Paint me like one of your French seals…
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 100-400mm f4.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 386mm, 1/500s, f8, ISO 640
Wishing my friends and readers north of the border a safe and happy St Andrew’s Day 🏴 I’ll be having a wee dram on your behalf tonight…
The Kelpies, November 2018
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 28mm, 4.5s, f11, ISO 400
Love them or loathe them, the The Kelpies (designed by sculptor Andy Scott) have quickly become Scottish icons since their opening to the public in April 2014.
Paddling Pugs, Mundesley
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 116mm, 1/180s, f11, ISO 200
Grey Seal pup, November 2019
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 55-200mm f3.5~4.8 R LM OIS at 116mm, 1/125s, f9, ISO 640
This week’s ‘Photography Friday’ saw Rachel and I visit Donna Nook on the Lincolnshire coast to see the Grey Seals (Halichoerus grypus) that breed (and give birth to their pups) there every year between October and December.
The area is a salt marsh, used by the Royal Air Force as a bombing range but it is also home to a staggering 30% of the worldwide Grey Seal population!
The public viewing area is managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and the volunteer wardens do a fantastic job of keeping both seals and visitors safe, the above image was captured from well behind the fencing that separates the two!
‘Dog is my Copilot’
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI-S, 1/60s, f5.6, Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 100
The ‘Dog is my Copilot’ lettering inside what is obviously a pet carrier attached to this BMW F800GS made me chuckle…
‘Look Rover, this is the ninth tree you’ve made me stop at today!’
Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.
Flaked out dog, Sheringham
Fujifilm X20, Fujinon Super EBC 7.1-28.4mm f2~2.8 at 24mm, 1/550s, f8, ISO 100
What was I photographing on this day in previous years?
Five years ago it was this very bored-looking dog at Sheringham, waiting for its ‘humans’ to get on with the walk they’d promised him…
The X20 was my first Fujifilm camera and was directly responsible for my entry into the X mirrorless system in 2015 (with the X-E1). It’s also partially to blame for my friend Rachel’s interest in photography… she borrowed it during our holiday to Scotland in October 2017 and hasn’t looked back!
Donkey Rides £2.50
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 55mm, 1/250s, f11, ISO 400