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.