European robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 100-400mm f4.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 400mm, 1/125s, f5.6, ISO 1250
Quai 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.
Fujifilm X-E4, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8~4 R LM OIS at 46mm, 1/240s, f11, ISO 160
Panasonic Lumix GF1, Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8, 1/8s, f3.5, ISO 100
I thought this image (from 2012) was suitable for the first of the first…
Partial 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.
Ramsley Moor, December 2021
Fujifilm X-E4, Fujinon XF 90mm f2 R LM WR, 1/250s, f11, ISO 200
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 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…
Beneath Snow Hill
Fujifilm X-E4, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8~4 R LM OIS at 22mm, 1/55s, f8, ISO 800
Leash 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.
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 34mm – 1/210s, f/8, ISO 200