Esk River near Stanley Ghyll

Esk River near Stanley Ghyll

I took the above photo the Saturday morning (4th November). It is a small section of the interesting Esk River as we were walking up to the Stanley Ghyll falls. Sadly, I had forgotten to take my tripod and mono-pod this weekend, but I managed to borrow my dads for this shoot. Strictly speaking I should have had the camera on a tripod to get the white water effects of using a slow shutter speed.

Lake District National Park

Lake District National Park

It would be typical that the day we arrive in the Lake District and the day we leave are the best days for nice lighting. The sun came out as soon as we got into the car to drive back to Manchester. We did stop about half a dozen times and surprisingly enough the photograph you see above is the first one that I took today. I usually find that the best photograph of the day is the last shot I take, but definitely not in this case.

Bird Sculpture at Ravenglass

Bird Sculpture at Ravenglass

According to most people I chatted with this morning told me the weather would be great. And the weather or at least good lighting is one of the most important factors in photography. The weather and lighting wasn’t good. After a interesting journey on the Ravenglass and Esk railway I found this interesting sculpture whilst exploring the very small village of Ravenglass on the north west coast of England.

Whitehaven Harbour Walkway

Whitehaven Harbour Walkway

I spent the morning on a walk taking detailed photographs of water falls of various sizes. Afterward we decided to meet up with my cousin John in the sea-side town of Whiteheaven. The weather was not as good as yesterday but I found this interesting structure on the waterfront at Whiteheaven’s massive harbour. From a distance it looked like an wave shaped shelter for the walkway but on closer inspection it appears to have lights on the opposite side to the view in the photograph. It must make a very eye-catching sculpture at night.