Wainwath Falls, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales

Wainwath Falls, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales

Taken last month up the in the Yorkshire Dales the photograph above shows Wainwath Falls, you can find them about 10 yards from the main B6270 road through Swaledale from Nateby to Richmond. I decided to make this image black and white in Photoshop as I think that there are quality of the water is enhanced with the monochrome effect. The river is quite wide at this point along the road and there are steps down from the road to get to the falls. These aren’t the most interesting falls I saw on my weekend up the Yorkshire Dales and County Durham but it is a photograph I wanted to share with you.

Fat Boy Harley Davidson Motorbike

Fat Boy Harley Davidson Motorbike

I think this is the first photograph on my blog that was taken using 35mm traditional film. I stopped using film in about 1998, not so much because I moved straight to digital but that’s another story. This photograph was taken some time between 1995 and 1998. I would have been at a car show, probably Tatton Park with my dad. He takes some amazing photographs of motorbike engines, and I think this style of photograph does have a certain style or quality about it that is appealing . The Fat Boy Harley Davidson bikes were first introduced in 1990. I have no details about the age of this model, but to me (I don’t know anything about motorbikes) it looks like there is two fuel tanks. Maybe reader Mark (my biker friend) could comment on this. It’s just a shame a missed out the logo of the bike in the top left.

Portrait of a Seagull in Blackpool

Portrait of a Seagull in Blackpool

Sometimes it’s just luck. Taking pictures of birds with a compact camera is difficult. I have found that seagulls and pigeons are probably the easiest of bird to photograph as they are very comfortable around man. We were sat on the front at Blackpool having an ice cream and the world’s most friendly Seagull came to talk to me (kind of). He came so close it was almost threatening. I love the look on the birds face and possibly wouldn’t have published this image if it wasn’t for the second seagull in the background. I decided to make the photograph black and white because there wasn’t much colour in the original. I never new seagulls had red eyes until I looked closely at this image. Hope you like this bird as much as I do.

H2O (water) on Steamed up Window

H2O (water) on Steamed up Window

Firstly and most importantly, happy mother’s day to my mum and to all the mother’s reading this. Secondly, I am hoping to enter a couple of images later this week into a photographic competition entitled “H2O”. After browsing through Flickr for inspiration I found this photograph of the word condensation, it was written in the condensation on a window. It give me the “idea” to try my own condensation photograph using the H2O symbol instead. Before you comment saying that I did it wrong, I know and it doesn’t matter to me that the 2 should have been lower. I took this photograph by using a kettle which I boiled up about a dozen times next the a window. I had the camera on a tripod and wrote the H2O with my finger on the window. It had been raining but at the time I took this photograph I think it was starting to snow outside. I am just unsure if it is good enough to enter. Please comment if you think it is good enough for a competition or not? Can you read the H2O clearly enough?