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Photographing the county

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Adam plays chauffeur.

To ensure BBC Cumbria has the best photographs, we are constantly adding to our photo-library.

In a county this size, it's not easy to just nip out and take a few snaps...

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We recently spent three days driving around the county taking photos. We clocked up over 200 miles on the motorway, trunk roads and awkward narrow tracks.

Mark at Rampside
Mark braves the elements in Rampside.

Co-operative climate
By some amazing stroke of luck, the weather behaved itself. If this kind of thing is planned in advance, the weather would normally screw it up. We decided to just sneak up on the elements and this tactic worked. Glorious sunshine for three days.

The worst problems we encountered with the elements were strong winds on Roa Island and the constant demand for food from Suzanne's stomach. (Strong winds nothing to do with Suzanne's food intake.)

Car in Whitehaven
Creating traffic havoc in Whitehaven.

A mountain of images

Cumbria - full of mountains and lakes. Very photogenic. However, that's not where most of us live. We took over 300 digital photographs of places and people from Walney to Carlisle.

All of these images were then catalogued when we returned to base.
Then they were catalogued again - this time in a sensible way. We use our library every day - using existing pictures for news stories or features and adding new images as we take them.


The great thing about digital photography is that you can snap away without worrying about wasting film. If you've got a digital camera, why not take it with you next time you go out?

Send us your digital pictures - the area where you live, where you work or even snaps of your mates down the pub. If you'd like to see your photos in a BBC Cumbria photo-gallery, email them to: cumbria@bbc.co.uk.

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