Spring is slowly turning into summer here on the 54th parallel north, I wonder how it is in Unalaska Island who is on the same degree of latitude as us.
We may not have the sprawling majesty of Alaska but our lake is looking very pretty right now. All the wild growth around it is doubling in size each week, the bull rushes are racing to the sky and the herons are visiting to get lunch.
A few years ago I decided to play about with making my own photograph worlds. The first one is just outside Kendal in the Lake District, the second my take on a water world, which happens to be Lake Coniston, also in the Lake District.
As a lot of my readers will know, I love to take photographs and have done since I was 14. My first job was as a photographic lab technician in charge of enlargements for the company and correcting photographs that had things in them that needed to vanish, a process called spotting. I had to spot away everything from dust marks to some, well, how do I put it, penis erasing. Yes, you read correctly, usually, a big group shot and there would be in the photo a man with his bits out. It was very enjoyable to do and made me laugh quite a lot, and surprised me how many men got their junk out on photos. I would always ensure that the offending item was erased and no one could ever tell. Now that is easy with the use of digital photography, and I have done some of my best corrections using the likes of Photoshop, especially on old photos that have fold marks and tears on them.
Anyways, I was invited to join a photography site and now have some of my work there. But, I did not want to let you all away without seeing some of my prize images.