Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Otters in Washington

They are to be seen wild down by the river Wear, but I photted these two at the Wetland Centre
They are the Asian short-clawed otters Rod and Musa.

Canon 5D 70-200L f4

Friday, 18 November 2011

North Shields - Clifford's Fort etc

Only the damaged walls of the fort remain, and, despite cycling past numerous times, I had not previously noticed this attractive piece of artwork on the riverside. I have carried out some "restoration" of the stained glass in photoshop, as it is in pretty poor condition. Eagle eyed observers might have picked up that what you see here is a mirror image of the actual object, but, this way, you can read what it says!

This lady threw out the remains of a fish and chip lot, which caused the local bird population to go beserk. Surprisingly the pigeons seemed to get the lion's share. Perhaps the gulls are feeding them up for Xmas?

Canon 5D

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Lake District in Autumn

We enjoyed a fantastic weekend based in Keswick. The days started misty and cold, but then the sun came out and lit the soft autumnal colours of the fells.

Mist over Derwent Water

Borrowdale from Castle Crag

Another shot showing the mist over Derwent Water

Looking towards Rosthwaite From Castle Crag.

Canon 5D

Friday, 4 November 2011

Autumn Colour in Durham City

The old mill house and trees reflected in the mirror like surface of the river Wear.

The classic cathedral view, but none the worse for that!

Canon 5D