Photography

Sunset in Keswick

Sunset in Keswick

Dramatic sunset for the last night of High Summer in Cumbria. We’ve enjoyed a week of clear blue sky and full sun with air temperatures up to 30°C; now change is in the air, though happily it’s not yet autumn.

Sunset in Keswick

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Hay making in North Cumbria

Hay making in North Cumbria

From hay bales in the golden fields to heaps of black plastic rolls, the traditional farming work of gathering hay now brings a menacing visual image to the contemporary summer landscape.

Hay making in North Cumbria

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Lake District Midsummer sunrise

Lake District Midsummer sunrise

Sunrise towards the Pennines as seen from above Castlerigg Stone Circle near Keswick on the day after Midsummer Day 2021. Blencathra (868 m.) on the left and Clough Head (726 m.) on the right.
Also my photo of the party in progress around the Neolithic stones - but you don’t see the sun rise over the stones, you need to go a bit higher up.

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District Line - London Regional Transport

 

District Line - London Regional Transport

 

These journeys we do hundreds or thousands of times imprint images in our minds. We avoid eye contact so inevitably one looks down or upwards. These patterns plus the infrastructure are all shouting at us in primary colours and harsh patterns, compared to which us travellers are but pale things who pass through this underworld.
These are some images from today’s journey from Barons Court to Victoria on the District Line in London.

 

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partial solar eclipse

Today’s partial solar eclipse, seen from my home in west London. The clouds cleared just enough to snap this photo at 1115, just two minutes after the maximum.

Always a moment of awe and wonder, though not as dramatic as the partial eclipse of 2015 which I saw from Kendal in Cumbria.