Winscales Moor Wind Farm

Winscales Moor Wind Farm

Driving along the A595 east of Workington it’s hard to miss this wind farm. It was about an hour before sunset in the middle of summer. I pulled over the car to get a few landscape photographs. Keeping the sun in the frame gives some flare but also silhouettes the wind turbines which I wanted. It was great to have sheep in the field in the foreground to give the image some scale. These turbines have a height of 81 metres. They produce enough electricity to power about 5000 homes.

Stanley Ghyll Falls

Stanley Ghyll Falls in Lake District

Eskdale is in the heart of the Lake District National Park. One of my favourite walks is from the tiny railway station to this waterfall. The path is steep and unfenced. The narrow gorge reminds me of parts of New Zealand. At the end of the path you come to this dramatic 60 foot high waterfall. This was my second time visiting Stanley Ghyll Falls. It’s a magical location that I’d like to visit again and again.

Ashness Bridge – Lake District

Ashness Bridge - Lake District

Built as a packhorse bridge between Watendlath to Keswick. This bridge has become an icon for landscape photographers. I’ve seen dozens of photographs of this bridge over the years. Having wanted to visit for a long time this July I had a spare hour and was in the area so made the detour. My first surprise came when I drove over the bridge in my hire car. It was only wide enough for a single car. The trees behind the bridge have grown taller over the years. Many older photos show Borrowdale and Derwent Water behind. We can see the mighty Skiddaw mountain in the far distance.

Punting under Mathematical Bridge

Punting under Mathematical Bridge in Cambridge

There are many unique bridges over the River Cam in central Cambridge. Walking around the city this July I only had a few hours in the city. This is mathematical bridge. A wooden footbridge between Queen’s College and St Catharine’s College. Two central campuses of the world famous University of Cambridge. Wooden Bridge is the bridge’s offical name. Designed and built in 1749. It has since been rebuilt twice. Most recently in 1905 and has kept it’s original design.