Week In Focus #25

This is picture #25 of a weekly Photo Challenge that I set myself – there is no particular theme. The idea behind the challenge is to get myself outside into the Cumbrian countryside, at least once a week. This weeks photo was taken from the cliff-tops at Saltom Bay, in Whitehaven, looking south towards St…

A Visit To Newcastle

I’ve been through to Newcastle in NE England today with my other half. While she was busy with what we went through there for, I took myself off for a walk to Leazes Park and then over to St. James’ Park – the home of Newcastle United. These photos were captured on my mobile phone…

Week In Focus #11

This is picture #11 of a weekly Photo Challenge that I set myself – there is no particular theme. Today’s photo is of one of raindrop on a tree branch, captured while walking in a forest on the side of a local mountain. This photo was taken on with my DSLR and edited in Topaz…

‘Tis The Snowy Season

Blizzards Are Forecast For Cumbria, While Experts Say We Could Be Set For A Mini Ice Age, As The Sun Approaches Solar Minimum

Whitehaven Marina

Whitehaven Marina, On The West Coast Of Cumbria, Is A Stunning Tourist Destination With Amazing Views

Gateway To Ennerdale

In between heavy showers, I managed to grab this shot of Ennerdale Water. Each time I take in the views of my favourite location, the vista invariably leaves me spellbound at its magnificence. Fewer people are out and about in Ennerdale during the winter months, meaning more peace and quiet for those that prefer it…

Crummock Water

Crummock Water is a lake in the Lake District in Cumbria, North West England situated between Buttermere to the south and Loweswater to the north. Crummock Water is 2.5 miles long, 0.75 mile wide and 140 feet deep. The hill of Mellbreak runs the full length of the lake on its western side; as Alfred…

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 To The…

The River Liza

I could sit for hours upon hours at the side of the River Liza. The roaring water; the nature; the tranquillity – they all add up to something special. The meandering River Liza, flows through the wonderfully remote Ennerdale Valley. The river spawns Trout, Salmon, Charr, among others. The name of the Liza derives from old…