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Title: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 21:26:45, 20/09/16
 Big thanks to all those who supported my last posts.

 
As a mountaineer and walker who loves to take photos, like many, I have thousands of photos stored and gathering dust, some are naff some are ok. They cover a wide range of activities in fact anything that gives me an excuse to go walking, scrambling, climbing, mountaineering. 
Yes once again variety will be the name of the game this time with an autumn feel, hopefully there will still be something for everyone, if anyone wants to contribute feel free. 
Remember each photo has its own story and this is my way of trying to put them to use.
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Post by: midweekmountain on 21:40:19, 20/09/16
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Time Spent in reconnaissance   


Our final hill  of the day would be Fleetwith Pike via a banana stop at Dubs Quarry Bothy, Jekyll and Hyde hill this one, boring from Honister BUT has one of the bestest footpaths in the area descending the ridge to Buttermere.


 


 
Follow link for full story and more photos  Time Spent in Reconasaince (https://everypiccytellsastory.blogspot.co.uk)
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Post by: domtheone on 21:59:11, 20/09/16
Great pic that of one of the best spots in the Lakes (imo).   Can't wait to do that ridge (in ascent) from Buttermere.
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Post by: Strider on 22:55:32, 20/09/16
Beautiful pictures Stuart  O0
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Post by: midweekmountain on 07:42:32, 21/09/16
Thanks guys will defo be going back there next summer for the sunset.
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Post by: midweekmountain on 16:04:37, 28/09/16
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Great Gable via Napes Traverse and Westmorland Crag scramble.

Next morning we wake to misty conditions, plan A is to walk up to Napes via Taylor Gill then one of the best run of scrambles in the Lake District Threading the Needle, Napes Traverse, Sphinx Ridge then up to Westmorland Crag, topping out at the Cairn approx 200m from the summit of Great Gable.



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Post by: Glyno on 16:12:35, 28/09/16
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Time Spent in reconnaissance   


Our final hill  of the day would be Fleetwith Pike via a banana stop at Dubs Quarry Bothy, Jekyll and Hyde hill this one, boring from Honister BUT has one of the bestest footpaths in the area descending the ridge to Buttermere.




 
Follow link for full story and more photos  Time Spent in Reconasaince (https://everypiccytellsastory.blogspot.co.uk)


VERY NICE. Minor niggle - the horizon is ever so slightly tilted, don't think it detracts from it though, probably just my OCD.
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Post by: midweekmountain on 07:55:22, 29/09/16

VERY NICE. Minor niggle - the horizon is ever so slightly tilted, don't think it detracts from it though, probably just my OCD.

Thanks Glyno, as I said it was a recce visit I really want the sunset shot.
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Post by: Innominate Man on 09:48:50, 29/09/16
Looking forward to more great photos MWM, these are tantalising - the Napes traverse almost looking Mediterranean in that sun  O0
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Post by: barewirewalker on 14:32:19, 29/09/16
Lovely picture of Napes Needle MWM, it brings back the memory of climbing it, but more a memory of a great climbing friend I had in my early 20's. We camped in Wasdale and climbed Napes Needle finishing the day with a bit of walking, we were descending on some great scree and moving very fast, when looking over my shoulder I saw my friend, seemingly floating on my shoulder, he was upside down with his rucksack about 24in from the scree flying headfirst down hill.


It took me some time to ease off the speed so when I could stop a look behind me Pete came bounding by shouting 'What you waiting for'.


When we got to the bottom he said he took a bit of a tumble on the way down, I described the position I had seen him in. We never did work out how he had managed to flip over and turn about face to land on his feet.



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Post by: midweekmountain on 16:36:42, 29/09/16
Looking forward to more great photos MWM, these are tantalising - the Napes traverse almost looking Mediterranean in that sun

Yes indeed its got me thinking of another euro wintersun trip.
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Post by: midweekmountain on 19:37:42, 29/09/16
Lovely picture of Napes Needle MWM, it brings back the memory of climbing it, but more a memory of a great climbing friend I had in my early 20's. We camped in Wasdale and climbed Napes Needle finishing the day with a bit of walking, we were descending on some great scree and moving very fast, when looking over my shoulder I saw my friend, seemingly floating on my shoulder, he was upside down with his rucksack about 24in from the scree flying headfirst down hill.


It took me some time to ease off the speed so when I could stop a look behind me Pete came bounding by shouting 'What you waiting for'.


When we got to the bottom he said he took a bit of a tumble on the way down, I described the position I had seen him in. We never did work out how he had managed to flip over and turn about face to land on his feet.
Srcee running eh,
Hardly ever hear that mentioned nowadays, takes me back to my early teens, on a school youth hostelling trip to the Lakes.
40 kids out on a walk and they took us down a scree run next to Pike O'Stickle, it was brill
We were instucted to sit down if we lost balance, one girl fell forward and really  chewed her face up.

I had a peek down the old scree run last time I was there, could not believe I had been down there on a school trip.
Could you imagine the consequences if that happened today!!!!!!!!
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Post by: barewirewalker on 10:23:05, 30/09/16
Srcee running eh,
I had a peek down the old scree run last time I was there, could not believe I had been down there on a school trip.
Could you imagine the consequences if that happened today!!!!!!!!


One of the pleasures of a misguided childhood in another age, perhaps  8)


Bird's nesting being another  :o



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Post by: midweekmountain on 12:08:04, 30/09/16
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The more I see of humanity the more I love my dog, well if I had a dog!!!!!


Once again variety is the name of the game so heres something completely different, yes a city walk in London, hope you like the photos.


 
Follow link for full story and more photos London Calling (https://everypiccytellsastory.blogspot.co.uk)
 
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Post by: PeakRambler on 13:24:57, 30/09/16
Keep the photos coming, the time is close for some decent colours, the yellows, golds, browns and reds of autumn, plus inversions and those long shadows.  O0
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Post by: barewirewalker on 14:12:58, 30/09/16
Walked around St Paul's a couple of years, and a lot further but close by I came across a store selling our sort of gear, I think it was Black's. The amount of floorspace was breath taking and if the cost was known that might be eye-watering. The money that our interest in the countryside earns to justify this and so many other outlets has grown since the days of little Arvon's shop in Capel Curig and the parent cobbler's shop in Bethesda came to mind.


Go to the end of the street and turn left and I think you will see where I mean.




