Category Archives: Summer

Early morning mist in a cotswolds forest, England, UK

Early morning mist in a cotswolds forest, England, UK

I was cycling along an empty country lane, and passed through this forest. The mist and fading trees grabbed my attention. I loved the silence too, as this was early morning last summer. So the air was still and there is the impression that you are the only one awake. That’s the great thing about being on a bike, I can travel large distances, but at a pace that I can take in my surroundings and stop if necessary. It also makes me more sensible about how much gear to take out….and putting it in bags on my bike relieves me of the weight!!

I was reminded of these images because here in the UK there is a lot of mist around at the moment, and I haven’t yet been able to get out early. But hopefully I will over the next few days. There has been so much wind over the last few months, it makes a welcome change to have this lovely still air and sunshine….!

Beachy Head, East Sussex, UK

Beachy Head, East Sussex, UK

Something a bit warmer than yesterday I think!

I love the drama of the cliffs at Beachy Head in East Sussex, just outside of Eastbourne. What I like about this is that the couple taking their picture, can’t see the drama of their own precarious position near the edge of the cliff. When you are near the edge it is very difficult to realise how dramatic it looks from a distance.

I have ignored this image for a while because I took so many at the time. The couple taking their picture have little impact on the composition at thumbnail level, but become much more important as the image is enlarged, and coming back to this after a few months has allowed me to see it with fresh eyes….so thought I’d post it today!

Pass of Llanberis, Snowdonia, Wales

Pass of Llanberis, Snowdonia, Wales

Just round the corner from The Peak District National Park…sort of! This is a photo of a mountain road in Wales. The Pass of Llanberis runs through the mountains providing a spectacular view, and runs past Mt Snowdon

To take the photo, I scrambled up the side of the mountain to get a decent view, and also to get me off the road! And I used a 200mm lens, which helps give that kind of aerial view.

I was on a bike and it can be a bit scary as there is no hard shoulder that cyclists can use, so traffic comes round a sharp bend and sees a cyclist in front of them….I especially hated the tourist busses and lorries because you could hear them a mile off, but they took forever to reach you, so you are forever looking over your shoulder!