Thursday, 25 April 2013

Lake District Photo Course Day 1

We are in the Lake District running a 2 day landscape photo course. This time we are based at the Bower House Inn in Eskdale Green as the Woolpack had too few rooms available.

Good to have our old friend Roy with us too. Quite a few years since we last saw him.

Jolly damp start to the day so we started with waterfalls in Eskdale. Our umbrellas protected the cameras and some good pictures were taken. Then lots of waterfalls below this.

Interesting rhodendrons by stream, they had dropped most of the blossom which carpeted the ground. Good for photos.

After lunch at the Brook House Inn and some tasty Darkest Ennerdale we headed over the Hardknott Pass for some big landscapes. Good light.

Then back over the pass and down to the Roman Fort. Dull to start then good light.

Last stop of the day was Devoke Water on Birker Fell.

From here we returned to the hotel and checked out the results of the day, as well as the Thirst Session and Black Sail Bitter.

Tomorrow is Wasdale day. Fingers crossed for better weather.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

It's a Beautiful Day in the Peak District

I am running the Gallery in the Gardens with Paul Tavernor in Buxton Pavilion Gardens. Open until 5pm. There's a Saturday Bazaar on here too so lots to see.

It's a beautiful day in the Peak District too. I walked in the 6 miles across the tops. Still about 3 feet of snow on the tracks in places, most gone from the hills though. Forgot to take a photo on my phone on the way here, sorry.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Last Day of Buxton Easter Fair and Book Signing Today

It's the last day of the Easter Fair in Buxton Pavilion Gardens.
Jan will be running our stand on her own while I continue signing books in the Tourist Information Centre area, near the Gallery in the Gardens. The show opens at 10am and ends at 5pm. The weather has been great, albeit a bit cold. Still snow on the ground but all roads are clear. Hope to see you there!

I finally remembered to take a picture of the stand on our little Lumix DMC-FX550 digital camera and here it is. It's a few years old but still takes pretty good quality images.