Flower

Random Flower

 

Just some random flower that grew in our garden a few years.  Some liberal spraying with some water to add some interest and you get the above.  I have some different viewpoints on this flower, but this one has never been shared before, so here it is.

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.

Where do I begin
what do I say
I never intended for
life to be this way

Years have gone by
many important moments too
Where have I been
lost in this technological goo

I have been caught up
in its spider’s web
Invisible down to its
largest thread

Living in some virtual world
Lost in it
Oblivious
As real events unfurled

Wake Up!
it’s not too late
Wake Up!
don’t leave it all to fate

Stand Up!
switch off the devices strewn around
Stand Up!
put your feet on the ground

Look all round you
what do you see?
Things that are real
and not just vanity

No likes and pluses
retweets and shares
Just items and people
and opportunities to really care

Go for a walk
drop in on a friend
Don’t let life pass you by
it’s so quick to its end

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.