I missed the mist

I set off early this morning after dropping Julie off at work and went in search of some mist filled valleys. For a bit of a change I headed towards Ullswater but the mist wasn’t inspiring (or even there in some places) so I took a quick shot of a duck coming in to land 😉 then moved on. Undecided which way to go I headed off towards Martindale as it was a long time since I’d been that way and went for a wander up a fell 🙂 Any…

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Before the dawn by Ullswater

There is something to be said for get up at stupid times of the day (or night in this case). So, at 0430hrs I was loading the camera gear in the car and hoping the cloud would vanish from in front of the Moon. As I approached Ullswater the cloud had completely covered the Moon, and I was about to turn around when I decided to stop the car and stand by the lake for a while. I’m glad I did, all I could hear was the water lapping against…

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It’s full of stars…

I went out early this morning to look at the stars as they wheeled above Ullswater. It was rather chilly but well worth it in the end. First of all I looked at Orion jumping over the fells –   Then I looked at the Pleiades and then the Pleiades & Jupiter –   Finally I turned the camera towards Cassiopeia, Perseus and Andromeda – Here’s a full size segment from this photograph of Andromeda – It’s hard to imagine that the little fuzzy blur actually contains around one trillion…

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Bloomin’ Weather

This weekend we had a friend staying with us from Brazil, so we offered to show her around the area, of course the Cumbrian weather did its best to try and dampen our spirits but it failed 😉 So here are a few photographs of our whistle stop tour of Cumbria – As you can see, at the end of the tour the weather was perfect 😉

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