Blog 51 - Marine Lake West Kirby
Surrounded by water on three sides and with strong breezes from the Irish Sea, Wirral is a haven for "Windcatchers" and there is no more perfect place than West Kirby Marine Lake.
Set on the very tip of the Peninsula with stunning views of the Welsh Hills and the Dee Estuary, this man-made saltwater lake has a lot photo opportunities, It is 52 acres in size, and has various jetties along two sides.
The day i visited it was blowing an absolute storm the wind was one of the strongest I have stood in, the car park is on one side so you can just get out of your car and set up, which on this occasion I did exactly that.
Storm clouds building and the sun was rising, incredible sky so with a 30 second exposure f/11, Iso 100 captured just one shot before the heavens opened
Location: CH48 3HZ
Blog 50 - Birmingham Photography Festival
The Photography Festival took place on Saturday 20th October at the Birmingham & Midland Institute in the city centre. The event incorporated a number of speakers, a panel discussion, there was time for attendees to put questions to each speaker. and bring along a photo for the pin up gallery.
Must admit it was inspiring to hear from likes of Walter Rothwell with his street photography, Emma Case with her passion for wedding photography and many more a great day all down to the organisers that have been involved in photography in Birmingham for many years as the team behind IGers Birmingham. Fraser McGee, Beth Astington and Martin O’Callaghan
For lots more information please visit the web site as hopefully more in 2019
Just a few shots from my lunchtime walk
Blog 49 - Berlin
I had a few hrs before a flight home from Berlin and the Autumn colour is stunning in this diverse city of old and new buildings is must place visit and will certainly come back for a city break and would probably choose the same time of the year.
Managed to visit the Berlin wall and follow it through the city is incredible to think a wall was even put up, of course had to visit the 18th-century neoclassical monument of the Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial built 2004 out of different sized grey pillars.
Blog 48 - Ryton Pools Country Park
Ryton Pools Country Park one mile south west of the village of Ryton on Dunsmore in Warwickshire, just outside Coventry. The park occupies an area of about 100 acres and contains four pools, the largest of which covers approximately 10 acres and “Instagram Coventry” had organised a meet on the Saturday afternoon, the weather was dull day and been raining all morning, but made the effort as was getting a little stir crazy at home looking out the window thinking a bit of fresh air was needed.
Not many turned up approx six of us walked around and it was good to get out and walk it does world of good i must admit i just snapped a few shots as we walked and chatted about anything putting the world to rights, i like these type of events as it makes you look at something else you wouldn’t necessarily visit or go out and photograph.
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