I took this the other morning across the Falemprise. I just love these cold, still mornings…..
I was out early this morning in our village and found this abandoned cottage near our cemetery. Somebody clearly owns it… wonder what they will do with it in the future….
This is one of the stained glass windows in the chancel of St Paul’s that survives from the 7th century. This was the chancel where Bede would have worshipped and some of the glass dates back 1300 years.
Every day I look at my tomatoes outside my office window. I’ve watched them grow and now there are lots of nice large green ones but the weather has changed and unfortunately I fear they will not ripen. It’s been a bad year for fruit and veg… My apple trees this year have just not produced. We normally have so many we can’t eat them all! Hardly and plums, a few raspberries but not like normal and no peaches at all. The pears didn’t do too well either and we are normally inundated with red berries for making jam but I have not seen any!
Here is a photo I took today after the rains of one of my beautiful green tomatoes (said with a British accent :-))
Is it just me that sees these things and takes a photo? Things that seem totally benign but form patterns…. What I mean is that well it just seems an un-interesting photo but I like looking at it…
This is the second time that I post this. The first time I did not notice the buildings that are under the cloud and when I finally did I thought about trying to bring that area of the photo out. You may need to zoom in on the picture to see.
Here is another rendering of one of the photos from yesterday.
Orphir Bay, Scapa flow and the mountains in the distance…
I shot this photo this evening as the sun was setting around 7. It’s another local photo. A small abandoned cottage near the village of Vergnies. What caught my eye was the colours, the way the sun reflects off the white of the wall and the clips that held the gutter in place. It was a bit late to explore further so that’s for another day. When I woke up this morning I said to myself, today, is a photo day… how right I was.
I went on Saturday to the market in Namur which is one of my favorite markets. So much to see and buy! I took along my camera and took so many shots I have not really had time to sort them all out. These are just a few I would like to share. Some maybe better cropped differently, in B/W etc but the important thing I think is to share some of the atmosphere of the market. I realise that most of the photos are of the food section of the market
I’m going to play with these photos a little over the next week os so because I’m just chuffed to bits… The funny thing is when I enlarge the photo and then play a little with the clarity for some reason I notice bits on the edges that are dark and you can’t really see them against the nights sky.. like someone has actually taken bites out of the moon HAHA… so it is made of cheese!
Playing a little in Lightroom I decided to really make the moon blue…
Here is another shot from tonight. I processed it in Lightroom to bring out the seas, craters and ridges.. This was taken at with a Sigma 70-300 mm, 200 iso, f/11, -4 EV
So, what the heck am I posting for at this time in the morning… Well, I just had to get out there and take a picture of the moon. It took me a while to get the settings right but I got there…. Hope you like them….
I was on the way home when I saw this fantastic sun set.
This is the kitchen of Noltland Castle on Westray. I was trying out on idea by combining three photos all taken at slightly different settings. I know a lot of cameras have a setting for that on them but not mine. I have a Nikon D3100 which does not have this feature, one of the down sides of the camera but hey, I can use software to do it for me..
This picture was taken in “Notre Dame de Vire”. I have a certain fascination with stained glass windows, something about them catches my eye.
This is Noup Head lighthouse on the isle of Wetsray looking out over the North Atlantic. It stands like a giant against the coming onslaught of the elements. That is what happened that day but strangely we had no rough seas which would have really made the photo. I feel the need, the need to go back…..
This is a shot I took in the harbor at John O’Groats. We were waiting for the ferry from Gills Bay to St Margret’s Hope and of course could not pass up the opportunity to take photos at John O’Groats. There is a really nice pub come hotel there where you can get a good pint before driving down to the ferry…
I decided to look at this shot again. There was a certain mood when I took it that I wanted to try and catch. It was a very foggy day, especially at the north end of the main island. We watched as the water came back in over the causeway with frightening rapidity and were thankful that we did not attempt to reach the broch for there we would have stayed for 6 hours.
This was taken from the Ring of Brogar across the Loch of Stenness. The low lying cloud in the distance looked fantastic and I think this rendering of the scene brings that out best.