Thornthwaite 2013 Gallery

Digital photographs taken during two visits, staying at our base in Thornthwaite, nr. Keswick, May and October 2013.

(19 images  :  16 x 9 format)

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cloud enveloping the summit of Grisedale Pike seen from the forest road

 

Cloud enveloping Grisedale Pike from the Whinlatter forest road.

 

35mm lens : composite of 5 images : 7600px x 4320px = 32.8 megapixels uncompressed file :  max print size 80cm x 46cm (32in x 18in)

 

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Thirlmere from Raven Crag
 

Thirlmere from Raven Crag

 

35mm lens  :  a composite of 19 images in two bands  :  11024px x 5310px = 58.5 megapixels  : 167Mb uncompressed file  :  max print size 117cm x 56cm (46in x22in )

 

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Lonscale Fell & Skiddaw from the Castle Crag iron age hill fort

 

Lonscale Fell and Skiddaw with Great Calva in the far distance  :  from Castle Crag iron age hill fort

 

a 16x9 crop from the panorama below:

 

Lonscale Fell & Skiddaw from the Castle Crag iron age hill fort

 

35mm lens  :  a composite of 22 images in two bands : 14550px x 5390px = 78.4 megapixels  :  224Mb uncompressed file  :  max print size 513cm x 190cm (202in x 75in)

 

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The Dodds from the Castle Crag hill fort

 

The Dodds from the Castle Crag hill fort.

l. to r.: Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Sticks Ghyll (Sticks Pass), Raise - with the ridge leading up to Helvellyn behind the trees.

 

 

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Grisedale Pike covered in cloud seen from Seat How

 

Cloud blanket over Grisedale Pike from Seat How.

(35mm lens : composite of 5 images)

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Comb Beck and the path from Thornthwaite up into Whinlatter Forest

 

Comb Beck and the path up from Thornthwaite into the Whinlatter Forest.

 

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Whinlatter Fell, Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head and Grasmoor from the ascent to Graystones

 

retrospect on the steep ascent to Graystones

l. to r.:  Whinlatter Fell, separated by Whinlatter Pass from Hobcarton End, rising up to Grisedale Pike; then Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head

(with Ladyside Pike indistinguishable in front of it) finishing in the great bulk of Grasmoor.

The dark, distinctive shape of Mellbreak is seen at the far right. Scawgill Bridge, the start of the ascent, lies directly below.

Spout Force is hidden in the conifered valley, the Darling How Plantation.

 


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Lothwaite Side: the tarn with Ladies Table, Derwent Fells, Lords seat and Broom Fell above

 

Lothwaite Side: the tarn with (l. to r.) tree covered Ladies Table, Derwent Fells (incl. Barf); Lords Seat the high point with Broom Fell far right.

 

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the high level pasture of Lothwaite :  view to Skiddaw

 

The remarkable high level pasture of Lothwaite (260m/853ft) with the view to Skiddaw; Dodd prominent. Keswick glimpsed in the far distance.

Wainwright writing of the Wythop Valley:

"What an illusion! The valley certainly appears to lead directly to the mountain, but, completely out of sight and unsuspected from this viewpoint, the wide trench containing Bassenthwaite Lake profoundly interrupts the rising contours in the line of vision.  The whole arrangement is unusual and remarkable." (Sale Fell 3)

"Lothwaite is the eastern shoulder of Sale Fell. A grassy alp, it is pleasant sheep pasture and in summer is a floral garden. The suffix 'thwaite' is unusual for an open upland." (Sale Fell 6)

('thwaite'  :  Old Norse meaning 'a clearing in the forest')

The tree covered hill at right is Ladies Table, a much frequented Victorian viewpoint, now lost to conifer planting.

 

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The Winlatter Pass : looking across to Hobcarton End and Grisedale Pike

 

The Whinlatter Pass : looking across from Whinlatter Fell to Hobcarton End and cloud touching the summit of Grisedale Pike.

Causey Pike peeps over the Grisedale Pike ridge : Hopegill Head and Ladyside Pike in cloud at right.

The actual road is hidden from sight - the one seen is a forest road.

 

(16x9 format cropped from the 180deg panorama below)

 

The Winlatter Pass : looking across to Hobcarton End and Grisedale Pike

 

35mm lens  :  a composite of 24 images in two bands  :  16489 x 5097 = 84 megapixels  :  240Mb uncompressed file :  max print size 582cm x 180cm (229in x 71in)

 

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Hallgarth

 

Hallgarth, between Thornthwaite and Braithwaite. Evening retrospective.

(35mm lens: wider view by combining two images)

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Skiddaw lit by the setting sun seen from Hallgarth 

 

The Skiddaw massif in the evening sun seen from Hallgarth.

(a composite of 10 images)

 

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the forest road in the Hobcarton Plantation looking up to Hobcarton Crag

 

Hobcarton Crag from the plantation road.

 

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Hopegill Head from the Hobcarton forest

 

the rarely seen north face of Hopegill Head from 1.3 miles distant on the Hobcarton forest road (single shot : 500mm lens)

 

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180x90 degree view of the cirque of Grisedale PIke, Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head and Ladyside Pike from the end of the Hobcarton Plantation forest road

 

Hobcarton Plantation  :  at the end of the road  :  180 x 90 panorama (the full human field of view)

l. to r. : slopes of Grisedale Pike, Hobcarton Crag, the high crag of Hopegill Head and, at right, the sun eclipsed by Ladyside Pike

a composite of 22 images in two bands of 11  :  15798px x 7249px = 11.5 megapixels  :  max print size 557cm x 256cm (220in x 100in)

 

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Helvellyn from Castlerigg Stone Circle

 

Helvellyn from the Castlerigg Stone Circle.

(24mm OM lens / tripod : focus stacking of 4 images to facilitate wall, sheep and background all sharp)

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Castlerigg Stone Circle and Blencathra

 

the above 16x9 picture is cropped from this 160 panorama :

 

Castlerigg Stone Circle and Blencathra - 180deg panorama

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l.to r. :  tree covered Latrigg, Skiddaw Little Man (the dark shadow behind being Skiddaw itself); the tourist track up Jenkin Hill clearly seen; Lonscale Fell with Lonscale Crag in shadow;

 the divide of Glenderaterra Beck with Mungrisdale Common beyond; then Blease Fell  & Blencathra (the dark peak is Foule Crag); far right is Clough Head, northern end of the Helvellyn range.

The distant small pyramid is Great Mell Fell.

created with CS Photomerge  :  a composite of 15 images  :  320Mb uncompressed file  :  22553px x 4959 px = 11.2 megapixels :  max. print size 94in x 21in / 2.4m x 52cm

 

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Thornthwaite :  field with sheep beneath Thwaite Hill, Barf prominent at right

 

Sheep grazing in fields outside Thornthwaite. Ullister Hill left, Barrugh Fell (pronounced 'Barf'!) at right.

The tiny white dot on Barf is the painted rock known as 'The Bishop'.

 

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Skiddaw summit, cloud rolling over Carl Side - from Thornthwaite

 

Skiddaw summit, cloud rolling over Carl Side seen from a mile away in Thornthwaite.

 

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Rainbow over Blencathra from the Whinlatter stone circle

 

Rainbow across Blencathra from the Whinlatter Forest stone table.

 

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Grisedale Pike from Sleet How 

 

Grisedale Pike from Sleet How, the path from Braithwaite obvious. Crag Hill in cloud at left.

 

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cloud covered Skiddaw and Thornthwaite Church

 

Thornthwaite Church and Skiddaw

 

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cloud covered Skiddaw and Thornthwaite Church

 

Cloud covered Skiddaw with two collies.

 

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