Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Photography on a few of the local stomping grounds.

A quiet few weeks with just a few local trips in the surrounding area......A good time of year to play about with the camera as well. The recent highlight was Sea Life Suveys cheif guide Ruth popping into Geltsdale for the day on her way down from Mull. She arrived at about lunch time and got to meet her hero John Miles and I showed her around Gdale. From what I understand she is an avid fan of the blog and it was great to see her for the day and show her my local patch.

Carlisle at Dusk, The light pollution creates a nice effect in the picture.

Just south of Patterdale. I spent an amazing sun lit day in the lakes a few days ago focusing on a few landscape opportunities. The autumn colours had reached their peak and it really was breathtaking scenery around Ullswater.

Ullswater looking south, The famous Ullswater steamer in shot with a Spitfire going overhead.

Geltsdale on the higher ground looking west towards fading sun. Amazing low blanket of fog in the lower woodland. The sun sets around Gdale can be superb looking towards the Solway.

Patterdale, Again amazing landscapes in the Lakes it made me feel so fortunate that I lived so close. I flushed a Snipe while walking by the stream.

Is this picture Oak-kay for you?? Autumn colours at Aira Force just west of Ullswater. Dippers in good number there and Ravens gronking on the higher ground.

Stunning colours with the blue sky.......

Starlings heading to roost on the stretch of Eden near Carlisle. walking on the Eden around Carlisle can produce some great wildlife as well as photography opportunities.

River Eden looking west towards Carlisle....

Barnies in flight at Calaverock

Red Kites at Castle Douglas

Starling roost at Gretna, I have been a few times in November with great success.

upto 800,000 birds seen on one occasion and good raptor action with Peregrine, Sparrowhawks and Buzzards present on all my visits.

Thanks for looking, I am enjoying playing with the camera and getting a few of my photos out there including on Mark Hardings Wildlife tourism web site......check out my Flickr page for more updates.....


  1. excelent Ewan as always, like you say the colours are beautifull, lots of people have cameras not every one has an eye for a good picture , you have!! I ment to ask when I met you at Bass Lake what kind of camera and lens do you have. Keep em comming. Gordon,

  2. Hi Gordon thanks for the kind words, I have a Nikon D90 with a 70-300 lens which helps me to get record shots of my wildlife encounters, I use a 35 mm lens for all my landscapes. Ewan