Glass Pavilions, Sheffield Botanical Garden

Glass Pavilions, Sheffield Botanical Garden
These pavilions were an original feature of the Gardens when it opened in 1836. The local architect was Benjamin Broomhead Taylor,  who worked closely with Robert Marnock (the first curator), Joseph Paxton (gardener to the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth) and John Claudius Loudon (a leading landscape gardener of the day) on the project. As today, the three domes were linked by ridge-and-furrow glasshouses.
The Pavilions were restored in 2005.


Newington Rd, Sheffield

Newington Rd, Sheffield, UK
Heavy snowfall yesterday. I went photographing armed with an umbrella to stop snowflakes falling on the lens. It worked pretty well but I found manual focusing in mittens a really hard task. It never ceases to amaze me how filtered our vision is. While taking this picture I concentrated on the overall composition and only noticed the patterns created by the overhead cables later during processing.
And, by the way, it is a colour photograph ;)


Dusk over Derwent Valley

Last Sunday I went with Richard and our boys for a quick evening walk to Tumbling Hill, an unused quarry above Padley. The view reminded me of Lower Silesia in Poland. It must have been the combination of an overcast misty evening and the patchwork of fields and bare trees that struck a particular memory of my heimat.

Dusk over Derwent Valley, Tumbling Hill, Derbyshire, UK
1/30 s at F/2.8, ISO 3200, focal length: 50mm, handheld


Sheffield in Snow

Whiteley Wood Road, Sheffield, UK

Jeffrey Green House, Brown Hills Lane, Sheffield, UK


Dividing the land

Shatton Moor, Derbyshire, UK
Thin layer of snow allows the centuries long signs of land use to stand out against the white backdrop. As if one could click a box and all other layers in the map were turned off.


Mayfield Valley, Sheffield, UK

Mayfield Valley, Sheffield, UK

1/320 s at F/7, ISO 100, focal length: 168mm, Photographed with Canon EOS 7D, EF 70-200 f4L, handheld


Stanage Edge

We were blessed with snow for the last few days of 2014 here! So I begin 2015 with a picture from 2014 and a post No 401.
Stanage Edge, Peak District, Derbyshire

1/160 s at F/10, ISO 100, focal length: 17mm,