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Friday, July 24, 2015

Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping Station

Cooling pond in the foreground with superintendent's house behind (today the house is the entrance/exit and shop).

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping Station contains two James Watt & Co beam engines constructed in the 1880s to pump water up around 200ft from subterranean sandstone, providing Nottingham with drinking water.

In the foreground on either side are wood-clad cylinders, which convert steam energy into motion. Up above (not visible), horizontal beams use the up/down motion to drive flywheels and hence the water pumps. In the background, towards the right, one of the flywheels can be seen, as well as the two spheres of the speed governor for that engine.

The architecture is elaborate for a building that houses functional engineering: gothic revival with egyptian motifs. This photo shows the ornately-decorated columns and stained glass windows.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

Low Force Countryside

Low Force Countryside

Countryside near Low Force Waterfall (just a bit downstream from High Force Waterfall) and near the Pennines, Co Durham.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Robin Hood's Bay

Robin Hood's Bay

Classic view at the top of the steep descent into the small fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, located just SE of Whitby in North Yorkshire.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Whitby from Sandsend

On the left are the Whitby harbour piers and on the right on the hill, are the ruins of Whitby Abbey.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

High Force Waterfall

High Force has a 22m drop and is one of the UK's biggest waterfalls. River Tees, Co Durham.

Saturday, July 4, 2015


View from the top of the path next to 199 Steps which lead up to Whitby Abbey.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

West Pier Extension, Whitby

Whitby harbour is sheltered by two stone piers each of which has a curved pier extension. Only the West Pier is open to the public.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Staithes - Twilight View

Classic view over Staithes from the high viewpoint above Staithes Beck.

Twilight or dusk? Wikipedia has good explanations of the principles and can give detailed information for a given location/date, it's all explained here:

Monday, June 29, 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Lincoln Bikefest

5,000 bikes were expected to line the Brayford at the Lincoln Bikefest today.

According to Wikipedia these bikes are Honda CBXs (Honda's 1047cc 6 cylinder flagship model from the late 70s and early 80s)

Friday, June 5, 2015


From the Viking Way at Bracebridge Heath. (See also my instagram photo for the full mackerel sky that developed).

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Rolling Countryside

From Chambers Wood on a cool and overcast Spring Bank Holiday Monday.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Cleethorpes Promenade

The pier is currently being refurbished and will open as a restaurant and tearoom in July.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Moving Landscape

Click the play button in the middle of the image to see a first semi-decent attempt at a timelapse.

It was shot at 720p using Framelapse on Android. Capture speed was 1fps and playback is 30fps.

The weather was great for clouds but less good for the camera this morning. Despite being mounted on a gorillapod attached to a sturdy fence, a WNW wind was blowing onto the camera at 18mph gusting up to 30mph causing some shake (this is the best of 3 timelapses captured).

At bottom right traffic can be seen starting and stopping at temporary lights due to the Canwick Road improvements. Also look out for horses and a dog walker at bottom left.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Westerly View

Trees on South Common, the spire of St Katherine's, SW Lincoln and Nottinghamshire in the distance.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bomber Command Memorial Spire

It's part of a new memorial to commemorate Bomber Command's contribution to WWII.

The height of the spire is the same as the Avro Lancaster's wingspan (30m) and the spire is 5m wide at the bottom - the width of the Lancaster's wing. The Avro Lancaster can be seen here:

The memorial is not yet finished and will open to visitors later this year.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Woodhall Spa

Lots of people were out for Star Wars Day (it was also a Bank Holiday).

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Ridge View

A patchwork of yellow rapeseed fields - the changeable weather continues.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Museum at Dogdyke Steam Drainage Station

Near Tattershall Bridge, Lincs.

This area was originally marshy fenland and was drained in the late 1700s by wind power to create very productive farm land. As the area is low lying it requires continual drainage (uphill) into the River Witham, hence the need for a pumping station.

Today, visitors can see the 1865 steam-driven beam engine and also the diesel engine that replaced it in the 1940s - both operational. It's open on one Sunday per month, May - October.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Operation Manna Floral Mosaic

This floral mosaic was created from bulbs donated by the Dutch Government to commemorate 70yrs since Operation Manna - an allied food drop to help the people of the Netherlands towards the end of WWII.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Not one of the standard views of Cleethorpes, although the familiar tide-out mud flats can be seen in the background.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Spring Colours

Yellow rapeseed flowers just starting to appear in the fields around here.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015


There are lots of caravans just a stone's throw from the beach.

Monday, April 13, 2015

New Railway Bridge

The railway bridge (green parapets at the top of the ramps in the distance) in Whisby Nature Park is now open so we can once again visit the northern half which has been inaccessible since last year.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Three Ages of Lincoln Castle

Ramparts and observatory tower date back to 12th century, the prison (right) is 18th century and bottom left is the new 21st century home for the Magna Carta.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

Boultham Ave, Lincoln

The River Witham passes under Boultham Ave. The round tower with the white dome is the Crown Windmill.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Lincoln Co-operative Society Ltd 23 Branch

There are a few of these former Coop buildings on various street corners across Lincoln.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Castle Renovations

Lincoln Castle is being renovated as part of the Magna Carta 800 years celebrations this year. A new visitor centre within the castle walls will open soon to display Lincoln's original 1215 Magna Carta (one of four in the country).

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

St Botolph's

Posting this because of the composition and nearly full moon. Hope to improve night photography with future experiments.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Raking Light

Bracebridge Low Fields and North Hykeham from the Viking Way at sunset.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015


Hull City Hall is visible through the gap just to the right of the Maritime Museum, as seen from Queen's Gardens.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Beaumont Fee, Lincoln

This is the location for yesterday's snowdrops photo. The snowdrops are just visible from this distance as a white "frost" on the grass.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Westgate Water Tower - Front

The tower was built in 1911 and designed to resemble a Norman castle keep - inspired by Lincoln Castle nearby.

Friday, January 9, 2015