Right... Plans!

20th August 2013
Following a chat yesterday, and then a late night/early start resulting from the boys deciding that unfortunate o'clock am was a grand time for me to be up and about resulted in me reading an archaeological report on the Duddon Valley, I have started to crystalise one of the project plans.

The only thing I need to refine is geographical zone, but I am going to finally set about combining my love of photography with my academic background in archaeology to set out to photograph the ancient landscapes of the Lakes.

What I am trying to do is come to a decision on where to concentrate my efforts:

1. A small, defined area - such as The Duddon Valley/Blawith Common/Kirkby Moor
2. A larger area - such as Furness
3. The administrative region - South Lakes
4. The Lake District
5. Cumbria

It would make some sense to start small and see how it goes and build up... but I do have a habit of getting distracted!

The Olympus OM-D is looking a great tool for a lot of this work since it is light and portable which makes it easier to get to some of the remote and less accessible sites, but I have every intention of heading to some of the best with the big Nikon and taking some serious time over crafting some photographs!

Today's photograph was taken on a quick exploratory diversion on the way home through the Duddon. There is a viking longhouse site somewhere very close to this, which was what started this train of thought in the first place.

Now if I can get my mapping software to work on the desktop I will be in business with the planning as I need to copy across sites from Archaeolink to the OS maps so I can see where to explore!

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