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…

Shipton Down at twilight

This is a great example of what can be achieved if you wait a while – the 9th September was a bright evening – I was late getting home but picked up my camera and drove up to the crossroads at Shipton Down….the sun had just about set and I didn’t have my first choice…

Sunset at St. Agnes Head, Cornwall

Shot from the top of St. Agnes Head, on the north coast of  Cornwall near St. Agnes, UK, looking out over the Atlantic – you can’t tell from the photograph, but it was very windy and cold – my daughter is sheltering out of the windy at the bottom of the triangulation point at my…