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…

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…

The Orca

This is a picture of The Orca – she is moored on the banks of the River Thames near St.John’s Lock, between Buscot and Lechlade in the Gloucestershire countryside – I think this just counts as the Cotwolds (especially as she is moored on the north bank of the river!) I took this photograph on Saturday…

Silhouetted Frosted Cow Parsley

Frosted Cow Parsley

A photograph of some silhouetted frosted cow parsley taken near the River Evenlode near Shipton-under-Wychwood in the Cotswolds, UK – this was a short walk from home on a bright, but chilly, morning after a very cold night (well, cold for us – around -5ÂșC) between Christmas and New Year 2014. Taken ‘contre-jour’, I wasn’t sure quite…

Frosted Teasles

Frosted Teasles

This photograph of frosted teasles was taken on a walk near home on a very cold morning between Christmas and New Year 2014 – while it was cold (well below 0ÂșC) the sun was out and made it feel warmer – the frost was, by this time starting to melt fast in the sun –…

The last sunrise…

…of 2014! And so we come to the last post of 2014 – this photograph was taken this morning at sunrise on Shipton Down – another cold night, though had warmed up slightly to only -1ÂșC by this stage, though the wind was biting! A very light dusting of snow and a frost made the…

Moon

  Taken one evening, a couple of weeks ago – a crisp, clear night.  The waxing gibbous moon looking majestic in the sky! For me, it is all about the light (as a photographer, it always is!) – while I love a full moon, looking at this one you see lots of intricate and interesting details due to…

Autumn leaves

A solitary red leaf in a puddle of dark leaves – pretty much as I found it, I removed one yellow leaf to eliminate  it as a distraction. I had been walking in a park near to Carterton Leisure Centre while my daughter was having a swimming lesson on Saturday, many of the trees were turning,…

International Space Station Transit

  Now for something a bit different! This is a photograph of the night sky with the tail end of the transit of the International Space Station – this was taken at 19:20 BST, around 45 minutes after sunset – I only caught the end of the transit (so will have to try again!) –…