Ride the free Staten Island Ferry and get this fantastic view of Manhattan
I spent a few days in New York at the weekend. Love those towers of dreams and toil and consumption. I’ve only visited the city a few times but its energy is contagious.
I have been walking the South West Coast Path over recent years, knocking off one section at a time when I have time. So far I have walked from Polzeath to Land’s End (although there are a couple of short sections that I need to fill in on that stretch). Last week I started the walk from Land’s End along the South Coast with the first section to Porthcurno. I was hoping to catch some great light at Nanjizal (I didn’t – I’ll have to go back another time), but I did see a seal pup high up on that beach, and spend a lovely hour on the beach at Porthcurno.
As 2017 comes to a close, I am pleased to share this picture with you of a wonderful sunrise I spent in the harbour in St Ives a month ago. This year has been a challenging one on the family side as we said goodbye to my dad. It is the first serious loss I have experienced and it hit me hard. I have had a tough run at my day job which has also knocked me for six. On the positives I have achieved some of my 2017 resolutions, but I hope to develop my photography 2018 and dedicate the time I need to make that happen.
For all those who take time out to have a look at my page, I wish you all a very happy holiday and say a big thank you – your visits mean a lot to me.
This shot was taken in Snowdonia a few weeks ago. There was not much wind so reflections around the edges of the lake were reasonably good. The purples of the trees in the left foreground particularly caught my eyes.
I took this at lunchtime a couple of weeks ago. I had this famous vista to myself on a cold and windy day. The flat light gave a somewhat magical feel to the shot.
So if you followed my last blog, you will know I’ve been playing around a new “darkroom” system and using USA pics to try it out. Here is a shot I took on Shenandoah’s Skyline Drive at sunrise earlier this year. It was a truly remarkable drive and I hope I get back again sometime. I hope everyone has a happy weekend.
Here’s a bonus shot taken the same morning.
Ever since I saw an image like this many years ago, I have been waiting for an opportunity where a number of ridges are lit showing each ridge slightly brighter to the horizon. I took this in Shenadoah NP in April.
I am currently in Muscat and this is the view from the hotel