Photographs

Ullswater 55 years ago

December 17, 2010

Yesterday I mentioned an excellent Winter Breaks deal at the Leeming House, overlooking Ullswater. (Later note added: This was a time-limited offer in late-2010, but click here for up-to-date details of this very nice hotel). Today, though, I thought I’d put up a black and white photo of Ullswater from Purse Point – fifty-five years […]

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Lake District Mountain Landscape, Alastair Lee

December 6, 2010

Today I’m turning my attention back to the English Lake District and a book published earlier this year that would make an excellent gift for anyone who loves this most beautiful corner of England. In “Lake District Mountain Landscape” Alastair Lee has produced a remarkable assembly of outstanding views of the Cumbrian fells and mountains. […]

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Book of the Week: Lake District Panoramas

January 19, 2010

Usually when I recommend a Lake District book it’s one that I already own myself. I prefer to do this so that the blog does not degenerate into an undiscriminating commercialism. Today, though, I’m making an exception. Although I’ve seen and admired Mark Denton’s The Lake District: The Panoramas on a number of occasions, for […]

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Thirlmere Before The Forest

November 9, 2009

On our main Lake District web site there is a picture, from a painting by Alfred Heaton Cooper, of Thirlmere before the forest. That views the lake from the western bank and looks toward Helvellyn and the southern end of the recently enlarged reservoir.  I’ve now found in my postcard collection a view in the […]

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Derwent Water On A Cloudy Day – photo

October 24, 2009

I was trawling Twitter for Lake District tweets this morning, and came across this beautiful photograph of Derwentwater on a cloudy day by Will Downing. It captures the atmosphere so well that it makes me regret that I’m sitting here in Nottinghamshire more than 200 miles away from Cumbria, and not able just to leave […]

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What’s in the Lake District for Children?

March 12, 2009

“What is there for an eleven year old in the Lake District?” I heard that question a few days ago, and it set me thinking. Firstly, I suppose one has to challenge the idea that there is such a thing as a standard model of eleven year old.  Of course not.  There are girls and […]

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Must Lake District Photos be in Colour?

February 26, 2009

I’m old enough to remember when colour photographs, either Lake District photos or any others, were rare. Nearly all of us had black and white film in our cameras, and such colour photos as there were tended to have very poor colour quality. Then along came affordable good quality colour film. Like many others I […]

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A Stunning Lake Distict Photograph

February 24, 2009

I came across a Lake District photograph this afternoon and felt I had to share it here. The site on which I saw it gave permission to use the photos it displays. Just in time I discovered that my latest “find” had in fact been stolen from someone’s portfolio, should not have been on the […]

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The Past in Old Photos

February 18, 2009

Recently (early 2009) I travelled up to the Lake District in the north of England to visit an elderly maiden aunt.  I say, “elderly,” but that’s not really an adequate expression.  Approaching a hundred and two years old she still has a lively interest in the present-day doings of her large brood of nephews and […]

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Lake District Landscape Photography

November 10, 2008

For many years I’ve admired the photographs of W A Poucher (1891-1988), showing the beauties of the Lake District from many different aspects – and of course, his many illustrated guides covered far more than the Lakeland mountains.  His was a lover of the high places of all the countries in our islands. Now there’s […]

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