Lake District Landscapes

I do not know any tract of country in which, within so narrow a compass, may be found an equal variety in the influences of light and shadow upon the sublime or beautiful features of landscape.   — William Wordsworth

Never got into Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit stories, and I’ve always preferred the Romantic sublime of Shelley’s poem Mont Blanc to Wordsworth’s Daffodils. Nevertheless, when R. and I got married in the summer of 2010, we decided to honeymoon in London and the Lake District. And, sure enough, what Keswick and Ambleside, and the surrounding fells and tarns, lacked in ineffable majesty it made up for in “light and shadow”: perfect conditions for a pair of newlywed photographers! Enjoy the slideshow.

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Mars Curiosity Rover: On the… Road (?) Again

Man, talk about off the beaten path… the Mars Curiosity rover has been making its way — very, very slowly — towards its destination. Mount Sharp since it first landed on Mars on August 6th, 2012. In fact, according to NASA’s website Mars Curiosity Rover Tracker, the little rover that could has now covered one and three-quarters mile since touching down. The site is worth checking for some startling panoramas of the Red Planet – which suddenly doesn’t look so red. What it does look is… kinda familiar?