Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Biggest Mountain

Another long-overdue post, this time of the best (in my humble opinion, anyway!) of my trip to the Lake District last August. As you can see, I had some cracking weather, ideal for some great landscape photography, & I walked & climbed over 48 miles & numerous fells over the 9 days. I completed the quartet of English 3,000'-ers with my ascent of Scafell from Eskdale, climbed some other new conquests like High Street & High Stile, & revisited my favourite Great Gable, although the cloud robbed me of a decent view that day. It was a fantastic trip though, & there's still so much I haven't explored there yet – I was already planning the walks for my next trip before I'd even left to come home! Enjoy.












Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Snowballed

Now that we've finally got something approaching a decent winter for the first time in years, it seemed only right & proper to capture it in the photographic form. It was -6˚C when I took these (even though the sun was out), but the light was superb & the sun sparkled off the snow beautifully – I could have spent hours just wandering the fields & taking photos, but had to stop when I could no longer feel my fingers! I think my favourite is 3484.








I took these the day before in Cambridge, but the weather had gone very gloomy & it had started snowing again, so I didn't expect great things from them, but after a bit of a tweak in Lightroom they scrubbed-up quite nicely.




Friday, 2 October 2009

Dreadlock Holiday

Last Sunday I enjoyed a glorious afternoon watching some friends playing cricket & practising my sports photography. It was a fantastic day & I was really happy with some of the shots I captured – whether the subjects will agree when they see them is another matter entirely!




























Thursday, 1 October 2009

Silver Machine

I was trawling through some tripe on my phone the other day, & came across these gems from last October – a rare chance to see the amazing Napier-Railton running at the Brooklands museum in Surrey. For those who don't know, it's the holder of the Brooklands lap record at 143.44mph, is powered by a 24l W-12 Napier Lion aero engine, has 3 gears & no front brakes! If you're near Weybridge with time to kill you could do a lot worse than pay it a visit (along with lots of other fascinating air & racing exhibits. They're not paying me to say that, it's just a really great museum!):









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Thursday, 13 August 2009

Foot Of The Mountain

I'm slowly dipping back into my slide archive & finding all sorts of lost treasures: these are two of my favourite images from a fantastic holiday I went on to the Lake District two summers ago – as you can see, the typical rain held off for longer than usual! The Great Gable shot was taken at the end of a long day spent scaling Scafell Pike, a final glorious view just before returning to the car parked at Wasdale Head. The view across to Skiddaw & Blencathra came after a mad dash up Cat Bells from the lakeshore on the final morning just before I drove home – nothing like squeezing in as much as possible when on holiday, especially when the weather's that good!



Monday, 10 August 2009

The Butterfly Collector

While working hard in the garden over the last glorious weekend I suddenly realised that my buddleia was attracting all kinds of bees and butterflies. Needless to say, by the time I'd grabbed my camera most had scarpered, but I managed to catch a few shots of this little fellow sipping madly from the myriad blooms!