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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
heleninwales
heleninwales
Rock has been collected, photo has been taken
The day got off to a very unpromising start which involved not only the pouring rain putting paid to my plans for the morning, but also the kettle dying and tripping the circuit breaker on the main power circuit. When I tried switching the kettle on again, just to confirm it was the kettle wot dun it and not just coincidence that the power cut off when I clicked the switch, it cut off G's computer, just as it was starting up again after being shut down the first time. There was a tense moment when the computer announced that it had to check for disk errors but it recovered itself successfully and all was OK.

However, I have to apologise to the BBC for complaining about their weather forecast unnecessarily. By about 11 am, the rain had stopped and the weather brightened, so after lunch I did all the things I needed to do, namely: retrieved the rock from where I left it yesterday, did some bits of shopping in town (now with "new kettle" added to the list), bought more coffee and apples from the Co-op, drove to Barmouth and took some photos for the photo-a-week group, also getting some exercise in the process.

Panorama Walk, Barmouth

This is not the photo I chose to post for the theme "roads, paths and trails", but it was taken with that in mind. I wasn't quite sure which to go with, but in the end decided to stretch the meaning a little because there were already so many shots of paths and the other was a little different.

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aellia From: aellia Date: February 18th, 2012 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are taking some lovely pictures these days.
I really like this one
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heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 27th, 2012 09:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you.

It just proves that practice does make, if not "perfect" exactly, at least "much better". But you still take much better pictures of people than I do. :)
scallywag195 From: scallywag195 Date: February 19th, 2012 04:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Very beautiful. Makes me want to get out and explore your green path.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 27th, 2012 09:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. It is one of the classic views around here, praised by people like Ruskin and the Victorian Romantics. It even looks good on cloudy days.
asakiyume From: asakiyume Date: February 19th, 2012 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love how the green path blends right into water, or so it seems, and also all the layers of hills, right up to the layers of cloud. A beautiful scene.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 27th, 2012 10:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. It is one of the classic views around here, praised by people like Ruskin who is supposed to have said, "there is no better walk than from Barmouth through to Dolgellau other than from Dolgellau to Barmouth."

The photo shows the view looking from Barmouth to Dolgellau.
rymrytr From: rymrytr Date: February 20th, 2012 12:17 am (UTC) (Link)


This picture reminds me of one of those Landscape Painters from the 17 or 1800's... Looks good!


heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 27th, 2012 09:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. The resemblance is more than coincidence. Scottish and Welsh scenery became very fashionable with landscape painters of that era. Previously it had been seen as ugly, wild and dangerous, but the Romantic movement in poetry and art made people see the appeal of the wild parts of the countryside and painting such scenes became common.
rymrytr From: rymrytr Date: February 28th, 2012 02:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Ah... I see! Thanks for the information. :o)

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