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Great Britain on foot: Bridle Path and Barge

England is a wealth of history. The motor car is new. For all the time before that people got around on lanes, and highways, which are now byways and backpaths. I want to wander them, recording what I find.

Time and place are two of the things a photograph lets us share.. It’s done by controlling time and light. With enough time the passage of the seasons and the changing of the ages can be shown.

I've always wanted to live the life of a tinker; this lets me mingle that with photography. I'm used to living light (16 years in the army will teach one to live out of a bag). I want the chance to soak up the country, and share it with the rest of you. From the Isles on the North Sea, to the Cliffs of Dover, the Cities of London, York, Inverness and Cardiff; the hills of Wales, the Mountains of Scotland and the rolling landscapes between. The dewponds and millstreams, people and wildlife, the battlefields, and the wheatfields, the modern wonders, and the ancient ones.

I can write. I've done descriptive writing, and I can take pictures. Macro to wide-angled, details and the big picture. I can do it.

I have the time, and can do a good trip (at least 6 months, and probably 9, with two people, after taxes.). I’ve thought it out. I can spare a year for going walkabout, and I can share the experience. I can detail the cold mornings, the starlit evnenings. The kindesses of strangers and the sense of wonder which comes of exploring something at once foreign, and familiar. To speak English is to be, at least a little, connected to England.

With your vote, I can do this. With your vote I can share this.

Rank: 84

46 Comments

panoraman

Great idea!

I pic'd you...would you mind pic'ing me? Let's help each other to the top 20 and see who wins from there :) Good luck!!

lds519mpls

Good luck!

zhaneel

Pecunium takes excellent photos. I've watched as he's learned and improved and excelled. He is a great communicator and has thought this project through. He knows his budget, his ways and means, and will make an excellent win for him and for all those who read on his journey.

mikewinland

Great idea you have my vote Please vote for me.

StarWatcher

Sounds like a winner to me; you have my vote.

scottat

picced

FatherJohn

I like your idea!

I voted for you; will you vote for me? Let's do this and see how it turns out. Let's help each other!

Good luck!

niamh_sage

Picced. Good luck!

greenmother

Picced! I've enjoyed your photos elsewhere and when. May the godlets of the camera smile on your dream!

blimeylimeyo

wow, this would be my second dream!! although i think i have an unhealthily high appreciation for all things British =P i pic'd you!

kkefalas

I love your photos. I also love your writing. I would love it if you got to do this--I would definitely look forward to looking at the pictures and reading what you had to say about taking them. You have a way of capturing stories on film. I would love to follow you around England virtually.

jaimelee

I chose your dream. It mirrors one I've had for a long time and I already know you to be an excellent photographer. I hope you get to find the magic places others seldom see.

lioness

OOoh. I look forward to seeing what you can do with this. I love your photos of Tombstone and your nature photos, so this really interests me.

sillymagpie

I would love to see what you can do with this, especially with character descriptions. I love to see how different people live, especially off the beaten path. I hope you decide to keep a blog!

StarWatcher

I visited England almost 40 years ago, but didn't see as much of the countryside as I wished. I hope you can do this; I'd love to see the in-depth treatment I know you'll give it.

JanetM

I'm consistently impressed with your photography that I've seen and how you write about it. My knowledge of Great Britain is gained almost entirely from Agatha Christie novels, so I'd love to learn more about the reality!

pdlloyd

I love the way you capture nature in your photographs and I'd love to see what you'd do with this trip. I so hope to be able to follow you on your journey.

srebeccan

I really like your idea! Good luck! If you get a chance, visit my idea and pic it if you like it :) http://www.nameyourdreamassignment.com/the-ideas/srebeccan/children-of-redemption/

OtterB

I always enjoy your comments on Making Light, and I love the idea of a Mr. Toad trip in a gypsy wagon. I'd be delighted to follow your travels.

barelyproper

A lovely eye, a gift for words, he really deserves this.

Lexica510

I'm not sure which I like more, your photos or what you write about them. I would love to see what a trip like this would yield for you.

PipRLagenta

"PIC'D" Great Britain has very pretty flowers.

tril42

Your photographs are wonderful...you have an eye for beauty and for how to capture it with just the right framing and angle. I'd love to see what you could do with an opportunity like this.

georgiamagnolia

I admire your photography and your writing (from LJ) and I would love to buy a book you created. And I think this is a great idea. Brightest Blessings!

swordspoint

WITW is one of my favorite books ever, and the canals of England gorgeous. I'd love to see anything of yours that combines them.

aislinn

Found this through a friend. It sounds like a wonderful trip!

dgarrity

If I could take a decent photo I'd want to do something like this.

If I could take the time to do it, I'd try anyway.

Since I can't, I hope I get to read about your trip.

jhlowens

Love your photography, and I think this would be a wonderful way to showcase your skills.

rosvicl

Cool idea. Try to get to the Gower Peninsula.

nittens

Your photographs are always impressive, and your writing always interesting!

pmerns

I think you stole my dream. Almost, I was looking at Ireland not Britain, and bicycles not horses.

Azalais

Totally voting for this guy; his photographs never fail to be awesome.

nadiapandolfo

Interesting idea. You can do a lot with this. I would be very interested to see the results. I hope you succeed with this project. I wish you the best of luck with it. I voted for you. Please consider voting for my ideas as well.

relively1

I want to do this, too! Let's vote for each other!

swishnevsky

Very cool!

radiovespa

Pecunium is an outstanding photographer and it's clear from his work he's not afraid to experiment, take chances, and to look for the angle the rest of us might miss. His writing combines clarity, honesty and civility, a refreshing combination to be sure. He has my vote.

Amazonian

Unite against the “network” that is scheming votes. Support ideas that are “lost” due to unworthy ideas using low tactics. “Insulin” is not the best idea. Something is wrong here and many fantastic ideas are getting lost due to the “network.” If you like my idea on “Vanishing Cultures,” vote for it.

johnfellman

Very cool. Please, check me out too when you've got the time.

mrccos

Wonderful idea, hope you win

Epacris

Checked your other work. Good stuff. I think you'd do this well. A subject that appeals to me.

bsasso

I love this idea! check out mine and Pic it if youd like! Congo here I come...

mousepotato66

This sounds like a wonderful idea. I've recently emigrated from Liverpool UK to Ohio USA, and admit I'm missing my home country sorely right now. You'd be doing something that I'd like to follow and read about and see the photos of. Good luck! You're PIC'd!

quirky_teal

Sounds great!! Maybe you could even find a Heyer local or two just for fun, while you're over there.

Hope you win.

mikexuereb

most of the projects here are documentary assignments, and most of the judges are documentary photographs. I believe in my project, but I don't think I have a chance, coz my project is more conceptual. Anyways.. good luck with yours!

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