Orange & pink

Two aluminium beer barrels awaiting collection – one banded in orange paint, the other lined with pink paint – now empty and drained after the weekend’s scorching Summer weather in the UK.

*Shot on an Olympus E-M1 Mk1 16mp m4/3 pro mirrorless camera using a Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S lens with camera settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/5.6, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/500 seconds*

Jump for joy

A Roe Deer sprints across moorland on the top of Clougha Pike in Lancaster, UK in the hope of disappearing before I can see her; unfortunately for the Deer, I had a camera and she is now frozen in mid-flight within a photo and uploaded onto the internet!

*Shot on an Olympus E-M1 Mk1 16mp m4/3 pro mirrorless camera using a Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S lens with camera settings at ISO-400, aperture at f/5.6, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/80 seconds*

Weather-worn

The silhouetted remnants of a tree, now brittle and dead, its limbs and boughs sheared away with Time’s decay and its armoured visage now dried and wizened by the Seasons’ affective rotation…

*Shot on a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 20.1mp digital Bridge camera with camera settings at ISO-100, aperture at f/5, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/4000 seconds*

Metallic Doppelganger

I had to do a double-take at this Heron as I walked past. It stood completely still next to a small garden pond, with no indication of movement even though I was barely three feet away, and I then quickly realised it was an ingenious garden sculpture of the real wading bird; a metallic Doppelganger to keep the real Herons’ away from the fish!

*Shot on an Olympus E-P1 12mp M4/3 digital camera using an Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED R lens with camera settings at ISO-320, aperture at f/8, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/1250 seconds*

Glassware

*Shot on an Olympus E-M1 Mk1 16mp m4/3 pro mirrorless camera using a Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S lens with camera settings at ISO-100, aperture at f/7.1, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/400 seconds*

Breaking cover

A silhouetted black Grouse breaks cover from the long grass, sounding its rasping alert call as the game bird panic flaps itself away.

*Shot on a Panasonic Lumix G9 M4/3 mirrorless camera using a Panasonic Leica 100-400mm f/4-6.3 DG Vario-Elmar Lens with settings at ISO-800, aperture at f/6.3, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/5000 seconds*

Lancaster canal

A colourful barge is berthed on the towpath side of the Lancaster canal at Forton in the UK, the mirrored water’s surface reflecting the surrounding vividness of Summer.

*Shot on a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 20.1mp digital Bridge camera with camera settings at ISO-80, aperture at f/5, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/320 seconds*

Lion’s head faucet

A bronze Lion’s head drinking faucet dated from 1892, situated in the centre of Abbeystead in the Forest of Bowland, UK and green with the oxidation of time; I’m not too sure if the button works in the top of the Lion’s mane, so will try to get a drink of water by pressing it when I’m back up there!

*Shot on a Panasonic Lumix G9 M4/3 mirrorless camera using a Panasonic Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4 DG Vario-Elmarit Lens with settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/3.2, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/200 seconds*