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Venus and Child - a sculpture in memory of the 24 cocklers lost in Morecambe Bay a few years ago.  It is a stunning piece, and very powerful when you know it's reason for being where it is, and remember the families of those lost in that tragedy.
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Hadrian's Wall from Today.  
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The project plan has changed  slightly - I am going to refine the concept from a general scattergun of everything in Low Furness and focus on ancient and archaeological features/landscapes/remains.  I will also increase the scope to the whole of Furness initially, before perhaps encompassing all of Cumbria.

I am also having thoughts of a similar project covering Morecambe Bay....

Just got a copy of "The Passionate Photographer".  Apparently it is very good, so I am looking forward to getting stuck into it.  Hopefully it may offer some useful concepts for starting the projects!

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Today's Photo of the Day offering.  Also available for sale on http://www.alpinist.co.uk
11th June 2012

Lowick Church on the edge of the Lake District National Park this evening.

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The first project is starting to take some semblance of shape - I am planning to start photographing the people and places of the Low Furness Peninsula.  Still not sure on the final output whether it should be in book form or a gallery display... or both... all depends on finding venues and publishing options once I get that far (which may take a while).

Any suggestions are welcome for either content or output are most welcome.

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One from today.  There is a bit of a lack of inspiration when the day is like this!
8th June 2012

Another wet day in the Lake District....
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The new set up is continuing to take shape - the last of the Canon kit should be getting picked up tomorrow, checked over, and then I will be getting in return:

Nikon SB800 Flashgun
Nikon D7000 Body
Nikon 18-105VR (to suit... figured I should probably have a normal lens for the spare body!)
Nikon 300mm f4 (to become my wildlife option on the D7000)

This will add to the current kit:

Nikon D800E
Nikon 14-24 f2.8
Nikon 24-70 f2.8
Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR

The D7000 option also gives me a lighter weight set up when needed, as well as a spare set up/second camera when shooting weddings.

Still required:  

Nikon 1.4 Teleconverter
Macro lens of some sort - not decided which as yet!
Nikon 50mm f1.4
Nikon 85mm f1.4 or 1.8
At least one more flash with wireless capability (but probably several more!)

And in my dreams a long, fast telephoto... but not unless I start making serious inroads into wildlife photography, they are just too rich for my blood!

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Pictures of the summer, lets hope we get one!
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