Earlier that day I had been below Monument, found a garden with some old ruins, where a totally nude and very attractive woman wss being photographed. If you had been very fast, that might have made a good urban shot before she disappeared under a coverup.
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Post by: Cnicht on 21:19:15, 30/09/16
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My favourite photo taken at Sandringham, Norfolk
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Post by: midweekmountain on 07:36:54, 01/10/16
Keep the photos coming, the time is close for some decent colours, the yellows, golds, browns and reds of autumn, plus inversions and those long shadows.  O0

Thanks, As a photographeer I always think that Jul/Aug is the most boring time of the year in the hills as you say can't wait for some decent colours, the yellows, golds, browns and reds of autumn, plus inversions and those long shadows.
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Post by: midweekmountain on 07:47:48, 01/10/16
Walked around St Paul's a couple of years, and a lot further but close by I came across a store selling our sort of gear, I think it was Black's. The amount of floorspace was breath taking and if the cost was known that might be eye-watering. The money that our interest in the countryside earns to justify this and so many other outlets has grown since the days of little Arvon's shop in Capel Curig and the parent cobbler's shop in Bethesda came to mind.


I have always been amazed at how many londoners have an avid interest in the outdoors, they have so much enthusiam, when I do my walk guiding work in Europe the majority of the clients are Londoners.

Another example is Mick Fowlers team, Mick holds a senior position with HMRC BUT has been driving from London to Scotland every winter weekend for decades.
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Post by: midweekmountain on 07:49:22, 01/10/16
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My favourite photo taken at Sandringham, Norfolk

Magic photo thanks for posting, hopefully we will get loads more like that this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Glyno on 15:54:55, 01/10/16
Is it my imagination, or are the leaves staying on the trees later this year? We're into October and most of the trees are still fully clad (if that's the right word).
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Post by: Penygadair on 15:57:44, 01/10/16
You're correct. Very little autumn colour yet.
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Post by: Innominate Man on 23:56:09, 01/10/16

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Not necessarily a good photo but taken on long telephoto and without time to compose the shot: Having spotted four deer in the woods where we were walking today.
This was on the NE Coast Cinder Track North of Claughton, North Yorkshire. We initially saw one animal but managed to keep watching through the trees, at about 60 foot distance, and one by one others became visible until we realised there were four. As we were watching we were passed on the track by cyclists and even a car - all the while the deer paused and were clearly cautious but carried on eating. We were probably watching them for almost ten minutes until passers by realised we were watching something in the trees and stopped to take a look. At that stage we withdrew.
What a treat.


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Post by: barewirewalker on 13:36:46, 02/10/16
Is it my imagination, or are the leaves staying on the trees later this year? We're into October and most of the trees are still fully clad (if that's the right word).
Looks that way, but many trees were dying back unnaturally due to leaf disease and/or dry soils in previous years, I think there is more soil moisture, perhaps this might lead too better autumn colours when the trees start to die back properly.
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Post by: midweekmountain on 08:30:29, 04/10/16

Not necessarily a good photo but taken on long telephoto and without time to compose the shot: Having spotted four deer in the woods where we were walking today.
This was on the NE Coast Cinder Track North of Claughton, North Yorkshire.


Good Effort Mark........The wild deer in Yorkshire are generally wild skittish things the only place I have managed to get any half decent photos is at the deer park in Studley Royal nr Fountains Abbey.

In Scotland where there are tens of thousands of deer and they come down to road level I have managed to get into decent photo range in the car.

As soon as you get out of the car they are off.
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 08:42:45, 04/10/16
Is it my imagination, or are the leaves staying on the trees later this year? We're into October and most of the trees are still fully clad (if that's the right word).

Yes I think last year seemed a late autumn also.

I bumped into a photographic club in in our hut in Borrowdale last year, they always have a weekend trip somewhere on the last weekend of October cos they reckon thats when the trees are at there most colourful.
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Post by: midweekmountain on 11:43:40, 04/10/16
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Evening at Kings Cross Station


After two hard days house moving , cleaning, decorating etc we opted to catch a late train north cos it was cheap this would give us an opportunity for another walk round London during the day.
It was Sunday, several sections of the underground were stopped for maintenance making it a good day for walking in London. We managed to get close to Hyde Park, walked tho to get to the Natural History and Science museums.  


 
Follow link for full story and more photos The Great Escape (https://everypiccytellsastory.blogspot.co.uk)


 
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Post by: Glyno on 21:40:08, 05/10/16
Just had 3 stunning days in the Lakes



Old Man of Coniston summit
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Striding Edge
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Post by: adalard on 17:25:53, 06/10/16
Those pictures are beautiful, Glyno  O0
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Post by: BuzyG on 17:45:24, 06/10/16
Great photos.
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Post by: midweekmountain on 09:19:14, 09/10/16
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First train over.


Next day is same again after a later start BUT tonight the plan is to do an evening walk round the Ribblehead and pitch the tent so we can sample the equally gorgeous light conditions in the hour before dawn.




Follow link for full story and more photos First Train Over (https://everypiccytellsastory.blogspot.co.uk)
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Post by: barewirewalker on 11:11:24, 10/10/16
Great wide angle image.


Walking is very much about what I see being connected with the terrain I am in, to get this perspective without crawling around in ditches appealed to me. Taken off the footpath a few weeks ago in Cornwall using the limit of my lens, just a snap as we were walking along.
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Only just starting to look at some of the photos I took on these walks.
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Post by: midweekmountain on 13:05:33, 10/10/16
Great wide angle image.

Thanks, I took 6 portrait shots and put them thro a Pano programme then cropped it top and bottom.

I like your tractor shot the subject is on the third moving into the shot BUT there is a lot of green in the bottom left doing nowt so I would crop it about half way down. This would exaggerate the subject and enhance the wide angle.  what do you think?






I took a series of shots of a tractor harrowing a field nr Filey a couple of weeks back,  it was in a cloud of red dust with thousands of sea gulls following it, I will post it some time.
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Post by: barewirewalker on 13:19:56, 10/10/16

I like your tractor shot the subject is on the third moving into the shot BUT there is a lot of green in the bottom left doing nowt so I would crop it about half way down. This would exaggerate the subject and enhance the wide angle.  what do you think?


I agree about the green.I was trying to keep as much of the haws as possible. The autumn angle but it is the terrain that put the tractor at that angle which caught my eye.
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Post by: midweekmountain on 18:51:05, 10/10/16
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Duskover the Langdale Pikes


The classic view of Blea Tarn is from close to the lakeside which is where everyone takes the photo, they have even put a car park there cos all the photographers cars clogged the narrow road. I was looking for a different angle so we went for a walk up the slops of Mart Crag.   
The view from here  is superb it drew my attention to the potential views from neighbouring Side Pike so that was our next stop. By now dusk was falling so after a short walk it was time for us to return to the valley BUT we decided to return for sunrise.


