A trip to Buttermere resulted in another grey sunrise, but it was great to have the lake to ourselves. Hassness is a well-known spot, with a fine view to the head of Buttermere, which looks up to Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks, last resting place of the great Alfred Wainwright. Although this location is the equivalent of a photographer's honey-pot site, I was hoping to put my own mark upon it.

The lake was completely calm and mist was playing about on the surface of broken ice. Upon arrival I was immediately drawn to the colours in the hills behind the row of trees at Gatesgarth and the mist. I took a few shots, before recomposing for what pink there was in the sunrise. However, these were unsatisfying and I soon went back to the telephoto images of the farm.

I love the textures and the colours in this shot. However, for me the mist and the broken ice make it. I've seen some great images from here with strong backlight or sidelight, I hope this compares favourably.

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