The Making Of ‘Safe and Sound’ Landscape Photography Wall Art

The Making of ‘Safe & Sound’ by Mackay Photographer Cheryl Eagers

Taken on Lake Windermere in the scenic Lakes District of the UK, ‘Safe and Sound’ reflects a wondrous sense of tranquility after the storm. With complex shades of blue alongside brilliant lights and darks, this landscape photography wall art creates feelings of comfort and sanctuary amidst the dangers of dark clouds. As the clouds and storms pass by, we’re left with a feeling of safety and security that everything is going to be alright.


Technical Specs

  • Lens: OLYMPUS M.12-40mm F2.8
  • Focal Length: 12.0mm
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec
  • Tripod Used: Yes
  • Flash Used: No
  • Metering Mode: Digital ESP Metering
  • Photo Taken: August 2015

About the Experience

Whilst enjoying my holiday in the UK, I took a look out at the boats on Lake Windermere for some inspiration. Just before sunset, a storm quickly rolled into the area and created a dark and menacing sense of danger and urgency.

I imagine part of the urgency was for the boaters themselves as being caught on the water while on a boat can be a very frightening experience.

However, as quickly as the storm came across the horizon, it passed by without creating a dangerous environment. All of my surroundings seem to elicit a sense of calmness and peace – directly after the wind, rain and darkness the storm created.

Everyone on their boats also seemed to feel a sense of relief after the storm passed, leaving us all in the tranquil twilight of the sunset. With a wonderful range of calming blues, the portrait has truly captured my feelings of being safe and sound after the storm.

My Thoughts

We’ve all been in difficult situations that challenge us while creating fear and a sense of danger. But what I’ve learned is that as dark and foreboding as things may seem, that type of darkness will pass. This is the sentiment I worked to capture with this picture.

After the storm passes, we all feel a sense of safety, relief and comfort. And what we all learn is that while you have to weather the storm sometimes, it will eventually pass to leave you safe and protected.

Get Your ‘Safe and Sound’ Wall Art Today

‘Safe and Sound’ is available from Cherish Artz as a wonderfully distinctive piece of wall art for your home, office or anywhere between. Please contact us today to learn more about how you can order this print – on a wonderfully vibrant medium you’ll enjoy for years to come