Visiting the lake District in early February is always a bit of a risk weather wise. Despite a clear forecast on our arrival in the lakes we were greeted by overcast skies and drizzle. We decided to drive over the Honister Pass and visit Buttermere where I got a shot looking towards the famous Buttermere pines with low clouds hanging above. What I was after though was light and so we made our way to our overnight accomodation in Cockermouth and settled in for the night.

The following morning the sky had cleared, so we braved the sub zero temperatures and icy road and headed back to Buttermere. there were a couple of other photographers out on the spit and not long after we arrived the sun began to creep over the hills throwing rays of light into the valley that slowly creep towards the pines on the shoreline.