A slate sea simmers beneath a glowering presence of dense rain clouds over Dublin Bay with the Dublin and Wicklow mountains off in the distance and Dalkey Island just about visible.
Train With a View 4 - River Dee:
Stuck on a long train journey as a beautiful sun set across the countryside of Wales and England was a bit frustrating for this photographer. Instead, I thought I’d ignore the internal reflections and use the window as a pictorial frame for this serious of rough-and-ready landscape grabs; and I’m glad I did.
Train With a View 3 - Duke of Lancaster:
Train With a View 2 - Conway Castle:
Train With a View 1:
I tell ya, shooting the moon is no easy feat. I’ve said it before. You’re shooting a miniscule host in the midst of a sea of darkness and yet the beggar burns bright as anything. For those that are interested in such details … this was a tripod mounted shot at 1/125, f5.4, ISO 100.
A London Pride 2014 couple take a pit-stop after a record breaking Pride Parade:
If an alien landed on earth yesterday and asked what all this Pride stuff was about, I would show him/her/it this picture and explain ‘it’s about a bit of flamboyance and a fair measure of camp, but at heart it’s about a minority saying … ‘this is who we are, and that happens to be gay, and that’s something we couldn’t be happier about. So, please! Come and join as we party!!
In memory of those that fell on the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings at Normandy, France.
Thursday evening sunset over the Pool of London against a backdrop of The Shard and HMS Belfast.
The flagship of the Royal Navy docked at Greenwich prior to taking part in D-Day commemorations in Normandy.
"HMS Bulwark is the second ship of the Albion-class assault ships and the flagship of the Royal Navy. She is one of the United Kingdom's two newest amphibious transport docks designed to put Royal Marines ashore by air and by sea. Although launched in 2001, delays caused the delivery date to be put back, and the ship entering service in December 2004. Together with Albion,Ocean, and other amphibious ships, she provides a larger and more effective amphibious capability than the previous Fearless-class vessels. In October 2011 she became the flagship of theRoyal Navy. The ship is designed to send large numbers of troops and vehicles to shore as quickly as possible. Bulwark supports a permanently embarked Royal Marines landing craft unit, 4 Assault Squadron Royal Marines. The rear of the Bulwark opens and floods a compartment, allowing the boats inside to be launched. The 64 metre flight deck is able to take two Sea King HC4 or AW101 Merlin medium-lift helicopters and stow a third. The deck can also support two Chinook heavy-lift helicopters, one down the side of the flight deck and one at the rear of the flight deck. Though the Albion design does not have a hangar, the ship has sufficient equipment to support helicopter operations.” (Source: Wikipedia)