During my trip to London I went for a walk to Millennium bridge at one morning. I got up very early to shoot some blue hour. This photo here was the last one I took that morning. Using a self-timer I walked into the frame to make it a bit more interesting.
As an interlude between all the New Zealand Photos I want to show another photo from that incredible evening in London back in August. To see such awesome light at such a great location was really something special. I felt very lucky :-)
Processing on this one was my usual Exposure Blending, then some dreamy photo techniques and to finish it some contrast and color work. I explain all of this in my video tutorials, which I've recorded over the last years.
Carrbridge's most famous landmark is the old packhorse bridge, from which the village is named. The bridge, built in 1717, is the oldest stone bridge in the Highlands. It was severely damaged in the "muckle spate" of 1829 which left it in the condition seen today. It is now unstable and is recommended only to be viewed from afar. Jumping off the bridge into the River Dulnain below had long been a popular pastime for younger locals and the more adventurous tourists.
Booked tickets for 1545-1645hrs to catch sunset, but damp and overcast weather meant we were denied this pleasure. The darker it got the more reflections appeared in the glass windows, making it very difficult to take clear images through them. Security guards will stop you from lifting your camera above the height of the safety glass to overcome the reflections.
I've been meaning to come here for ages, tonight with being at work late and great weather proved the ideal time for a quick visit and a few shots bang in the middle of the blue hour, I had to rush a little as I was parked in a car park that was due to shut, and with no ticket I was chancing it a bit, but still I managed a few shots, this being the first. As it happens I still got locked in the car park... and had to get some security guy to let me out.... Worth it? - I think so with this one.
Clach Thoull (hole in the rock) a Natural Geo - logical rock Arch created when the Sea level was much higher than it is today can be found near to Port Appin in Argyll Scotland where a shoreline track winds it’s way round a outcrop of land between the waters of the “Lynn of Lorn” and Lovely “Airds Bay” It is a pleasant circular walk affording some lovely views of “Loch Linnhe”, the “Isle of Lismore” and the distant “Morvern Hills” to the west.
Last monday I was in photographers heaven for a few minutes. London before sunset with a storm front rolling in from the east presented the best photo opportunity in this year so far and I was in exactly the right place.
I have an Article on my blog where I provide some behind the scenes info to how this photo came to be, if you are interested.
I've been wanting to come here for ages to Finnich Glen, so after shooting a (very dissapointing) sunrise at Ullswater while heading out to the West Coast I decided to divert to here.
The weather was (as is usual for me in these parts) pretty horrible, overcast, and raining on and off so I didn't know if I'd be able to get anything but at least I could recce the site out if not...
It's not an easy place to get to without specific instructions, and even then on this day it was like an absolute bog getting to the top of the glen before dropping down the most awkward set of 'steps' I have ever come across with the aid of a few ropes tied to some nearby trees.... once safely at the bottom in the gorge mouth though it is completely worth getting covered in the red mud that seemingly gets everywhere, absolute stunning place and like something from another world, a secret location tucked away from everything, truly amazing place.
The rain didn't seem to be getting through the tree cover above, or it had stopped so with decent light falling into the glen I was good to shoot, spent a good hour or so here and got quite a few images from the visit, this being the first I've uploaded, becuase the light is so low in the glen so dont need much filtration apart from a polariser as was the case here, the most important bit of kit needed for here is wellies or waders.... and a big bag to put them in back at the car as you will be carrying a few more pounds of mud than when you set off !
Soon after taking the photo I showed here yesterday I had to run for cover. The dramatic light turned into a short but heavy downpour. The next dry place was right under the Westminster bridge in this passage underground. As I turned around after the short spring and saw this view I didn't hesitate to take another couple of photos. If it wasn't for the rain I might never have gone down there and found this gem of a perspective.
View Large On Black here A small falls between Applecross and Loch Carron, Eas Ban Falls, horrible weather but great for waterfalls... The white of the falls cutting through the bleak mountainous landscape. 23 second exposure @ F22 ISO200
The Bridge was constructed originally as a Railway Bridge and opened in 1903 to replace the Old Ferry crossing, and when completed was the largest cantilever span of any other railway bridge in Great Britain aside from the Forth Bridge. The bridge crosses the Falls of Lora, a rocky shelf which causes spectacular rapids during the tide cycle. After the railway line closed in 1966, the bridge was converted for the exclusive use of road vehicles and pedestrians.
I'd completely forgotten about the mills at Fladbury near Evesham unitl I was reminded of them by fellow Flickr folk Mark and Paul.
There are two mills on the River Avon at Fladbury, either end of the weir. This is Cropthorne Mill, which is possibly the more photogenic of the two.
A fellow tog on FB had posted a shot from this location and I liked the shot that much I just had to try it out for myself. This is part of the Napier Uni building up at the Craiglockhart Campus in Edinburgh
The Millennium Bridge, officially known as the London Millennium Footbridge, is a steel suspension bridge for pedestrians crossing the River Thames in London, England, linking Bankside with the City of London. It is located between Southwark Bridge and Blackfriars Railway Bridge. It is owned and maintained by Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust overseen by the City of London Corporation. Construction began in 1998, and it initially opened in June 2000.
I've been posting some very colourful photos, a number of which I took during a sunny Autumn week in the English Lake District. However, it wasn't always about colour. On my last day there, it was very grey, wet and miserable, and my photos of the Coniston jetty were nothing like I had hoped. So just for the sake of some colour, I added my umbrella!
The Shard, also referred to as the Shard of Glass, Shard London Bridge and formerly London Bridge Tower, is a 95-storey skyscraper in Southwark, London, that forms part of the London Bridge Quarter development. Standing 309.7 metres (1,016 ft) high, the Shard is the tallest building in the United Kingdom, the fourth-tallest building in Europe and the 96th-tallest building in the world. It is also the second-tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom. Wikipedia
I'd noticed the slow swirl when I visited last winter, and wondered what would happen when the Autumn leaves fell into the water. This is the result, hope you like it.
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It was good to be back in the waterfall country of South Wales the other day. This area is special, and is always worth a visit on a still bright day in autumn when the leaves are turning but haven't yet been blown from the trees by storms. The valley of the Nedd Fechan is a particular favourite, with several sets of fine falls such as this one - Sgwd Ddwli Isaf. The summer had been particularly dry in South Wales with several reservoirs emptying completely but in recent weeks normal service has been resumed, the rain has fallen and the waterfalls have begun to flow again.
The Lowry is a theatre and gallery complex at Salford Quays, Salford, Greater Manchester, England. It is named after the early 20th-century painter L. S. Lowry, known for his paintings of industrial scenes in North West England
The River Avich flows about 1 mile down the steep glacial valley of Loch Awe from Loch Avich and the falls are near the foot of the gully. There are several falls but the main one is of three cascades crossing open rocks. The falls are in the Inverliever Forest of the Barnaline estate near to the village of Dalavich in Argyll and Bute Scotland.