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The Peaceful Movement of Water

Over Beck, which begins life forming from Yewbarrow’s eastern flank, gently cascades down the valley and into the deep gloom of Wastwater, England’s deepest lake. Across the water rises The Screes, red with winter bracken, culminating in two fells: Illgill Head (609m/1,998ft) and Whin Rigg (535m/1,755ft). Bracken and gorse bush break up the dark shore. https://goo.gl/zkVNbX

Over Beck, Wastwater, Wasdale, Lake District, Cumbria, England.

ISO100, ƒ/13, 6secs at 14mm (21mm full-frame equiv.) using a slim polariser, a hard 2-stop ND grad, and a 3-stop full-ND filter stacked on my Sigma dp0 Quattro. This is a single exposure, processed in Sigma’s Photo Pro, edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.
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The Valley, Veiled

Although throughout the first half of the journey to Wasdale I found myself dipping in and out of fog, with accompanying drizzle, as I approached the Western Lakes the cloud base lifted and the rain ceased. I arrived at the shores of Wastwater, greeted by the local Herdwicks of course, to see hill flog caressing the top of the fells with ghostly fingers. Such a moody scene. =) https://goo.gl/UqBlWl

Wastwater, Wasdale, Lake District, Cumbria, England.

ISO100, ƒ/11, 8secs at 14mm (21mm full-frame equiv.) using a slim polariser, a soft 3-stop ND grad, and a 3-stop full-ND filter stacked on my Sigma dp0 Quattro. This is a single exposure, processed in Sigma’s Photo Pro with the Vivid colour mode, edited in Photoshop.
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Your photo has been shared on +Photo Mania UK, curated by Janusz Bednarski, Hans-Juergen Werner and Walli Werner (Photo Mania UK is a part of +Photo Mania Global). There you will find a selection of the finest Photographs of UK photographers. Come around and have a look - We are looking forward to your visit!
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Wordsworth’s Golden Hour

Twenty-plus seconds of a golden sunset in the land of Wordsworth, that is, Grasmere. Wanna know the name of the fells in this image? From left to right: Helm Crag (405m/1,328ft), Seat Sandal (736m/2,414ft), Fairfield (873m/2,864ft [with Heron Pike below it]) and Nab Scar (455m/1,492ft). https://goo.gl/bTBe8u

Grasmere, Lake District, Cumbria, England.

ISO100, ƒ/22.0, 1.3secs at 14mm (21mm full-frame equiv.) using a slim circular polariser and a hard 2-stop ND grad filter stacked on my Sigma dp0 Quattro. I took two exposures at ƒ/9.0 for focus stacking, then shot 20+ exposures at ƒ/22.0 for image averaging to give me the effect of a long exposure for the water and sky. These were all processed in Sigma’s Photo Pro with the Vivid colour mode, then blended and edited in Photoshop.
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Wainright’s Winter Pano

Friends! It’s always nice when lovely folk come up to visit, no matter how brief. So after coffee and delicious food in Windermere, we “worked off” the meal with a brisk hike up to Orrest Head (238m/781ft), the famous Wainright fell. It felt a bit arctic up there! But there were lovely sunset views across Windermere towards the snowy Lake District fells. https://goo.gl/XCsjF6

Orrest Head, Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England.

ISO100, ƒ/11.0, 25secs at 14mm (21mm full-frame equiv.) using a slim polariser, a hard 2-stop ND grad, and a 3-stop full-ND filter stacked on my Sigma dp0 Quattro. This is a single exposure, processed in Sigma’s Photo Pro with the Vivid colour mode, edited in Photoshop.
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Cut Into The Earth

Throughout various parts of Northern England you can find unusual rock formations that have been revealed by glaciation of previous ice ages. One of the more well-known is called the whin sill: this is a layer of super-hard rock dolerite that forms pillars or columns, a little bit like the basalt columns you can find in various parts of the world. https://goo.gl/u9QHnY

One of the whin sill’s key characteristics is its resistance to erosion, so much so that where one finds the whin sill one often finds striking landscapes. The two main exposed outcrops of whin sill can be found at High Cup Nick, and High Force. This shot, of Cauldron Snout waterfall, reveals another outcrop of the whin sill. Here, the water quickly accelerates from its sedentary state at the base of Cow Green Reservoir to a raging cascade as the waterfalls narrow and navigate around the super-hard whin sill rock. Incredible powers at force here.

