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Cragside Without

13 Oct 2021 4:33PM  
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There is a strange phenomenon when Sue and I go on holiday. All roads lead upwards. How it is that we can choose routes that we have to walk up and then find we’re still walking upwards on the way back is one of those mysteries of the universe….well the ideal place to suffer from this is Cragside. Take two thoroughly unfit photographers (I blame Covid19 restrictions) and place them in an environment chosen for its suitability for hydro-electric power then it’s a perfect result, I won’t say exactly wheezing and gasping up the hills, but it was hard work. Now we’re back and hills don’t seem to exist around here, so I assume we are now toned and fit.

So, a few pictures from the outside areas of Cragside, a huge estate, and actually it’s a pretty good day out.

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johnriley1uk’s latest blog : cragside within

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Cragside Within

12 Oct 2021 11:15AM  
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Cragside is an immense National Trust site and considering it includes a 6 mile self drive route around the woodlands that gives us an idea of how big it really is. You might think it’s a long way to the corner shop, but that’s nothing compared to Cragside. We arrived armed with the Pentax K-3 (Sue) and K-3 II (Me) plus 18-135mm lenses. First off, let’s have a look at some interior shots. This is the first house to be powered by hydro-electricity. It’s in an ideal situation for this, very hilly with lots of rushing water power from the vigorous streams and rivers.

Inside these houses can be tricky as they are quite dark, but be not of faint heart, the ISO on modern cameras can be hiked up quite a way, plus the SR (Shake Reduction) makes those slow shutter speeds manageable. It was in Cragside that I was asked if I was a member of the aristocracy! I guess that regal countenance and fine profile meant something after all. Sue explained “Fat, well fed and a derby tweed jacket did it”, thus deflating the whole moment back to the mundane. Ah well…..

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