60009 The Union of South Africa

Here is the LNER Pacific class 60009 Union of South Africa locomotive pulling another Cotswold Venturer service from London Paddington to Worcester – here seen between Shipton and Kingham stations – a panning shot on a slowish shutter to give the impression of the speed – of the 18 shots (3fps continuous mode), only about 4…

The Oliver Cromwell

Here is Britannia class locomotive 70013 “Oliver Cromwell”, at speed, pulling the Cotswold Venturer service on the North Cotswolds Line from London Paddington to Worcester via Oxford – taken from a farm bridge between Bruen Crossing and Kingham in West Oxfordshire station this morning – the weather was rather drab (cold, wet and a little blowy),…

Super Blue Moon

This is the super blue moon – taken from the edge of the Wychwood Forest, near Charlbury. It is super because the moon is closer to the Earth than usual, blue because this is the second new moon this month (2nd January 2018 and 31st January 2018) – and, in certain parts of the world…

Three Dancing Fairies

This is a temporary sculpture installation called ‘Three Dancing Fairies’, currently sited at the Rollright Standing Stones, Oxfordshire – previous photographs are Rollright Stones and Rollright Stones Revisited.  The sculpture is sited near the stone circle (about 20m behind me when I made this photograph). From the notice nearby: This temporary sculpture by environmental sculptor…

Ducks all in a row?

Happy New Year everyone!  One of the first photographs of 2018- not quite ducks all in a row, but swans…and a goose on the bank (one of several who were getting a little upset because of Sparky being sat next to me when this was taken!) This photograph was taken on New Years Day in Stratford-upon-Avon,…

Church Path

Church Path in Shipton-under-Wychwood with some early morning sunshine – taken a few days ago. #b&w #church #path #cotswolds #oxfordshire Technical details: 18mm(XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS); 1/450s@f6.4; ISO200 – handheld –  post-processing in Lightroom – B&W conversion in SilverFX Pro – DSCF71511712195935-Edit  

The Royal Scot

#RoyalScot #Stream #Train #Cotswolds Here is The Royal Scot, at speed, on the North Cotswold line from Oxford to Worcester – a trip from London Paddington called The Cotswold Venturer – this train was supposed to have been pulled by The Flying Scotsman, but had to be substituted due to mechanical problems: Flying Scotsman update:…

Eclipse – 21/08/2017

Eclipse…well, just!  In West Oxfordshire, UK, after a day of lifeless grey skies, we got just enough of a glimpse of the sun to see the 5% bite out of the sun before it set…and it was good to see, dodging behind some clouds (which was good, as it adds extra interest to the pictures…

Walks with my camera

So – it’s my birthday today – just finished work and heading home – hoping for a home-made birthday cake and a beer (though maybe not together!) 😉 Anyway, as a special treat, here are two photos from recent walks with my camera and Sparky (though he doesn’t feature in either of these this time)…