Bee On Flower

Bee On Flower

I took this photo whilst on holiday last year in Cornwall. We visited the Eden Project, and saw some amazing displays of colour there. Capturing insects like in the above photo is tricky, as the little critters move around a lot. Getting your focus right is also a real pain in the rump! My recommendation is to be patient and setup on a tripod near flowers where there are a number of bees. Frame the image you imagine in your mind, set your focus and exposure settings and then wait! It might take some time, but as soon as the bee lands, take as many pictures as you can as they move around a lot. Once you get into editing find the one with the bee in a position that you like and discard the rest.

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Lands End Flowers

Lands End Flowers

This is at Lands End in Cornwall. The flowers in August are absolutely stunning in this area. There are lots of photo opportunities here, but also a lot of tourists, so waiting for a “clean” shot took a while.

Lifeboat Station

Lifeboat Station in Cornwall

This is an old lifeboat station in Cornwall, UK. Click on the image, then save the file if you would like to use it as your desktop wallpaper.

Gate

Playing with light and lines. Something not so inspiring, but I do enjoy the texture of this image.

Phone Box

This was taken in the Lake District, some of the darkest skies around. It was summer, so I could not get true darkness. It is still an amazing place, I would recommend it if you are looking for some peace and quiet!

River Fechlin – Scotland

This is the River Fechlin in Scotland. It was an amazing scene, I just wish the sun was shining, but as it is quite far north, I may of been there for a while!

Normanton Church

Normanton Church – Rutland

This was taken while on a cruise on Rutland water. The cruise lasts 45 minutes and is well worth it. The church is a popular venue for weddings and was saved when the reservoir was originally created. There is a fascinating back story too it, as the church was going to be flooded when the reservoir was constructed. There was a public outcry and a campaign was launched to save the building. Funds were raised and the lower part of the building was filled with rubble and a new concrete floor laid to be above water level. The church houses a museum with information on Rutland water, and is well worth a visit.

Dusk

Dusk in Fotheringhay

I took this photo in Fotheringhay not long after the sun set. I had a great time running onto an old narrow bridge, taking the photo and running off for on coming speeding traffic.