In what is becoming an annual event, I spent last week in the Lake District with fellow photographers Paul Mitchell, Alistair Ross, Roger Longden and a flying visit from John Irvine. Despite fears of apocalyptic wind and rain the weather was actually reasonably kind to use with a good mix of sun and showers. All didn’t go completely swimmingly though – my favourite lens started sticking at anything slower than 1/4 sec which made it totally useless and I suffered my old bugbear – the detachable tripods leg. I also forgot to load the digital camera up with a memory card! Not to be put off I resorted to my 240mm lens and a trip to the local hardware store and a roll of gaffa tape later and the tripod was just about usable again. I also somehow managed to get some Portra and Astia mixed up which resulted in me inadvertently cross processing the Portra as E6 – amazingly, they didn’t come out too bad! I’ve still got a couple to process but for now, this is what I came back with.