Winter 2009



29 Mar 2009: Running through Leeds, the River Aire has carved a picturesque valley that has provided quite a few photographic locations. This view is from the beacon above Calverley Garth, and takes in the panorama from Calverley Woods on the distant left to Headingly on the distant right.
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21 Mar 2009: Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, Otley is a small commuter town to the north of Leeds and the birthplace of cabinet maker Thomas Chippendale. The weekend market takes place near the square, where the Jubilee Clock carrying a Belgian refugee memorial plaque stands sentinel. A grab-shot, this picture was taken wih a Nikon D700 and a Hartblei 35mm f/2.8 Super-Rotator tilt-shift lens set at f/4 and with 8 degrees tilt to the right (what a mouthful).
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07 Mar 2009: Malham weekend. A team building and reflective exercise for the MSc students.
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01 Mar 2009: Situated at the confluence of the Humber and Trent near Goole, Blacktoft Sands bird sanctuary has a number of large hides nd quite a variety of species. Pictures on the day included this wigeon, marsh harrier, tufted duck, geese and even a weasel who was too quick to photograph properly. This picture was taken with a Nikon D300 and my 'new' Nikkor AI-s 800mm manual focus lens.
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21 Feb 2009: NewMillerDam is close to Wakefield, and its inhabitants were keen on a bit of bread for breakfast on this chilly winter morning.
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08 Feb 2009: Swinsty Reservoir is just north of Otley. Large sheets of ice floated in the middle, and a number of ducks had chosen these floes to congregate. As usual a range of ducks, geese and gulls mobbed any visitors carrying packets.
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06 Feb 2009: The moon, taken with a D300 and the 800mm Nikkor
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05 Feb 2009: Queens Square, from an office window. Rode in on the motorcycle, despite the icy roads.
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04 Feb 2009: Queens Square, looking down towards Millenium Square. I was looking for some images for the C4PM newsletter.
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02 Feb 2009: Evening snow above Calverley Garth. The snow had piled up all day and it seemed like a good idea to catch the snowfalls. The wind was driving however, and the lens caught a lot of flakes. Reflected sodium street lights give the scene an orange glow.
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31 Jan 2009: Birds and squirrels tend to gather round a group of stumps in Golden Acre park. They know that visitors will be bringing snacks like these crushed peanuts.
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24 Jan 2009: Rough hewn religion - Our Lady of the Crag in Knaresborough was excavated in 1408 by John the Mason in thanksgiving for his son being saved from a falling rock.
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18 Jan 2009: Harewood House stag, shot with a D300 and Nikkor 800mm AIs. About a dozen stags were being kept in a separate area, and were a couple of hundred yards from the path.
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