Sunday, October 31, 2010

Guernsey in Stormier light

It was raining when I set off for my morning walk but it stopped fairly soon leaving dark skies and emerald waters. I took quite a few close ups of the seaweed (to follow!) but liked the colours of this view of the rocks.
The sun came out later and illuminated this fishing boat. The Peninsula Hotel is just left of the boat on the other side of the bay.
After lunch Robin and Evelyn took me to their side of the Island and showed me Pea Stacks, impressive rock stacks that feature in quite a few Renoir Paintings. The light obliged to give some very interesting colourings.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

More fromMorning Walk

Continuing from early images, the sky remained pink for some time and even the male stonechat on the gorse glowed an orange hue. The third image continues dogs and dog walkers theme.

Guernsey Sunrise

This was the view from my bedroom this morning. I then went for a walk down to the shore (at least 100 yards) from the Peninsula Hotel where I am staying and watched the sunrise. The sky in the West was also very striking with cloud trails.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Off to Guernsey

When it eventually arrived at Stansted after a technical fault at Jersey, this was our plane to take me 2 hours late to Guernsey.
Photo for Phil - it was noisier in this ATR152(? correct me if wrong) than in your Beechcraft. Also it was a head wind so quite slow progress.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Anglesey Abbey

We had a short visit to Anglesey Abbey yesterday in lovely autumn sunshine. The trees have not yet turned fully but I concentrated on the light through the leaves and the silver birch shapes.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Wet Tuesday

Very wet day in Cambridge today. I couldn't resist all these coloured umbrellas.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


This Fox was out in the warm sunshine just by our bungalow. Remained staring at us for some time before running off into the bushes.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fallow Deer and Grey Wagtail

I was staying overnight very close to Bradgate Park (Leicestershire) so got there early as the sun came up. The first one is very high ISO (128000) but I like the way the orange sunlight is just catching the antlers. The Red deer are in full rut at the moment and very noisy but I decided to contcentrate on the Fallow deer today
The Yellow Wagtail was flitting around in the stream - the yellow under the tail shone out in the bright light.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

For Noreen and Trinna

A few images from the Cambridge Botanic Gardens yesterday. A perfect autumn day with clear cold air but sill a bit of warmth in the sunshine for insects and people to enjoy. Thanks for your company and hope you got some photos that you are pleased with.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Innate swimming reflexes

Here are a couple of images from a series of images that I have been doing of babies at their early (4 to 6 month) swimming lessons.
It is amazing how easily they float (the jacket is for warmth not buoyancy). They also make swimming movements when underwater and have a gag reflex that closes the windpipe. This disappears at 9 months. They keep the eyes wide open.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

More Dogs

A Pomeranian, Greyhound and Whippet/Saluki cross all in full flight - literally in the case of the greyhound.
The Spaniel shows the effect of shaking the head hard on floppy jowls and the Border Terrier is just enjoying the sea

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fish Quays

Here are a few images from Fish Quays early in the morning. The first image is taken at f2.8 and the second, a bit later as the light improved, at f18 giving more definition to the light sources. The Fish Quays themselves I thought ooked good as monochrome.

To Gateshead and back via South Shields

Yesterday, I took the Metro to Newcastle, walked down to the Quay and along to the Millennium Bridge. A coffee in the Sage Centre then back over the bridge to Newcastle and the Metro to South Shields. The Metro ticket works on the Ferry to North Shields so I crossed the Tyne and then walked back via the Fish Quays to Tynemouth. Shame there wasn't a bit more light around.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tynemouth to Alnwick

Yesterday I was taken on a very enjoyable tour of the coastline between Tynemouth and Alnwick - many thanks to Brian and Joan for their company and forbearance on a grey and drizzly afternoon. Here are a few images showing the very soft pastel shades that were achieved (with a bit adjustment in Lightroom!) .

Ann Miles Photography - My Favourite Images of the Past10 years or so