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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.
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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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

SETTLED. (02/10/13)

Yesterday I drove from North Wales to Keswick in the English Lake District. I only stopped for one night as it is not my favourite town. It does have a superb supermarket. I like Booth’s. They are expensive but the quality of produce is second to non and I don’t ever get a buy one get three offer. They just have shelves scattered about with reduced price stock on. A great shop. Keswick also has a fantastic pet shop. Alf has a new collar and both dogs have sparkling bright, legible I.D. tags.

_MG_1732 Derwentwater in the rain this morning.

_MG_1731 Derwentwater and Cat Bells peeping out of the murk. They aren’t really yellow. That’s me anticipating a really wet day and messing about.

At lunch time I moved from the bottom of Borrowdale to the head of Derwentwater. The rain has stopped so I went for a quick wander.

dwpan121013 A stitched image from my home for the next six or eight days.

_MG_1733  Looking south towards the head of Borrowdale. I have to be in Darlington on the eleventh of this month as I have a date with a stunning lady. She is well over a hundred years old, she’s a triple expansion beam pumping engine and will be looking her best.

I haven’t been to Derwentwater for about a year and a half as I fell seriously in lust in Coniston last year. Coniston is fine but this secluded spot is better still.

Heavy rain is forecast…..lets hope for some good light with it.

Have fun.

30 comments:

  1. You have posted a few pictures before that I thought were magnificient. The first three of these are. I love the colors in 1 and 2. Is it Sepia? It doesn't look exactly that...it's better. The light in the center and fading out to the edges is just really great.

    In 3, the color and depth are both amazing. The grass on the left looks a bit out of focus and I think in this case it only aids in the depth of the picture but the tree on right sets everything else back. I like 4 but not as much as the others.

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    1. David, it is a sepia effect I was aiming for. The light darkening towards the edges is a fault of medium and large format cameras. You can buy centre spot filters to correct it. It's called vignetting. This is all just me messing in Photoshop I will go out with a tripod and tilt shift lens that will pull sharp focus front to back

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  2. Excellent first two images Adrian, all that messing about works well!

    I'm looking forward to seeing the images of the 'old lady', I bet she looked good in her day and it sounds as if she can still turn a head or two?

    If it helps you're welcome to my portion of the coming rain!!...[;o)

    You may get this comment twice, when I hit the publish button the first time I got an 'oops something went wrong, please try again' message from Blogger. Ho Hum!

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    1. Trevor only the once did it come. Message duplication seems to be a problem at the moment.
      There is lots to look at here for a week and a bit.

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  3. alle voorspellingen komen gelukkig niet altijd uit, je hebt wel weer een prachtige plek gevonden.

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    1. Ja, het is heel mooi, maar erg nat en regenachtig.

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  4. Nice images Adrian. I like how you have played with the RGB levels in those first two. Not sure what you stitched? The trees perhaps? I am having to remind myself that you are posting artwork, and that you love to manipulate your images.

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    1. Carol, I stitched the oblong one it is two images joined together.

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  5. if your old lady photos are as good as the steam engine you posted the other day, i will look foward to them.


    peter

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    1. Peter, I hope they will be better. I'll try and be on top form.

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    1. Monica, it is. It like North Wales is compact but can be very photogenic.

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  7. It's a wonderful part of the country Adrian and i have to admit to loving Keswick. Where abouts in Borrowdale are you staying?

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    1. Andrew, Low Manesty just north of Grange on the west side of Derwentwater.

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    2. I know the area very well... many a walk across the duck boards.

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    3. The old wooden ones are long gone. Posh plastic ones now.

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  8. I like the first two and wonder if someone 70 odd years ago took an image from the same spot and wonder what differences there would be in the scenes of the two images. Judging from the photostitch, you're at another fine spot.

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    1. Douglas, I suspect that there would be little if any difference.
      It is grand here but a little bit damp. I've got peanuts out to attract Red Squirrels but no sign of them yet.

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  9. HI Adrian I have read the comments and have not a clue what a photo stitch is however I am sure you spent hours doing that on the first 2 shots and altough I find them interesting, I prefer the other two. It looks a beautiful part of the world and rme you lose something when you take the colour away (only my opinion)

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    1. Margaret, it is just making a panoramic image from several shots. If you don't have the software...all versions of Photoshop have it. Microsoft ICE is free and very good for Jpegs.
      Your wish is my command I'll put the colour back.

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  10. You hit all the beauty spots in England. I like your tours and the great photos just add to it.
    Ok , I will be watching for more steam engines.

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    1. Red, the weather is awful at the moment. I hope it improves soon.

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  11. Still raining here at the moment and there is a deluge forecast to cross the country.
    I hope you are dry and cosy and so are the dogs.

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    1. Friko, we have just been out hunting Fungi. The sun is trying to break through but I suspect we'll soon be back to heavy rain.

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  12. Here it has been raining four days. to see if the improvement weekend: ((We have a route with the bike, the Rock of France :))
    a hug.

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    1. It looks as if you might get wet. I'll pray for sunshine.

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  13. I like how the sepia works and the pano

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    1. Maria, I'm glad you enjoyed them.

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  14. Love your alternate views of the lake & still remembering some of your work from the last time you were here.
    I seem to overexpose myself with Keswick too ... maybe just once or twice a year these days, but there are reasons for that. On the first of these visits this year I had to choose a selection of wine from Booths with two friends for a large self catering group.

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    1. Jay, I like Borrowdale. Keswick is fine for an hour or two.

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