Cauldron Snout, Upper Teesdale, County Durham/Cumbria, England.

ISO100, ƒ/22.0, 1sec at 14mm (21mm full-frame equiv.) using a slim circular polariser on my Sigma dp0 Quattro. This is a single exposure, processed in Sigma’s Photo Pro in the FOV Classic Blue colour mode, edited lightly in Photoshop.
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Never been to Mr. Duffin's Coffee Den in Staveley before

Wholeheartedly recommend. The "Tunki" Peruvian is particularly fine.
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Air, Water, and Fells

More swirling hill fog clearing from the peak of Yewbarrow (left) and Great Gable (fell in the distance, 899m/2,949ft). At this point in the day Wastwater lake was also starting to settle, revealing reflections of the fells. I enjoyed making shapes out of them. https://goo.gl/HxJoaa

Incidentally, the redness of Yewbarrow in particular (also on some other fells in the Lake District) is because the fell is covered in bracken, a type of fern, which turns orange/red in the winter months. =)

Wastwater, Wasdale, Lake District, Cumbria, England.

ISO100, ƒ/22, 20secs at 14mm (21mm full-frame equiv.) using a slim polariser, a soft 3-stop ND grad, and a 3-stop full-ND filter stacked on my Sigma dp0 Quattro. This is a single exposure, processed in Sigma’s Photo Pro using the Vivid colour mode, edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.
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Reveal the Wizard’s Hat

Today I enjoyed a leisurely wander around the epic Wasdale valley and its lake, Wastwater. Hill fog covered much of the fells around the valley, some of the highest in England, but as the day progressed it started to lift off the peaks. I found myself meandering around the shore of Wastwater when I noticed that the pointy peak of Yewbarrow (627m/2,057ft) was starting to appear. I found this little pool that gave me a lovely reflection of Yewbarrow’s top, and quickly set up the composition in order to record the movement of clouds swirling around Yewbarrow’s hat. =) https://goo.gl/rT04RY

Wastwater, Wasdale, Lake District, Cumbria, England.

ISO100, 25secs, ƒ/22.0 at 14mm (21mm full-frame equiv.) using a slim polariser, a soft 3-stop ND grad and a 3-stop full-ND filter stacked on my Sigma dp0 Quattro. This is a single exposure processed in Sigma’s Photo Pro with the Vivid colour mode, edited in Photoshop. 
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January Coffee Delivery!

This time it's the "La Montanita" from Nicaragua. Profile from the website notes: "[...]The citrusy notes we find in this Montañita lot are a case in point. Those pleasant lemon & lime sherbet sensations we find in it, rather than the full-on lemon zest effect, are a sugar-coating on the otherwise bitter pill of strident acidity.[...]"

Looking forward to trying this one!

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Wintersun Display

It’s been rather tricky trying to get out into the natural world recently: sporadic showers and dense fog have conspired to keep me indoors as much as possible. Thankfully, though temperatures have dropped, weather systems have now decided to pass across Cumbria overnight, leaving the day dry and bright. https://goo.gl/bcmHdf

I used this opportunity to enjoy a hike around Grasmere before sunset. Soft winter light caressed the tops of the snowy fells, leaving the valley and lake below in cool shadow. =)

Grasmere, Lake District, Cumbria, England.

