The Lake District Lakes-2 Lakes-3

Here are three images from the top of Haystacks in the Lake District. This was my version of a stag weekend before getting married and my friends were at pains (literally) to point out their suffering of a weekend of arduous walking. Fortunately their shortness of breath meant the comments were few and far between :-)

White Sails

I was wishing like mad that I had the Nikon with me as I could have done more with the white sails against the dark sky over The Solent. But I only had the iPhone.

Woodland

The boys had been on a laserquest outing for their cousin’s birthday. When I returned to get them a wet mist had moved in and I didn’t have to walk far into the woods to find some eery scenes.

Resolution #whatever: make more photos and post them!

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Back to my favourite time of year for photographing the city with the lower sun creating long shadows across the higher parts of the city.

 

Anglers

 

This was taken on Saturday morning as I took the dog on his usual route through the harbour and into the park. The high tide had brought out a few early morning anglers and there was a nice soft light coming through the remains of the morning mist.

Birds

 

Taken from the window of our friends’ house. Their chickens were amusing but cheeky too. They had recently destroyed an outdoor buffet spread by running across the table stealing food and trashing the rest; and you had to be vigilant when eating your dinner in case something disappeared from the plate.

The Sun as a Heart

Another Orkney photo. I am now convinced that Orkney is a place where magical coincidences can be found more frequently than other places I visit. As you can imagine it was fiendishly difficult to get a decent exposure of the sun as the speed just meant blacking out everything else. But I was sure I saw something in the reflections and persevered while trying to avoid burning the retinas in my eyes.

Deerness

 

This was taken in July on our visit to Orkney.  It was just off the coastal path from near a collapsed sea stack called The Gloup on the far east of the East Mainland. I was struggling to keep the tripod from moving in the wind. I took a few and this one was the sharpest (although not so much when you zoom in!). There is an echo of the previous photo’s composition in this (see Moon Over Orkney).

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From a stone paving slab in the grounds of the Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney. I’d like to claim credit for it but I saw my friend Rachel taking a picture and I hovered over her shoulder and she showed me what she had seen. I have worked away at the image to give it that feeling of a northern night.

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