Thursday, 23 June 2016

National Wildflower Centre, Liverpool

Josie and I visited the above, just off Jct 5 of the M62 outside Liverpool on a lovely sunny day.

Here is their webpage full of information:

Apparently, each year they don't know what the displays will produce, as there are so many varieties, that the displays differ enormously year on year.

This year there are hardly any Poppies or Corncockles, but plenty of Cowslips, so the fields are mainly yellow.

The Visitor Centre is a long, low Brutalist building, but the wildflowers brighten it considerably!

All images; Sony Rx100 Mk2.

Brutalist Lines in Beauty

Aerial Wildflower Walk

Beautiful Blue and Brutalism

Bright Poppy

Busy Bee

Insect Apartments

Berries and Leaves

Wall Foxglove

Wildflower Lambanana

Aerial Overview

Yellow on Red

We found this little fellow in the Park too!!

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Strawberry Moon and Summer Solstice

I went up to Windy Arbour at the top of Winstanley for the best views of the Sunset and Moonrise.

Unfortunately there was cloud cover over the Sunset, but at its rising and for a short while after, the Strawberry Moon rose clear into the Eastern sky lit by the setting Solstice Sun.

Fuji X-T1, Fuji 55-200mm lens.

Strawberry Moon In A Sunset Sky

Bowing To The Sunset

Fiery Solstice

Hazy Solstice Sun

Coming Over The Horizon

M6 Moonrise

M6 Solstice Sunset

Purple Haze Moon

Sunset Sky Moon

Monday, 20 June 2016

Wigan Flashes and the Leeds/Liverpool Canal.

An hour in Poolstock, Wigan, where the Leigh Branch of the Leeds/Liverpool canal runs through the Wigan Flashes Wetlands Reserve.

Fuji X-T1, Fuji 55-200mm lens.

Wigan Industry and Religion

Blue Ripples

Clearing Flash Skies

Green Ripples

Opening Lock 2


Seven or Nine

Stolen Time docking

Straight Silver Birch

Wild Orchid

Friday, 10 June 2016

Billinge Fields Sunset, Part Two

The fields at the top of Billinge proved an idea place to witness the setting Sun yet again (see previous blog), but this time the sky was cloudless, I had my camera on a tripod for steadier shots and I also had a zoom lens to get bigger Sun images!

Fuji X-E2, 10-24mm and 55-200mm Fuji lenses.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Billinge Fields Sunset

After a really hot day, I went up to Winstanley Road to capture the dazzling Sunset over Billinge Fields.

It did not disappoint!!

Fuji X-T1, 12mm Samyang lens.

Sony Rx100 Mk2.

These are the Fuji/Samyang manual images.

These are the Sony images.