#207 – Steam On The Isle Of Wight – Part 2

  As I was on a holiday day trip, rather than a day out photographing trains, I didn’t have the opportunity to explore the line and look for some good vantage points. That said, railway photography in summer doesn’t always yield the best results as the warmth tends to result in a poor exhaust and…

#206 – Steam On The Isle Of Wight – Part 1

I last visited the Isle of Wight in 1977 when I wasn’t very old at all, and if I leave it another 34 years to go again, I’ll be in my early 70’s. To that end I thought it wise to take a look at the Isle Of Wight Steam Railway while I was here…

#205 – Mobile Landscapes

I’m a member of a Flickr group called Mobile Landscapes which is for landscape photographs taken on mobile phones. In some respects this is a faintly ludicrous concept, as landscape photography is traditionally regarded as a contemplative art, where you take your time in choosing the optimum composition, wait for the best light, and often…

#204 – ticket to Ryde 2

OK, here’s a few more of the PS Ryde in the Isle Of Wight. I’d like to have taken a longer, closer look, but that just wasn’t possible in the circumstances unfortunately. The hull is in a terrible state. Note that it’s rusted through in places – mind you the ship was built in the…

#203 – ticket to ryde 1

  As I drove onto the crunchy gravel car park of the swish, modern marina near Newport on the Isle of Wight, it occurred to me what an odd location this was for the beached, rusting paddle steamer PS Ryde. The futuristic harbour control centre, million pound yachts and motor cruisers seemed a world away…