Friday, December 9, 2011

9th December 2011 - Finally a Kingfisher

Decided to give the Kingfisher shot another go today. The weather looked fine and I had nothing else planned (apart from the ironing).
I headed off to my local spot and straight away saw a Kingfisher sitting on a branch. I was sure that it was just teasing me and would fly off as soon as I got near, but no! Obviously Saint Canon EOS, patron saint of photographers smiled on me and allowed me to get a couple of shots of it rather than the usual shot of a birds bum as it disappeared into the distance.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

7th December 2011 - Poole Steam Train

I happened to be working in Poole for a couple of days when I noticed that there was a steam train due to leave Poole on the morning I was there. My luck at getting a decent snap of a chuffer has not been the best so far and I feared the worst when I saw the weather forecast. Anyhow, the sun just managed to produce a little bit of light just as the train came past which was lucky.

Friday, December 2, 2011

2nd December - Plane spotting

As the forecast looked promising, I headed off to North Wales for a spot of Military Jet photography. Even though the jets did turn up, the light was pants (again)!
We spent the day stood on a hill in daylight that looked like night. The wind was cold and it rained.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

1st December - Chasing trains again

Didn't finish work until 01:30 this morning (17 and a half hours after starting), consequently I was a little late getting up.
Rather than sit around though, I decided to go hunting for a good place to shoot trains from so headed to the Box tunnel as Britannia was heading that way. It all turned out to be pants but on the way home I passed an old car in a field so took the shot below.