Monday, 11 February 2013

Photowalk, 7th July 2012

The theme was Details.

I invariably capture images which are not related to the theme ;0)
 The weather was mixed, sunny spells and scattered showers.
he full set appears here.

Photowalk, 6th June 2012

 Jodie sometimes comes along with me on a photowalk. The theme on this one was Light into Dark, which might have been easier to pursue had the sun shone, but it was dull overcast and we ended up popping into the degree show - the light in this corridor was great!

 On the way back into the centre of Derby along Markeaton Brook.
 The fountain/water feature in the Market Place.

The full set appears here.

Red gate, and cats 28th June 2012

Torrential rain fell, so great was the force the whole gate was wet. We live on a hill, so I don't worry about the house being flooded, but the garden is often waterlogged and sometimes we have some ingress over the front doorstep under the front door.

The cats investigated, but soon came back in, shaking their wet paws.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Jodie, 26th June 2012

 After a client earlier that day, I left the lights up for Jodie after school. She is growing up fast, too fast.

Hunsworth Event, June 23rd 2012

We drove all the way there having not had a text message to let us know it was (largely) cancelled due to the wet weather. Some trade stands and static camps soldiered on, but there was to be no real re-enactments or demos in the flooded arena, so we chatted, grabbed a sandwich and a cuppa, and then drove all the way home.  It was disappointing, but not a complete washout for two reasons: 1) I got a few good pictures, and 2) sliding about on the mud track getting on and off the car parking field was dead exciting! It wasn't quite festival mud ;0)
Paul, John, Tracy, Brian (Comrade Stalin), Phil & Oliver
We were on quite high ground, but still it was waterlogged.

Oliver. The helmet and plasch palatka were  from Moscow, the former we bought at Sparrow Hills near to Moscow State University, the latter a gift from our lovely hosts.

The muddiest mud I've ever trod!

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Wings & Wheels, Elvington, 26th May 2012

 New ammo pouches getting their first airing at Elvington.

There has been quite a break in blogging through one thing and another, being insanely busy, being incredibly tired, but I have so missed it, and hope to get back into the habit over the next few weeks and months. I do love sharing images, and this is my favourite way to do so, a little more meat than simply a set on flickr, or a few snaps on facebook. Not only that, but making time to work on personal images is very theraputic, all good stuff. 

Enamel mugs, standard issue.
After our exciting Moscow trip, Elvington was a tad weird, but Oliver was soon back in the swing of sharing his boundless enthusiasm for all things military with others, any who would listen!
Reflecting the blue, times two.
Two wheels ready and waiting.
 Had I thought ahead to blogging images of pairs, I might have removed a bucket ;0) ...but on balance, straightening the left bucket would have made a better image.

The shadow of the metal stairs up the side of the control building created a graphic image. Almost but not quite monochrome.

Jodie and Blue

Jodie has been riding since she was 7, over half her life. Just. Ownership is costly, but she's learning life skills and life lessons...