Where to Shoot???

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  1. docsmith2k1

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    I have a short time off coming in early October, and I am planning to indulge myself and take off for a couple of days in the UK somewhere to shoot some of our wonderful landscapes.
    What I'm after is some suggestions.
    Where do you go to shoot. I'm up for anything - streams/rivers/lakes/mountains/coastline - Feel free to post examples of your work at these locations to inspire me.:thumbsup:
     
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    As you're in Liverpool surely you need to look no further than The Lake District? - got the lot (except coastlines). waterproof cover (for self as well as camera) greatly recommended
     
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    I Would recommend Minack Theatre in Cornwall, I bit of a trek but the whole area around there is fantastic. Have a peek at a few of the (very amateur) photos I took a few years back while visiting:

    Pictures 29 - 35

    http://www.mackersworld.com/UK%20Road%20Trip%202005/index.shtml


    Plus the storey of the lady that pretty much build the place on here own over 80 years is also quite something.

    best regards,
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    Got to agree with the lake district given your location.
     
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    Or you could go down to Snowdonia National Park - mountains, lakes and a dramatic coast nearby.
     
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    Or you could go to the west coast of Scotland - mountains, loch's, rivers, burns, dramatic coast, castle's and of course the infamous Buachaille Etive Mor
     
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    Beat me to it! Coming back from scotland, been up to Fort william the views were Jaw dropping! Check out my thread for some pics, if you don't believe me ;) :thumbsup:

    But on top it, I had a great relaxing time out there!:D
     
  8. docsmith2k1

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    Thanks for your suggestions. The Lakes is a obvious choice, and I have visited the touristy areas of Windemere loads of times. Can anyone suggest a more specific lakes area, I've heard Buttermere is particularly nice. Must admit Scotland is an area I've never visited and specific suggestions would be appreciated. If any of my shots are worthy I will post them after my trip.
    Andy
    Hugo and Macker - great pics - I enjoyed both your sites.
    Come on guys and gals - show us yer UK landscapes - I'm a scientist not an artist - I need inspiration
     
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    Got to agree with both of these guys. Snowdonia is only really a stone's throw for you and as far as beautiful places go its only trumped (IMO :D) by the West Coast of Scotland (I have to say that - I'm a Scot :D). Perfect if you've never been there and fancy going a bit further afield.
     
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    come to the lakes :D buttermere is very nice as is ullswater and many of the other lakes. Not forgetting wast water which was voted brittains favourite view. lots of nice small villages and towns like pooley bridge, keswick, grange over sands. we should try and have an avforums lakes meet next summer

    West coast of scotland is also very nice
     
  11. docsmith2k1

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    West coast of Scotland covers a big area - can you be more specific? I do fancy going further afield and spending a night or two - to catch a few sunrises, so this would be a frontrunner so far. A specific town to head for as a starting point, or not to be missed views? If anyone has piccies this would be a big help.
     
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    Plenty of pics of West coast of Scotland here.

    If you are specifically after sunrises what about the east coast? (The sun rises in the east innit? ;))

    How about Northumberland, Holy Island for instance, that would be an awesome photo opportunity.
     
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    I wouldn't write off Dewentside. or County Durham if you find yourself passing through. Very beautiful
    But I second Snowdonia.. just be careful ,, the roads there are treacherous:devil:
     
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    I've just got back from a short break in the Lakes - one of our days was spent climbing up The Old Man of Coniston. The views fromt he top are spectacular - took some shots, and the colour of the sky, and cloud formations are simply wonderful. I'll try to get some up soon. There are some nice views around Thirlmere as well....and you could try Helvellyn if you feel dynamic !
     
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    Good point:rolleyes:
     
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    If your heading east, your going through some excellent places in the dales.
     

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