition.

Overall, I think my second shoot offered a strong set of landscape images that might form part of my ongoing portfolio.

I will update my progress.


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