Archive for ‘Photography: Photos’

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Normanby Hall, Nr Scunthorpe

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

HDR Photo #1

My first attempt at HDR photography (link) – not the best subject or quality but it was mostly about figuring out how it works :) Definitely a technique I’ll be trying again… with better subject matter though!

For comparison here is the ‘original’ next to the HDR one. This isn’t computer trickery as such – it’s just combining several differently exposed photos into one.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Playing with my macro lens…

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Walking barefoot in the grass…

I’ve been digging in the garden today, planting some cabbages (protected from the wind with little plastic collars, and from the slugs with organic pellets!). Then I sat still for a moment and realised it was the perfect day. 18*c, sunny, with a slight breeze. Just right. So I sat a while, walked in the grass barefoot (one of life’s simple pleasures), and took some photos.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Come onnnnnnn Spring!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snow Day!

Well, I couldn’t resist, could I? :)

I’ve also been busy working on a project for a christmas pressie, but unfortunately can’t show it here til the recipient has got it!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Thornton Abbey, June 2009


Pictures from a few weeks ago, taken at Thornton Abbey.

I love the abbey for it’s crumbling stonework and old graffiti and carvings. Many of the old (12-1300’s) monastery graves are topped with beautiful carved stones, while inside parts of the walls have many hundreds of years of graffiti. Obviously I can’t vouch for it’s authenticity but two of those shown here read ‘1942: C K Oates, USA’ and ‘1889’. There were quite a few 1942/1943 inscriptions; Lincolnshire at that time had quite a few airfields (including the one that the Dambusters flew out of) so I wonder if American troops were stationed nearby.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Normanby Hall Park and Gardens , 10/05/2009

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Humber Bridge Walk

A longish walk today, over the Humber Bridge and back (1.4m each way). It was windy but a lovely day for the walk.

The clouds were a photographer’s dream and they were out in force today!




Barges and boats, just off the river.



Sunday, May 3, 2009

Photos from the Woods, 25/04/2009

A few shots taken from last week, when we went for a walk through the woods near here.

Aren’t these curled ferns fascinating?


It’s obvious from the ‘neatness’ that this is managed woodland, but it’s still beautiful.


Here and there are signs of humanity – here, the remains of an old keeper’s / logger’s shed.