A beautiful atmospheric and misty dawn at Thirlmere Lake in the shadows of Helvellyn, the third highest peak in both the Lake District and England. The calm conditions helped create a mirror like reflection in the still waters.
Thirlmere, despite it's name, is actually a reservoir rather than a lake. Prior to the construction of the reservoir the area was occupied by two smaller lakes – Leathes Water and Wythburn Water. The growth of the industrial city of Manchester during the 19th century had led to an increased demand for water.
Photography by Jon Gibbs.