Day 306 – Zoom Burst…

I’m not generally a fan of image manipulation, either in camera or using software, but am a sucker for a nice zoom burst photo. This ancient oak stands beyond the top of our garden, and was the perfect subject to test out my new 24-70mm lens…

Zoom burst – SonyA7iii & 24-70mm

Day 244 – Thin Blue Line…

This building has been the Police Station in Whitchurch for over 150 years, but is now for sale as a result of ‘reorganization’ – a euphemism for cuts in a service that has seen a reduction of over 22,000 officers over the last 10 years… Latest government promises are to reverse these cuts, but I’ll believe it when I see it.

Whitchurch Police Station – iPhone XR

Day 226 – A Stately Pile…

Stokesay Castle near Ludlow is one of the finest surviving medieval fortified homes in England. It was built around 1285 by a wealthy local wool merchant, and remained in the same family for almost 400 years. It is currently owned by English Heritage and is open to the public.

Stokesay Castle – iPhone XR

Day 203 – A Gardener’s Paradise…

This is part of the Italienate Gardens at Trentham, near Stone. It has been a country estate since the 11th century, and although the fine country house that once stood here has been largely demolished over the years, the gardens, originally designed by Capability Brown, have been lovingly restored as a country park. Well worth a visit…

Trentham Gardens – SonyA7iii & 35mm f2.8

Day 196 – 1960s Family Car…

The ‘B’ registration number identifies this Austin 1100 car as being from 1964, so a mere 55 years old! I remember my father having one in 1967, and we were all so excited when he picked it up… Not much of a car by today’s standards, but pretty decent then.

1964 Austin 1100 – iPhone XR

Day 153 – Old And New…

This is all that remains of the Town Mill in Stafford. These are from the mill built in 1834 on the River Sow, but it is believed there was a mill here as far back as 1086. The site is overlooked by modern apartments.

Town Mill, Stafford – iPhone XR