Wednesday 23 October 2013

A day in Lincoln.

Went to Lincoln today mainly to attend a concert by Harry Christophers and The Sixteen in the cathedral.  Made the most of it by going early for some daytime and night shots.
Autumn in Lincoln.
Autumn Colours on Steep Hill.
Steep Hill at twilight.
The Cathedral at Twilight.
The Blue Zone.
Fully Dark
Tennyson watches over the cathedral.

Wednesday 9 October 2013

Wreck Hunting at Cleethorpes.

As the tides have been suitable this week I have spent a couple of days wreck hunting down on the shore.  The first trip was to the Grimsby end just outside the lock gates where there is the wreck of the Good Tidings.  Although easy to find, in patches the mud is a tad gloopy and has a tendency to suck your boots off!!  The next day I made a trip to the other end of the beach at the south end of of Cleethorpes.  Here there is the wreck of an old seine netter that I think may have been scuttled on purpose to dispose of her.  This site is somewhat easier to get to as the beach is firmer here.  In both cases though low tide is a must!!!  Both are very photogenic.  I was lucky with the weather on both occasions and on the second we enjoyed fish and chips afterwards sitting on the sea wall.  Magic.

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Images below of The Good Tidings.

Images below of the purse seiner at the south end.

Spurn Point in the background.
Ancient and Modern
Wreck and Bull Sand Fort.

A sinuous small creek runs down to the tide.

Sunday 6 October 2013

Early Autumn Colour in the Wolds and a Perfect Sunset.

After a busy day photographing in Cleethorpes, it was time to take Jet for a walk.  We opted for Willingham Woods on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds and close to Market Rasen as we thought there might be some early Autumn colour.  We were in luck as some trees were beginning to turn nicely to deep amber, gold and reds.  We also found an abundance of blackberries so picked another pie's worth before heading for home.  By this time the sun was sinking fast and I managed to capture some very pleasing sunset images.

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A day of Perfect Weather in Cleethorpes.

I am currently working on the first assignment for my next degree module which involves photographing my local area, hence the trip into Cleethorpes.  I had already secured one of my objectives: kite surfing and was keen to obtain shots of the Cleethorpes Light Railway in action.  Unfortunately they were only running diesel rather than the more picturesque steam.  Even so, there was a great deal to capture the interest as large crowds of locals and visitors alike were out enjoying the October sun.

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Although Cleethorpes is a tourist destination, the river is always busy with shipping.
Chalet maintenance.
The prom is popular with runners.

A welcome break.

Feeding the ducks.
Waiting for customers.
Showing off the Harley!
Enjoying the view; pier in the background.
Always plenty of cyclists enjoying the sun.
Pier and donkeys.  Classic seaside.
A day in Cleethorpes means a walk along the pier.
The sea front is a popular destination for bikers.
Visitors on the Greenwich Meridian line reading all about it.  The shadow is of a sign post pointing to both North and South Poles, New York and Moscow.
Autumn colour on the Salt Marsh; Spurn Point in the background.