Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Gone Fishing, Again


Gone fishing two-1

We’ve seen fishermen here before, and  to be in splendid isolation, tucked up in a pod of green, with a flask of tea, a warm set of thermals and a vista like this I can see the appeal


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

13 thoughts on “Gone Fishing, Again

  1. That pearly light . . . it’s a beautiful post, and entirely true.

  2. Your photos are a treat. Do you do much post processing or do you get the camera settings right at the time?

    • Why thank you tootlepedal, I don’t do much of anything, I can’t drive the camera or the editing software with much skill. The camera remains set on ‘P’ or ‘M’ and auto focus for most of the time and as the camera has a very large brain, I let it use it. I’ve been told I should take control of the camera but I’m very happy doing what I do. Lightroom, the editing software is a bit like sitting me a the controls of a fighter jet when I’ve only ever had a 2CV before!
      I’m fortunate that I can endlessly ‘see images’ and ‘images within images’ that I want to capture, the fact that I can manage to get them posted on to the World Wide Web, string a few words along and that people take the time to look at them and leave comments is a great pleasure and remains a constant surprise, after nearly four years of blogging.

  3. Reminds me of the exchange between the man fishing and the passer by:
    “Catch anything?”
    “Nope. Just fishing.”

  4. I wonder if the fishermen take cameras as well. I can just about smell the fresh clear air. Lovely photo.

  5. Years ago a rod real and hook was enough. Nowadays anglers have so much equipment they need a trolley to carry it all. 🙂

  6. Brings back memories of fishing on the Tweed with my Dad. It was always so … green. That was brown trout fishing season, of course, when the temperature could sometimes get into double figures!

  7. If the view is so grand, why don’t they just look at it? If the surroundings are so peaceful, why don’t they just enjoy the peace?

    Why do they also have to torture living creatures as a justification?

  8. I might go fishing if the view were this beautiful.

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