#155 – The Duke Of Lancaster 3

OK, final bunch of snaps from the Duke Of Lancaster for the meantime. There is a public footpath that runs along the west side of the dock where the ship is moored. Between the path and the ship is a bramble hedge and a fence with razor wire on top, but I wasn’t interested in getting…

#154 – The Duke Of Lancaster 2

A few more from Mostyn of the Duke Of Lancaster. The ship has been here since 1979, which means that it’s been at Mostyn longer than it was in revenue earning passenger service. Wikipedia states that the original plans were for her to be used as a static leisure centre and market. Marketed as the…

#153 – The Duke Of Lancaster 1

I’ve never really got excited about mobile phones, only replacing mine when they were worn out or broken. However, now that they’ve become mobile computers that can also make phone calls, they’ve started to interest me a bit more. not so much the technology itself, but what that technology allows me to do. I’d started…

#150 – Walking The Dog

‘I’ve been busy of late with work and family, so here’s a photo from a couple of years back. It was taken the morning after the ‘Riverdance’ ferry ran aground at Cleveleys, just north of Blackpool on the Lancashire coast in January 2008. It was a freezing cold day, literally, as strong winds blew icy…

#149 – Accidental Landscapes Part 2

One from a couple of years back when I was on the way back from Grove Rake mine. If memory serves me correctly, this was the road down from Alston into the Eden Valley, and as I drive down the winding road, I was treated to some spectacular views. Unfortunately, there are precious few places…

#148 – Accidental Landscapes Part 1

Landscape photography (of the conventional, natural, attractive type) is something I’ve never got into. Done properly it can be very rewarding and wonderful to look at, however, the photography magazines are full of Cornish / Waite / Prior pastiches, or what I call 10-20 coastal landscapes, i.e. something prominent in the foreground, colourful background, maybe a…

#136 – Sunrise Over London 2

Panasonic Lumix LX-3, ISO 400 I’ll admit that I’m not overly happy with the composition of this, but I was in a moving plane over which I had no control, so I was reduced to taking snapshots really. Actually, seconds after this was taken, the cabin lights went on for landing resulting in all kinds…

#134 – Sunrise Over London

  Panasonic Lumix LX-3, ISO400 **Another off-topic post** There aren’t many consolations to flying back into the UK from Boston at 6 on a Saturday morning. The two things that did make it worthwhile were 1) business class (I wasn’t paying, the company was) and 2) watching the sun rise over London. Panasonic Lumix LX-3,…

#125 – Tilted Compositions 2

Site of what was (I think) the Group 2 area of Royal Ordnance Chorley, now Buckshaw Village. It’s all been cleared and graded, this single lump of reinforced concrete is pretty much the only remnant of anything resembling structural engineering. From a photographic perspective, the tilted compositions hasn’t worked here – a super wide angle lens would have been…

#123 – Loch Of Tranquility?

A group of us had gone to Scotland for a very pleasant week at a ‘castle’ on the bank of Loch Long, and I’d done a bit of research to see if there was anything in the vicinity worth exploring. The only thing easily accessible was the abandoned Admiralty Torpedo Testing Station at the other…