Animated Window Lights

Animated Window Lights, Reading, UK – Station Hill a couple of days ago as I was going to catch my train home – the building has been recently refurbished and has multicolour lights in the windows playing an animation. Resting the camera on a wall, a long (0.9s) exposure shows the movement of passers-by. Curiously,…

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

Shipton Down at Dusk 1

Dusk on Shipton Down – Took Sparky for a walk up to the top of the hill yesterday – I had my camera but was about 20 minutes too late to see the sunset. I was still able to get some shots with dramatic colour, however – It would have been better with a tripod but…

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…

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 🙂