Most of you who drop in and view this blog will know about my fascination with reflections. I took this shot yesterday (Saturday) evening, at a nearby marina. The geometric effects created by the shapes of the boats and pontoon intrigued me. ‘Magic Hour’, the hour after sunset, always adds its own character to photos.It's kind to share!
I recently visited this spot on the Kent coast. I was glad to find somewhere so peaceful and serene, yet interesting. All kinds of plants were growing in the pebbly beach. The view across the bay prompted me to ponder on what life must have been like in these places years ago. Altogether a relaxing visit.It's kind to share!
Back to the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway again this week, for the Diesel weekend! Here, the Class 31 31206 prepares to ‘run round’ the train to be coupled to the other end, ready for the return journey from Duffield to Wirksworth.It's kind to share!
It’s a while since I’ve managed a bee photo, but I had a go this week. In macro, focusing is very critical and depth of field is minute even at small apertures. Also, it takes a high shutter speed to ‘stop’ the movement of a bee! However, I thought this was quite an interesting picture, showing the proboscis of the bee which has just been sucking (or is about to suck) nectar from the tiny buddleia flower!It's kind to share!
This was a sight in my garden this afternoon. How quickly the seasons seem to revolve – or is it just that I’m getting old? I didn’t plan it this way, but I rather like the way the light shows the texture of the apple skin, and also how the apples make two lines leading up to one in the top left corner. Oh, and yes, there’s still a good bit of summer left!It's kind to share!
I found this extremely rare Lea Francis P-type tourer yesterday (Saturday) at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway’s classic vehicle weekend. Only 1,093 P-types were built, and only 97 remain in roadworthy condition! This one has not been ‘restored’ but simply maintained in good condition – I think it is all the better for that. In the vintage and classic vehicle fraternity, vehicles like this are termed ‘oily rags’!It's kind to share!
Just before midnight last night (Saturday) I noticed that the sky was clear and the moon was full. I hadn’t tried taking a moon photo for a while, so I took advantage of the calm, warm night. As the subject matter is decidedly unusual (from the point of view of calculating exposure) manual settings work best, with some experimentation! This picture was cropped down afterwards.It's kind to share!
Yesterday, I noticed these cormorant at Carsington Water, Derbyshire. However, it was only when checking this picture today that I realised that on the right of the group, one bird appears to be sitting on a nest!It's kind to share!
Today’s photo is once again from the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. The loco you see here has just hauled a train from Duffield to Wirksworth; not only does she need to be replenished with coal, but also with water, which is happening here. Standing still, the boiler pressure climbs quickly, even with the firebox draught cut back, so here, a spectacular blow-off of steam was imminent!It's kind to share!