Thames At Sunrise

The Thames at Sunrise – and the coldest so far this year!  It was -7ºC this morning when I was driving to the station – I doubt it had changed much from that by the time I got here by the side of the River Thames near Reading, Berkshire. Another superb sunrise and a little…

Bottoms up!

Swans on the River Kennet in Reading at lunchtime today – Looks like one swan did not get the message that there was a chance of food from a passer-by!  As I had nothing for them, the one feeding might have been the most satisfied! Technical details: Fuji X-E1;55mm(XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS);f/5.6;1/170s;ISO200; Handheld; Edited…

Sparky the Lab!

  This is Sparky the Lab!  Our 22 month golden labrador retriever – he weighs in at 36kg currently – we blame his father, Toby is a big fluffy retriever – His mother, Iska, is quite a small labrador in comparison Sparky is loungng on a large circular trampoline – I think he sees it as…

St Mary’s Church, Shipton-under-Wychwood

A view of St Mary’s Church, Shipton-under-Wychwood, above the tree tops – taken a few weeks ago in the late afternoon while returning from a walk with Sparky, our (large) golden Lab-Retriever. A beautiful, late afternoon sun lighting the spire with stunning colour standing out against the stormy sky – glorious! Technical details: Fuji X-E1;35mm(XF…

Long Shadow – a self portrait

  Long shadow – a shadow self-portrait! After a long hiatus, I plan to post more photographs…I didn’t stop taking photographs, so have plenty in reserve! This photograph was taken today, while taking Sparky for a late afternoon walk – the sun was low in the sky, giving us interesting shadows 🙂  

Lunar Eclipse

Here is a compiled shot of the Lunar Eclipse that occurred early on 28th September 2015 – made up from 10 images, each around 5 minutes apart.  This shows the entry of the moon into the Earth’s umbral shadow and, once fully in shadow, the rusty red ‘blood’ moon due to being lit by the…

Devon Sunset

A stunning five shot panorama taken near our holiday cottage a few miles outside South Molton of the Devon sunset – turns out that ‘red sky at night…’ did not apply – Sunday was rather wet to start off with, though did improve later…good for Sparky’s first visit to the beach…more to follow… Post processed to…

Bluebells

Two photographs of bluebells taken on the short walk back to the car from the Wellington Monument. Not seen many of these this year, but not been walking through many woods – most of my walking is being done across fields taking Sparky for his exercise or in town near the office!   Technical details:…

Wellington Monument

Here we have a silhouette of the Wellington Monument in the Blackdown Hills near Wellington, Somerset. I had just dropped my son off at school in Tiverton and was heading back home, and, as the evening was sunny (certainly way more than I had seen for much of the day!) I decided to take a small detour to take…

Spring has arrived!

Spring has arrived here in the UK – recently we have had some very warm and pleasant weather (though as we go into a Bank Holiday weekend, typically, the forecast is for rain…needed after the dry weather, but during the working week would be fine!) Here are some Forget-me-Nots that are growing on the the…