: Lake District Cloud Inversion

Lake District Cloud Inversion March 2014

An early morning start was on my mind whilst looking through the window on a dark, misty, Keswick evening. It’s been a while since I have seen a Lake District cloud inversion, let alone photograph one! The camera bag was packed with new exciting equipment and the alarm was set for 6am. This was our second walk in two days and it was certainly worth it, we got lucky with a gorgeous sunrise popping up above the cloud inversion, hovering above Derwent Water. My walk up to the summit of Catbells took a little longer than usual due to the stunning views we encountered all the way up. I found myself setting up my camera gear and packing away more often than usual on this amazing morning. This is one of my Panoramic Photographs I captured with the Olympus OMD EM-1 with the 20mm panasonic prime lens. A lightweight micro four thirds set up works really well and took me high above the clouds with ease. Interested in seeing more from this day? Here is an aerial video of this stunning Lake District Cloud Inversion.

Lake District Cloud Inversion

What is a cloud inversion?

In wintertime this stunning sea of low cloud/mist occurs when the cold air is trapped by a layer of warmer air. This can burn off quite quickly and on the odd occasion hang around for quite some time. These are great moments to film and photograph the Lake District and I am hoping for conditions like this during my next Photography Training Workshop. For details, dates and booking information for 2014 head to the LEATHES HEAD HOTEL WEBSITE. 

Aerial Photography

Another alternative look of the inversion is this aerial panoramic photograph I captured high above the cloud. I am currently experimenting with my Aerial Photography of the Cumbrian Mountains for a personal project.

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