Friday, 14 July 2017

Island Dam, Billinge

I went for a stroll among the flora and fauna around Island Dam at the top of Winstanley and Billinge on bright and breezy Friday afternoon.

There are plenty of Wheat fields in varying states of readiness and fields full of insects and animals.

Fuji XT2, 50-230mm Fuji lens.



Billinge Hill Wheatfield View

Male Damselfly

Dig A Pony (looks like a Beatle)

Meadow Brown Butterfly

Pinks

Ripening Berries

Drying Stalks

Still Green

Thistle and Hoverfly

Waving Wheat

Rooftop Wheatfield View

Winter Hill Wheatfield View

Monday, 5 June 2017

Sports Action, Saturday Club Cricket.

Something a bit different, testing out the continuous focus and tracking abilities on sports action with the Fuji XT2 with one of my zoom lenses, the slightly less refined XC50-230mm lens, (the XF55-200mm is the prime in this class).

I'm pleased to say that most of the time it is very good indeed, following moving subjects accurately, focussing quickly and locking on until the shutter is pressed.

I'd love to try with the Fuji XF100-400mm lens soon, to get even closer to the action with an even faster lens!

Highfield CC vs Orrell Red Triangle CC at St Matthews Cricket Club, Wigan.
















The next 3 images show the speed and autofocus capabilities on High Burst Shooting.












Saturday, 27 May 2017

Canal at Arley



We had a stroll from Bridge 63 at Red Rock to Bridge 64 at Arley Hall on the Leeds/Liverpool Canal, saw loads of flora and fauna, including a Kingfisher (but didn't get a photo!).

It's a lovely stretch of the canal with open fields, wooded areas, a steep valley and interesting buildings in a very short stroll.

Olympus Stylus 1.










Who are Ewe looking at?









Wednesday, 24 May 2017

When Words Aren't Enough....

On Monday evening I packed a bag of equipment, put it over my shoulder and went out with a purpose……to take innocent images of a wonderful world and share my peaceful ideals with anyone wanting to see the beauty of this world.


At the same time, another man set out with his bag, equipment and purpose……to take innocent lives of wonderful people and share his hostile ideals with anyone wanting to see the cruelty of this world.

The Light Will Always Shine Through......