Catrigg Force and Hardraw Force
Rain! It had rained all weekend. It had rained all year. Land full to bursting; rivers invading the surrounding fields …
… and it was raining again as we walked, forcing us to dance past puddles that blocked our way to the falls.
Rounding the bend we were met first by the roar, then the mist, then Catrigg Force itself in full spate, an awe inspiring sight.
The next day, twenty miles to the North, and still raining, we left the warmth of the Green Dragon Inn, heading up the path to Hardraw Foss. The thunder and force of the scene was truly magical!
The images below were taken with the Sony RX1. The camera’s not weather sealed so a combination of rain and spray is not its natural environment!
… But the falls drew me in, wiping rain from lens after each shot; retreating to dry the camera every few minutes; retreating to dry myself after I was done.
Back at the Green Dragon, coats and dog slowly steaming by the fire, drink in hand; it was still raining outside but who cares!
Richard Walls Landscape & Cityscape Photography @www.richardjwalls.com