The most unusual photograph of Windermere is being sought by one of the leading hotels in the Lake District.
The Cedar Manor Hotel, which is a few minutes’ walk from the shore of England’s largest lake, has launched a competition to find the best shot from the most distinctive angle.
Owners Jonathan and Caroline Kaye watch many of their guests setting off with cameras. “But we seldom see the results,” said Jonathan.
“We have our own favourite views, from the top of Orrest Head, a small but perfectly formed hill not far from our hotel.
“Both online and in magazines we see so many shots of the Langdale Pikes across the head of the lake, for example. We want to see something different, unusual, quirky.”
The idea for a competition came when they couple noticed that the most recent lake-view photos on their own website were actually of Wastwater and Coniston, not their own local lake, just half a mile from the hotel. Some of the rooms have views of the fells across the lake.
Entries should be submitted digitally to firstname.lastname@example.org with the entry form available here https://www.cedarmanor.co.uk/cedar-manor-photo-competition. Closing date is July 27.
The prize is a two-night midweek stay for two people, out of season, subject to availability.
Jonathan said that it would be interesting to see pictures of the lake taken on dull or misty days. “Not that we have many of those,” he added.
The Cedar Manor is a luxury boutique hotel and restaurant which has won a string of awards in recent years, including best small hotel in Cumbria, and recently the Best Hotel in the UK in the boutique hotel awards.