The River Mersey taken on a walk around Sale Waterpark. Having spent my childhood in this part of Manchester this is a special place to me. I have great memories of walking and cycling along the banks of this river. As you can see this was a great summers day which makes this landscape nice and colourful. I framed this photograph to show as much of the river curving off into the distance as I could. The reflection of the bright blue sky on the water contrasts against the green of the grass.
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.
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.
The main reason to visit Hong Kong was Victoria Peak. I’ve wanted to see this view with my own eyes for over ten years. Looking down on one of the world’s most densely populated cities was as awesome. The Peak Tram took me up the mountain. This photograph was from the top of the Peak Tower. A leisure and shopping complex with 8 floors at the top to the peak. It was in the morning as I wanted to see what the location was like in the daytime. Planning to come back in a few weeks. But later in the day, around dusk for the ultimate cityscape at night photograph.
Travelling back from Ngong Ping on the gondola lift gave awesome views. In particular Hong Kong International Airport on the island of Chek Lap Kok. This reclaimed land is the world’s busiest airport. With flights from over 180 cities around the world. It employees approximately 65,000 people. Looking to the right of the main airport there is construction. This will be third runway to expand the airports capacity. It should be finished in 2030.