Mountain Sunrise

I’m not a mountaineer so it was unusual for me to be at the top of a high mountain for sunrise, and fortunately the sun did make an appearance amongst the clouds above and below my position. This picture is exactly as it was recorded; no cropping or adjustments in Photoshop.  The picture was made from the Pic du Midi de Bigorre in the French Pyrenees.

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Through a Train Window

Sometimes one doesn’t have the option of using a tripod, selecting the exact point of view, or even choosing the right exposure.  This was taken through a train window as it travelled across Rannoch Moor one evening.

The dirt on the train window somehow didn’t get in the way.  I used my compact camera on programme mode; every possible scene was past in a flash, time only to press the shutter and hope.  Most of the others were failures but this photograph worked.

Moral: take the picture whatever the problems.

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Looking Down

This is a view from the top of a mountain where I am above even the circling vultures!

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Bad Weather

I keep reading that bad weather makes great pictures; it’s true up to a point but the scene above looked very boring until the sun struggled out and lit up the rainstorm.  It only lasted for a minute so it’s fortunate I was in the right place with the camera ready to go.

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Allotments

This is the result of a quick wander around out local allotments, which like many others are under threat by developers. I’d rather enjoy this than see more tarmac and bricks.

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180 Degrees

A post-sunset picture taken on an iPhone – it looks quite nice and it was easy to make this 180 degree panorama; but it is oh so very grainy.

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The End of 2014

The Christmas snow hasn’t all melted and gives the local fields an icing-like sprinkle of white as the sun rises.  Quite a late sunrise at this time of year so it’s not too hard to be out to see it!

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Autumn is Here

Autumn is finally here and the dim light is good for time exposures of leafy woodland waterfalls.

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The Stately Mud of England

Yes, it’s time for more Tough Mudder pictures; mud does not get any tougher, or thicker, than this.  The stately home of the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley plays host to the mud-loving citizens of North West England and North Wales.  More pictures will follow; for the moment have a look at my selection on Flickr here.

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The WordPress White Screen of Death

There haven’t been any updates for a while as I’ve been suffering from the WordPress white screen of death.  It’s taken a while to fix it but now I can write posts again!

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