The path to Coniston Old Man by jillhempsall

The path to Coniston Old Man

We had a wander out in the car this afternoon. First, a visit to Ulverston where we bought my new Nikon Camera for my birthday in December (eeek!) and a second lens for Christmas (double eeeek!). On to Greenodd where we found a newly opened bakery (obligatory purchase of fresh baked bread, scones, and a couple of Shepherd's pies for dinner this evening). On to Torver to sort out some bits for Andrew's car and finally into Coniston where Andrew suggested we drive up to the Fells to see if we could find a photo opportunity (I do so love my husband!). And here we are - Coniston Fells with the pathway on the left leading to Coniston Old Man 1 1/2 miles away, the cloud cover slowly falling again (heavy rain for most of the day) and one of the local inhabitants - she looked my way when I whistled :-)

PP on 15/11/2014 - thank you for all your views, comments and fav's.
What a gorgeous postural scene! Love the colour and mist...fav
November 14th, 2014  
Stunning.
November 14th, 2014  
A beautiful landscape and lovely colours. Fav.
November 14th, 2014  
Lovely scene - shame the sheep is daubed in red! Well done for all the photographic gifts!
November 14th, 2014  
@quietpurplehaze Hazel, it's lucky it's only daubed with one colour. Some of the sheep around here are multi-coloured lol. So looking forward to trying out and learning how to use my new camera - but have to wait till 23rd December :-(
November 14th, 2014  
@jillhempsall

Oh that's interesting, have never seen multi-coloured daubs, guess the sheep are not worried! (My birthday is 19th Dec....)
November 14th, 2014  
Great scene, the sheep looking at you just completes it. Fav
November 14th, 2014  
p.s. Jill, how have you liked your current camera? ( I keep toying with the idea of changing.)
November 14th, 2014  
@quietpurplehaze Another person who has a birthday just before Christmas :-) I absolutely love my Panasonic Lumix G6 Hazel - it's so easy to use, takes cracking photo's and isn't heavy. Not sure how I'm going to get on with a Nikon but I found it easier to use than a Canon when I tried them. Not having a touch screen or one that tilts is going to be a challenge, but I've learned lots from my G3 and G6 and want to learn a bit more. I will still use my G6 - no intentions of getting rid of it.
November 14th, 2014  
Absolutely stunning shot! It is already great composition but the sheep really completes it. The colours are gorgeous. A most definite FAV
November 14th, 2014  
Very nice capture.
November 14th, 2014  
A superb capture. Fav
November 14th, 2014  
Excellent!!! The composition, the colours, lighting and centre of interest all perfect.
November 14th, 2014  
Instant fav, this is gorgeous.!
November 14th, 2014  
Beautiful country and photo !! fav
November 14th, 2014  
gorgeous image
November 15th, 2014  
so beautiful with the clouds hanging in the mountains. Pretty neat of your husband to even arrange the sheep :-)
November 15th, 2014  
Wow! Super fav!
November 15th, 2014  
Ever so beautiful A Fav Now following you
November 15th, 2014  
Beautiful shot. Fav. Good luck with the Nikon I love mine but love my Samsung P&S for convenience.
November 15th, 2014  
Sam
Gorgeous landscape! I love my Nikon :)
November 15th, 2014  
@jillhempsall

Jill, thanks for the feedback. I think my problem is that I am always trying to get every spec in one camera! So I end up in indecision!! Our daughter's birthday is 3 days after Christmas........She was due just before my birthday and I remember that was quite an uncomfortable Christmas!
November 15th, 2014  
wow this is stunning! Love it! fav!
November 15th, 2014  
Beautiful shot!
November 15th, 2014  
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November 15th, 2014  
Beautiful composition and colour. Makes me yearn for my home county.
November 15th, 2014  
Love this, so beautiful even in bad weather, we are off to the lakes in a week and I don't mind what the skies throw at us! Fav
November 15th, 2014  
What considerate sheep for posing so perfectly for foreground interest. What an inconsiderate farmer for trying to paint his sheep red.
November 15th, 2014  
Incredible! Fav and follow
November 16th, 2014  
What a magical scene! Fav for sure! And now following :)
November 16th, 2014  
Oh my gosh! You can just "Go for a drive" and see this? So magical and amazing. Fav
November 17th, 2014  
A stunning view and composition ! Love the inquisitive sheep photo bombing and adding to the charm of the capture FAV- thanks for your comment on "my little man " and I like what I see in your folder -- so shall now follow you !
November 19th, 2014  
@777margo Thank you Margo and thank you for the follow.
November 20th, 2014  
@_catherine_ Thank you Catherine, and thank you for the follow.
November 20th, 2014  
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November 20th, 2014  
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November 20th, 2014  
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