Thursday, October 28, 2010

Shadow Shot 76 - Lorton in the Lakes















This week I have been experiencing a few yearnings for home, as so often happens when you have been living a while overseas, so here is a sequence of shadow shots from my trip back to England in the summer. I managed to visit one of my favourite places, namely the Lake District, and more specifically, the village of Lorton in the North Lakes. The first shot is of the sunlight coming through the caravan window blinds and hitting the table mats, and next is the actual view out of the caravan window over the beautiful vale of Lorton....















What is it about these scenes that make them so quintessentially English?? The church nestled deep amongst the hills?? The long afternoon shadows cutting their swathes across the fields?? The tranquility and peacefulness of a country churchyard in the early evening??











Who knows?? But here is Castlerigg Stone Circle that you can easily hike to from Keswick....















And here is Buttermere one of the nearest lakes to Lorton....



For more fun with shadows this week, check out Shadow Shot Sunday by clicking here. Enjoy!!

20 comments:

JDS said...

Those pictures are lovely. Your blog may intend to make people want to visit Mexico, but this post makes me want to spend time in rural England!

A Cuban In London said...

Loved all the photos, but that last one of the lake took my breath away almost literally. If there's anything like poetic photography, that last one deserves to be included in that category. Many thanks. :-)

Greetings from London.

Sylvia K said...

This is just so ENGLISH, Catherine, and I love it! Such a lovely post for the day! And, yes, I would love to visit England! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

jabblog said...

Beautiful shots! How lovely that you can revisit old haunts.

Paula Scott said...

Certainly a change of scenery here from what we usually see. Both of your worlds are beautiful and I love your attraction to patterns.

Ralph said...

The North of England is beautiful! What jumps at me is the sea of green on land, a lovely view in all directions. The stone markers seem to me to be 1000 years ago. What a classic look at a classic country!

LauraX said...

wonderful shadows...love the water image too...very mysterious, somehow.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Gorgeous shots, there is always something so romantic about the English country side

Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh, my. Breathtaking. I've never spent time anywhere other than London and a few days in Salisbury. You have some stunning captures here.

Ciao,
Gina

Catherine said...

So pleased you all like the shots of dear old blighty!! Cuban - have you been to the Lake District - you would love it!! Just proves you don{t need bright sunlight for interesting shots are shadows!! That shot of Buttermere was taken in very deep deep cloud, but it is one of my favourites. Am currently in Oaxaca for Day of the Dead - will visit your blogs on my return!!

Beverley Baird said...

What a lovely place. Your graveyard shadows are perfect - for Hallowe'en!

Kay L. Davies said...

There will always be an England.
I don't know who said that, but it could continue "and English people abroad will always get homesick" or "nostalgic" or something.
The softly rounded green hills mean England to me. When I first moved to Alberta from British Columbia, and saw the rolling hills of central Alberta, my first thought was of my family's trip to England. But I have to agree with A Cuban in London re that last photo. It is pure poetry.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

blogitse said...

England, too many years ago I've visited there, sigh!
Beautiful landscape with long history...

Sarah said...

Lovely pictures. I especially like the one of the church. I think the lush but slightly damp looking greens are very English.

Hey Harriet said...

This is a beautiful set of shadow shots! I just adore the lush green of the second photo. I hope you are enjoying your weekend :)

frayedattheedge said...

Enjoyes your photos -we were in the Lake District just a few weeks ago!

sarayutouched said...

beautiful photo series catherine. no wonder you get home sick for this place.

Owen said...

Looks like a beautiful place... can't wait to see what you'll come back with from the day of the dead festivities...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

the old stones
still wait for someone
to notice



Shattered Shadow Shot

Fly Girl said...

These pix are drop dead gorgeous! The scenes make me long for Lorton and I've never even been there.