"Sometimes you've got to choose the aesthetic over the narrative."

President Barack Obama,


The last morning at the Lake District, after two full weeks of photography.  This trip to the UK was life changing.  It was on this trip that my heros became my peers.  I was welcomed into their community of landscape photographers with open arms. Friendships deepened and were cemented.  English light gently cradled Mother Nature in a way incomparable with the Australian light I was used too.  The memories of this trip etched firmly into my brain.  Memories that don't match the photographs, for while taking them I was somewhere else.  The photographs have to stand on their own aesthetic.   

Photograph copyright © Len Metcalf 2017

Derwent Water

Always remember to make room to shoot what you love.
— Joe McNally

Silver Birch, Derwent Water, The Lake District, The United Kingdom. Photography Copyright Len Metcalf 2017


“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” 
― Anaïs Nin

Autumn Larch at the top of Castle Craig, The Lake District. My first wainright. Pity it was the only one :( Oh well, next time, hey Mark.... Photography Copyright © Len Metcalf 2017