Posted by: willdowning | 13/08/2014

Red Arrows 50th Display Season

Red Arrows on 10th August 2014

Red Arrows on 10th August 2014

2014 marks the 50th display season for the RAF Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows. The Red Arrows first official display was on 6th May 1965 at a media event at RAF Little Rissington in Gloucestershire, England.

I hear you say that’s only 49 years ago and you’d be right. RAF tradition is that it is the number of display seasons, rather than the Team’s anniversary or formation, therefore it is being marked this year in 2014. So. Happy 50th Display Season to the Red Arrows.

Posted by: willdowning | 03/08/2014

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castlerigg Stonecircle

Taken just before sunset on a spring evening.

Posted by: willdowning | 26/07/2014

The Flower

Experimenting with the Camera

Experimenting with the Camera

Was out with the 70D yesterday and did some experimenting with it. Took this one of a flower at Whalley Abbey with the EF85mm 1.8 lens. Interesting result.

Posted by: willdowning | 21/07/2014

Tatton Park Meteorite

Tatton Park

Tatton Park

Found in Namibia in 1908

Found in Namibia in 1908

Meteorite on display at Tatton Park in Cheshire. The meteorite was found near the town of Gibeon (in Namibia Southwest Africa) in 1908. The meteorite on show is actually a section from a number of fragments that fell to earth around Gibeon. The larger meteorite is known as the Gibeon Meteorite and the section you see at Tatton is a part of it. The meteorite is made from iron and is a hefty chunk to say the least.

The photo taken was using the available light as flash cannot be used in the house at Tatton Park.

Posted by: willdowning | 20/07/2014

What a View.

Newlands Valley

Newlands Valley

The Newlands Valley.

Showing the distinctive red sandstone

Showing the distinctive red sandstone

Drumlanrig Castle clearly showing its distinctive red sandstone. Nicknamed The ‘Pink Palace’ of Drumlanrig as a result. Photo taken on an overcast evening.

Posted by: willdowning | 19/07/2014

The Day Room – Whalley Abbey

In Black and White & Textured

In Black and White & Textured

The ruins of Whalley Abbey. The Day Room in black and white and textured to give an old fashioned feel.

Posted by: willdowning | 19/07/2014

Playing cricket by the windmill

On Lytham Green

On Lytham Green

A family playing cricket by the windmill on a summer’s day.

Posted by: willdowning | 13/07/2014

Trafalgar Square

From the National Gallery

From The National Gallery

Trafalgar Square taken with the crappy kit lens on the Canon EOS 600D. Only had the space for the camera and that lens. Taken from the National Gallery.

Posted by: willdowning | 11/07/2014

Trees in Silhouette

With the sun hiding behind the Clouds

With the sun hiding behind the Clouds

With the sun hiding behind the clouds.

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