Sunday, June 25, 2017

Solstice Bonfires in the Tirol

The Summer Solstice brings very special solstice celebrations to towns and villages throughout Tirol. After sunset, bonfires are lit on mountaintops all over the country. Dating back to the Middle Ages, different traditions to celebrate this special occasion have emerged in different Tirolean regions and towns.
We were delayed getting to the top of the mountain by a thunderstorm so by the time we got there it was a bit too dark but here a few images of the dramatic skies and the bonfire.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Week in Kitzbuhek, Austria, Day 1

Just a few local images to show friends etc we have arrived safely in Austria. Our hotel is right next to the Gondola up to Hahnenkamm. I took a trip to the top this afternoon to get an idea of the area. 



Friday, June 23, 2017

Marbled Whites - Early and Plentiful This Year

Like many butterflies, the Marbled Whites have emerged at least a week earlier than previous years in our village. They are also as plentiful as we have ever seen with literally dozens of them taking last feeds and then roosting yesterday evening. Here a few different lighting conditions to show off their delicacy.




Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Very Hot Evening in Hunstanton Norfolk

Final post from our trip to Norfolk - an evening in Hunstanton, enjoying the green boulders, Fulmars, crabs, and people cooling down in the sea.

 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Titchwell Beach, Lagoons and Birds

We spent yesterday at Titchwell RSPB Reserve and Hunstanton (to follow). Another very hot and bright day so great to be on the beach in a cooler breeze. Quite a variety of birds on the reserve - all a little distant for photography. In contrast, the Black-headed Gull was very confiding. 


Monday, June 19, 2017

Cley, Norfolk - As the Sun Set

A very hot day on the Norfolk coast continued cloudless right through the sunset. These images are shown in the order they were taken using wide angle and telephoto lenses.

Ann Miles Photography - My Favourite Images of the Past10 years or so