back to my home page

Boyd's photo diary.

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2020 2021 2022      
Jan 22 Feb 22 Mar 22 Apr 22 May 22 Jun 22
Jul 22 Aug 22 Sep 22 Oct 22 Nov 22 Dec 22
Apr22
.
Sat 30 Apr 2022
 

Visited Brinscall woods this afternoon with Steve, Paul and Dee to scatter Bernadetteís ashes around a tree.
   
 
Fri 29 Apr 2022
 
There was a smiling welcome on the gate to the Whittle & Clayton-le-Woods War Memorial Garden this morning. I hope the toy is soon reunited with its owner. Apparently its Mr Nonsense found on the pavement by Nikki Helme.
 

Best man (brother) and me.

Married 50 years ago today.
 
Wed 27 Apr 2022
A morning drive to Wales and Caroline's house where I left my car before setting off on a bike tour.

Crossing over Bwlch Oerddrws A470.

Arch near Llanfachreth.
   
 
Tue 26 Apr 2022
A morning drive to Wales and Caroline's house where I left my car before setting off on a bike tour.

Caroline's cottage.

Crossing the River Dovey near Machynlleith.

Building a new road on stilts near Machynlleith.

Camp near Foel Fadian.

Sunset from the tent.
   
 
Sun 24 Apr 2022
 
There was a great turnout for the Chorley & District Scoutís St Georgeís Day Parade held today. Starting at Fleet St. then along Market St to Astley Park for the main gathering. In attendance were the Mayor and Mayoress of Chorley, Cllr Steve Holgate, Mrs Emma Adlam (daughter) and Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP for Chorley & Speaker of the House of Commons. It was good to see youngsters from Whittle & Clayton plus Clayton Green.  

Market Street Chorley.

About to enter Astley Park.

Mayor and Mayoress of Chorley, Cllr Steve Holgate, Mrs Emma Adlam (daughter) and Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP for Chorley & Speaker of the House of Commons.

Whittle & Clayton.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP for Chorley & Speaker of the House of Commons.
   
 
Sat 23 Apr 2022
Today is St Georgeís Day and his flag is currently flying on Waterhouse Green, the flagpole by the Whittle and Clayton-le-Woods War Memorial, but not St Johnís Church.
We commemorate St George's day on the 23rd Apr as that is said to be the date of his death in 303 AD, 1,719 years ago. He never visited the British Isles.
It is also the 406th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare (1564 Ė 23 April 1616).

St George's flag flying on Waterhouse Green, Whittle-le-Woods.

Saturday afternoon cricket, Kem Mill Ln., Whittle-le-Woods.
   
 
Wed 20 Apr 2022
 



Seen on today's Cumbria walk.

Locally known as the Borrowdale Banksy.
 
This is Maree Almond (who I've never met) at the artwork some weeks previously. She said it's OK to use here photo.
Tue 19 Apr 2022
 

This morningís view of the moon setting behind
Dawson Ln.,Whittle-le-Woods
   
 
Sun 17 Apr 2022
 

Loch Rannoch just before setting off to drive home.
   
 
Sat 16 Apr 2022
 

Aberfeldy - Black Watch Memorial.

Aberfeldy, Wade's Bridge (originally known as Tay Bridge) crossing the River Tay. A Category A listed structure built in 1733
   
 
Sun 10 Apr 2022
A

The new Whittle Surgery.
   
 
Sat 09 Apr 2022
A few b&w infared photos taken on this evening's walk by the old Lancaster Canal then Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Johnsonís Hillock, Whittle-le-Woods.

Lancaster Canal (south).

Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Johnsonís Hillock locks

Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Johnsonís Hillock locks

Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Johnsonís Hillock locks
   
 
Fri 08 Apr 2022
Lunchtime walk via River Lostock to take more infrared photos.

River Lostock infrared.

River Lostock conventional colour.

Further up the River Lostock looking west.
   
 
Sat 02 Apr 2022
Just after midnight went out of tent to take some time exposure photos (1-2 Apr 2022). On the horizon are the lights of Chorley, Leyland and on the right can be seen the radio mast lights at Inskip. If anyone is interested the exposure was 30s, f8, 800asa.

Midnight view.

Approaching Drinkwater's ruins on the walk home.
 

Collecting water at Drinkwater's ruin.

A wee whiskey left over from Christmas.
 
I've always been fascinated with infrared photography since I first started taking photos on film in the early 1960s. With modern digital cameras it is much easier to take photos in the infrared spectrum. The human eye can't see infrared so it's interesting seeing how familiar views turn out. The chlorophyll in plants reflects infrared so usually looks very light. These photos were taken this evening on a walk through Whittle-le-Woods.

Winter Hill and Rivington from Carwood Lane.

Peter and Barbara's.

Hill Top Lane.
 
Fri 01 Apr 2022
I've trekked up to the moors above White Coppice to my 'Happy Place' camp. There is mixed weather on the horizon but the distant mountain views are terrific. Some notable ones; Black Combe, Sca Fell (60miles away), Whernside, Ingleborough, Pen-Y-Ghent & Darwen Tower.

Stormy horizon.

Collecting water at Drinkwater's ruin.

A wee whiskey left over from Christmas.
 
 
 
back to  my
home page