This painting is based on several photographs. I took one that roughly corresponds to the left third of the picture and Ruth Bourne the right half. In both photographs the mountains were in so much shadow that you could see no detail, certainly not the dramatic cliffs at the top. I moved the landing stages as they and the path took up too much of this corner. I used web pictures from a different time of year to remind me of the rocky outcrops. I also felt that the picture needed the man in the kayak .