Throwback Thursday… Ramshackle

E. PARKER, January 2015E. PARKER, January 2015
Fujifilm X20, Fujinon Super EBC 7.1-28.4mm f2~2.8 at 9mm, 1/1500s, f8, ISO 400

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was this ramshackle former business premises…

I’ve no idea who ‘E. Parker’ was, or what they did, but I love the building they left behind!

Fuse box, January 2015Fuse box, January 2015.jpg
Fujifilm X20, Fujinon Super EBC 7.1-28.4mm f2~2.8 at 25mm, 1/50s, f8, ISO 100

Mouldings, January 2015Mouldings, January 2015.jpg
Fujifilm X20, Fujinon Super EBC 7.1-28.4mm f2~2.8 at 16mm, 1/350s, f8, ISO 100

Single frame… Silver Birches, Derbyshire, January 2020

Silver Birches, Jack Flat, January 2020Silver Birches, Jack Flat, January 2020
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 29mm, 1/60s, f8, ISO 250

The first ‘Photography Friday’ trip of 2020 saw Rachel and I visit the Peak District National Park. These Silver Birches (Betula pendula) were captured in an area between Baslow Edge and the Baslow-Sheffield road known as Jack Flat, an area also home to a small herd of Highland cattle!

Single frame… Lumsdale, March 2019

Lumsdale, March 2019Lumsdale, March 2019
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 22mm, 3.7s, f22, ISO 200

As the end of the year approaches we start to look forward to the next and one of the things I’m looking forward to is my ‘Photography Friday’ outings with my friend/partner in crime Rachel…

We’re definitely planning a return to the Lumsdale Valley near Matlock in Derbyshire to photograph the industrial ruins and the waterfalls again.

Single frame… A Happy Christmas to all*

Christmas Tree, London St PancrasChristmas Tree, London St Pancras International, 2015
Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8, 1/3s, f8, ISO 800

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

A Christmas tree image from four years ago, captured at London St Pancras International railway station… If memory serves I steadied the camera by pressing it tightly up against one of the pillars that supports the upper level of the station.

2000 soft toys were provided by The Disney Store and when the ‘tree’ was taken down they were donated to KIDS, a charity which cares for disabled children, young people and their families.

* ‘and to all, a good night…’

Single frame… Grey Seal pup

Grey Seal pup, November 2019Grey 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!