Ashness Bridge is perhaps the most photographed packhorse bridge in the Lake District with stunning views and location.
It has been photographed a million times...so why, I thought yesterday, am I doing it as well?
But, I realised that landscape photography is good for me, physically, mentally & emotionally. I see the beauty around me, discover new places, see the world in new ways. Watching the sun come up or seeing the dramatic clouds change as they move across the sky becomes my focus on capturing the wonder of nature. And, if that means photographing a scene that millions have done before me, does it matter? It's new to me, it's special to me, I may never go back, I may never see it again, but in that moment, it was mine & ultimately shooting landscapes allows me to capture the magic and awe that is our world.
This image of the lively waters cascading down the mountain to the Lakes below yesterday, represented to me, why I love Landscape Photography & the belief that the moment most worthy is the one where you pull back the curtain on what was always going to be there and make that moment yours....it doesn't matter and never will that its been photographed before....