 
Follow link for full story and more photos Dusk and Dawn over the Langdale Pikes (https://everypiccytellsastory.blogspot.co.uk)
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Post by: Innominate Man on 22:40:18, 10/10/16
 O0  Mesmerising - great vantage point and much better than the classic view.
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Post by: barewirewalker on 13:43:45, 14/10/16

Close to home, a much walked path on the outskirts of the town passes within view of a small mere. The distance from the edge of the water is 150 yards but few seem to veer off the righteous way to avail themselves of the waterside views. I did on this occasion and found an abundance of freshwater mussel shells, they seemed to blend in with the autumn leaves rather well.(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u297/barewirewalker/freshwatermussel.jpg) (http://)
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Post by: Innominate Man on 16:47:11, 14/10/16
Great photo bww - It goes to show that sometimes it's the small things that go un-noticed and well worth the time to search them out.
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Post by: Jac on 09:14:30, 15/10/16
I was surprised to discover an abundance of freshwater mussels in a group of small ponds on a nature reserve nr Exeter.
Not that I would nor want to but I wonder if they are edible. They certainly look very meaty.
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Post by: alewife on 12:17:04, 15/10/16
In theory they are edible but depends on the quality of the water, and one species is endangered so its not legal to take that particular type.
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Post by: Jac on 12:24:42, 15/10/16
In theory they are edible but depends on the quality of the water, and one species is endangered so its not legal to take that particular type.

I wonder if they would have been a source of food for prehistoric peoples. I've never heard of middens with fresh water mussel shells though plenty of sea shell middens.
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Post by: barewirewalker on 12:32:10, 15/10/16
I was surprised to discover an abundance of freshwater mussels in a group of small ponds on a nature reserve nr Exeter.
Not that I would nor want to but I wonder if they are edible. They certainly look very meaty.


Would seem to be, I googled it and plenty of info;
https://blog.raymears.com/2010/07/13/freshwater-mussel-find/
http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=720
http://www.weekendnotes.com/how-to-purge-freshwater-mussels/


There is a pearl bearing fresh water mussel, this is the endangered species, I seem to remember reading a novel in the dim and distant past about a large fresh water mussel pearl being the cause of some skulduggery. I also recall, thanks to the memory jog of one of the above threads; a canal being drained and the fresh water mussel shells being abundant where the old barges overnighted. So looked as if they harvested them where they could and then cooked them.


I grew up near a stretch of canal, when I could first walk the location was within reach, together with other kids we would visit the few bargees still on the canal. I do not think they were carrying cargoes more using their barges as caravans and travelling to seasonal work. I have thought more about it recently,
Posting here;
http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=30054.msg479362#msg479362


the map shows a length of tunnel, which I believe had significant effect on the early access network, signs that the bargees overnighted at the north end of the tunnel where I saw the bed of the canal strewn with shells, must have been mirrored at the south end. Now my memory has been jogged, I recall there were places where we used to see a carpet of shells when the water was crystal clear and their iridescence would reflect from the bed of the cut.


The relevance is only just making me realise that this length of tunnel had no towpath, so the barges had to be legged through, is this another reason why the ferry seems to link with both end of the tunnel, because the length of stopover was longer.


Thoughts and memories stirred all from posting a photo.

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Post by: midweekmountain on 07:17:27, 16/10/16
Thoughts and memories stirred all from posting a photo.

Indeed very interesting, never come across fresh water mussels, you learn something every day.
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Post by: barewirewalker on 11:23:24, 16/10/16
Indeed very interesting, never come across fresh water mussels, you learn something every day.


I have just been speaking to my brother now living in Australia. I asked him if he remembered seeing the mussels shells in the canal, he immediately reminded me of a bed of live mussels we found in the River Severn. They were on the downstream edge of where the river flowed over a rock bed. These probably would be safely edible, fresh water continuously flowing over them. That is if they are still there, it was a long time ago.
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Post by: midweekmountain on 11:33:07, 16/10/16
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My last Munro in Glencoe




Would rather drive a Peugeot 308 or a Porsche 911, do you favour all inclusive holidays in Benidorm or gazing at sunsets over the Utah desert towers?  
Are you happy with instant coffee?
If all you want is to plod, plod, plod the easiest route up a mountain that will blur into insignificance after a week, ignore this post.

 
On the other hand if you like a bit of excitement doing a top mountain route that will stick in your memory for the rest of your years read on.


 
 Follow link for full story and more photos     My last Munro in Glencoe (https://everypiccytellsastory.blogspot.co.uk)
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Post by: Cnicht on 19:56:12, 21/10/16
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Fab photo a place I one day would love to see :)




First train over.


Next day is same again after a later start BUT tonight the plan is to do an evening walk round the Ribblehead and pitch the tent so we can sample the equally gorgeous light conditions in the hour before dawn.




Follow link for full story and more photos First Train Over (https://everypiccytellsastory.blogspot.co.uk)
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Post by: midweekmountain on 08:53:50, 22/10/16
Fab photo a place I one day would love to see

Thanks, this area holds special memories for me cos our autumn/winter sport in the 70's was pot holing and the caving social centre of the universe was at the Hill Inn nr Ribblehead aka the 'Hillybilly Inn, twas a wild place back then.

So we spent a lot of time in the area.
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Post by: midweekmountain on 12:22:47, 22/10/16
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Confessions of a compulsive weather watcher (Part One)

As a self confessed compulsive weather watcher, I just love it when a plan comes together, I hope you enjoy the set of Autumn photos.

Follow link for full story and more photos     Confessions of a compulsive weather watcher (Part One) (https://everypiccytellsastory.blogspot.co.uk)
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Post by: midweekmountain on 09:28:02, 23/10/16
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Angram Dam from Scar House Reservoir


Sunseeking again and you can often find the most interesting of places on yur doorstep, well not very far away.

Follow link for full story and more photos Scar House (https://everypiccytellsastory.blogspot.co.uk)
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Post by: midweekmountain on 09:53:52, 23/10/16
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Thorpe Pellew a walk we did DURING this week
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Post by: barewirewalker on 09:55:46, 23/10/16
Stunning composition, great photo.
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Post by: midweekmountain on 09:59:26, 23/10/16
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Langdale a walk we did DURING this Week
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Post by: midweekmountain on 10:07:09, 23/10/16
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Loch Ossian a walk we did DURING last week
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Post by: Dyffryn Ardudwy on 10:20:57, 23/10/16
Its annoying, as i can never post decent photographs on the forum.
Ive always taken photographs in their RAW state, at the highest resolution possible.
Everytime i try and send a photo by email, it tells me the file is too large, and it rejects it.

Taking photographs in JPEG or a lower resolution never looks as impressive as when the photograph uses every pixel available.

I may give it another try, as i have some lovely photographs of my walks above Dyffryn.
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Post by: Glyno on 11:38:44, 23/10/16

Ive always taken photographs in their RAW state, at the highest resolution possible.
Everytime i try and send a photo by email, it tells me the file is too large, and it rejects it.

Taking photographs in JPEG or a lower resolution never looks as impressive as when the photograph uses every pixel available.



All photos posted on the internet (or printed) have to be converted from RAW.
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Post by: bricam2096 on 12:15:46, 23/10/16

All photos posted on the internet (or printed) have to be converted from RAW.

