Another post with photos from the Lake District, it’s just such a wonderful place. As you can expect any time of the year, but specifically in the fall, there was quite a bit of rain during our one-week stay. But the Lakes still look amazing when it’s wet, so I got out with the cameras on two of those days.

The first location I visited in the rain was Ashness bridge, which is located on the single-track road from the Borrowdale road (B5289) to Watendlath.

M240 with Summilux 1:1.4/50mm
M240 with Tele-Elmarit 1:2.8/90mm
M240 with Tele-Elmarit 1:2.8/90mm
M240 with Summilux 1:1.4/50mm

I shot some Ektar too, and it looks like Ektar just loves rain!

M2 with Tele-Elmarit 1:2.8/90mm and Kodak Ektar
M2 with Summilux 1:1.4/50mm and Kodak Ektar (softer because of a fogged-up lens)
M2 with Tele-Elmarit 1:2.8/90mm and Kodak Ektar
M2 with Summilux 1:1.4/50mm and Kodak Ektar
M2 with Tele-Elmarit 1:2.8/90mm and Kodak Ektar

On a second day with rain I went to a spot just a bit further up the same road. This time I didn’t shoot film as it was just too difficult to switch things in the rain and wind. I kept the M240 tucked in my jacket and the M2 in the backpack under the rain cover. But it was a very special location, so now I regret not shooting film. I guess I have another reason to go back there some time.

 

I feel quite emotional about these. At first I thought it was because I felt normal that morning. That may sound weird, but nowadays I don’t feel normal very often. Because of my fitness level, as I am still struggling with chronic pain even after getting the neurostimulator (read here if you want), I usually feel like I am lagging behind. When I am out with my camera is when I feel most normal, as I tend to forget the pain. But this time I think it was even more. I did not only feel like I was catching up, but being on top of that hill, even if it was only a short climb from the car, facing rain and strong winds, I felt like I had gone the extra mile and was in an extra-ordinary position. Instead of lagging behind, I felt like I was in a place few people would or could go, and that feeling was pretty good. So hence the connection with the lyrics from Eurythmics:

Here comes the rain again
Falling on my head like a memory
Falling on my head like a new emotion

Anyway, here they are. Rainy, but glorious. With the mixed emotions of fall, where something is lost, but something new will come…

M240 with Summilux 1:1.4/50mm
M240 with Summilux 1:1.4/50mm
M240 with Summilux 1:1.4/50mm
M240 with Summilux 1:1.4/50mm
M240 with Summilux 1:1.4/50mm
M240 with Summicron 1:2.0/35mm ASPH

To get a bit of sense of the location I included a photo with the road and my parked car in the background…

M240 with Summilux 1:1.4/50mm

Thanks for reading! I hope you forgive my slight dramatic and personal tone this time.

4 thoughts on “Here Comes The Rain Again

  1. Hi Aukje, I do hope your back problems will get solved soon, chronic pain is a wretched thing. May I also say that I particularly like the first shot in the second series, it looks almost 3D, superb.

  2. Beautiful photos! I particularly love the second set of images and the ones on Ektar. I really hope your back problems get sorted out, I know how debilitating it can be. I used to suffer from quite bad back pain, to the point where standing up for more than 5 mins was absolute agony. Best wishes, Mel.

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