Jewel In The Heart Of The Lake. This is Derwentwater near Keswick in the Lake District.
This lake, the widest one in England, was once two: Derwent Lake and Bassenthwaite. It’s about 3 miles long and 70-80ft deep and has been known to freeze over (it felt cold enough to freeze when I shot this!)
One of the beautiful features of this lake is that it contains several islands: Derwent Island, St. Herberts Island (the largest) right in the middle, Lords Island (which contains a house built by the Earl of Derwentwater) and Rampsholme Island, named after the wild garlic that grows on it.
Rising in the distance are the peaks of the Skiddaw and Blencathra range of fells, the local term for “hill”… it’s amusing that these imposing peaks are given such diminutive descriptions. Nestled between them is the lakeland town of Keswick… all shot as the sun was setting on a wonderfully sharp, cold and clear Saturday with Lisabet.