My camera has the option to save in RAW and jpeg at the same time, I'm still learning with it but it's too big for multiple day walks.
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Post by: midweekmountain on 15:32:47, 23/10/16
A couple of Glencoe shots from a walk we did DURING last week

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14695572_10157624262270258_2022898603444314479_n.jpg?oh=213be7efd14ab65f11c9ff5d918a1d1e&oe=5890604A)


Beinn Fhada some of you may recognise the lost valley down to the left


(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14695345_10157624262365258_8665656529492866818_n.jpg?oh=e23ac2506886a7e80ff8ddd90fc1e1df&oe=5896BFE9)


Beinn Fhada ridge again
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: fit old bird on 13:51:56, 24/10/16
Is this a competition about who takes the best shots? Personally I get bored by perfect shots, especially if they have been tweaked up to the eyeballs with an editing package. I can look at these pictures in magazines. I appreciate the bog standard snaps from someone who has enjoyed their romp in the countryside and recorded it for their own albums.
Ilona
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: Glyno on 14:15:28, 24/10/16
I appreciate the bog standard snaps from someone who has enjoyed their romp in the countryside and recorded it.
Ilona


I'm speechless  :o
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: MoelPysgod on 16:32:55, 24/10/16
I get bored by perfect shots, especially if they have been tweaked up to the eyeballs with an editing package.

You should check out my Flickr, my photos are awful
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: fit old bird on 18:57:42, 24/10/16
You should check out my Flickr, my photos are awful


Ha ha, give us a link then, let's all have a laugh.  ;D
Ilona
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: PeakRambler on 12:10:05, 25/10/16
Its annoying, as i can never post decent photographs on the forum.
Ive always taken photographs in their RAW state, at the highest resolution possible.
Everytime i try and send a photo by email, it tells me the file is too large, and it rejects it.

Taking photographs in JPEG or a lower resolution never looks as impressive as when the photograph uses every pixel available.

I may give it another try, as i have some lovely photographs of my walks above Dyffryn.

You could use a program like Photoshop to reduce the overall size, which is what I use.

There are others out there,
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 10:41:58, 27/10/16
Stunning composition, great photo.

Thanks,

Have walked by this place several times and not realised what fantastic view lay below us.
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 10:58:34, 27/10/16
During this week...

Love it..............

We went for a local walk round Studley, a great place to get close to the wildlife.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14720398_10157642268920258_3035999728155689791_n.jpg?oh=2e610b5ab26195a8b98fb8df1ad9da57&oe=58A3A95A)
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: pleb on 10:59:45, 27/10/16
Stunning composition, great photo.
Agreed, I've walked up there but never seen a shot like that O0
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 10:51:56, 29/10/16
Agreed, I've walked up there but never seen a shot like that O0

I am finding that a lot nowadays, in my youth I used to be very task orientated and walk round with blinkers on, nowadays even when I go back to the same old, same old I take the blinkers off.
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 11:08:45, 29/10/16
During this week


(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p206x206/14666045_10157642268815258_804143896026994611_n.jpg?oh=a44976f20ccd660bb52dea68a245cd87&oe=5894B239)

This technique takes two minutes to explain and a lifetime to master so here is one of my first attempts.



 We had an inspirational couple of lectures at our Photography club, one guy had some of the best bird photos I have ever seen, we are talking BBC quality, something I will never be able to match.
 
The second guy was all about different techniques with the camera, cut a long story short we were out the next day on a walk round Brimham.

 

 

 


 
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 16:12:22, 29/10/16
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Imagine


Eek Just looked at my last few entries on here and they are all all landscapes so here is something a completely different.

 

 
I was struggling with ideas for my first ever 'Altered Reality' photo competition.

 
I have always said that one of the very best things about Mountaineering Club huts is that you meet fantastic interesting people, So we are staying over on a walking trip in the Lakes and this guy turns up, he's got plenty off like most scousers. A fellow climber, an artist and a builder who has been a millionaire and lost it all, we hit it off straight away.

 
He lets it slip that he used to be a John Lennon lookalike when he was a lad, he was 64 at the time, I looked closely and see a vague likeness BUT hey non of us have ever seen a photo of a middle aged Lennon. The wheels in my mind start whirling round and I ask him if I take take a portrait of him for an altered reality project and he agrees.

 
I processed the photo, the number 64 stuck in my mind and called it 'Imagine' 

 
I rarely put any comp photos on here, this one got nowhere but it was my first attempt at altered reality and its got a good story..................

 
 



  Follow link for full story and more photos   Imagine (https://everypiccytellsastory.blogspot.co.uk)
 
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: bricam2096 on 18:48:37, 29/10/16
autumn?  :-\
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: Innominate Man on 16:19:08, 30/10/16

He lets it slip that he used to be a John Lennon lookalike when he was a lad ....



I think he was bulling his part up - more like a Charles Hawtry look a like   :D   :D
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: barewirewalker on 10:14:55, 31/10/16

 more like a Charles Hawtry look a like   :D   :D


thought I recognised him, snap  ;D
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: Glyno on 14:32:23, 31/10/16
My first thought was Dot Cotton off Eastenders




(...not that I ever watch Eastenders, mind)
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: barewirewalker on 18:17:38, 31/10/16
Love it..............

We went for a local walk round Studley, a great place to get close to the wildlife.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14720398_10157642268920258_3035999728155689791_n.jpg?oh=2e610b5ab26195a8b98fb8df1ad9da57&oe=58A3A95A)


Beautiful Autumn photo,
I walked today to a favourite bridge, as I approached a circling heron made as if to land in the river near the bridge, tethering Mrs BWW who would stride straight on, then look about, I merged into the hedge and cautiously tried to find a view up the River Roden. I could not see the Heron but a flash of red drew my eye to a gate a few yards up the river and we got a full on view of a kingfisher sitting on it, too quick to photograph we were treated to a fully visible flight up stream and then a few moments later it flew back down stream giving an electric blue flash that was again too quick for me to catch on camera.


So I had to make do with a slower moving subject to capture my autumn colours;
(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u297/barewirewalker/redleaf-greenbug_zpsh7kwpyfo.png) (http://)
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: sunnydale on 19:50:10, 31/10/16
Nice shot BWW  :)
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 11:24:33, 01/11/16
Thanks for the feedback guys, as I said non of us have ever seen a photo of John Lennon at 64 we can only 'IMAGINE' what he would look like........

autumn?

Yes Autumn the photo was taken 4/11/2015 and entered in a altered reality comp a couple of weeks later.


I think he was bulling his part up - more like a Charles Hawtry look a like   

Mark have you ever come across Chris Sowden, one of the top Leeds climbers.  Now he was a ringer for Charles Hawtry.
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 11:36:03, 01/11/16
Beautiful Autumn photo,

Thanks BWW, I felt I was getting into a rut with landscapes so big thanks for pusting a great wildlife shot, stunning.


