ABOUT ME

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.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Monday, 25 March 2013

BEAUTIFUL WEATHER. (25/03/13)

Yesterday was bright and sunny but blasted cold. We had a long walk and spent ages watching Redshank and Turnstones.

It was then Grand Prix time which I watch on I-Player.  I love motor sport….the precision and skill not to mention the endurance of the competitors. I really detest the BBC’s new format. The opening credits are a series of crashes and disasters. The programme starts and we are treated to Suzy Perry. She was a pain when she presented the motorbikes, she is unbearable presenting Formula 1. I’ll have to see whether the French or Spanish have coverage on the internet.

I still haven’t got the axles back so another day of cage rattling is on the cards. I’m going to spring clean the van. It will make me feel better even if it makes little difference to my environment. I’m not a very good cleaner.

Three pictures from yesterday.

_V0G5969_70_71_tonemapped_edited-1   Ravenglass.

_V0G5978_79_80_tonemapped_edited-1   The Salt Marsh.

_V0G5990_1_2_tonemapped_edited-1  Ravenglass………Contre Jour.

Have a good week…..keep warm.

36 comments:

  1. Stunning images Adrian, the sun certainly makes a difference, it's been grey and dismal here with light snow falling over most of the weekend, and bloody cold!

    What, no pictures of the Redshanks and Turnstones?

    It will be interesting to see how Ms. Perry performs with a 'live' show in three weeks time? We've only seen her 'edited' best bits over the last two weeks! Has she got any best bits?
    I guess 'fast Eddie' will be back by then, so that should keep her on her toes!!

    And spring cleaning while it's still mid winter? Still, it's good to get these jobs done early I suppose!

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    1. Trevor it is damn cold. Too cold for lugging Bertha about for a bad snap of a wader or two.

      Ms Perry is a disaster.....nice hair. Eddie's hair is very good but it isn't his.

      I have to spring clean....I was hoping that the dogs would drag clean snow in but they drag in mud and sand.

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    2. I once worked with a guy who had previously had the pleasure(!) of lodging with Eddie, and apparently he has a rotation of wigs that are of varying lengths so it gives the impression that his hair grows!

      Mind you, I've never seen the problem with being folicaly challenged myself!!...[;o)

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    3. I must drop him a bit of fan mail....see if I can blag one of his cast offs.

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  2. Wat stralen je foto,s veel kou weer het is nog steeds geen lente bij jullie.?

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    1. Ik denk dat het voorjaar is geweest en gegaan. Ik hoop dat we niet de zomer als goed.

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  3. Great photos Adrian, i can feel the cold in them, i hope your axles come soon so you can move to a warmer area.


    peter

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    1. Thanks Peter,
      The axle is ready and loaded on the pickup. The road in here is blocked and not expected to open until tomorrow. It's not good weather for crawling around under the van. So it can stay where it is for a day or so.

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  4. Beautiful pictures.
    Regards
    Nordis

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    1. Nordis, it is good to see a new face here. Thank you.

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  5. Brilliant photos in the freeing cold, brrrrrrrrr.

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    1. Bob, it is a bit cool. I have lost a glove and the big mittens are no good with cameras.

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  6. It might be sunny but it looks pretty brutal with the snow and your report of cold. You're better off watching racing than freezing your butt off outside.

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    1. Red, it is warming up now and quite pleasant out of the wind.

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  7. The Beeb seems to have gone overboard replacing sport commentators with females. My main gripe is that most use the Blue Peter technique of talking at full volume. Few seem to be able to talk normally, even in the studio.
    The brown sand against the white snow looks good.

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    1. John, She has to shout in a Formula 1 pit lane. I have only been once and it is definitely ear defender territory.

      I do enjoy the changing light and textures here.

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  8. I remember visiting Ravenglass in the early to mid-sixties and it was the scene of my first contre-jour. It just cries out for it, doesn't it. Everything is melting here and huge gobbets of snow are falling off the roof. So, of course, no postmen - too dangerous. Mind you, we've had four other deliveries today - Amazon stuff via carriers. Obviously they aren't affected by Stealth and Hafety.

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  9. John, many people I know just tolerate Ravenglass. I love it's changing moods and open space. I can come back with half a dozen images and create whatever to suit my mood....The wonder of the digital darkroom.

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  10. I spent many years married to a racing fan so I kind of understand the passion of Formula 1.. even if I don't quite share it. ;)

    You've managed to capture both cold and warmth in that last shot. Lovely.

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  11. Hilary, having driven single seaters for a couple of years it never ceases to fascinate and amaze me how much car control they have.

    There is grey out in the cloud....It happens a lot less with HDR now but it could have done with another set of exposures at the slow end. I do enjoy shooting into the sun though. A grad filter would have helped. It's so cold in the wind at the moment....That's my excuse.

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    1. Michelle' I'm a bit of a wuzz. I should get out as I used to with two or three batteries and wait for the light.

      I usually post the same day but wasn't happy with these. They look great when compared to today's so I posted them.

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  13. I don't know Adrian, it still looks brutally cold to me. That Salt Marsh looks like a fun to explore. I'd be birding that place:)

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    1. Not of the warmest it isn't. It is good for waders, ducks and gulls. The problem I have is it's too damn cold. The birds can see you coming for miles and to set up a poncho and tripod would be inviting hyperthermia.

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  14. I really like them images Adrian especially Ravenglass with the sun high in the sky, it thawed me out a touch.
    I have to agree Suzi is really doing my head in now.

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    1. Ta Douglas. she is easy on the eye but when she opens her mouth I shudder. Steve Parish and David Coultard are just prostituting themselves. She is a BIKER. I wouldn't climb over her to get at you though.

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  15. I'm glad it's all looking better for you. Where is exactly that you are in the U.K?

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    1. Western edge of the Lake District. the nearest big town is Barrow in Furness. I'll pop a map on my next post.

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    2. Someone was telling me that Apple products are more expensive in the UK. Maybe it's just in terms of currency conversion from the US dollar.

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    3. I just saw you had a Toshiba. Never mind.

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  16. What a great blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ιmaginary!!!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Yannis Politopoulos

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  17. Beautiful scenes, Ravenglass does look beautiful with a touch of snow. Hope you are mobile soon.

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    1. Gillian, it's okay here but a train ride to the shops.

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  18. Brilliant shots with great colours. I realise that there may be acceptable parameters of exposure with contre jour but those clouds are amazing with the right amount of sunlight.

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  19. It was a good day....I like contre jour.

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