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

May CMMC colour purple

The theme this week for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC) is the colour purple.

The photo I have picked is perhaps at the blue end of the purple part of the spectrum. This month we had some very cold weather for the time of year and snow fell on high ground. My photo is of some of the Cumbrian Mountains taken from high ground near the coast using the Zoom facility on my camera.

Snow-capped Lakeland fells

May Macro CMMC Photo Challenge

Cee Neuner’s Midweek Madness Challenge this week is for a macro or close up. Until this week all my photos have been taken using a phone. Now I have decided I have the patience to use the small camera hubby bought for me a couple of years ago. It is more versatile than a phone’s camera.

My photo for this week is a camellia in our garden. It has survived the driest and frostiest spring with some extra watering and produced three flowers.

Camellia

I am delighted that my post last week was featured by Cee.