Am loving this autumn it seems to be going on forever, we have been going out every day and got hundreds of photos.
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: bricam2096 on 18:57:08, 01/11/16

Yes Autumn the photo was taken 4/11/2015 and entered in a altered reality comp a couple of weeks later.


Oops, silly me, I didn't realise this thread was for photos that had been taken during autumn. I just assumed it meant people would post photos of autumn scenery and the colourful landscapes that we have just now  :D
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: Mel on 19:08:29, 01/11/16
Well, now we've established that the photo was taken in Autumn, I'm curious to know how it ties in with the theme of this, the WALKING forum, and the Photography Board's description of "Post your UK WALKING Photos Here"
 
.... definitely some altered reality going on... have you been nibbling on some autumnal magic mushrooms MWM?
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: barewirewalker on 20:08:08, 01/11/16

Beautiful Autumn photo,
I walked today to a favourite bridge, as I approached a circling heron made as if to land in the river near the bridge, tethering Mrs BWW who would stride straight on, then look about, I merged into the hedge and cautiously tried to find a view up the River Roden. I could not see the Heron but a flash of red drew my eye to a gate a few yards up the river and we got a full on view of a kingfisher sitting on it, too quick to photograph we were treated to a fully visible flight up stream and then a few moments later it flew back down stream giving an electric blue flash that was again too quick for me to catch on camera.


So I had to make do with a slower moving subject to capture my autumn colours;
(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u297/barewirewalker/redleaf-greenbug_zpsh7kwpyfo.png) (http://)


Well I could not resist the photo I was unable to take so with a little bit of hanki-panki I have come up with picture my imagination tells me should have been had I been very fast on the button;
(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u297/barewirewalker/IMG_1810_kingfish_red_zps1bikfz2i.jpeg) (http://)
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: Innominate Man on 23:31:45, 01/11/16
That's clever bww   O0
Is that another case of altered reality  :o
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: barewirewalker on 09:29:25, 02/11/16
That's clever bww   O0
Is that another case of altered reality  :o
thanks, 'altered reality' in an outdoor setting :D
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 09:18:20, 04/11/16
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Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 09:32:27, 04/11/16
All the photos seem to have dropped off this thread so its once again time to cose it down.



Big thanks to everyone who supported and contributed to this thread.............
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: Mel on 19:16:44, 04/11/16
All the photos seem to have dropped off this thread so its once again time to cose it down.



Why?  You said yourself in your opening post:
 
....if anyone wants to contribute feel free. 

As Winter approaches the topic will naturally drop down the boards anyway ... and possibly be resurrected next Autumn, so there's no reason for people to stop posting their autumnal walking pictures  O0
 
 
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: barewirewalker on 10:47:47, 05/11/16
Am loving this autumn it seems to be going on forever, we have been going out every day and got hundreds of photos.


Don't think Autumn has quite given way to Winter yet;


[/font][/size]so there's no reason for people to stop posting their autumnal walking pictures [/size] O0
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I think this topic has an added bit of spice, it's name suggests that those posting pictures, should tell a story. I no longer visit the higher, wilder and more remote places and looking back at the time I did I am ashamed of the arrogance I felt because I thought myself superior in walking in more difficult places. Life is a learning curve however far you are along the course destiny has set, trying to interpret terrain is the puzzle we all set ourselves when we start out on a walk and I made it a little bit more difficult for myself by forgetting to check my pockets for my compass last week.
Looking back through the photos I took on that walk I found this. I took it because the gorse bush to the left gave a vivid splash of yellow, to contrast against the background of autumnal colours, but what you see is not always the picture you can take. I took the shot without any gorse flowers, because that side of the bush was devoid of blooms, I then took a photograph of the side of the bush with the flowers so that I could play around with the image at home. Still need to bring out the intensity of that yellow.
(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u297/barewirewalker/view%20over%20cefn%20ddu_zps4xefdzpl.jpg) (http://)
To the left of the gorse bush is a track, more of a verdant tunnel leading down to a holding called Cefn Ddu, though the sun was still quite high in the sky, light was starting to fail as Cefn Ddu was starting to live up to the latter part of its name. I could not seem to set the map and every time I got it right I landed up walking to Cefn Ddu. I knew that I had to settle on a direction to walk in, but the time it would be light was ample for the time left provided we go in the right direction.
From this picture it looks as if the choice should be quite simple, but I was near too panic, logic must prevail, and we set out in the direction logic said go but every time I took my eyes off the map then looked at it again my eyes were drawn to Cefn Ddu too close to where I was intending to get to.


We set off and as we climbed the ridge in the direction of the track highlighted, things seemed to add up and my inherent sense of direction clicked in, I knew I was reading the map correctly. I still could not understand the cause for my confusion.


Not until we got home and I started to plot our actual route on my PC to store in 'my walks' file. I FOUND the reason, there were two Cefn Ddu's DDDDUUUUUUeeeeewwwwww!!!!!!!!!


In my experience to date there can be some very confusing terrain, where you least expect it.
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: Wurz on 16:07:08, 05/11/16
Some shrooms from yesterdays dog walk about 7km and a landscape from today's of just over 9km.


(https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5533/30739349886_bc588ef9d5_c.jpg) (http://)Lots of Shrooms (https://flic.kr/p/NQkcM9)


(https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5518/30687740711_4c08daec3e_c.jpg) (http://)Even Moor Shrooms (https://flic.kr/p/NKLGaM)


(https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5823/30739347266_b9d8cbde6c_c.jpg) (http://)Shrooms (https://flic.kr/p/NQkbZY)


(https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5496/30157306173_2390196c16_c.jpg) (http://)River of Gold (https://flic.kr/p/MWU5sH)
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: Jac on 08:50:18, 06/11/16
The golden shrooms are gorgeous
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: adalard on 11:50:38, 06/11/16
Fantastic pictures, Wurz - just goes to show that sometimes the most amazing views can be on a far smaller scale than mountains and valleys if you take time to look around you.  O0
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: werringtonwalker on 13:00:19, 06/11/16
Another one loving the mushrooms - especially the first one.
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: PeakRambler on 18:05:19, 10/11/16
Three photos from a recent trip to Baddesley Clinton, a medieval moated manor house, followed by a close up of a sycamore leaf
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5457/30783775012_093feb26ab_b.jpg)


(https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5816/30864077246_8afceb5e00_b.jpg)


(https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5732/30811522851_a5cc38306b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 18:25:08, 10/11/16
Fantastic pictures, Wurz - just goes to show that sometimes the most amazing views can be on a far smaller scale than mountains and valleys if you take time to look around you.  O0


Agreed. Fabulous pictures  O0
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 08:53:18, 11/11/16
All the photos seem to have dropped off this thread so its once again time to cose it down.



