To say that jetties are popular amongst photographers is an understatement of the greatest proportions. They make ideal subjects – motionless, simple structures pointing out into serene landscapes, perfect for long exposures and eye-catching leading lines. But it is tricky to find a way to photograph them without taking a shot that has been repeated a thousand times over.
I focused on a single jetty post, in an attempt to capture something of the tranquility of one of my favourite spots on Coniston. Taken on a crisp April morning at Water Yeats, the sun had just emerged over the hills on the western shore of the lake and bathed the scene in a soft, warm light. The wind had yet to disturb the surface of the lake, which was itself reflecting the brilliant blue of the sky, and for a moment, everything was perfect.