God rays!

Technically crepuscular rays, but photographers know them as God rays, where shafts of light radiate from the sun through clouds and can be seen against darker clouds in the background – and this is a nice example taken near the Mithraeum Temple ruins and Milecastle 31 on a recent (short) visit to Hadrian’s Wall on…

Another postcard from Newcastle…

This sensational glass building is The Sage, Gateshead – situated on the south side of the River Tyne in Gateshead, it is a concert hall and exhibition centre.  I love the way the light is reflected from all the glass panels that make up the roof! #2019 #UK #NewcastleUponTyne #RiverType #SageGateshead #Skyline #Sunset Technical details:…

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…

Sunset

A picture at sunset from a couple of weeks ago – beautiful sky and a spurious oat stem (I think!) making a nice silhouette – and this is in a field of Soybean – this has now been harvested, so the combine harvester cut everything in the field – it is quite barren and stubbly now…

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…

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…

Devon Sunset

A stunning five shot panorama taken near our holiday cottage a few miles outside South Molton of the Devon sunset – turns out that ‘red sky at night…’ did not apply – Sunday was rather wet to start off with, though did improve later…good for Sparky’s first visit to the beach…more to follow… Post processed to…

Abstract Sky

This photography was taken a couple of weeks ago – my daughter and I had gone for a short walk to see how bad the flooding was at that time (it has subsided quite a lot…due to lots more rain, the water levels have risen and receded again since) – we were just heading back…