Sunlight through trees

This is a picture which I took during our trip to the North East of England a couple of months ago. I walked to the back of the cottage we were staying at and took this picture of the sun rising and breaking through the trees. Although it’s normally not a good thing to have flare in a picture, I think that in this case the small breakout of flare in the middle left hand side actually adds to the […]

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The best of my Beamish photographs

This post contains all my best photographs from the Beamish living museum in County Durham which I haven’t yet published. My Beamish Photos We went to Beamish twice during our holiday, partly because Beamish has a policy that an entry ticket allows any number of entries over the next year, and partly because it’s such an interesting and large place that we needed two days to see everything ! Transport around the museum is by traditional trams and busses, although […]

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View of Durham Cathedral

This is the Cathedral at Durham viewed from the bank of the River Wear. During our holiday in the North East of England we spent a day walking round the City of Durham and discovered the walk along the river which gives great views of the Cathedral. Of all the shots I took that day, this is one of my favourites. It was taken at 18mm using a Sigma 18-125 HSM zoom fitted to my Pentax K5. In post processing […]

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Beamish village in wide-angle

I’ve added a few pictures from our recent holiday in the North East of England, some of which were taken at the Beamish Museum. This is another in that series, this one being taken in the village with my Tamron 10-24mm super wide angle set to it’s 10mm extreme. I really liked the way the tram lines matched the power cables to draw the eyes into the distance. There were a lot of people at Beamish when we visited, and […]

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Beamish – another view of the church

This is another view of the same church featured in my last post. This was taken from the Engine Yard next to Pockerley Manor where the early puffing billy steam engine is housed and was also post processed in Lightroom 5. I couldn’t decide which of the two views I liked best so I decided to make two posts rather than one. Pentax K5 Sigma 18-125 HSM Zoom f/8.0 36mm iso200 1/400 sec Related articles The Engine Shed an Beamish […]

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Beamish – walk to the church

This is a picture I took during our holiday to the North East of England last month. It is the pathway walk to the village church in the Beamish museum and was one of a number of pictures I took at that location. I’ve done a bit of Lightroom post processing to give the picture a bit ‘punch’, and added a slight vignette. Pentax K5 Sigma 18-125 HSM f/9.0 iso200 45mm 1/200 sec Related articles The Engine Shed an Beamish […]

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The Engine Shed at Beamish

This is another picture I took during our recent holiday in the North East of England. We went on a couple of trips to the Beamish museum and this was taken in the Engine shed using a high ISO setting of 1600 iso. I converted it to Black & White in Lightroom because the scene seemed to suggest B & W rather than colour. Considering the iso used I think the technical quality of the image is pretty good. In […]

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Coal Trucks

While we are on holiday in the North East of England we visited the Beamish Museum where I took this picture of coal trucks. I used a Tamron 10-24mm Super Wide angle lens attached to my Pentax K-5 DSLR and framed the trucks with the leaves of a tree branch. I like the way the lines of the trucks and the railway sleepers lead the eye into the picture, and the wide angle view tends to distort the shape of […]

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