Whitehaven Full Moon

This is the Port of Whitehaven at night. It's also a Photoshop cheat, but you probably already knew that. The image is a bit of fun, but also an experiment on how to manipulate the scene, by removing the night sky and adding a super sized moon. 50mm F/22 ISO 100 30 Seconds Buy This... Continue Reading →

Pocket Watch Close-Up

This is a Macro shot of an old pocket watch that had been handed down to me, as a family heirloom. I was quite surprised to see the dust on the inner workings, as it's not really visible when viewed through my myopic eyes. Extension Tubes were used to get this macro shot. Devouring Time... Continue Reading →

Autumnal Carpet

This was the scene to greet me on a riverside walk at Calderbridge in West Cumbria. The fallen leaves paved the way with a golden carpet of joy. The walk is a hidden gem, and follows the River Calder upstream. Access to the public footpath is located to the left of St. Bridgets Church. The... Continue Reading →

Fork In The Road

This photo is a little bit of fun, and was taken while on a walk up nearby Dent Fell. At its highest point, the fell stands at only 352 metres (1155 feet), but offers uninterrupted views of the Cumbrian coast from the Ravenglass estuary in the south to the Solway Firth and across to Scotland... Continue Reading →

Wet Dog

I think Poppy was born with webbed feet. She just adores water. The above photo was from a recent visit to Longlands Lake - the site of the former Longlands iron ore mine. In 1939, the mine started to subside, flooding the area to create what is now Longlands Lake. Longlands was acquired by Cumbria... Continue Reading →

The Pet Lamb

The county of Cumbria is home to tens of thousands of sheep, including our famous Herdwick variety. They are everywhere. These two beauties, which I believe are the Kerry Hill breed, posed for me on a recent walk up nearby Dent Fell - I couldn't resist taking a photo of them, to share with you.... Continue Reading →

Isle Of Man Sunset

The Cumbrian coastline offers up fantastic sunsets, especially for this time of the year, and on this occasion, I caught the sun setting behind our lovely neighbour, sat in the Irish Sea. The Isle Of Man (Manx: Ellan Vannin) is located off the Cumbria Coast. The distance from Cumbria to Isle Of Man is approximately... Continue Reading →

September, 1819

Departing summer hath assumed An aspect tenderly illumed, The gentlest look of spring; That calls from yonder leafy shade Unfaded, yet prepared to fade, A timely carolling. No faint and hesitating trill, Such tribute as to winter chill The lonely redbreast pays! Clear, loud, and lively is the din, From social warblers gathering in Their... Continue Reading →

A Red, Red Rose

O my Luve's like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung in june; O my Luve's like the melodie That’s sweetly play'd in tune: As fair art thou, my bonnie lass, So deep in luve am I: And I will luve thee still, my dear, Till a’ the seas gang dry: Till a’ the seas... Continue Reading →

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