ISO100, ƒ/11.0 and ƒ/22.0, 0.8secs and 24secs at 14mm (21mm full-frame equiv.) using a slim circular polariser and a hard 2-stop ND grad filter stacked on my Sigma dp0 Quattro. I shot two shorter exposures at ƒ/11.0 for sharpness and focus stacking, then shot thirty exposures at ƒ/22.0 for image averaging to give an equivalent long exposure of 24seconds. All these exposures were processed in Sigma’s Photo Pro with the Vivid colour mode, then blended and edited in Photoshop.
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A "hard brexit" is inevitable

"My argument is that, regardless of the express statements of the prime minister and her government, the UK is bound to have a 'hard Brexit'."
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It Never Gets Old

I used to see this view nearly every day when I worked in Grasmere. These days I’m based in Bowness-on-Windermere but still whenever I return to Grasmere I never tire of this glorious view, just north of the village. This was shot in November early in the morning, after a week’s worth of cold weather and snow. I was due to head up into the fells to photo Herdwick sheep being gathered down, but made sure to get my own personal shooting in before the assignment. =) https://goo.gl/LHTFzo

Grasmere, Lake District, Cumbria, England.

ISO100, ƒ/16.0, 0.4secs at 14mm (21mm full-frame equiv.) using a soft 3-stop ND grad filter on my Sigma dp0 Quattro. This is a single exposure, exposed to the right, processed in Sigma’s Photo Pro with the Vivid colour mode, edited in Photoshop.
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He of the Fine Beard
Introduction
In a previous life, I designed logos and identities but now I photograph.

I'm on a mission to show off the beauty of British landscapes and architecture to the world, right here.

I love typography. And minimalism. My beard is glorious. I wish I had a doggy. And a kitty. I'm a fan of Linux, FOSS, Ubuntu Unity and GNOME3. I game, occasionally.
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My work has been featured on Channel 4 News -> http://www.channel4.com/news/preston-bus-station-a-brutalist-masterpiece
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April 25, 1983
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A lovely spot. One of those Minimum Effort/Maximum Reward places. Get there early because it’s often busy. A properly paved path circuits the whole tarn giving different views along the way. A good place to go to if you want a taste of the Lake District countryside without having to gear up with food, maps etc.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
It's up there with Chester's by the River as the best place in the Lake District to get an excellent, proper coffee. Chester's is situated in a better setting but Homeground has a nicer interior. Staff in Homeground are super friendly, and the food is ALWAYS excellent, with responsible and locally sourced ingredients. If you want, you can also buy the beans they use. Homeground has no equal.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
We stopped here for a morning brew and a sandwich before hiking around the Conwy Falls. First thing we noticed was the place was ramming, clearly very popular! We ordered a cappuccino, a flat white and a bacon butty. Unfortunately we were told that the bacon butty would be at least 30-40mins, so these guys were overrun. I had a brownie instead. Eventually, our coffee arrived: this took 25 minutes. It seems to be just one guy on the espresso machine, making the drinks then serving them. Perhaps they were notably understaffed on our visit. The gentleman did apologise for the delay when our drinks arrived. Cappuccino was well presented and very smooth. The brownie was dense and delicious. So although we can recommend the actual drinks and food we received we can't give a thumbs up for the slow service. Perhaps we just hit them on a bad day when they were unexpectedly understaffed.
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A place of sheer architectural beauty and deeply interactive learning. As a photographer, I was delighted to see that the Museum practise a tolerant attitude towards photographers with tripods: a quick form to fill out and one Photo Pass later I was set. Friendly people, fascinating exhibits, awe-inspiring place.
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One of the more cosier places to dine in Kendal. I believe the building originates in the 16th century! Oak beams, handcrafted decor and furnishings, all add to a timeless feeling. Customer service tends to be flawless and friendly, and the food has never disappointed, even if it is a touch pricey. Wholeheartedly recommend the Joshua Tree for a hearty lunch in a delightful environment with friendly staff.
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Probably the best coffee in Cumbria, which as a self-confessed coffee snob makes me happy. Beautifully situated in Skelwith Bridge alongside the River Brathay, Chester's is clean, tastefully decorated and reasonably priced. The cakes are always exquisite and the baristas know their coffee. A good place to fuel up before or after a nice walk to nearby Elterwater.
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Super friendly staff, incredible rooms, exquisite food, rad choice of whisky. We will be back, this place is wonderful.
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