Sunday 30 March 2014

Drakelow Tunnes - Return Visit

Had a return visit to Drakelow Tunnels with Birmingham Photographic Society and came across a few more items to document.

Clock "English Clock Systems - London"

Electrical Gauges

Control Panel Wiring

Vehicle Gate

Transfer Tunnel

Pressure Gauges

Ventilation Fan 

Ventilation Fan Plant Room

Sunday 23 March 2014

AGBO Stages Rally

Returned to my motorsport roots this morning, dragging along a couple of friends to share the experience with me. It was icy cold and wet - just what single-venue/multi-use rallying used to be like back in the 80's.

Saturday 15 March 2014

Sandwell Valley - MB Pump Track

Stopped by the relatively new mountain bike "pump track" this afternoon, spoke to a couple of cyclists who were pleased to ride a couple jumps/berms for the camera.

As this was the first time shooting cyclists, I've not yet determined the optimum settings - these were the best of the bunch. Cheers guys.

Sandwell Valley - More Herons

Returned again to Sandwell Valley Country Park this morning, although with my own lens (the Sigma 150-500 having reluctantly returned to it's owner).

Wednesday 12 March 2014

Lauren Sheppard

Another first for me, thanks to Birmingham Photographic Society - the opportunity to photograph a model:


Sunday 9 March 2014

Sandwell Valley (different lens)

I was given the opportunity to try the Sigma 150-500mm lens for a weekend (a little more reach than my Canon 100-400 L lens). There wasn't much about with respect to woodland birds, but there were Herons a plenty:

Saturday 8 March 2014

Cross Country (Bitish Nationals)

Held at Cofton Park, with a big National field it was difficult to pick out individual runners for that desired photo. Never the less, I came away with a few "keepers":

If I was a paid sports photographer I'm sure I'd be more impartial, but when your Niece is running for a Country, you do find yourself looking for the gold vest with the green diagonal stripe :-)

Saturday 1 March 2014

Sandwell Valley

It seems an absolute age since I last went for a walk around Sandwell Valley.

Was great to be out in the sunshine, albeit a little chilly, and talk to other photographers whilst capturing the wildlife:

Mute Swan

Grey Heron

Long Tailed Tit
Ring Necked Parakeet

Mute Swan


Tufted Duck (Male)

More photos from todays walk here