On the beautiful Island of Iona there is an abbey which is being restored and used to house the Iona Community.
Its the beginning of a new year, the time is right for some reflections from last year.
In this case, however I am being extremely literal, I went for a walk towards the end of last year, and I took my lensball with me. It just so happened that it was perfectly still and I managed to get some photos of perfect reflections! So without further ado, reflections (and refractions) from 2020
On a cold and blustery evening in mid December, I took a walk along Lancing beach. I only had my phone with me to take photographs, but even so, I can’t resist a beach hut!
Wenlock Priory in the town of Much Wenlock, Shropshire make an extremely good subject for those of us with a penchant for ruins and patterns. These were taken on April 16th 2018 with my Nikon D90
Random abandoned machinery…
Another one from 2018, this time in the Lake District.
I am still looking back over photos I took 2 years ago, I have thousands to go until I am up to date! These ones are from our tour of the the west coast of Ireland (Counties Cork and Kerry) in September / October 2018.
Timoleague Abbey was one of the first abbeys we visited in Ireland, it was where we first discovered their practice of using ruined abbeys (both inside and out) as burial grounds even into the modern day.
Why yes I can. I can (and will photograph it too!
This handle was on the entrance to the lighthouse on Valencia Island on the west coast of Ireland. I can’t resist a good handle!
Throwback the heady days of travel and sunshine…
Despite the ever variable British autumn weather, I have been continuing my investigation of the beach huts of the south coast. After all there is no point in waiting for ideal conditions in the UK, who knows when they will be…
My first stop this weekend was Shoreham. Somewhere I had been earlier in the summer with my Polaroid and iPhone but I wanted to see if I could get some better shots and give my lensball a trip out. TO be completely honest, I would have had better light if I had made the trip earlier in the day, however not to be deterred, I gave it a go and managed to get one or two interesting shots. Including one lensball shot I am particularly pleased with.
The Shoreham trip was a little late in the day, badly lit and rainy, but it was absolutely worth it for that one reflection shot!
The second expedition of the weekend was a trip to Rustington. It was another late evening trip, but this one involved a pretty spectacular sunset, and Rustington has an extremely colourful and extensive range of beach huts. Absolutely worth a trip!
All of the beach huts in all of the colours!!
And that was before I had got the lensball out…
All in all I am pretty pleased with these shots. I absolutely want to try some more lansball plus reflection shots. This is beginning to get interesting!