At the end of August the hills just start to lose their overbearing greeness, and the fells of Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks become emblazoned in the purple of blooming heather.
Here on Buttermere, the colours of late summer provide the backdrop to the famous Scots Pines 'Sentinels' that line the south-eastern shoreline, as the dawn light casts its rays over the momentary stillness of the scene.
Almost immediately after taking this photograph, the water was disturbed, the light flooded the valley and I headed up the hills for the day.
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