Kirkstall Abbey on Christmas Eve

Kirkstall Abbey on Christmas Eve

We spent a lovely Christmas in Leeds this year with our daughter’s family and we got out in the lovely pre-Christmas sun to walk around Kirkstall Abbey. It’s an amazingly photogenic location and these four shots taken with my iPhone try to give an impression of just how imposing the building is and how beautiful …

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Sunset for the Union?

Sunset for the Union?

Almost a political post this time, but perhaps timely this week. Looking for lights whilst down The Bay before Christmas, the only really good one was the sunset that kindly performed for me. Here are two shots taken looking towards Penarth. The first from beside where the Doctor Who Experience used to be, the second …

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South Gate at St Fagans

St Fagans in winter sunshine

Finally to finish off what (for me) was a rather satisfying shoot at the National Folk Museum in St Fagans, near Cardiff, a set of four images of “old friends” – some of the buildings that have been in the museum the longest. Apart from some cropping, none of these photographs has been altered in …

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Roofing textures, St Fagans

Textures – 2

Another shot from inside the weaving shed, this time just capturing the differences in textures in the roof beams, and the sacking screen. Something I love about photography is that I just couldn’t, and probably wouldn’t, have seen this detail without taking the picture. [EXIF: 1/8sec @ f/4; ISO 800; Sony ILCE-7R; Sony FE 90mm …

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Rozenhoedkaai at night, Bruges

Classic views of Bruges

A selection of classic views of Bruges, ones that we will always remember our trip by.   Jen walking by a canal – we did a fair bit of walking. [EXIF: 1/200sec @ f/8; ISO 100; Sony ILCE-7R; Sony FE 16-35 F4 ZA OSS @ 35mm]   The passageway that leads into De Burg square. [EXIF: 1/125sec …

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Carriage joins Katelijnstraat, Bruges

Getting around Bruges

  Apart from the canals you have a choice – bikes or carriages. The locals use the former and they appear to have priority over everything, cars and pedestrians! The ones above I would guess have just been fished out of the canal and are waiting to be reclaimed. [EXIF: 1/250sec @ f/4; ISO 100; Sony …

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