In the mountains it is easy to forget, until you get there, that the sun effectively goes down behind the mountains well before the proper sunset. A few clouds or vapour trails, and a view down the valley can produce a pretty good sunset view.
Taken in Saanen, Switzerland using a Lumix TZ100.
Here’s a sunset picture to Pin to your boards
After another day trip to Robertsbridge, we decided not to waste the afternoon and drive back via the coastline. A bit of “interesting” driving through some country roads took us to Eastbourne. From there we took a drive along the south coast towards Brighton.
That was a pleasant drive, and we will definitely explore the area a bit more. next summer maybe?
Having only eaten a small lunch, food was calling. We spotted the Brighton Marina and decided to Explore.
Here are a couple of photos. It’s a marina, so plenty of boats in evidence.
And we did enjoy an excellent seafood meal at the Barracuda Brasserie chosen as it didn’t look “fast food” and we are not fast food fans. It was a beautiful afternoon / evening so we could sit and eat outside.
It’s easy to focus on overseas travel, but there are many local places to visit and explore, just a few hours drive away. We’ll definitely back this way in the not too distant future.
Here’s One for Pinterest
Just leafing through some old photos (couldn’t resist that!) I came across these two photos of green leaves, taken at different times and places.
The top one was a hand held macro (Canon EOS 450D, 100mm macro, 1/200s f/4.5) taken on a spring day. I liked the way the bud is unfurling in front of the single leaf.
The one below is one of my favourites. Also from the 450D, but using a “nifty fifty” 50 mm lens. The shape of the leaf, in a background of soft green light caught my eye. The water drop was just a bonus! It’s been re-edited here, but I have used it before in a “Green Things” post.
One thought – you don’t need a state of the art camera to take reasonable photos!
This post is one for Bren Ryan’s “Photo for the Week – 19 – Leaves” challenge.
One to Remember (on Pinterest?)
Business trips are not always the best for catching good photos, though I have had a few good shots on work trips away. Here I had a hotel room with a balcony facing the right way. Though wintry and cool it was not cold enough to stop me catching this sunrise in Leeds.
At the end of October the timing of the sunrise is also great – no effort needed, simply get out of bed and take photos.
Sunrise in Leeds Photo Notes
The power of the phone camera! And a bit of Snapseed. These were all taken using night mode on a Huawei Mate 10 Pro. A little of cropping a tweaking in Snapseed brought them to life.
While the raw images from my TZ100 Or DSLR may arguably produce technically better images, which will make better prints, the Mate 10 delivers great shots, very quickly ready to use online.
Location: Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel
The Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel is my normal choice of accommodation when up in Leeds. It is a very convenient hotel for local businesses, as well as a few local attrractions, and is only two miles from the Leeds Bradford International Airport.
With most of the modern conveniences one would expect from a modern hotel, the Brasserie has always delivered a good meal when I have been there. Certainly the best of the local hotels which I have tried.
Here’s one for you to post to Pinterest
What a fantastic effort. Brackley’s recently refurbished town hall, adorned with 10,425 poppies crocheted by local residents in preparation for Remembrance Day, 2018.Read on ...
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Staying in Sandown on the Isle of Wight, we decided to visit the Needles. But it’s far more fun to do it the hard way and drive the coastal roads. Driving along we came to a pretty little spot called Brook Bay, home to Brook Beach.