Some places mean a lot to me and inspire me to documentation. Keswick is such a place. I have spent many wonderful days walking the hills of the Lakes using Keswick as a base.
I made this image one magnificient autumn morning with my father. As we drove into Keswick the day before, I had remebered a hill above the town I took my son on his first climb up a real "mountain" (he was three!) and with it looking like potentially good light we set off to make the climb.
The biggest challenge was not chasing the light which was spectacular in all directions except direcly over the town. It took real discipline to leave the camera in place for 1/2 hour whilst the light danced wonderfully behind me. However I knew what I wanted and sure enough I eventually got a few minutes of the magical light I was waiting for. Patience pays sometimes.
Linhof Technikardan, 240mm lens, graduated filter, Velvia 50.
Location: The Lake District