The Ouse, wider than normal


Not a blog post about Take That’s ‘Flood’ but a blog post about York’s Flood. The River Ouse (York’s major river) rose to 5.7m above it’s summer average meaning on the river front it rose about the first story of any pub or restaurant.

Soon a massive clean up oppoeration will start to return York to normal, my local park said once the flood moves on it will take 3-4 weeks to get the park back to normal again. So as you look at these images as breath taking as they are, spare a thought for the business’ that won’t be opening for some time.

Clifford's Tower with moat!Where water ends and life beginsStreet and then blur with water5.7m below there was a streetThe Ouse, wider than normalKings arms - bet wet...


York in Snow

Last year I did a rather popular blog post on the snow in the UK in York (see it here), so as the snow came once more I went out for 10 minutes to shoot a few quick shots. I was mostly there by myself, a runner ran by me which made me take a look at the rather Greek snow sculpture which is only Greek in my opinion due to the lack of a head and view of her breasts.

I also heard the familiar sound of a rowing boat, now running I can see; a crisp Sunday morning ‘go for a run before the world has truly awaken’ but rowing?!?! Shock was one word as the 2 man boat emerged from the freezing fog at -2c!

Anyway take a look at the below, normal stats apply all taken with a Nikon D3000 with 18-35mm lens no tripod this time. Click to see more detail on Flickr

Let me know which image is your favorite…

Snow measurement in my Garden 05/02Rowing in snow and fogRowing is life for someA life ring in snowA row of houses on the ouse with snowSnow covered pathSnowwoman and dogSnowwoman and dog 2Snow runnerStairs to Ambrose streetTow path into fogMillennium bridge in Fog

Landscape photography ideas at sunset

One of the great things about living near a river is that it gives you such a rich gift of photography options. When I had a spare half hour away from Roberta I took my tripod down to the banks of the Ouse in York and used some different techniques (and a dog) to get some different results. Let me know which you like…

Landscape idea 1Landscape idea 2Landscape idea 3Landscape idea 4

Tree’s, flowers, locomotives, food, and a deer…

Morning/afternoon/evening, I have a rather large back date of blog posts I should have done so excuse the massive post but here are the images from the last few months and the stories behind them.

The order goes left to right.

1. Basil -after we had some work done on the house my rather silly cat thought rolling in all thr builders dust was a great way to get used to the new layout, his paws are grey while his body is white(ish) very silly cat.

2-12 Are all taken on a day out to Dunham Massey around May time I think. They are a mixture of glorious landscape images and macro flower images and one with a deer and a tree. I love taking macro flower images so much detail colour and vibrancy, which is why the landscape ones are featured I think the mix of colours are truly amazing, what a great pallet God has to work with.

13 & 14 These taken on my camera by Tish Bolton I think and see me learning how to drive a miniature steam train in the grounds of my old work place the NRM in the UK, it was a great experience to have before I left.

15 & 16 show the movement of a loco called Sterling single from the north yard through the tunnel on Leman road, York with about 5 cm to spare! It wa son it’s way down to London to take part in the railway Children play in Waterloo station.

17 & 18 a few pics of the last exhibtion i took photos of at the NRM all to do with the celebrations for 175 years of GWR ‘God’s own railway’ as it used to be known.

19 during my last meal out with work mates, Emily is centre with lou and gem either side, just thought it was a really nice image.

20 just a nice image from the banks of the river ouse on my walk home after my last day at the NRM.

21 – 23 Mairi with Basil our cat (we do have Sybil as well but she is less photogenic) and Mairi at her birthday party at our house.

So that’s it really, in my next post I’ll have gone through the 300 or so image I took on our Paris holiday and sorted them down to like 30 or so of the best images. So until then thanks for looking. Roy