This photograph, taken in the Lake District in Cumbria, England, is proof that even the most stunning photographs do not always require fancy cameras and lenses.
This photograph probably did more to push me along my way into photography than any other. Taken in July of 2007, I used an old point and shoot Olympus – which is all that I had at the time. This panorama is actually about six photographs stitched together. At the time, I had no software to do this, and it was not until 2016 or 2017, when I became serious about photography and invested in the Adobe Suite that I could finally stitch together the photographs. The result was incredible.
Since that time, I have become enamored with panoramas and landscapes, as you can see from a number of my other posts. I long to go back to the Lake District with my fancy camera and expensive lenses just to experience and to capture something like this once again. I also want to bring Kemper and Nora to experience the bracken ferns that reach higher than my head, and the paths that are cut through them (which you can see a bit in the bottom left of the photo). The lakes are like no place I have ever visited, and this picture alone draws me back.