FIELD NOTES v.1 || Lake District 2015

14 August 2015

robert louis stevenson once said: "for my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.," and ultimately, the 'great affair' is to move: to get out of your house and breathe fresh air and inhale the scents and sounds and sights of a land you very rarely appreciate so caught up are you in the daily drudge of life. 'fernweh' and 'wanderlust' are oft used phrases, thrown around like ping-pong balls. whole pinterest boards are dedicated to travel. bucket lists are filled, and not very often emptied. people yearn to move.
yes, to go somewhere far away is desirable, the unknown is always the most appetising on the mind - but really, most just want to escape from the norm and the ritual of daily life. last february, my family and I went to a place called 'thornthwaite' in the lake district; here is what i saw on my adventures into the north:

14 comments:

  1. Those pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I wish I was there... (but I'm here in Canada and sometimes things are just a little too far)

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    1. Ahh thank you! But hey, one of my friends is from Canada and she said it's beautiful there!

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  2. I don't know what's more beautiful, your writing or your photography!?? The first paragraph gave me chills, and then I saw the photos and *wow*. I wish I was as arty as you aha. :)

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    1. RUBY. <3 thank you so much, i wrote that when I was half asleep as well so :)))))))
      You are though, :D

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  3. Oh goodness, what gorgeous photos (and even more gorgeous words!). I think there is something so freeing about going somewhere new - but a huge part of the loveliness is in the way we go. It's why I adore road trips so much; there is a far larger emphasis on the journey than on the destination, if you'll excuse the cliché. ;) Beautiful post, Hawwa - thank you so much for sharing! xx

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    1. Thanks so so much! There is indeed, and I agree with that too, because I hate planes with a passion, so travelling by air always ruins my holiday a little bit!

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  4. These photos are so beautiful Hawwa! I love all the different hues and especially the black and white photos - they're so sharp and have such an earie feel to them. And YAY for Lake District, I'd love to go there or just anywhere up north in the Highlands and just hike for a weekend. - pretty much my DREAM trip.

    Safah - OH, HOW I WANDER.

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    1. THANK YOU SAFAH. Black and white photography is my favourite, I have two seperate files for my most recent holiday with exactly the same photos in, but one are 'colour' and one are 'black and white'! And whaaaat, you've never been up North? IT'S STUNNING.

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  5. Oh wow. Those pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I especially like that one of the water. It looks almost like someone drew designs on it. So beautiful <3


    Alexa
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    1. Thank you, I do try haha. That photo was probably amongst the other 10938746 I took of the same thing though. ;)

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  6. Perfect! I love the colours. Pinned a few of them because I am a #dedicatedstalker.

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  7. OHMYGOD OHMYGOD OHMYGOD I was looking through your photos, thinking that they must be taken in Canada or New Zealand or somewhere incredible but too far away for me to get to, and then you said they're from the Lake District and NOW I NEED TO GO TO THE LAKE DISTRICT. Like, right now, please. Pyjamas and bed hair and all.
    It's so weird to think that such beautiful places exist in England! Your photos are incredible, by the way - how did you get the lighting to look so amazing? Please share your tips!
    Beth x
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    1. I WISH. THEY ARE TWO COUNTRIES I WANT TO GO TO SO BADLY.
      go. now. get on a train in your pyjamas. but don't forget your camera.
      I know! I sometimes complain about how boring England is and how pretty other countries seem..and then you go to the lake district or scotland and BAM, BEAUTIFUL.

      oooh. i might do a photography post on that then...some of it is not real (edited exposure), others are, what can i say, you can't rely on england's weather , it's raining 80% of the time..

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