I took this picture yesterday. Not for the first time, I got to reflect what a nice place I work in.
Went for a walk down at the Humber Bridge today. The weather was a bit brisk (Translation: it was blowing a freezing gale) but the light was quite nice so I took some happy snaps.
There have to be some compensations for carrying the big camera and the heavy lens all the way up town.
One of the really nice things about living where we do is that after about five minutes of walking I can be somewhere like this.
Hull Fair is huge. They say it’s the biggest fair travelling fair in Europe. It’s when all the travelling fairs from all over the country get together to have one last bash before winter. People come from all over to see it and go on the massive rides that they have.
Me, I just go on the Ferris wheel and try to take some pictures. In the olden days the wheel used to tower over the fairground. Nowadays it looks a bit lost in the corner, surrounded by a whole bunch of huge machines.
We went on Tuesday and arrived just as the sun was setting. It was a beautiful evening and I’m not sure that my pictures do it justice, but it was fun taking them.
If you’re in Hull you would be crackers not to go along and take a look.
Today we went to see the moon in Hull Minster. Awesome. It hangs from a large steel structure that they’ve set up . I don’t really want to know how it fits together inside or how they printed it. I just want to marvel at it.
We actually saw the moon for the first time last week, when I took along my expensive cameras and fancy lenses to try and get a nice picture. Today I just had my smartphone with me and I ended up with what I consider better pictures - which is an interesting comment on the state of photography.
Today finds us on the road to Whitby. A wonderful place, if a bit colder than we anticipated first thing in the morning. We'd come for the steam rally and a fish pie. We got all that, plus fantastic weather and a ride in the clifftop lift (well worth 60 pence of anyone's money).
If you've not been to Whitby you are so missing out. And if you've been to Whitby and not had the fish pie at the Magpie Cafe then you're missing out too.
I love it when I go through pictures I've taken and every now and then find one that really tells a story. I took this one at the Steam Rally recently, hoping to get a good shot of the car instruments and totally failed to notice the figures in the background.
But, having revisited the pictures I really like the way that this one seems to be all about a couple and their dog, and their shiny MG.
I think this is my favourite picture of the trip so far. I took it on the ferry as we headed out to Bainbridge Island. Lovely place.
I took this picture from the stairwell at the top of the Humber Street Gallery. I love the way that the Deep looks like it's sailing along the horizon behind the other buildings.
Thanks to number one son who did a sterling job of masking out the lights so that I didn't get any reflections in the window.
A while back I bought a LensBaby lens. It's great fun. To adjust the aperture you fit little metal disks with different sized holes in them. And you can move the entire lens about on the front of the camera to get strange focusing effects.
We went to Castle Howard today. Lovely place. I decided to leave the LensBaby on the camera to see what kind of results I got. Quite fun.
Expect to find a lot of pictures of traction engines and cars appearing in my blog over the next few days. Today we went to the Whitby Traction Engine Rally. It was awesome. There were traction engines, classic cars, funfair rides and stalls selling spanners.
The weather was kind to us (it only rained once for a bit) and a good time was had by all. I took my camera with some ancient lenses and took some pictures I'm really quite happy with.
The orchids in the kitchen seem to be doing quite well.
Went out to the pub on Wednesday night. I took the camera. As you do. The light was quite good and I grabbed some pictures of Cottingham Church.
I took this picture on Sunday. I'm not sure about the scientific explanation for the colours of the web, but I must admit they look good.
On reflection, I think there's just too much going on in this picture.
Every now and then I take a picture that I'm quite pleased with. This is one of them. Although I'm not completely sure why.
Hull city centre is quite a colourful place just at the moment. In one part we have some Lego daffodils, and in another poppies.
I think we made the best of the weather, managed to get a far as the seaside at Hornsea and back without getting rained on.
After we'd had coffee at Hornsea Mere of course. I kept saying that I wish they had a pinball machine there so I could play "Mere Bagatelle". Nobody laughed.
Had a quick trip to York today. Took the bendy lens, so that I could get all of York Minster in one frame. I think it sort of worked...