UK Landscape Photographer: Great Gable and Kirk Fell

Looking from Hollow Stones above Lingmell one can see why the flat top of Kirk Fell makes a fine wild camp.  From this aspect, the scree chutes of Great Hell Gate and Little Hell Gate seem impossibly steep due to the foreshortening effect of the view and the crags of The Napes are seen at their most dramatic.  This image was taken with the Fuji GX617 and 180mm lens to isolate the two peaks.  All of the Wasdale fells reward the walker with wonderful views, especially when the direction of light is considered in planning a walk.  In the case of this image, it was around mid afternoon when I knew the sun would be almost directly behind me for the best views back to the hills I had climbed the previous day.  After the steep pull up Lingmell with a heavy Macpac Ascent laden with photographic equipment, it was good to leave the camera set up on the tripod and explore Lingmell for a while.  Plenty of camping options, but water isn’t so easy to find around the top and might require  dropping down to the beck to drink and refill bottles.  One benefit of dawdling around Lingmell was when I eventually made my way to Scafell, it was late afternoon and the summit was deserted.

Fuji GX617, 180mm lens, Fuji Velvia 50asa.

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