White Weather

Temple Newsam in the Snow 2013

This weeks great ‘A Word A Week Photo Challenge‘ is Weather.. and there’s only one word to describe what its like in Leeds at the moment and that is WHITE.

Temple Newsam House and Grounds in the Snow 2013

I was inspired by Lucy Gutteridge’s excellent post called Black and White Winter for these shots..check out her amazing shot as well…

Teasle flower at Temple Newsam in the Snow

Temple Newsam House in the Snow 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

Wordpress Weekly Photo Challenge BeyondThis weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge asked us if we had a photo which invites the viewer to look beyond? Are there hidden depths in the background?  Is there a reason why the viewer should look beyond? and if so, tell you!

The above image was taken last Monday on a lunchtime walk away from the studio, but! it’s what laid beyond this wintery inviting lane that was a sad sight to see, especially after the weekend of cold sleet and snow. What I found was this sad, wet, cold and lonely fellow (below) in the field, although I did took a few pictures, he was especially glad to see me, as his supply of hay had run out and the only bits left where on my side of the fence, so I duly fed him all I could find…which I think he was quite glad of.

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Just after I took a pic of these horses, the owner turned up in a 4×4 with a few bales of warm hay… a happy end of sorts.

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A Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland at Temple Newsam © Carl Milner

Yesterday I had another one of those ‘camera’ detours on my way to work, which I thank god we have Flex-Time, plus I also needed to work my lunch to get a deadline out, but it was all worth it…as it enabled me to capture what was a glorious golden sunrise over the grounds of Temple Newsam, which had some of the most amazing peachy hues on the trees.

Mondo Jaws & ET

Jaws Mondo Poster © Laurent Durieux 2013There’s something quite aesthetically pleasing about the minimalist style of Mondo Posters and these new ET and Jaws poster by Mike Mitchell and Laurent Durieux are no exception. Especially the Jaws poster…which is ‘so’ reminiscent of the old 40’s LNER Railway Posters…Can you spot all the Easter eggs in the Jaws poster as well? Pippet makes an appearance, Chief Brody’s car, the Brody children, Alex Kitner’s raft… What beautifully crafted Mondo posters.
ET Mondo Poster © Mike Mitchell 2013
They sold out in the first hour of launch today on the Mondo website …I quite fancied the Jaws poster 😦

Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

International Space Station over the UK Leeds © Carl Milner 2013

So many natural things illuminate the night sky where I live, but for me my favourite is the second brightest one (which is man-made)… The International Space Station (ISS), It’s easy to see why considering its length and width is about the size of a football field and that it completes 15.7 orbits per day, travelling at a speed of 17,500 mph, 248  miles above the Earth in the Thermosphere.

International Space Station over Leeds © Carl Milner 2013

So you can see why for this weeks WordPress Photo Challenge: Illumination I’ve submitted two long exposure images I’ve taken of the ISS, the top one is composed of 7 stacked 25Sec frames at F/5.6 ISO 100 and the bottom one is 4 stacked frames at 30Sec at F/3.5 ISO 100