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Lincolnshire is considered by many to be flat and featureless  Indeed the part where I live overlooks the Trent valley, an area approximately 20 kilometres across stretching from the Humber down through the county. To me this is what I love about lincolnshire, the big wide skys which give such character to the landscapes and fantastic sun-sets. I really must make an effort to go and photograph some of them a bit more.

To the east of this the rises the Lincolnshire Wolds, and its here where they rise in Barton upon Humber that in around 790 the Vikings landed. They decided to then track across the Wolds heading south, down to Oakham in Rutland.

This is a journey of 147 miles, and over the bank holiday weekend has been run by 38 long distance endurance runners in what is called the Viking Ultra. This unique event sees runners starting at 07:00 in Barton upon Humber, and following the route down through the county non stop, reaching the end some 40 hours later.

Here are the photos of them passing the nearest point to where I live at Barnetby-Le-Wold in North Lincolnshire. The first runner arrived at 08:55.

As always, these pics can be shared for personal, non-commercial purposes. If you’d like to buy any then prices etc are on my commercial web site www.prrhoades.co.uk.

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Did a location based portrait shoot for a web site today, and grabbed a couple of interesting scenery shots while doing the them.

Here’s the snow scenes!

Snow dog time

Posted: January 15, 2013 in bad weather, dog, dogs, scunthorpe, shit photography, snow

Shock! Horror! Its’ January and its snowed! Why does this consistently surprise people?

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The coming of snow also means its that time of year again when every budding photographer gets their camera out and floods every facebook page and twitter feed I read with the obligatory “Snow Pic”.

I’m just as bad at this anti social photo bombing as any one else.

Considering this, I was going to save my friends, family, followers and time line from another onslaught of self obsessed photographic crap and leave my camera at home. So I fought the urge, and went down the Central Park with the dog, but sans-camera.

However when  I got to the park I regretted not having the camera with me, especially as the dog was being even cuter than normal.

So here’s some photos from my camera phone. I’ve fixed the white balance and cropped them a bit in Light room. To be honest why bother with an expensive SLR!