Brown Hawker Dragonfly

At least, I think that’s what it is – and female, at that! Maybe you can put me right if I am mistaken!

This beautiful creature sunbathed on my garden fence for about fifteen minutes this morning – yes, on the 28th October!!! – long enough for me to dash to the house, grab my camera and a lens, to take some shots and then decided that I needed a different lens – so back to the house – and back to the Hawker for more shots.


Both images taken on the Olympus EM-1, the first with the Pro 40-150mm lens at 110mm ( F/9 ) and the second with a 60mm macro lens, F/20 – and really close before she decided she had had enough, and left.

Stanage Edge and the Mill Stones

We visited Stanage Edge in the Peak District – an old quarry, apparently,  now littered with discarded mill stones – someone’s intense labour just abandoned on the side of the fell. We never did find out why!

A lovely, remote spot – not to be missed if you are ever that way.


Cressbrook Mill

I’ve just spent several days in the Peak District with “friends” from our photography club ( Harlow Seniors Photography Group ) so you may see some more of my images from the trip over the coming days.

This is a thirteen second exposure of the weir at Cressbrook Mill in the Peak District, taken on the Olympus EM-1 with a Big Stopper filter.