Monday, 4 June 2018

Summer Wildlife at Scotmans Flash, Wigan

With an hour to spare, I took my Fuji XH1 coupled with the superb Fuji 50-140mm lens to a wonderful wildlife oasis in Poolstock, Wigan, where the Leigh Branch of the Leeds/Liverpool Canal weaves through the Greenheart Flashes created years ago by collapsing mineworkings.

This is now a haven for birds of all kinds, so today I created images with Canada Geese, Greylag Geese and their Goslings, Swans and a nesting pair of Crested Grebes.

Run For Cover!!!!

Wing Dip

Low Skim Flash Of White

Calm Canada

Escape Velocity...

Keeping Watch

Proud Greylag

Family Swimmimg


If You Build It She Will Come...

Cute Overload

Friday, 11 May 2018

Billinge Plantation - A Woodland Trust Wood

I went to this local area situated on the Eastern side of Billinge Hill in the late evening to capture low Sun shadows and light - I wasn't disappointed!

The woodland area is covered in Bluebells at the moment, which are just at their best!

Here is more detail about the site:

Fuji XT2, Fuji 10-24mm and Fuji 50-140mm lenses.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Trencherfield Mill Engine.

I had the privilege of being invited to photograph the still-working Mill Engine, which was installed by the firm of John and Edward Wood of Bolton in the cotton factory in 1907, using 2500 Horsepower to run the machines over 5 storeys.

It is maintained by Bill The Mill, a former Royal Navy Engineer who has operated the machinery for the past 10 years.

I took the wide-angle images using my Fuji X-H1 and Fuji 10-24mm lens mounted on a  3LeggedThing tripod and Formatt-Hitech filters for long exposures.

I used the same camera handheld with a Fuji 35mm lens for the detail images.