Archive for the ‘Supplemental’ Category

The Leek Show

One of the last country shows before the foot & mouth crisis hit (again).  Cranleigh was the week after, and they couldn’t  show any animals due to government restrictions on moving cows and sheep. 



Only the second time I’ve been to Cumbria, and then it was only an overnight stay.  Beautiful, I enjoyed very much walking and running in the hills (the Howgill Fells).  One day I got to visit four of the Howgill peaks, Bram Rigg, Calders, Arant Haw and Winder on a run.  The picture here shows the path just before the really steep climb started.  The peak of Bram Rigg is in the centre distance, but by the time I got up there (some 45 mins later) it was completely in cloud.  Due to bad visibility and my GPS batteries being low, I decided not to visit a fifth summit, The Calf.

The Age Before Digital

Somewhere I have photographed a lot over the years is the town of Leek in Staffordshire, where I have family ties.  Tittesworth ReservoirI’m relatively new to digital photography, but have boxes full of 35mm negatives going back to the 1980s.  Sorting through some pictures the other day, I found some shots of Tittesworth Reservoir from 1999 (all my negatives are already sorted by date from a project a few years ago).  This one was nice, so I fired up the 35mm scanner, and scanned it in.  The square (SJ9959) already has a first geograph, but I thought it was nice enough to warrant uploading another one.

I also found a historic picture of a rather beautiful building that got demolished for the Glaxo Smithkline HQ in Brentford,  London (gridref TQ1777).  Trico Factory, Brentford

Taken on B&W film, this looks like an ancient photograph (actually the negatives are not in a great state), but it was only taken in 1990.  For some reason the moderator didn’t think this warranted being a geograph so it is only classified as a supplemental image.  Arbitrary, and a bit dispiriting really.