I got so much from working in black and white last weekend but with some winter sun at last as we walked around the woodland and the lagoons at Walton Colliery nature park I couldn’t resist the autumn colour against that clear blue sky. Jay, buzzard and cormorant flew over.
4.55 pm; Blackbirds are alarming as the gloom of sunset fades out the remaining colour in our back garden. Not that we can see the sun setting; it’s remained cloudy with varying degrees of gloom all day. In contrast to the twilight mood, the golden hornet crab apple by the pond is bubbling with pale yellow […]
After a black and white photography course, Richard Bell returns to the hand-drawn, drawing his hand.
It’s my final day of taking five black and white photographs a day but this time I didn’t get the chance to go further than the back garden. The mossy lawn, overgrown pond and garden shed didn’t look very inspiring but as soon as I saw the honey fungus on the path I began to […]
At Notton Bridge the Trans Pennine Trail passes the Chevet branch line, itself now a traffic-free cycle route and, in part, a nature reserve.
Photographed this morning on the nature trail at the National Coal Mining Museum for England, Caphouse Colliery, Overton, West Yorkshire.
A grey heron doggedly makes its morning rounds against an equally grey sky. The cathedral spire, looming out of the afternoon fog, appears to connect with the cloud base. The Brick-banked Beck The Westgate gulls are there again, gyrating around some centre of attraction hidden down in the brick-banked beck. A few white trumpets of greater bindweed […]
A hill across the Calder valley from Wakefield has been created by landfill, taking waste from across the district and beyond. I’ve seen huge flocks of gulls swirling over it but this afternoon they’re gathering in smaller groups on playing fields around the city and near Westgate Beck, which runs alongside the Dewsbury road into […]