I'd checked the solar calculator and knew where the sun would be rising and after an easy drive down the M6 I arrived at Castlerigg.
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Castlerigg Stone Circle panorama ( click to see it at full size)
From looking at the sun rise on the map I thought it would be rising in the perfect spot, but there were trees, still the sky coloured up and I was able to get some photographs before heading down to the Lake at Keswick.
Saw a couple photographing the boats with the light catching Catbells behind and not wanting to impose I went further along towards Friar's Crag.
It really is a beautiful lake and I pottered about for about an hour, here are some of the photographs I took.
Derwentwater below Friar's Crag
Morning Mists on Derwentwater, looking towards Cat Bells
View down the Lake
Early morning light
Light on the bay
Friar's Crag pano ( click to see full size)
As you know I don't pretend to be a great photographer and I'm really no good with the Photoshopping stuff but I hope to show you that you can quite easily fill a weeks holiday based in Gilsland so come along and show me just how it should be done.