All the photos have seem to have reappeared, anybody know why this is happening?
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 09:17:07, 11/11/16



Not until we got home and I started to plot our actual route on my PC to store in 'my walks' file. I FOUND the reason, there were two Cefn Ddu's DDDDUUUUUUeeeeewwwwww!!!!!!!!!





Nice one BWW
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 09:20:13, 11/11/16
Some shrooms from yesterdays dog walk about 7km and a landscape from today's of just over 9km.


Thanks for contributing I have only taken a handfull of Funghi Photos this year, I don't thinkm its been a good year for them.
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 09:21:28, 11/11/16
Three photos from a recent trip to Baddesley Clinton, a medieval moated manor house, followed by a close up of a sycamore leaf

Nice............
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 10:05:19, 11/11/16
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14962516_10157683379480258_2768029735712180339_n.jpg?oh=183e82d246405352962780c56af7fdba&oe=58C681CB)


A view of the Aonach Eagach Ridge from the ledge of Ryolite Romp



Today we plan to go onto one of these on the mountains opposite the Aonach Eagach called Aonach Dubh via a route called the Ryolite Romp. 

Never heard of it I hear you say...................

It starts on the West Face of Aonach Dubh, steep territory here, home to some of the best rock climbing and mountaineerimg routes in Scotland.

Our route really is a sheep in wolfs clothing, sneaking up an easy scramble called Dinner Time Buttress amidst steeper ground. Leading onto a monster kilometer long traverse time with steep crags above and below. A break in the upper crag allows you to escape and ascend a gully leading you onto a second traverse leading back past the point you started.


(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15055860_10157717359430258_341557929541235689_n.jpg?oh=37098d99f69b1cadcb5a4b5a9f8c049d&oe=5895C3FB)

 
View from the Claghaig Inn showing the West Face of Aonach Dubh and the approx line of our route to the summit.

 
 Follow link for full story and many more photos A Ryolite Romp (https://everypiccytellsastory.blogspot.co.uk)
 

Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: domtheone on 10:12:44, 11/11/16
Nice

I remember you talking about this one when we were on Aonach Eagach :)
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: barewirewalker on 10:41:50, 11/11/16

[/size]Nice one BWW
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Thanks MWM, glad you read my experience I posted with the picture, your idea of a photo telling a story sometimes needs a bit of text to help.

An Autumn scene? Low light comes on earlier and it gives more to a photo, gateways are places of mystery, that is if the imagination is allowed to be let loose. [/size]
(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u297/barewirewalker/gateway_zpsjr0fnxcq.jpeg) (http://)
Here I met a fellow walker, we chatted a while and then parted. He disappeared through this gate. Just out of the left side of the picture is a fingerpost, it gives access to a couple of hundred yards of footpath, cuts across the corner of a large field and dumps the walker on a busy B road, two lanes of traffic reaching to the hedges on both side. Just the sort of useless bit of right of way that landowners claims the entire network is made up of.
(being the substance of such articles as those here;
http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=30054.msg470233#msg470233
and here;
http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=30054.msg471642#msg471642)
but that is not the route this walker took. Perhaps older than myself, just taking to the countryside on a pleasant afternoon to escape from a retirement home in a small rural village, he had made a clever route for his regular walk because it did not follow the righteous way with civic propriety. Following field access tracks and field margins his route led down to a substantial footbridge over the River Roden about a mile downstream from the bridge I took this photo from;
(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u297/barewirewalker/IMG_1810_kingfish_red_zps1bikfz2i.jpeg) (http://)


The course of the Shropshire Way goes over this footbridge but to reach it the SW follows several miles of highway. This is not always to the advantage of a way that is supposed to attract a walker to the Shropshire countryside.


As I was writing this MWM has posted a great picture which shows the wide difference of routes our interest takes us to.
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 11:28:31, 11/11/16
Nice

I remember you talking about this one when we were on Aonach Eagach :)

Yes indeed Dom it left an indelable mark on me when I did it first time, a very unusual day out.


When we finished we went back to the Clachaig for a pint and bumped into one of youngsters I introduced to climbing as a lad, he is now working as an MIC.

He reckones Ryolite Romp is one of the best days out in Glencoe, he uses it a lot with clients and always gets good feedback.
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 11:32:02, 11/11/16
As I was writing this MWM has posted a great picture which shows the wide difference of routes our interest takes us to.

Yes indeed BWW keep em coming, as I always say Variety is the spice of life.
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: barewirewalker on 12:14:56, 14/11/16
Yes indeed BWW keep em coming, as I always say Variety is the spice of life.


Can't resist an invitation.
Many on this forum may guess my fascination with walking, in my later life, revolves around questioning the Definitive Map and relating its veracity and effectiveness with topography. Forgive the long words but this is the best description I can come up with in as short a sentence as possible.


Autumn is the time of year we share the countryside with game shooting, which is one of the main underlying reasons why landowners wish to keep visitors out of their countryside. This may not be directly the reason given because it is so often cloaked in the disguise of 'conservation' and 'land management'.


The search for special places of beauty or interest has taken me off piste, the word trespass may be used to to describe this activity, but like those climbers who forced routes up rock faces previously thought unclimbable, I like to think of this as exploration.


This photo shows a moment, when I chose not to go of piste, to my front is a wood marked, on a map marked as open access, clearly dissected by neatly cut rides but which might give me access to its farther side from where I would have to launch myself 'off piste' and visible exposed into a broad valley before I could intersect with a right of way.
(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u297/barewirewalker/buzzards%20and%20crab%20apples_zpscclzec2k.jpg) (http://)
Ragged volleys of gunfire were the reason why there are so many birds in the air, ten buzzards and one kite is a fair indication that they are plentiful in this area and the extended volleys were a sign that many pheasants were being driven over 20 guns or more. At 46 a bird serious money was dropping out of the sky provided the marksmanship was up to scratch.
A shoot managed by those, who do not think it necessary to kill birds of prey, is a good sign, perhaps not the day to go off piste and the pheasants disturbed by my presence were flying away from the action. Not a way to share the countryside, even if there were a right of access.


But a little more about the picture because it is not a genuine photograph. I could not take all ten buzzards and the one kite in a single shot, not because that shot was not possible to get into the frame, but because of the high hedges on either side of the road. On one hand conservation activity has cleaned up the act of gamekeepering, it is questionable that hedge management has been influenced to the better by conservation. Together with 'White Van driver, agricultural vehicles the same width as heavy haulage, country based commuters, the over high hedge makes the roadway a less attractive place to walk than in the days of better hedge management.


I don't suppose there are many today, who can remember a thorn hedge so closely latticed with thorns that a magpie could could perch 10 inches away from a sitting blackbird safely brooding her eggs.


