Struggling for inspiration today but then i took a walk to our local farm and took these. Walking the dogsJuicy plump rasberries just waiting to be pickedstrawberry's foreverStrawberry fields for next yearAnother queueDont point at me !
Monday June 20th 2020 Took a few pictures of decaying boats when i went to Hoylake last week. Had a chance to do some post production work on them and these are the results. Rusting old control dials. The old fishing boat. Both images underwent High Dynamic Range rendering ( HDR ) to bring out … Continue reading HDR at the boatyard
We had a really nice day out on Wednesday this week to a small Derbeyshire town called Hadfield. Its been on our list for a while as it was the setting for the League of Gentlemen's 4 TV series between 2000 and 2018. If you go there you must visit the post office next to … Continue reading A day in Royston Vasey, the setting for the League of Gentlemen – And we left !!
Thursday June 25th 2020 Lockdown Day 94 England's high Streets slowly wake to this brave new world. Here in West Kirby queues form outside Marigolds fish and chip shop. So we start our 4th month in lockdown. The great social experiment. But easing is on the way....in England. As from July 4th social distancing is … Continue reading Are we coming out of lockdown in the UK ?
June 19th 2020 Lockdown Day 88 Some more of my pictures showing Chester City in lockdown. They were all taken on June 1st 2020. A quiet Bridge Street The River was busy with most people keeping 2 metres apart This summer's look Lazy dog Jewellers windows without the Jewellery Grovesnor precinct open for coffee but … Continue reading Chester during the UK lockdown – part 2
Thursday June 18th 2020 Lockdown Day 87 Despite the rain, shoppers were out in numbers, filling the car parks. It's Thursday...it's booze cruise day ! My weekly trip to Asda to re-stock on my lockdown medication. But today was slightly different. Today, all the shops are open instead of just the supermarkets. Nice to see … Continue reading Cold, wet and dark but still we queue
Wednesday June 17th 2020 Lockdown Day 86 Two weeks ago i took a trip to Chester City Centre, to see how it was coping in the lockdown. All these pictures were taken between 11 and 12 on Monday June 1st 2020. The river banks were really busy. Lots of people sunbathing and just getting fresh … Continue reading Chester during the UK lockdown – part 1
Tuesday June 16th 2020 Lockdown Day 85 Confusion and uncertainty are two key reasons why people develop stress, depression and anxiety, the three most common forms of mind problems. It just happens that confusion and uncertainty are the two drivers of Government policy during this crisis. We were told to "Go to work, but don't … Continue reading Are we still in lockdown in England ? Confusion reigns and stress levels rise.
Thursday June 11th 2020 Lockdown Day 80 We can now create "support bubbles", according to the Government, where one household of single occupancy can visit and even stay overnight with another household. Providing that no one is vulnerable or "shielding" from the virus. Sounds like a small step forward but could be a mental life … Continue reading Bubbles, lonliness and anxiety in Lockdown
June 9th 2020 Lockdown Day 78 I have been monitoring the local data since this pandemic took hold in March and can report that new cases of coronavirus on the Wirral are now only 2 a day, from a daily peak of 68 on April 10th. This has been a fairly stable figure for over … Continue reading Covic cases dramatically falling locally