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Walking in Cumbria and Beyond

Retail Therapy

Retail Therapy

Weather wash can deter even I.

Friday I hardly stirred from my door.

Saturday was a perfect day out to escape from the deluge of Cumbria

with a brief foray south to the NEC

and the photography show.

A time to drool over camera kit and be inspired by those in a slightly different league.

Louis Cole’s vivacious enthusiasm shone through his speaking. Recipes for making money from photos without ever selling one, or adding  copyright.


Not everyone was interested

A far cry from the more traditional, yet no less inspiring, Alex Webb,  with his fabulous images of street life and beautifully compiled photo books.  Something close to my own heart.


Fungi Tilberthwaite

These two were on the Super Stage, which adds a bit to the price of the day out.  But there’s plenty free.  Everything on Behind the Lens, including Paul Sanders Landscape Photographer, inclusive.


As were many workshops and smaller pop up talks.

Holme Fell Coniston

Grim Weather on Holme Fell

You can try before you buy and even get your cameras cleaned, free of charge, as the lovely people at Fujifilm do for me every year.

Retail therapy doing everything to melt the credit card.

Silverdale woods

Muddy tracks in Silverdale Woods

Of course I didn’t leave empty handed.  Treating myself to a Fujinon wide angle lens, via Calumet, for when the weather eventually pulls its clouds off the hills again.

Though I did manage to tramp a few muddy tracks and small hills when the clouds eventually parted just to take a few shots with the new lens.

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