Sunrise in Leeds while on a business trip.

Sunrise in Leeds

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 at the Mercure Parkway hotel.
The sunrise light is looking great on the autumn colours in some of the vegetation.

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.

Sunrise in Leeds - subtle colours looking behind the sunrise.
When taking a sunrise or sunset shot in cludy weather always looik to the other side of the sky. The colours in the clouds were subtle.

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.

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Boats in the Brighton Marina

Quick Stop Brighton

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.

Brighton Marina - plenty of food choices.
Many places to eat at the Brighton Marina.

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.

Four type of fish on a plate at Barracuda Brasserie, Brighton Marina
A fish dish of four different types of fish, enjoyed, shared between two of us

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.

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A quick stop at Brighton Marina with a great seafood meal at the Barracuda Brasserie.
Sunset in the mountains - taken in Saanen, Switzerland.

Sunset in the Mountains

Scrambled vapour trails reflecting the sunset at Saanen in Switzerland.

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.

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Sundown at Camden Market

Back at the end of May we spent a bit of time in London. We always love to visit Camden Market. Never buy much at the market but the atmosphere is great. In the long days of spring and summer it’s great to end the day with a drink or two while the rush hour winds down.

At the end of the day it’s great to chill out at one of the pubs and enjoy the early evening with a drink.

Here are a few views of the area, from the pub at sundown.

Cranes and narrow boats in the sundown light at Camden Market.
Cranes and narrow boats in the sundown light looking across Camden Lock.
Reflection in the canal near Camden Lock in the early evening light.
Reflections in the canal at Camden Market at the end of the day

Of course, this was spring. We also went there in Winter – check it out.

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A sunny saturday afternoon at Perroy beach in Switzerland

Perroy – Hello Switzerland!

A cold beer on a warm Saturday at Perroy beach, Switzerland.Our Easyjet flight from Luton flew down Lake Geneva, giving some tantalising glimpses of the lake, especially for a first time visitor. After we landed at Geneva airport, and completed the usual arrival admin, we met our friend, as planned. Before heading into the mountains there was an errand to run. That took us to this this pretty spot on the beach at Perroy, on the shore of Lake Geneva.

It was a warm Saturday afternoon with a few people around enjoying a swim, or just enjoying the warm day.

A great way to start a trip to somewhere new – a warm afternoon and a beer on the beach!

This was, of course, where the clouds in my previous post were photographed.

We spent a short while here, before heading on to Les Moulins, which was to be our base for this trip.

 

Panorama of Lake Geneva from Perroy Beach

A panorama of Lake Geneva from Perroy Beach.

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