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

Gasometer at Dawn

Gasometer at Dawn – another photograph taken just before dawn of the gasometer between the River Kennet and River Thames in Reading, Berkshire.  Taken from a footbridge that crosses the River Kennet. Because there was so little light, the shutter speed is rather slow – thankfully the OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) in the lens works…

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…

Paxos Sunrise

This is a photograph of a Paxos sunrise back in 2012 – the view is looking east across the Ionian Sea towards mountains on mainland Greece from Villa Noema (booked through James Villas) on the Island of Paxos.  Taken early in the morning (EXIF shows 04:00…but I think its was more like 06:00)…early for a…

Hyde Park Sunshine

Just a quick post today of a photograph I took of the sunshine in Hyde Park this morning – absolutely glorious weather!   Technical details Fuji X-E1;18mm(XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS);f/9;1/450s;ISO200; Handheld  

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 -1ºC by this stage, though the wind was biting! A very light dusting of snow and a frost made the…

Thames Barrier

I stayed in London at the TravelLodge at City Airport on Tuesday night for an office Christmas party.  I got up before sunrise the next day (though still got a lie-in compared to the normal time I need to get up to catch the train!) and headed down to the Thames Barrier – this is the…

Into the mist

A photograph taken in Hyde Park yesterday after a particularly cold start (-3°C at home), though here in London it was probably only around freezing.  Still, it made for some frozen grass and a nice mist – and it looked great with the low sun through the trees. Edited in Lightroom 5.6 – adjusted white…

Super moonset

This photograph was taken a few days ago on the way to the station at the time of the super moon – just as it was setting – the sun was just starting  to rise directly behind me.  I love the subtle purple colours in the sky. Not much post processing done here except to lift…

Canary Wharf

This is Canary Wharf…or rather part of it – taken from Wood Wharf on a bright, but rather cold morning – 19th December 2013. This is a five shot panorama – the resulting image once stitched together in Photoshop CS5 was almost 12,000 pixels across – this gives a much better level of detail than…