From Saturday, 2 March 2013: I enjoyed my visit to the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway based at Wirksworth, Derbyshire. Ah, those plumes of diesel smoke on the warm afternoon air…
Here, a Class 31 loco waits to take the 14:20 to Duffield.
The focussing system in the camera has optimised on the nearer part of the train, leaving the loco slightly blurred. However, this has resulted in showing the detail of these lovingly-restored carriages – all done at this site.
I’ve just decided that I’ll still post this, even though tomorrow is a new Monday. For one thing, I think Angie’s meme here at ‘Cakes Photos Life’ is a good idea. And for another, I just want to share the lesson I so often have to re-learn: open your eyes and notice what’s around you.
I was out walking nearby, looking for something interesting, and the whole scene looked dull and lifeless. Hardly a bird or a flower to be seen. And then I found this:
It took the sheer beauty of something that was ‘just’ a fungus to make me stop. I took pictures of it with my DSLR, from which I selected my ‘Silent Sunday’ shot for last week. Then I thought I would, once again, see what sort of a job the camera in my phone could do. This was the result – although it did take a few attempts. But never before have I found a fungus that looked so pretty!
So, folks, play up and pass to the wing, and all that sort of thing. Give Monday Mobile some blog love. And who knows, next time I might manage to post a bit earlier, myself, and set a better example…
Today, I happened to look up… and this is what I saw: it’s the roof of ‘The Roundhouse’ – once an actual locomotive roundhouse, now part of a college. Spare a moment to think of the designers and builders – no computers then, all drawn and calculated manually!
Prompted by ‘Monday Mobile’ here, at Cakes Photos Life.
If this gets any later it will be time to post for week 17! Sorry it’s late but I hadn’t really got a suitably interesting picture earlier this week. This picture was taken not too far from where I live, and once again proves that the camera facility on a phone can be used to make passable record shots.
Have a look here, and at the end of that post, for other Monday Mobile pictures!
Or Thursday Mobile, as the case may be. Oh, well. Once again, a picture that relates to my ‘Silent Sunday’ just before, which was taken on Saturday night. This picture was taken at the end of the ceremony on the following day – a very moving occasion, by the way – only a few metres from the war memorial, just to see how the camera in my phone would perform. Frankly, I’m not satisfied with the quality – I took most shots with my DSLR – but equally, I’ll concede that a camera phone will produce a reasonable picture for many purposes.
You may care to look at my post here, where I have discussed the limitations in more detail, particularly with regard to the relative size of the sensors in small cameras and DSLRs. And for more – and more prompt – submissions for Monday Mobile, look at Angie’s rather sweet (in every sense) post, here, and then the list at the end!
Well… it’s really week one for me, because I haven’t joined in with this before. But my last Silent Sunday picture was actually inspired by this passing shot a few days before:
OK, so DSLR quality it isn’t. But the picture was captured in a few seconds. The ‘best’ camera is always the one you have with you. I didn’t actually realise at the time how much atmosphere this shot would convey.
If you haven’t already, have a look at the other contributions to this meme, here. (The list is at the end of the post, after those lovely pumpkin pictures.)