New House – The Good… and the Maybe…

29 08 2017

There are some really great things about my new house in its ‘proper rural’ location – my old house used to be in a rural location but sadly is no longer 😦 As there are only 8 houses and a farm in my new ‘village’, hopefully it will be some time before it befalls the same fate… Read the rest of this entry »

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Sunset Down Our Street

29 05 2017

We don’t seem to get many great sunsets in the north of England, unlike Scotland and The Islands. However, just occasionally, we get a great one and this is the view from my house down the street. As it won’t be my street much longer, now’s the time to put this post out I think…

Wood View Sunset Feb16
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Dale Head Photo Fest

21 12 2016

Sun 20 November 2016
A trip to the Lakes in the earliest snow I’ve ever seen up there!

wintry-dalehead-to-helvellyn-range
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Grievous Guibhais

27 10 2016

Tue 11 Oct 2016
Now I have to start this post by reassuring readers that this hill isn’t really grievous – it’s just my play on the Gaelic sound of the name Guibhais – in Gaelic bh = v – therefore I always imagine it sounds like Jonathan ‘Wossy’ Ross saying ‘grevious’ 😆 It’s actually a very nice hill indeed and another tick on my ‘Corbett’ list – not that I’m ever going to be doing ‘The Corbetts’.

grevious-ghuibhais
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Days off Around Fort William-Loch Arkaig & Dark Mile

7 08 2016

June 2016
Having only had one actual objective for my week at Roybridge near Fort William meant Richard and I had quite a few ‘days off’ – this was one of them. It had rained most of the day but we were expecting a dry spell late afternoon so decided to find a short walk – this 5 miler was perfect!

Grey Corries across Loch Lochy
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Meall Cumhann – Best Viewpoint in Glen Nevis!

30 06 2016

Sat 18 June 2016
I’ve been looking at this particular hill for a very long time now but not got around to doing it. I wasn’t even sure it was possible. On our last walking day of our Roybridge trip this year, Richard and I went up Glen Nevis and I decided this was the day at last…

Meall Cumhainn
Meall Cumhann middle of shot
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Lead Mining – a Black & White Issue?

12 05 2016

A while ago, I bought a black & white film as I wanted to try one again, having not used one for ages. I always think black and white is a bit subject-specific though…

The other day I was offered a lift for my day’s walk to an area of old lead mines on the moors above Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales. What a perfect subject I thought and grabbed the film out of my drawer and loaded it into my spare 35mm camera, the Olympus Trip 35.

Yarnbury Mines (Distant-cropped-B&W)
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