Boats at Whiteheaven Harbour

Boats at Whiteheaven Harbour

Two reasons for sharing this photograph with you. Firstly, I took an interesting photograph of the modern sculpture at the harbour. It was the most interesting thing I had taken a picture of that day but didn’t really show you what the harbour looks like with all the boats. This is difficult to do as there are at least three different areas, above shows you just one but you do get a much better idea of the place in my opinion. Secondly, I am heading up to Teesdale in County Durham tomorrow for a weekend of photography and this picture was taken in the north of the country also. Yes, Whiteheaven is in Cumbria but Durham and Cumbria are similar to me all the way down here in Manchester. Anyway, the photograph isn’t technically that wonderful (like always I blame that on the weather) but I liked the masts of the boats, as they appear to merge together.

Picturesque house in Lake District

Picturesque house in Lake District

I spent a lot of time wondering if this was good enough for putting on my website. I concluded that I liked the range of colours and interesting details in the sky, so I present it to you. The photograph above was taken back on early November 2006 (yes, really this was November, I guess I was just lucky with the weather). Anyway, I struggled because the house being painted white meant that it was over exposed and had no detail when I took the file into Photoshop, by using the “Photo Filters” I was about to get the house to a just off white orange colour which helped. The view that this house has probably looks something like this photograph, which was taken on the same day. As for the red and white post I think I like it as it adds interest in the foreground of the picture, although if anyone else has an opinion of the posts inclusion I would love to read it.

The Photographer’s Sunset

The Photographer's Sunset

One of my favourite photographs that have taken and certainly my favourite picture of my dad. Yes, this is my father and for anyone reading that might not know, it was because of this man I started taking photographs at the age of five years old. The long stick is a monopod (like a tripod with one leg). I took this photo back in early November in the Lake District near Eskdale. We had climbed up a big mound / rock to take pictures looking down on the River Esk. Whilst climbing back down I turned around and saw this. I love using my digital camera to shoot into the sun. As a child I was always told never to look directly into the sun, but with a compact camera the effects can make for interesting photographs. I didn’t set this up, simply told my dad to stand still for a second, took two shoots. This was my favourite.

Farm near Coniston Water, Lake District

Farm near Coniston Water, Lake District

I don’t know what happened on Friday, 3rd of November 2006 but the weather was amazingly good for the time of year. I was¬†travelling up to the Lake District National Park. This wasn’t my favourite or best photo of the day but it was one of the first I took. I love the traditional English farm in the foreground and the rolling hills in the background, I feel that they work well together. The photograph was captured near Coniston Water on the main road north. I am not sure what the tallest mountain is in the background but I’m pretty sure it is the same one that features in the background of my Coniston Water photograph.