Heysham Nuclear Power Stations 1 & 2

The Nuclear Power Stations 1 and 2 at Heysham in the UK, with the docks and the ferry to the Isle of Man venting smoke before departure across Morecambe Bay and off into the Irish sea.

*Shot on a Canon 600d 18mp dSLR using a Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro lens with settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/6.3, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/800 seconds*

The Fallen

A stone-hewn Angel, its wings folded away, places a wreath atop of a draped cross, in a statue signifying loss and the ultimate sacrifice…

*Shot on an Olympus E-P5 16mp M4/3 digital camera using a Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Art Lens with camera settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/5.6, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/800 seconds*

Dying yellow

This Rudbeckia Fuldida var. Sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ yellow daisy has had its glory days and is now wilting away, dying as perennial flowers do: its once-glorious petals now haggard and torn, its once-rich stamen empty and barren to any insects’ touch.

*Shot on a Canon 7d 18mp dSLR using a Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens with settings at ISO-100, aperture at f/5.6, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/400 seconds*

Millennium Bridge, Lancaster

The Millennium Bridge casts its long shadow across the river Lune’s surface, as the Sun begins to dip and set over the city of Lancaster in the UK.

*Shot on an Olympus E-P5 16mp M4/3 digital camera using a Panasonic Lumix G 14mm f/2.5 pancake lens with camera settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/7.1, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/15 seconds*

Overcrowded

Looks like it’s ‘standing room only’ in this tree hole, as these dimpled-capped, yellow Toadstools clamber with one another for personal root space…

*Shot on a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 20.1mp digital Bridge camera with camera settings at ISO-100, aperture at f/4, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/50 seconds*

Beach Sunset

The Sun sets across a stony, tide-pooled beach on The Barrows at Heysham, UK.

*Shot on an Olympus E-P3 12mp m4/3 digital camera using an Olympus 17mm f/2.8 pancake lens with camera settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/9, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/500 seconds*

In meditation

This statue of Buddha shows us all that taking some quite time to reflect in meditation is the way to live our lives, away from the hectic lifestyles today’s society demands from all of us on a daily basis…  

*Shot on an Olympus E-P1 12mp micro 4/3 system digital camera using a Tamron Twin 225mm f/5.5 telephoto lens with camera settings at ISO-400, aperture at f/5.5, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/800 seconds*

Wet Welsh Poppy

The tissue-paper delicacy of this Welsh Poppy’s petals are exquisitely defined with the uniform spattering of water droplets upon their flame-orange finish.

*Shot on a Canon 6d 20.2mp full-frame dSLR using a Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro lens with settings at ISO-800, aperture at f/8, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/60 seconds*