Thinking of Crab apples and pheasant I googled a recipe,
For Crab Apple jelly and Pheasant click. (http://www.rayburn-web.co.uk/rayburn-owner/rayburn-recipes/dick-strawbridge-recipes/stuffed-pheasant-with-crab-apple-jelly)
and
a real interesting Normandy Pheasant recipe' (http://www.cookitsimply.com/recipe-0010-01240g.html)


And for the photo I had to import a few extra birds from elsewhere.
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: Jac on 15:41:38, 14/11/16

Thinking of Crab apples and pheasant I googled a recipe,
For Crab Apple jelly and Pheasant click. (http://www.rayburn-web.co.uk/rayburn-owner/rayburn-recipes/dick-strawbridge-recipes/stuffed-pheasant-with-crab-apple-jelly)
and
a real interesting Normandy Pheasant recipe' (http://www.cookitsimply.com/recipe-0010-01240g.html)

There's a coincidence - we had stuffed pheasant breasts wrapped in bacon with a redwine and crabapple jelly gravy for supper last night. Twas yummy
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: barewirewalker on 16:50:16, 14/11/16
There's a coincidence - we had stuffed pheasant breasts wrapped in bacon with a redwine and crabapple jelly gravy for supper last night. Twas yummy


Sounds great, just returned from a walk with a carrier bag bulging with crab apples, so just a matter of time and we will be following your example. There is a good game dealer in the our towns market hall.
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: - Dave - on 21:40:18, 14/11/16
As autumnal as it gets I'd say


(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sXh21TKGGdY/WCoo7tEFyTI/AAAAAAAAgkA/b0oZi6KJvTYT9P4VJX6IcEeXqDQgWX9ZACLcB/s1600/IMG_5805.JPG)
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 10:59:31, 16/11/16
Ragged volleys of gunfire were the reason why there are so many birds in the air, ten buzzards and one kite is a fair indication that they are plentiful in this area.


I was looking at the photo thinking I have often seen a lot of Kites together but normaaly see Buzzards in ones and twos in spring.

Than I read on........Nice one BWW
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 11:06:53, 16/11/16
As autumnal as it gets I'd say


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Dave,

When I first looked at this I thought it looked like Padley Gorge. We used to do the waterfall walk from the top so you didn't have to pay. last time I went they had built a stalag at the top with a guard in it, I was on my way out and he tried to charge me so I just turned round and retraced my steps.

Nice pic
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 11:22:17, 16/11/16
Confessions of a compulsive weather watcher (Part Two)

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'as if by magic the south side of the valley suddenly lit up'

 
Yesterday we had arrived at the hut in Langdale to find the occupants had just had 2 wet days, while we had been basking in the sunshine on the east side of the country so they were skeptical when I said it was gonna be brill for the next couple of days.

 
Next morning we all awake to blue skies and sunshine, decided to do a traverse of Lingmoor then complete the circuit back thro the valley, the views were very impressive and we had spotted some potential spots for taking photos. It also allowed us to make some notes about the timings of shadows in the valley.

 
The next day we were up at 06.00 the plan was to get some some sunrise shots, which were a disappointment, you can't win em all, back to the hut for breakfast.

 
Today's main walk was on the north side of the valley including Blea Rigg and Silver Howe. The sun eventually broke thro and this walk gave us chance to observe the timings of the shadows on the other side of the valley.

 
After three superb walking days so the next day was going back home, we had a lie in, late breakfast and tidied up the hut, as the predicted time approached as if by magic the south side of the valley suddenly lit up and we were treated to an amazing view.

 
II don't think it will be long before I am back in Langdale, now what is that weather forecast doing​?.




 Follow link for full story and more photos Confessions of acomplusive weather watcher (Part Two) (https://everypiccytellsastory.blogspot.co.uk)


 
 
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 13:36:35, 20/11/16
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One would expect the clocks going back would be a depressing time BUT a funny thing happens late October when is fading by three and dark by five. My interest in the counrtyside switches to the bright lights of the cities like the click a switch.


When its grim outside and dark and wet, I like nothing more than a walk round some of our magnificent northern towns and cities.


In particular I have a thing about bridges, cathedrals, stations, trains, old buildings, new buildings, still life, moving objects, old pubs, well  am sure you get my jist.


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The 5.15 going south

 
 Follow link for full story and more photos     The leaving of Durham Town (https://everypiccytellsastory.blogspot.co.uk)
 
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: BuzyG on 20:07:46, 20/11/16
Even the sunset looks different in the shimmering Autumn light


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Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: PeakRambler on 19:31:49, 21/11/16
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One would expect the clocks going back would be a depressing time BUT a funny thing happens late October when is fading by three and dark by five. My interest in the counrtyside switches to the bright lights of the cities like the click a switch.


When its grim outside and dark and wet, I like nothing more than a walk round some of our magnificent northern towns and cities.


In particular I have a thing about bridges, cathedrals, stations, trains, old buildings, new buildings, still life, moving objects, old pubs, well  am sure you get my jist.


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The 5.15 going south

 
 Follow link for full story and more photos     The leaving of Durham Town (https://everypiccytellsastory.blogspot.co.uk)

Super daytime photo of the church and trees  O0
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: PeakRambler on 19:35:57, 21/11/16
Sunday 20 Nov, I was treated to a sightseeing trip to Ladybower Reservoir.

Though I was able to walk far, we found some suitable laybys to grab a few photos, of which here are a couple of photos.

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The full set can be seen in my Flickr Album "Autumn Colours, Ladybower Res'vr & Dark Peak", including some of Bleaklow and Kinder

https://www.flickr.com/photos/peak-rambler/albums/72157672885987163
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: pleb on 13:39:17, 22/11/16
Great pics all O0
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 11:48:52, 25/11/16
Great photos guys keep em coming its less than a month to official winter...................
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 10:45:41, 28/11/16
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Frozen trees in Glen Garry
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: barewirewalker on 12:36:48, 28/11/16
Great photo MWM, not up to your standard but with a walking anecdote.


Choice of route to fit in with the time of year and the ambiance of the day is, I think important. Knowing your partners foibles and choosing or discovering a route that panders to these pleasures help make a perfect day out;
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In Autumn Mrs BWW takes great pleasure from being able to run ankle deep through dry, rustling autumn leaves, tempted 'off piste' by a forbidden hill top, the down slope proved to be the perfect setting with a mixture of Oak and Beach my O I/2 sets off in 'gay abandon'.


Here I am thinking;
"Remember we are 'Off the Righteous Way"
"You have broken cover"
"The other Gate is the Safe Ground"


Fortunately the peace and quiet of that late evening was not shattered by the 'chain saw snarl' of over revved quad bike.
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 06:18:17, 02/12/16
Fantastic colors BWW keep em coming
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: barewirewalker on 11:57:10, 02/12/16



Looking across the countryside, which has been my walking choice for the last decade;(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u297/barewirewalker/IMG_2114c_zpsoi8vr39z.jpg) (http://)


I said to Mrs BWW, we have done a route in every slight shade in that panorama and there are plenty more to do and that is just one section of the panorama west from from Mynydd Myfyr, 17.5 miles from my home.


