Thursday, 27 August 2009

Nuthatch - Washington Wetland Centre

The woodland hide at Washington was burnt down by vandals recently, but the centre's handyman has built a new hide in record time, and this one has no glass in the windows - perfect for photography! The hide faces to the south, so you do have to use flash to show any detail in the birds. Fortunately the flash does not appear to trouble the birds at all.

Photo taken using a Canon 5D camera, Sigma 100-300 f4 lens, and an ancient Vivitar flashgun.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Man Photographing Roker Lighthouse

This polished granite sculpture, placed at the end of the coast to coast (C2C) cycle route at Roker, has engraved upon its surface the names of the various heavenly bodies within the solar system, aligned with what will be their actual positions at Easter.

Canon 5D 24-70L