This place is new to us. Despite having visited almost every month for the past 40 years or so I'm discovering new corners, nooks and crannies around the Silverdale and Arnside AONB. Since our move Nicola and I have been finding our place and I've been searching for my own 'sit spot' which I can visit often and build relationship with.
And I've found this on Hutton Roof, a limestone fell that plays host to a myriad of beings. An exploratory visit led to a couple of interesting photos and set in motion my intention to create a body of work specific to The Roof although I'm not yet sure what this will look like.
Returning last night, I spent an hour in this quiet, lush place, seeing if I am welcomed here by the spirits of the place and so far all feels good. Ravens cronked overhead, Crows cawed, Roe Deer barked and a particularly curious Robin shadowed me. It felt inviting, as did the beautiful sunset that washed the land in gold as I picked my way back down the hill.
I am sure that Hutton Roof has many tales to share and I'll endeavour to gather them and share them on Earthlight as the spring turns to summer. There might even be a film to come! For now, I'm creating Artist's Proofs of a particular shot that has caught me and 10 copies will be available soon. If you'd like to know when it's available just add your email below.