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'Derwent Water'

By dp    
Back last night having completed the C2C bike ride to raise money for my daughters school and to test myself. The route starts by dipping your back wheel in the Irish Sea at Whitehaven and, having riden through Cumbria (inc the Lake District), Northumberland (across the Penines) and County Durham, finishes by dipping your front wheel in the sea at Sunderland. And I have to announce that it was the most physically gruelling thing I have ever done, not helped by my decision to carry my tripod, 350 and pan head as well as all the other stuff in my panniers. I doubted my ability to get out of bed on Saturday but the human body is a marvellous thing and through a lot of winging and gritting of teeth I arrived safely in Sunderland yesterday morning. Raised 300 at the last count and announced that I wont be doing it again!
This is one image from Derwent, taken at sunrise on the second day. There are others and you will see them all because I suffered so you will have to!

Tags: Lakes Digitally manipulated Derwent Pain Landscape and travel Bike ride

Voters: katieb, RogH, martin.w and 14 more

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katieb 17 255 4 United Kingdom
8 May 2007 9:15PM
Dave this a an amazing image and well done on your mamouth bike ride.
How many images is it and what do you stitch them together with - it's something I want to try but don't know where to start - will have to pick your brains next time I see you.
dp 17 165 3 United Kingdom
8 May 2007 9:22PM
Thanks Katie. Its 9 stitched with panorama factory. I use a panosaurus head which does the job and is not as heavy as others (which has advantages and disadvantages!). Let me know when you are down this way and I'd be glad to talk you through it.

katieb 17 255 4 United Kingdom
8 May 2007 9:27PM
Thank you Dave I definitely will I need to get down to your part of the world sometime soon.
martin.w Plus
19 614 29 United Kingdom
8 May 2007 9:58PM
Can't believe you took all that stuff with you, but glad you did.

Well done on achieving the ride, no small feat. LOL to the last line on your description too Smile
IanFlindt 17 740 21 United Kingdom
8 May 2007 10:09PM

Quote:you will see them all because I suffered so you will have to!

LOL Dave! Well done on a fantastic achievement. And yet another superb panoramic. I could gaze at these for hours.
martinl 18 269 2 United Kingdom
8 May 2007 10:13PM
I have been looking forward to seeing these since you went Dave. There is so much to see in them, that as Ian says, you can look at them for ages.

Also, just like to say well done on the biking front too! Cycling is not an easy sport, and that is some achievement you have done what you did. With the added pressure of being sponsored too! Hats off to you.

dp 17 165 3 United Kingdom
8 May 2007 10:27PM
Thanks you 3.
Martin W, its your turn next! just dont take your camera gear!
Thanks Ian, there are better ones to come so I hope you enjoy them.
Martin L, thanks again for your pm before I went. I did think of you and Martin W when I walked passed the boats, and of Mr Shepherd as well as I sat and stared at 'May' for a while, wondering what the days ride was going to be like.

KevinMW 15 14 Wales
8 May 2007 11:14PM
Great panaramic. Love the wide open expanse of this image. Were these 9 Portait shots stitched together?

dp 17 165 3 United Kingdom
9 May 2007 7:06AM
Yes Kevin. Thanks for looking.

VintageRed 15 15 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2007 11:19PM
Nothing like suffering for your art. Keep em coming.
KarenFB Plus
15 5.8k 183 England
10 May 2007 7:23AM
I've tried these in the past, always been disappointed. But it's scenes like this that gives me the inspiration to have just one more go! It's beautiful, it must have been wonderful to have actually been there! Good work!
John_Duckett 17 386 2 Norfolk Island
10 May 2007 2:13PM
Why oh why has this got so little interest Dave. It's a superb piece of work.

Congratulations on the amout you raised and hope you recover soon..

lobsterboy Plus
17 15.0k 13 United Kingdom
10 May 2007 9:49PM
Nice one Dave - I have done the C2C myself and the enduring memory of being hit by hailstones as we went over the North Pennines! Carrying all that camera gear makes you a nutter IMHO.

Well done.
jon gibbs 17 147 2
13 May 2007 11:24PM
Firstly mate well done on your gruelling trip-you're a star.
More superb stitchy stuff-keep it up buddy.

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