Wednesday, 18 May 2011

A good omen?


I've just returned from a week's holiday in the Lake District, a National Park in Cumbria, in the north-western corner of England.  It's not far from Yorkshire (about a two hour drive from Saltaire), but I haven't visited for years.  I went on a geography field trip to the North Lakes when I was at school (how many years ago?...) and I've had a couple of short visits since, but I have rather neglected this beautiful corner of England.  This time, I went on a photography holiday and it was great fun and very inspirational to be with a group of like-minded people.  We had some very skilled tuition and I learnt a lot - about photography and about myself as a photographer.  I'm going to indulge myself by putting a few photos on this blog. (Even though it's not Saltaire, I think people don't mind seeing other parts of the UK too).  When I have time, I'll probably put some more information and a series of photos on my other blog as well (but first there's the small matter of my club's Photography Exhibition on 27-29 May to attend to).

This was the view from my bedroom window the evening I arrived.  I stayed in Braithwaite, a small village just outside Keswick, in the North Lakes.  I took the rainbow as a good omen - though of course it means rain is not far away and we did see quite a lot of heavy showers throughout the week.

7 comments:

  1. I don't know if I've ever seen a stronger rainbow - hope it brought you luck or maybe some gold!

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  2. A very clear rainbow and the fells look so moody in the background!

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  3. Oh, the rainbow starts here! Stunning photo, no words is needed! Just awesome.

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  4. I visited the Lakes District with my parents the year I finished school (December/January 1972/3)and I was absolutely 'blown away' by the immense beauty of the area. I have always felt it would be somewhere I'd like to spend more time. Your beautiful pictures rekindle those delicious memories I have carried all these years.

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  5. Oh a very good omen indeed! That rainbow was meant especially for you, what a grand start to your photographer's holiday! ~Lili

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  6. First the ooh and aah for your stupendous capture of the rainbow. Now I must tell you I very rarely feel envy, very very rarely, but a tinge of green crossed my face as I read that your holiday was a photography tour! :-D I've been wanting to do that for YEARS! I've seen your skill get better and better and I am so happy for you. Will be enjoying the results, even if I can't comment every day. Just earlier I was thinking that soon you can give up your day job, whatever that is... unless of course that too gives you great satisfaction.

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