Rannerdale and Dodd, Crummock.Rannerdale and Dodd, Crummock.

The Importance of Being Ernest.

June 17, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Autumn colours and reflections, Crummock.Autumn colours and reflections, Crummock.

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
― Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest.

Oscar Wilde had a way with words, something which I cannot claim for myself, however I can borrow his quote for my own purposes and re-phrase it as “the filing of images is rarely pure and never simple”!

I have a confession to make, the filing of my family photographs has been a complete mess and has been so for many years. My work filing is impeccable and I can always lay my hand on a work image file when I need it. Not so the pictures of my long-suffering family, it took a ride to hospital in an ambulance to put that in perspective. I imagined the long promised family photobook being an empty promise forever, the images lost and no-one having the ability to find them.

Whilst recuperating I have been attentively re-assembling the pictures which are now filed in year long folders so that I can at long last make a family photobook. During this time I have rediscovered a few landscape pictures that had been casually snapped whilst on family excursions. These pictures would most probably never have surfaced if I hadn’t taken myself to task.

Above is an example of one of the pictures in question, a view of taken from near Nether How looking towards the shore of Crummock, just below Scales. Taken on a Fuji X-E2 with a 27mm lens which was my go-to camera for walks or excursions at the time.

So my advice to you is to put your photographic affairs in order before it’s too late. You never know what you’ll find!


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Photographing the landscape around me is a very important part of my life. I frequently feel compelled to spend some time out there enjoying the beauty of nature and trying where possible to make an image that reflects that majesty of my surroundings here in the Lake District.

My aim with this blog is to share some of my thoughts and pictures in the hope that they encourage you.

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