Vanishing Point

Vanishing point…in so many ways!  Artistically, we have converging lines from the track, bridge and railings meeting at the vanishing point at the base of the trees in the distance; Historically, this the track bed for a long dismantled railway – here it is fairly clear, but elsewhere it is vanishing – quite overgrown and being…

Grand Entrance

Well…it was probably once far more imposing, but currently somewhat lost – I imagine that this is, or was, the edge of the Sarsden estate though this is a just a field with a footpath and bridleway now – I expect it was to impress visitors arriving on horseback on the approach from the south…

Rollright Stones – revisited…

These are some of the Rollright Stones, near Chipping Norton on the Oxfordshire/Warwickshire border – I have been here before (see this post), but not for quite some time. Three sets of Neolithic and Bronze age stones in total – a stone circle (The Kings Men), a burial chamber (The Whispering Knights) and a single…

Heading Home

Heading home from a frosty, early morning walk a few weeks back – misty in the distance – you can just make out the spire of St Mary’s Church at Shipton-under-Wychwood (slightly right of centre amongst the trees).  You can also just see Sparky heading impatiently to the next gate! Originally in colour, this photograph…

Shipwreck I

Well, less of a shipwreck and more of an abandoned boat, left to the elements…certainly, it has seen better days! Found this boat on Braunton Sands near Barnstable on a short break in late August 2016 – I love the faded paintwork and the colours – it looks like it has changed colour several times during…

Sunset at Wellington Monument

Happy New Year! And here is a slightly quirky photograph as my first of the year – taken at sunset at the Wellington Monument, Somerset. It was considerably colder than the last time I was here in June 2015, and muddier under foot!  We stopped here to let Sparky stretch his legs on our drive to…

West from Reading Station

Looking West from Reading Station, on platform 9 while waiting for my train home (I was working between Christmas and New Year) – had seen a similar sunset the night before, but was a few minutes too late to take a picture – I left the office a few minutes earlier to be able to…

Two swans

Two swans on the River Thames on a very cold morning near Reading a couple of weeks back.  Some mist on the river, superb colour in the sky – a glorious river view! Technical details: Fuji X-E1;26mm(XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS);f/3.2;1/25s;ISO200; Handheld; Edited in Lightroom 6 DSCF47781611303937

Thames Reflections

Reflections in the River Thames at Reading – looking west, near to Caversham lock (behind me), with Reading bridge just visible in the distance. The photograph was taken on Friday during a lunchtime walk alongside the Thames – I had just walked across the weir and Caversham lock (picture to follow) and saw this house…

Shipton Down at Dusk 2

Taken a few minutes after Shipton Down at Dusk 1. the clouds had taken on a delightful pinkish hue – more stunning colours (tweaked slightly in Lightroom…but not by much!)   Technical details: Fuji X-E1;6.5mm(Opteka 6.5mm; manual);f/3.5;1/18s;ISO200; Handheld; Edited in Lightroom 6 DSCF48351612053994