It wasn't until I was reviewing images that I'd taken of The Dream that I realised the cloud formation looked like a "thought bubble" - unfortunately I didn't have a photograph of the pit head gear that used to stand on this site, so I used one from Ashington, Northumberland.
Whilst our younger daughter lived in Lincoln, I had walked past Empowerment many times, but the sun never caught it at the right angle (or wasn't shining at all). It wasn't until judging at a local camera club where someone had entered a picture with the sun really emphasising the lines on the lower figure that I realised I'd just never walked past at the right time! I took it at an angle so as not to include nearby buildings - and presented it with the statues at the angle they really are (more or less).
Several of my images appear in the winter edition of Kendal Living magazine, from page 10.
It's not often that I have so many images displayed in different exhibitions - click on the thumbnails to find out which location is displaying which picture. The four locations are:
Where does time go? It was when reading a friend's blog that I realised I hadn't updated my blog since March! Since when I've sold photographs at 4 craft fairs (at the fantastic Vintage Festival in Morecambe and at 3 events organised by the Bay Craft Collective at Heysham Heritage Centre).
There have also been 3 more Kindle book, walk descriptions - and an additional one only available from the website.
I've also had picture displayed at Morecambe Artist Colony's Members Exhibition and taken part in a group exhibition at Carnforth Station Heritage Centre (with Johnny Bean and R Simon Dalton).
A 5¼ mile walk, mostly along well-defined paths and tracks - though some may be muddy after rain - as can be seen from the images: it was very muddy on the day we photographed the route. The final section follows a tarmac road alongside the lake. There are some great views over Windermere (especially if you walk on a better day than we did) and the return route is along the lake shore.
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