Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash

Here is a view of the Royal Albert Bridge spanning the Tamar River between Saltash in Cornwall and Plymouth in Devon – designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, work was started in 1854 and opened by Prince Albert in 1859 – Brunel died later that year and his name was then placed above the portals at either…

Summer evening walk

Here are two photographs that were taken recently on a summer evening walk with Sparky going up to the top of Shipton Down near Shipton-under-Wychwood – both are of Cow Parsley that has gone to seed with the setting sun beyond – glorious evenings indeed! The second photograph was taken with a much smaller aperture to…

Bath Abbey and Christmas Market

This is Bath Abbey, in the heart of the city of Bath, UK – Paula and I went to Bath yesterday afternoon for the Christmas Market – and there is a lot to it!  Wasn’t too busy (the reason for going mid-week!), but it is spread over many streets around the Abbey and city centre –…

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…

St Paul’s Cathedral

  Another shot taken last Thursday evening on the way back to my hotel – St Paul’s Cathedral and the Millenium Bridge taken from the South side of the River Thames.  A long exposure (15s) so the people on the bridge have disappeared (not that there were many when this was taken, and the river is…

Thwarted Eclipse

  So…this is the thwarted Eclipse…so much thick cloud cover, we could barely see the planes on final approach into London City Airport from our vantage point – this is the view from the entrance to East India Dock on the River Thames. This is the vision of what I wanted to take (as well as…

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  

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…

Stormy skies

  A photograph taking during a lunchtime walk last week – taken from what remains of the East India Dock on the north side of the River Thames in London, looking south towards the O2 Arena on Greenwich Peninsula – I had intended for it to be a long exposure shot – the wind was…

Reflected Wharf

  This is a photograph that I took this lunchtime – it was taken from Wood Wharf, Isle of Dogs, London looking towards the offices in Canary Wharf. I have been wanting to take a shot like this for some time – obviously to be able to do this, you need water and over the last…