Duncan Darbishire was born and has lived most of his life in Cumbria. He is an Associate of The Royal Photographic Society and "Casting Bait" was exhibited at The London Salon. Most of his work centres around the landscape of The English Lake District and the surrounding area. Though there are sunsets in this book he is a strong advocate of the dawn light, particularly in winter. Most of his photography is in colour though the clean lines and tones of black and white are not ignored.
He is also a poet, has had work published in various anthologies and magazines and reads his poetry at local venues.
He says -
"Some years ago I dragged my family out of bed at about 4 a.m. on an August morning and packed them into the car. I drove them to Rydal. We walked around the back of Rydal Water as the sun rose through the dawn mist. The effect was breathtaking. The light was so sharp, the air so clear. It made me realise that the essence of good photography is the quality of the light and lighting. So, though composition and many other aspects are also important without light we have nothing.