Soul At Peace.
Looking towards the head of Longsleddale valley and its snowy peaks, you can see why a bench was placed here. =)
This composition was actually the first shot I took in Longsleddale, although originally it was during a break between blizzard conditions and very little could be seen. Once we were coming back from Sadgill and the head of the valley, we arrived back at this bench when the sun burst through the clouds, retreating the cold of the wind away; it was quite a shock to feel the sun’s warm rays on my face as it cast long shadows and dancing light across the land, sheep and fells.
A truly peaceful and beautiful moment that me and Lisabet shared. =)
Penny’s Almshouses. Penny’s Almshouses in Lancaster were established from a £700 endowment left by William Penny (Mayor of Lancaster) in 1716. They were built for 12 poor men. These almshouses were then built in 1720, still in a 17th Century style. The chapel is at the end, with a shaped gable. The buildings were restored in 1974 and are still lived in, but the grounds and chapel are open to view only on Heritage Open Weekends. An income is generated by the adjacent Assembly Rooms.
Contemplation. Just me, you, the sleeping sun, the dancing clouds and the rippling water. Nothing to do but drink in the flow of the world and let the mind settle.
Confession: I didn’t shoot this photo. I was walking through beginner photography with my friend Lou and when I introduced her to the art of HDR, I asked her to shoot this scene.
After I had composed it, of course. =]
This is the main view of the Ribble Link, that connects Lancaster Canal with the River Ribble. Built as recently as 2002.