Photos: Tewet Tarn

Images from my trip to photograph Tewet Tarn for the commission that I gave away as a prize in my ‘one year on YouTube’ video.

I recently gave away a commission as a prize to one of my most supportive subscribers on YouTube. Philip Culbertson suggest a theme of ‘learning and growth’ and that I revisit one of the locations from my first three videos.

Against my better judgement I chose Tewet Tarn.

The landscape in this part of the Lake District is dominated by Skiddaw and Blencathra, the latter being notoriously difficult to photograph. Given that I am pretty pleased with how this shot turned out – an 3 shot HDR blended together in Lightroom.

I’ve always thought there was a shot from Tewet Tarn looking towards Clough Head using the rocks to the west of the tarn as foreground interest. A pretty simple shot that is helped by the warm glow of the rising sun.

I was delighted that so many people voted last week to save the selfie and have decided to put in a bit more effort and up my game. I like to tell stories with my photographs but that can be a bit difficult with a single landscape image. Including myself in the frame opens up a whole load of possibilities – this photo is called Frustration at Tewet Tarn.

As I was wondering around this composition caught my eye. I love the way the rocks in the foreground draw your attention to Low Rigg in the background and if we always had skies like this landscape photography would be so much easier! This is my favourite shot from the day,

Who doesn’t like an gnarly old tree? To me it looks as though it’s branches are reaching upwards towards the sky. I’m not sure I nailed the composition, perhaps I need to revisit it at some point in the future.

The lone tree at Tewet Tarn – the final shot of the day and Philip’s favourite. I shall send him a single edition print as a thank you for all of the support he has given my channel over the last 12 months.

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