Coniston Water Lake District National Park

Coniston Water Lake District National Park

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.

Camera Disaster!

Camera Disaster!

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.

Peak District National Park

Peak District National Park

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).

Sun over Lough Mask, County Mayo, Ireland

Sun over Lough Mask, County Mayo, Ireland

It’s my last night in County Mayo before we head back home tomorrow morning so I thought it would be nice to watch the sunset. I did go down to get a sunset photo earlier in the week but it was a little too late for it, tonight I was a little early so I went swimming in Lough Mask. After much of this trip being based around it I thought it only fitting to swim in it. It wasn”t as cold as you would think for an Irish Lough and was very enjoyable. I took a photo of the sun all the same and it came out better than I had anticipated, in fact this photo is one of the first in a long time that I have not colour corrected in Photoshop.