Mountains Are The Beginning And...

…the end of all natural scenery.

John Ruskin, author of the above quote, was many things during the Victorian era: artist, writer, art critic, philosopher. But he was also a social revolutionary who despised Industrial Capitalism, and how it reduced people to “operators”, and foresaw the future greenhouse effect, which he made a record of whilst in Oxford as a “plague-wind”.

In his later years, Mr. Ruskin lived in Brantwood right near the shores of Coniston Water, where he’d often have a paddle and a row. He wrote extensively of the restorative powers of nature. Seeing the scene in this photograph of mine, I agree wholeheartedly.

Camera: Sigma dp0 Quattro
Lens: built-in 14mm f/4.0
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/8.0
Shutter speed: multiple
Software: Sigma Photo Pro, Photomatix, Aurora HDR 2019, Nik Collection, Affinity Photo