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Windy day at the coast

A windy day at the coast. Not too surprising as generally you do get a bit of a breeze where the sea meets land.

View to the Larne Islands

This is a view across to the Farne Islands, just off the north east coast of England.

In the other direction we have:

Bamburgh Castle and coast

This is Bamburgh Castle. Normally shot from the other side, but I thought through the dunes added interest. Although it was windy there was enough heat haze to result in some distortion. I didn’t really notice it at the time. If it had been a decent shot the blue tent on the left would have received a good cloning.

Another shot affected by the heat haze.

This one could have done with some more space at the top. Thinking about it now I should have either gone for the castle or the rocks but not both.

As lockdown restrictions are gradually eased there will be plenty of opportunities for us to get out again, see friends and family and venture further afield to capture images. We’ll be able to polish up our photography skills and maybe even enjoy a pie and chips or pint (or both) at the coast. Mmmmm.

After the lockdowns we have all endured, I for one will relish the simple pleasures……

 

Levels at the reservoir

Levels at the local reservoir on a recent outing were quite low, including the water.

low water level at the reservoir

The UK is known for talking about (read complaining) the weather. It’s too hot, cold, wet, dry, frosty. You get the idea. As evidenced above we could actually do with some rain. When you think about it we don’t seem to have had much rain recently. A warm spell during April lulled us into a false sense of security with what now feels like a cold start to May.

fishermen at reservoir

These fishermen seemed to make the most of the early morning conditions. The other level alluded to in the title is light. I was really hoping the light would turn into something more than the meh in these scenes. Unfortunately it was not to be.

boats on the shoreline at reservoir

There is a better image here than I managed to capture. With the right light I think this scene has potential.

bench against wall

Even black and white couldn’t save the day from the flat overcast light.

Black and wwhite brick building at reservoir

I’m putting down this outing as a scouting expedition. 😉

A couple of close ups

Here are a couple of close ups following on from my ‘looking a bit bare‘ post, which explored the local nature reserve before it bursts into life again in spring.

I deliberately went out in what could have been rainy conditions. The idea being the lure of capturing some water drop images. Just to prove things dont always go as planned:

Not quite what I was expecting

These two leaves were covered in water drops and looked far more interesting than I managed to capture here. Not only did I fail to get the scene I witnessed, for bonus points I managed to mess up the focus as well. There are no excuses here. I should have taken a few more shots from different angles. Don’t know why I didn’t, it wasn’t like I was pushed for time. So much for working the scene.

Here is a slightly more sucessful image:

water drops on leaf

Better but still room for improvement.

Having caught the water drops on the leaf edge I didn’t notice the pointed leaf on the right. When I want to waste of couple of hours editing I will try to clone out the offending article :).

A little bit down the trail I found this fungi:

I am fascinated by the different types and shapes of fungi but haven’t a clue as to any of thier names. Note to self – research types of fungi.

So in terms of photography no award winners on this trip. But it doesn’t matter. I was out with my camera getting some fresh air and enjoying the great outdoors.

A decent picture is just icing on the cake.

Stay safe.

PS: Here’s the modified version:

Water drops on edge of leaf

The ‘improved’ version

Version 2.1