Autumn colour at Tarn Hows

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Autumn colour is fleeting and unpredictable. The peak period only lasts a few weeks and a storm can bring it to a quick end. You really need to get out as often as possible to make the most of it. One of the trips I made was to Tarn Hows, a lake (or tarn, as such things are called in Cumbria) hidden away in the low hills and woods just north of Coniston. I hadn’t been there before so I was taking a chance but the terrain looked promising on the map. In fact it was two tarns for the price of one, the other called Yew Tree Tarn and being right next to the main road to Coniston. Continue reading

Why are you reading this post?…

…when you should be out photographing? It’s peak colour in northern England at the moment. There’s some spectacular foliage out there right now and the weather is just right, with very low wind meaning the leaves stay still when you take their picture. Within a week we’ll probably have a storm that will strip the trees bare, but while you can you should really get out and take some photos. This one was taken yesterday near Tarn Hows in the Lake District.

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Autumn foliage