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Archive for June 20th, 2009

Lanark Lanimer Photographs

by on Jun.20, 2009, under Photography

I’ve just realised that I failed to add a a link on the blog to the photos I took during the Lanark Lanimer Day parade back on June 11th. I took just over 500 shots (more impressive given that these were not brackets for HDR, for a change) and whittled these down to my favourite 200 or so which you can find here. These are straight out of the camera and completely unedited. I’ll work on some of my favourites when I get back and post them to Flickr and my photoblog as they are finished.

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Holiday is almost over

by on Jun.20, 2009, under Family, Photography

We just got back to Lanark (and an internet connection) after a week in the English Lake District where my dad had rented a large house for the whole family. We stayed in the somewhat remote Ennerdale valley in a house that was about 6 miles from a main road down single track roads with rather questionable passing places. It was absolutely glorious.

We did a bit of walking with the kids including a lovely trek through the “dark and very expensive forest” (seen in the middle of this shot) to a super waterfall. The best walk, however, was on the trail around Ennerdale Water which Nikki and I did one afternoon after leaving the boys in the care of their aunts and uncles. This was an 8 mile route which started very easily on the near side of the lake but got a lot more challenging on the opposite bank where climbing was involved at various points. The scenery was stunning, though, and it made for a fabulous 3 hours on a lovely sunny day.

Photographically, this has been a great trip. I’ve filled 20GB of memory cards, run out of hard disk space on the laptop and have 1000 or so images of Glasgow, Lanark, the Lanimer Day celebrations and the Lake District to edit when I get back to Austin.

Onward now for 3 days in Toronto before heading home…

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