Long Meg and her daughters, the prehistoric stone circle near Gamblesby in Cumbria, C.Paxton  photo and copyright.

Left Mayburgh Henge, above Long Meg and her daughters, two of the awe-inspiring prehistoric monuments near Gamblesby in Cumbria, C.Paxton photo and copyright.

art_photography_smallmayburgh_henge_cpaxton art_photography_smallP1120355The Lake District at Night sounds like an excellent idea for a photo exhibition to us!

I’ve enjoyed night photography with my wife and Andy Luck of Wildopeneye very much, see the article below for an insight into Andy’s excellent nocturnal work with Sony’s A7r.

The Carles of Castlerigg photographed by Andy Luck on Sony A7r

Turning Night Into Day – testing Sony A7r long exposure noise reduction, dynamic range and high ISO at Castlerigg Stone Circle

Now, Wildopeneye is very excited to learn that accomplished Lakeland landscape photographers Rod Ireland and Jonny Marchant are Crowd funding for a unique nocturnal photographic exhibition project using ‘Kickstarter’. With a little public help, they can make this project rather special!

In return for financial support from just £1 upwards , backers receive ‘rewards’ based on the level of contribution they can make. More importantly though we’ll have the pride of knowing that we’ve helped enable a very interesting celebration of Cumbria’s glorious lakeland landscape.

Please have a look at their project and video. If you can back them and spread the word it can happen!


We’ve seen  ‘A’ class photography exhibitions at the Rheged Visitor’s Centre near Penrith before, including the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the year and it is a very good venue for such things, so we know the venue will make a very fine job of it.

I’m looking forward to some wild camping and nocturnal photography myself in the Lake District this summer with Malcolm Wade’s Lakeland Mountain Experience. May the moon and stars shine upon us!