September pick a topic CMMC

Cee Neuner’s Midweek Madness Challenge this week is to pick a topic from the photo posted as inspiration. Don’t forget to have a look at it!

The colours in the photo include grey and brown. On a walk along the cliffs we spotted some beach art using pebbles and seaweed. The wind was strong enough to blow me about as I attempted to take photos using the zoom facility on my camera. The one I am posting here is the best of the batch I took.

Pebbles on the beach look predominantly grey.  A spiral ending in an arrow outlined in red sandstone pebbles and brown seaweed had been constructed.
Beach art

August close-up or macro CMMC challenge

Cee Neuner’s challenge this week for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC) is for a close-up or Macro.

I was walking along the beach, when the texture of a rock caught my eye. The local rock is red sandstone, but there are other rocks, which are said to have arrived due to glacial action in the last ice-age. I am posting two pictures this time taken from close to and very close to the rock.

White, grey, yellow and black pattern of rock's texture
Texture of a rock
Greyish rock on sandy beach with scattered pebbles of various colours
The large rock with sand and pebbles including red sandstone ones

Steam train Braunton

Earlier this month a steam train was scheduled to take an excursion from Saphos trains along the Cumbria Coastal Railway. The best local place for photography is probably the station as all trains stop there if only briefly. However it can be very busy and everyone wants a good spot, so I decided to snap it on its way into the station.

As I arrived at my vantage point with a view of a fairly long stretch of the line, I disturbed a rabbit and a heron. Both creatures were far quicker than the time taken to switch on my camera and point it in the right direction!

The track slopes down to the station so that trains can coast along at a reasonable speed. No puffs of smoke as there are beyond the station when it sets off again. The diesel engine in case of need had the name Roger Hosking MA, although it is not legible on my photos.

Train in top third of picture, field in foreground, wooded hills beyond
Here it comes!
Front of Braunton
The tender of Braunton 34046
The end of the long train with Deisel loco, Roger Hosking MA