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.
I set off early this morning, north to the Lake District. I am spending the weekend with 12 friends and my parents. I hope to go on lots of interesting walks and take many photographs. I haven’t visited this part of the world for a couple of years and I have never seen such nice weather as I did today. The photograph above shows Coniston Water with the beautiful autumn colours on the trees.
Another fantastic day in terms of the weather and so I had the urge to take photographs. I ended up jumping on my bike and heading down the Trans-Pennine bike trail. The section I was riding is on a former railway line, so it was straight and flat. I was heading from Altrincham out towards Lymn. I stopped a few times to take quick snaps of the beautiful countryside and the third time I stopped, the camera said “E18″ and the lens came out half way and jammed. I had heard of the E18 error on the Canon digital cameras and it is basically where the lens fails and the camera is dead. I was obviously very upset, having had this camera since February 2005 and had taken over 18,000 shoots with it. I am very fond of my trusty Canon PowerShot S60. So I cycled back to the Jessops camera shop in Altrincham and brought a can of compressed air. After blowing this down the barrel of the lens and leaving it for an hour or two, it started to work again. Touch wood it will keep working, but I am very wary about trusting this camera with very important photo-shots in the future. Below is the last photo I took before the lens packed in. Hopefully now I fixed this problem it won”t happen again.
Set off to Lincolnshire at around 3:00pm and arrived just after six, traffic wasn’t too bad although there was a little hold up around the Glossop area. Below is an on route photo I took out of the window of the car as we were driving along. The larger reservoir on the left is Winscar Reservoir and the smaller one on the right is the Windleden Reservoir in the Peak District National Park taken from the Woodhead Pass (A628).