Autumn at Allan Bank, Grasmere

Back in October I was asked by the National Trust to come and take a selection of photos of Allan Bank in Grasmere, to capture the property whilst autumn in the Lake District was in full swing.

For those that don’t know, Allan Bank is a former home not only of William Wordsworth but also of Canon Rawnsley, founder of the National Trust. It’s not your traditional staid country house tourist experience, being only partially restored to a suggestion of what the property would once have looked like, and something of a blank canvas. You can even scribble on the walls if you so wish.

It’s always an enjoyable challenge with these kinds of jobs; switching between commercial and some kind of semi – landscape photography mode. A bit of blue sky wouldn’t have gone amiss, but I’m just being greedy. Conditions were calm and dry, and given the recent weather in the Lakes I’ll take that any day.

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