Throwback Thursday… Quai du Maréchal Joffre, Cosne-sur-Loire, January 2017

Quai du Maréchal Joffre, Cosne-sur-Loire, January 2017Quai du Maréchal Joffre, Cosne-sur-Loire, January 2017
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 29mm – 1/9s, f4.3, ISO 3200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was the daylight fading and reflecting the last of its colour in the River Loire.

The anchor is part of a display commemorating the former ship-building industry in the area around Cosne-sur-Loire in the Nièvre department of central France.

From the (digital) archive… Partial Lunar Eclipse, New Year’s Eve 2009

Partial Lunar Eclipse-20091231Partial Lunar Eclipse
Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR at 300mm, 1/500s, f8, ISO 400

For the last post of 2021 I’ve raided my (digital) archive for one of the few pics I’ve ever taken on New Year’s Eve… in this case 12 years ago.

A partial lunar eclipse was certainly of more interest to me than the usual NYE shenanigans that were on offer in 2009! 😁

Anyway… here’s wishing you all a happy and healthy 2022.

“No more work to-night. Christmas Eve.” (Mr Fezziwig)

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree…O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree…
Nikon D200, AF NIKKOR 85mm f1.8D, 1/13s, f1.8, ISO 160

Or… “The lamplighters are at work. It’s Christmas Eve for certain.” (Mr Fozziwig 😁)

A couple of images from what used to be an annual trip to Castleton in the Peak District for an evening of traditional carols on the last Sunday before Christmas.

Christmas at CastletonChristmas at Castleton
Nikon D200, AF NIKKOR 24-85mm f2.8-4 D at 85mm, 4.5s, f11, ISO 160

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Cool Yule or whatever celebration floats your boat at this time of year…

Single frame… Leash Fen, December 2021

Leash Fen, December 2021Leash Fen, December 2021
Fujifilm X-E4, Fujinon XF 90mm f2 R LM WR, 1/850s, f11, ISO 160

A slow drive through the Peak District on a bright December day was just what the doctor ordered yesterday and I stopped a few times to take pics… Leash Fen is just inside the eastern border of the National Park and an area I’ve never really explored before but I’m planning a return visit as soon as possible.