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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

v. (20/02/13)

On Monday evening at about 10pm  BBC Radio 4 broadcast the scholar platwright and poet Tony Harrison reading his own poem v. I fell asleep long before that time but after breakfast this morning I listened to it on iPlayer. I found it brilliant and will listen again. I recommend it without any reservations…..it’s a powerful piece of work. For those without access to iPlayer it can be found here v. by TONY HARRISON. He reads it well for those that can understand an educated Leeds accent. I always prefer poetry readings to reading poetry. When reading it I find I have to practise it over and over in my head to get the stress and flow just right.

I took Bertha for an outing first thing but as I suspected the tide was just too far out for photography. It was also as I predicted blasted freezing.

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_V0G5190_edited-1   Wonderful and dramatic skies so well worth the walk.

_V0G5186_edited-1    The waders were out in good numbers but too far away for a 400mm lens. It should be just right tomorrow. I carried bertha in the rucksack and that is where she stayed.

_V0G5188_edited-1    This flock of ducks are for the most part Wigeon. There are one or two strangers amongst them, I suspect they are Tufted Duck. Hopefully by this time tomorrow I’ll know for certain.

That’s all from a windy and chilly day in Cumbria.

14 comments:

  1. Lovely photos you have. Chilly winds in Cumbia, I hope you'll be alright.

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  2. We are fine Bob....Many thanks.

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  3. I love those enormous big skies. The clouds in the first photo look gigantic towering over that tiny electricity pylon.

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    1. Annie, I set up on a tripod for a panoramic view in portrait orientation...a waste of time, the clouds were doing a hundred miles an hour so this was the shot.
      It looked like snow, it felt like snow but it didn't snow. Oh Well!

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  4. Love the dramatic effect and swirling of the clouds in the first one, and the clouds are tack sharp The colors are super. I was going to suggest a panorama but read that you already thought of that. Too bad that the wind was so heavy and fast.

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  5. I'll say the skies were dramatic. They were living! It must have been quite windy!

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    1. They were impressive with the first of the sun behind them.

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  6. Splendid, dramatic skies they are but oh how cold they look despite the colour.

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    1. Minus three this morning and a bitter wind.

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  7. You had some angry looking skies there yesterday Adrian.
    I've just listened to V. on the iPlayer, and will listen again!, as you say a powerful, and clever, piece of work and I can see why it caused so much controversy when it was first broadcast! If listened to carefully I guess it's as topical now as it was when it was written and no doubt will remain that way...timeless!...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, it is sad that so much changes but still remains the same.

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  8. Chilly winds can make outdoor activity a chore. Given your comments about possible snow confirms how chilly it was. The sky and land at first glance appears bland, but after a short bit you begin to see much more.

    I like it!

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  9. Daniel, It's been bright for a week now but it it still freezes at night.

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