The Lake is where I go for 'headspace'.
At 5am on a balmy summer's morning or in howling winter gales, it's the place I return to again and again.
Sometimes I take pictures, sometimes I don't.
Sometimes on a hand held rangefinder slung over my shoulder, sometimes on a 1952 Deardorff 10x8 field camera.
Much of this 'work' is simply a visual diary of some downtime. Some of is just experimenting, playing around with ideas: we all have to practice!
When I'm feeling low, it's where I take my camera and the light never ceases to inspire - even if there isn't any on a cold winter's morning. It's the mood of the place that kickstarts my enthusiasm.
I was delighted then, in December 2016, that some of these pictures were recognised in the Travel Photographer of the Year with the portfolio award for landscape. It's always special when a series of very personal pictures are recognised in this way.