Under the leaves

Dappled shadows from the overhead emerald-green canopies swish and swirl with each buffeting breeze, chasing and losing ground on the road’s fading tarmac until twilight arrives to snatch their game away for another Sunny day…

*Shot on a Panasonic Lumix G5 16mp m4/3 digital camera using a Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 G Vario O.I.S. telephoto lens with camera settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/6.3, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/500 seconds*

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Home time in Lancaster

As dusk begins to settle on Lancaster in the UK, people are rushing off home across the River Lune via the Millennium Bridge, whilst on the distant horizon the Ashton Memorial’s bulk looms from within the trees of Williamson Park.

*Shot on an Olympus E-P5 16mp m4/3 digital camera using a Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S lens with camera settings at ISO-100, aperture at f/8, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/125 seconds*

Shine a light

A set of builders’ halogen work lights make the headstones within the graveyard at St. Patrick’s chapel in Heysham, Lancaster appear to be illuminated by God Himself…

*Shot on an Olympus E-P5 16mp m4/3 digital camera using a 4/3 Olympus 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko lens via m4/3 adaptor with camera settings at ISO-250, aperture at f/7.1, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/1250 seconds*

Neon trails

Always make sure you get your exposure and f-stop set just right before pressing the shutter button when capturing that perfectly framed picture…

*Shot on a Canon 5d mk1 12mp dSLR using a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 prime lens with settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/8, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 15 seconds*

Peek-a-boo

A Little Owl perches within a Hawthorn tree, camouflaged almost perfectly except for its single yellow eye glaring from within the depths of the foliage.

*Shot on a Canon 600d 18mp dSLR using a Tamron 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Di ll LD lens with settings at ISO-100, aperture at f/5.6, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/160 seconds*

Hanging out

These Starlings perch patiently on a telegraph pole’s cables, awaiting their time to join the evening’s passing murmuration. 

*Shot on a Panasonic Lumix G5 16mp micro 4/3 system digital camera using a Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 G Vario O.I.S. telephoto lens with camera settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/5.6, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/1600 seconds*

National Grid

The National Grid hub at Heysham, Lancaster: its numerous power lines arc out and across the sky to supply electric to countless homes in Lancashire and Cumbria.

*Shot on a Canon 5d mk1 12mp dSLR using a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 prime lens with settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/2.2, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/500 seconds*

Old blue eyes

A strange, shaggy blue-eyed Dog pads in the incoming surf whilst glowering down the camera’s lens at me!

*Shot on a Canon 70d 20.2mp dSLR using a Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 IS L lens with settings at ISO-250, aperture at f/4.5, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/640 seconds*