Rigrigg Meadows is located on the shores of Windermere, just before you get to Bowness. Its a nice walk around through woodland and waterfalls and the water edge itself. you do have to pay for car parking and it can get quite expensive in Windermere, I think it costs about £3 for 2 hours and up to £10 all day. There are also toilets in the car park but you have to pay to access those.
I went here for Sunset and Sunrise on 2 separate days, the Sunset worked out pretty well, however Sunrise didn’t happen and it was too wet and foggy, but it didn’t stop me I still got up early and ventured out as sometimes the risk pays off.
This is a popular place for people during the day and on a night so if you were to come here, maybe sunrise may be better as when I was there it was very busy and I was lucky to get a shot.
Down at the waters edge are two jetties, the jetty to the left is more photogenic as the posts stick up further making for a more interesting image, still, both are photogenic.
This was the only image I caught on sunset, I needed more clouds for the light to bounce off but it didn’t happen, the colour could have been there but its a shame it didn’t really happen for me, Its an image I didn’t really want to share because it doesn’t really do anything for me, but I felt I needed t show it for location purposes.
The second image is my favourite, the sunrise never happened, it was very moody, and foggy down by the water, I knew as soon as I seen the conditions what type of shot I wanted, and these types of settings I think it needs to be in Black and White.
In a dull flat setting Black and White always suites, there is no colour, just greys and blacks. In the above image I have tried to pull as much out of the image as possible, and I was able to do this by shooting the image in a RAW format. as you can see it has become very grainy and noisey, but those clouds and fog give the image depth and I love how the jetty looks as if it is going on forever, as if it were a bridge to the unknown.
This image is exactly the same as the previous, this image was edited using Lightroom CC, where as the other was used using LR and Silver Efex.
There is potential here and it would be a location I would love to come back to, just a shame I didn’t quite get the conditions I was after. I did record a short vlog on this location, you can check it out at the bottom of this post.
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Im Lew – A blogger and father of two boys, three if you include the dog, living in Sunderland. Not sure I have the hang of this blog niche thing but hey ho, I’m doing it anyway – expect all sorts of randomness.