Flying under the Forth Bridge, with light highlighting the leading edge of the wings.1/640, f8.0, ISO800
Pelican two or pelican too?
1/1250, f7.1, ISO1600
Back to one of my favourite haunts – Edinburgh Zoo.1/160, f/11, ISO400
At Wrynose Bottom (which sounds like the rear end of a large endangered African / Asian mammal!), is Fell Foot Farm. The 17th century property has some fine looking residents who were curious about our passing. Probably because the road ahead was blocked by snow.1/50, f1.8, ISO100
The Langdale Pikes above the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel.
A composite of three exposures at f/8.0 (1/100, 1/200, 1/640).
I’ve always thought that Langdale is the most beautiful of the Lake District’s valleys – regardless of how you look at it1/640, f7.1, ISO800
Continuing a walk round Bowness on Windermere, this view north up (I think) Scardale. The light on the south facing tops was fantastic.1/125, f/14, ISO100
It was a day of changing light. With clouds and wind sweeping rain, hail, sleet and snow across the land. Interspersed were bright sunny spells. It was the times in between that were best.
1/40, f/9.0, ISO1001/125, f/9.0, ISO100
Art though the bird that man loves best, the pious bird with the scarlet breast. (William Wordsworth, 1806).
1/60, f/4.0, ISO5000
Being in the Lake District, it seems appropriate to post a Wordsworth poem.
Lone flower, hemmed in with snows, and white as they
But hardier far, once more I see thee bend
Thy forehead as if fearful to offend,
Like an unbidden guest. Though day by day
Storms sallying from the mountain-tops, waylay
The rising sun, and on the plains descend;
Yet art though welcome, welcome as a friend
Whose zeal outruns his promise! Blue-eyed May
Shall soon behold this border thickly set
With bright jonquils, their odours lavishing
On the soft west-wind and his frolic peers;
Nor will I then thy modest grace forget,
Chaste snowdrop, venturous harbinger of spring,
And pensive monitor of fleeting years.