I live in a camper van with a West Highland Terrier for company.
My passion is creating images 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

Sunday 5 February 2012


Yesterday the snow came by at noon as forecast. It quickly turned to rain, much to my disappointment. I woke this morning to a sub zero temperature but it clouded over. It’s just damp and dismal now.

I was listening to the radio this morning and it appears there are several feet of snow in London and the Home Counties…..A spokesman for Heathrow airport was interviewed and he proudly stated that as a precaution he had cancelled a third of all flights. This, to avoid any disruption to travel!………….Is it me? Or is he a complete lunatic?

I then popped round blogland for a while and found this gem at rambles with a camera. Thanks Andrew, it is great and just added to my good humour.

I had another breakfast to celebrate and then strolled out to have a look around Keswick and a bit of Dewentwater. I wasn’t expecting much, Keswick town is a dump and the light didn’t look promising on the lake. I’m happy. I have many images of this area but none quite like these.

_2051408_09_10_11_12_tonemapped_edited-1  Isthmus Bay looking south up the lake. Not that there are many lakes in the Lake District most are Waters or Meres and the wee ones are Tarns.

_2051413_4_5_6_7_tonemapped_edited-1 Isthmus Bay with Derwent Isle and Cat Bells on the horizon.

On we strolled to Friar’s Crag….It’s all of ten feet high but a convenient place to walk to and the view is grand.

dwpan5212 This is as good as it got. I’ll get this reprocessed and printed very, very big. For the purists I have checked and of the fifteen images that you are looking at I can juggle to avoid any blown Highlights.  There is detail in the shadows……I’m really glad I went out. I did shoot over fifty of this view, so have plenty to play with.

_2051443_4_5_6_7_tonemapped_edited-1 Portinscale and Derwentwater Marina from Friar's Crag or thereabouts.

_2051448_49_50_51_52_tonemapped_edited-1 We are on our way back to town. Town Cass on the left and Crow park on the right. Skiddaw is in the cloud. My mate fancied a hard day up there………….another nutter. Wandering about on frozen ice in fog….No Thanks!

_2051453_4_5_6_7_tonemapped_edited-1 A spot of colour to end with……this image is flipped horizontally. It gives a better perspective for me. I offered to take their picture so I could get this couple together. Miserable lass! Said NO. I think she thought I was a pederast.

All images today are HDR and posted in the order they were shot……I’m a good boy on a Sunday. I’m off out again now for a play with Contre Jour. I like shooting into the sun.

Have a grand week, tomorrow Rachel is coming to pick the dogs up for a long overdue haircut. Peace for a couple of hours or so.


  1. Beautiful photos from a nice lake.
    Have a lovely week.
    Greetings from Hilda

  2. These are all fabulous... Hard to pick a favourite!

  3. I got 3" inches this morning. Snow, that is.
    Lovely set of pictures Adrian.

  4. Wonderful images Adrian...I'm looking forward to seeing more.

  5. HI Adrian...Keith would have been happy to see you with the 3 inches ( of snow that is); }
    then he !lol
    Gorgeous shots and the third one is just wonderful!!

  6. What beautiful images. The third one is just simply stunning. Wonderful colours and the light looks fantastic.

  7. And that is the way that you take photography. These are tremendous shots.

  8. Beautiful views all around, Adrian. This must be a beautiful place in the summer. Have a great week.

  9. Stunning images, Adrian. Makes me want to throw my camera out the window. The third one is breathtaking!

  10. Absolutely fabulous pictures Adrian.

  11. Wonderfull landscape images Adrian...The lake is my favorite..Have a nice day..

  12. This was second home to GB and I at one time. Even now I enjoy strolling round Keswick so can't agree "Keswick town is a dump". Superb photos. Really make me 'home' sick.

    I must quite your Heathrow chap in my next posting - with due acknowledgement to you, of course.

  13. Great shots as always Adrian, I'm sure that third image will look superb made biiiig!...[;o)

  14. Great reflections on your photos today! Like that!
    The cancellation of flights in LHR is irresponsible, as yes, it does add more disturbance!

  15. I've seen a lot of beautiful pictures.
    That's a great blog.
    Greetings from Switzerland

  16. I'm with CJ on this. I still see the Keswick as the little country town back in the '60s where we watched slide shows and had coffee and backed the car into lamp posts (well I did I don't think it was a common habit). The town at the end of Borrowdale where we spent our honeymoon (I say 'we' just to show that I didn't spend it on my own). The fact that it's changed slightly is something I can overlook providing it's either obscured by rain or it's so sunny I'm wearing very dark glasses.

  17. Very beautiful shots! Amazing. I have been away for a week and u have so many posts by then :)) Will catch up with the others tomorrow. Have a good week!

  18. Definitely a day for the camera and not the hills ... least of all Skiddaw.
    Great set. Just as I was scrolling down, I didn't think that it would get any better than the first two ... but it did ! An amazing amount of work here.