A quick drive, often made on impulse but also accessed by public transport which has whetted my appetite for linear routes. What is held within each of those folds? As much pleasure as I have had from the Great Peaks, perhaps more, and yet I will not stop a conversation by mentioning any of their names.


There are very many public rights of way hidden in this terrain, more per kilometer square than the nation average (2km/1squ,km) and yet it was necessary to stray off the 'righteous way' to reach the key feature of this particular grid square. 


Here the terrain soaks up access like a sponge and I am blessed by having it close by.
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: PeakRambler on 07:39:06, 03/12/16
For those in the northern hemisphere able to get a not so cloudy sky just before sunrise, Jupiter is visible in the southern skies.

Around sunset, again with a not so cloudy sky, Venus is also visible around SSW

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Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: PeakRambler on 07:39:49, 03/12/16
The end of autumn!

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Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: sunnydale on 08:29:50, 03/12/16


Looking across the countryside, which has been my walking choice for the last decade;(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u297/barewirewalker/IMG_2114c_zpsoi8vr39z.jpg) (http://)





Love this BWW!  8)
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: pleb on 10:45:25, 03/12/16
The Jupiter thing is interesting. I'm not up early to see it though!
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: barewirewalker on 13:24:30, 03/12/16
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Love this BWW!  8)


Thanks Sunnydale, Autumn is a time for reflection, and it was from a place not far from where this photo was taken I first realised just how much of the landscape Mrs BWW and I had walked over. The low light of an Autumn afternoon etches the many crests of ridges and hill tops, which lie between the most distant horizon. As I try to place a name to each, a route or memory pops into mind. I have only to turn a little to catch the bolder skyline of the Berwyn ridge to see far fewer ridges, and know that within those bolder strokes of landscape there as less routes. Magnificent as they are, I can now thank a lifetime, which has granted me the time, to explore routes in areas, which will not attract the pen of those seeking to write up the best routes in Britain, because once you have walked all of those, what is left to do.


Talking of the Berwyns, I sometimes feel that I have learnt as much about them from looking into that lovely mountain range from afar, as I have actual experienced walking on them. Some of the places, within their bounds, I may not have been drawn too had I not discovered a curiosity from a distant view.


Appreciate the astronomy lesson PR, showing us the position of Jupiter with the moon puts perspective into the sky at night I would not have known.


My last walk in Attingham Park has filled up a large part of of my memory card with Autumn leaves, I found the Sweet Chestnut were catching the low light in a very attractive way, and Cherry leaves as well. Often forget how large a cherry tree can be in mature deciduous woodland.
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 13:51:28, 18/12/16
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 The munro itch returned as I spotted high pressure settling in over Scotland, time to head north.




There is not a lot of light this time of year and there had been some big dumps of snow so I was looking at the more accesible hills, starting with the Crianlarich area.

It was gonna be cold, I did not fancy camping so I checked out the Youth Hostels, precictably all the hostels in that area were shut, what a waste of time.

Booking.com to the rescue, I was amazed that I got at B&B at youth hostel prices.

One June day back in 2005 I had climbed Beinn Alachdair 1038m crawling the last 50 metres on my hands and knees in a blizzard. I abandoned the plan of traversing the exposed ridge to its higher neighbour Beinn Chreachain 1081m drove south and had a BBQ that night.

Today I was going to ascend the normal descent route to Beinn Chreachain 1081m the temps were -7 at the start so everithing was iced up under deep powder snow making the ascent very difficult. I decided to take some photos with my compact, after a couple of clicks the battery died.

I flogged my way up to the summit and back in deep powder under cloudless blue skies cursing myself for leaving my compact camera overnight in the frozen car.

Back at the car I decided to drive north and take advantage of the weather to take some classic roadside photos. The final stop was in Glencoe, as I started the car a warning sign came up 'Remote imobillser battery failing'. Luckily it started so I drove straight to the auto electrics shop in Fort Bill just sneaking in as the closed sign was in hand.

Now the shops policy is not to assist fitting parts purchased so I replaced the battery and sat outside the shop in the half light with the car handbook working out how to reprogramme the immobiliser, got it third go!!!!!!



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The three sisters


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Aonach Eagach


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Stob Corrie nan Beith
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: lostme1 on 18:18:25, 18/12/16
Thanks for the great photos. They are cheering me up on gloomy December days. Not seen any sunshine for 4 days and two foggy days are very depressing so seeing these photos are great. Nice views inside (on the computer) even if I can't see anything outside. Keep them coming please.
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 10:10:58, 06/02/17
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A glimpse into the Fisherfield Wilderness


The 16th century mapmaker Timothy Pont covered the map of this area with the words 'Extreme Wilderness'. Little has changed in the intervening years it is still known as the great wilderness.
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: Hillhiker1 on 12:26:30, 06/02/17
Cracking photos MWM!  O0
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: bricam2096 on 17:24:20, 06/02/17
Autumn? Still February here  :P
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 12:03:01, 07/02/17
Cracking photos MWM!


Autumn? Still February here



Thanks for your kind supportivve comments guys will post more soon
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: bricam2096 on 12:37:37, 07/02/17
In autumn?  O0
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: barewirewalker on 11:27:38, 08/02/17
Stunning views MWM, almost makes me envious that my life did not take the turn into permanent mountaineering years ago. Now I make do with lowland walking, but there are rewards there too.
A few years ago, during my time on a LAF, I attended a Public inquiry and started a topic here;
http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=26220.0
Just walking down the footpath a few days ago, we walked through the area of Burns Wood, the sort of area landowners claim, public access will affect the estates income from 'shooting and pheasant rearing'.
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The pheasant rearing kit has not been moved from the line of the now 'Public Footpath', pheasants seem happy, judging by the foot marks path is well used landowner is lighter in the pocket from the cost of the public equiry, What was all the fuss about.

Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 11:56:59, 11/02/17
Stunning views MWM, almost makes me envious that my life did not take the turn into permanent mountaineering years ago.

Even though I have gained some mountaineering quals I never fancied making a career out of the outdoora, there are a lot easier and more satisfying ways of making a living.
Title: Re: Every Autumn Photo Tells a Story
Post by: midweekmountain on 12:04:53, 11/02/17
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A well photographed subject en route to the Lakes last November.

It was overcast today BUT due to clear out overnight, entering Keswick we made a spontaneous decision to visit Castlerigg.

Suddenly a beam of evening light lit up the stones for a maybe 15 seconds, more than enough time for a photo.