Back in the Lakes

Its been a long time since I have visited the lakes, the forecast for my trip with the family was pretty bad. 40mph winds and rain came and went through the day but we had a good time walking around Buttermere. This little submerged tree is famous amongst photographers, Fleetwith Pike is in the background.

Running Club

My plan was to take a few shots of the Chalkwell Crowstone which is a 100m out on the mudflats from the beach. It was a very cold evening with freezing fog. On the way back to the car I saw a running club approaching. I quickly setup the camera, focussed (sort of), then fired the shutter. As the runners ran laps in front of the camera, their lights recorded on the sensor.


The picture above is of the Endeavour, a boat with a lot of history and one of the Dunkirk “little ships”. Normally I have to provide a little extra lighting but tonight the street lights and the moon did all the work. The tide was flooding in and this was the last exposure I got before the boat started to move around slightly. I’ve learnt to check now for sharpness straight after I’ve taken the shot.

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