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Down By The River

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Just occasionally, it is actually worth getting up early in the morning…


Up The Creek

A shot from the end of a rather pleasant day out with friends… although one of them got in to all sorts of mischief.  More on that in another post. Spent the day investigating some unused churches around the area, and ended up here for a few rather nice landscapey type shots… Not entirely sure about this one, as I do hate the sun being burnt out like that, but I loved the light it was casting across the scene… Note to self, must get myself a graduated ND filter mefinks.. along with all the other things I want…


Let There Be Light…

So there I was, sitting on the cold stone cobbles, or should I say virtually laying on said cobbles… in what I thought was a pretty deserted part of the castle, trying to re-capture a shot I’d taken many years before with an old old camera… getting dripped on from the mouldy walls and roof… when a couple appeared (and stopped) in the doorway to the right…

So being considerate I stopped setting up the shot, and said “please, carry on, I’m just setting up”… but they said “Oh no, this looks like a very nice shot, so I’m going to take the same picture after you”…  lol… Well I didn’t mind too much, as I didn’t know them at all, and it’s highly unlikely their shot would ever appear in the same place as mine… but what I DID mind, was that they just STOOD THERE… Right in the middle of my shot… waiting for me to finish !!!!…. with their cameras in hand…

Ummmm…. S’cuse Me !!!…. lol….

So I had to again stop what I was doing, and actually ask them to step back out of the way… lol… And them photographers an all… sheeeesh… There was me being highly considerate of others, and stopping my set up to allow them to pass, yet they declined and appeared entirely surprised when I politely asked them to step back in to the doorway instead, so I could take my shot…

Photographers !!!… So Rude !!!… LOL…

For anyone who’s interested in a bit of history, you can read plenty over on WIKI… The castle is medieval, founded way back in the 12th century, and is the largest castle in England… and when I say large… Well it’s HUGE.. I managed to find this aerial shot which will give you an indication to the extent of the place… It’s the complete triangular section right up to road you see bordering the docks…


Yaaaawn…

Well I am the first to admit that dragging myself out of bed early in the morning doesn’t usually feature too high on my list of “things I WANT to do today”… Fortunately though it does appear on my list of “things I HAVE to do today” when it comes to getting to work…

And sometimes… just occasionally…  it’s made all that bit more worthwhile when you crawl out of bed to something like this…


HayDaze…

It’s been far too long since I’ve been out of an evening to capture one of my favoured subjects… the perfect sunset…. and unfortunately mostly I only have myself to blame for that, as sunset is late, and by that time of day I’m normally settled after getting the kids to bed etc…. so the thought of getting ready to go out again is one that’s all too easy to convince myself “maybe tomorrow”….

Well last night was almost another “maybe tomorrow” yet again… and I uuum’d and ahhhh’d until it was virtually too late…. The other problem being that I can’t just step in to the backyard to capture anything…. as my backyard is none too interesting… so I have to drive somewhere…

Well I left it sooooo late before deciding that I WAS going out, that my location options were severely limited, but this particular field is only 5 mins drive away and I’ve not shot here before… so that’s where I ended up… and I ONLY just made it too, and this was the very first shot I took…. Did manage to get another 20 mins shooting in before the colour drained away completely, so all in all it was definitely worth dragging myself out…. That is all except for the mosquito’s…. I really could have done without their interest in me last night… itch itch itch…. ;)


Twilights Traverse

Sometimes this little Island can be a beautiful place…. Mostly though it’s grim and cold and miserable and windy and flat and barren and un-appealing and cold (did I mention cold already.. lol) Oh and wet and damp and full of sheep and rabbits and altogether not very nice…. But sometimes… Just occasionally… Every once in a while… a glimmer of beauty pokes its head above the parapet…. and we get a gem…. just for a fleeting moment…

Yeah OK, maybe it’s not “quite” that bad… lol… But it sure does seem like it during this particular winter, where we seem to be having far to much of the mushy drab grey wet stuff… and no I don’t mean soggy sheep either… lol… Speaking of which “Why don’t sheep shrink in the rain ??”…. Just a thought !!…. ;)

Roll on spring is what I say…

But anyways, here’s some of that occasional beauty, but despite appearances, this very much had to be a “quick” shot, as it was circa brass monkeys 0°C, with a windchill equivalent to a polar bears tiny chilly frozen cold bits… Hopefully my own particular frozen extremities were worth the effort…


Tropical Paradise

So maybe it’s not quite tropical…. and maybe just maybe it’s not exactly what you’d class as paradise… And to be honest when you consider we’re looking at a power station, and an oil refinery and a steel recovery plant, then it’s not really worth even taking a shot of….

But when you slap a stunning sky behind even the most unappealing of foregrounds, then something amazing sometimes tends to happen…

I LOVE sunsets…. and if I can use them to make the unappealing appealing, then I’m a happy bunny… :)

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