Kayak in snow storm on Derwent Water, Lake District. Photo by Tommy Martin

Passing Kayaks

I was heading to Borrowdale last weekend, on a location recce for a commissioned shoot. When I stopped in Kettlewell carpark to look at some views of Derwent Water I got chatting to Adam, a kayaker (kayakist?) who was getting ready for a day on the water. I asked if he minded me taking some shots of him setting off onto this perfectly calm, beautifully sunlit lake. Just as he was getting ready to go a big dark snow/hail/rain cloud rolled into the valley and the shot I had in mind was just gone, replaced by something that turned out to be a whole lot more interesting.

Kayak in snow storm on Derwent Water, Lake District. Photo by Tommy Martin

Kayak in snow storm on Derwent Water, Lake District. Photo by Tommy Martin

Kayak in snow storm on Derwent Water, Lake District. Photo by Tommy Martin

Kayak in snow storm on Derwent Water, Lake District. Photo by Tommy Martin

Kayak in snow storm on Derwent Water, Lake District. Photo by Tommy Martin

Kayak in snow storm on Derwent Water, Lake District. Photo by Tommy Martin