Wednesday, 20 February 2019

North Sea Observatory.

"Oh I do like to be beside the seaside"
The next few posts are along the Lincolnshire coast exploring
the area during the closed season when all the visitors have gone back home.

The North Sea Observatory is at Chapel Saint Leonards, Lincolnshire and was built in 2018.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro lens.

Monday, 18 February 2019

Bengal Village.

The Bengal Village is an Indian Resturant in Barton Upon Humber in Lincolnshire.   
It's a restaurant with a bit of a surprise!!

The "surprise" is this life sized Bengal Tiger replica, the kids will love it!

Another surprise is in the main restaurant where the ceiling changes it's colours.

Olympus em10 mK2 + 14-42 EZ Mzuiko Lens.

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Foggy in the Park.

A few images in the park on a recent foggy day.  Freezing Fog.

This is the "Sensory Garden", originally planted with plants that were either tactile
and textured to the touch or had a strong scent.  It was for partially sighted people to 
enjoy and each plant had a brail nameplate.   
The park & garden was opened by HRH Queen Elizabeth II in her Silver Jubilee year, 1977.
Unfortunately, over the years and with a little help from vandals, the sensory plants have gone
so, the whole thing was replanted by Agricultural Students at the Grimsby College with 
plants that could withstand drought conditions.  Sign of the times in many ways.

Children's Playground, no kids today so safe to take a few snaps.

A fo

A view through the picnic area.

This one is best in colour.
Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro lens.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

What a difference the weather makes!

Last week we had thick, freezing fog in Cleethorpes and today it's a lovely sunny day, mild with a temperature of 14 degrees C.

These two pics illustrate the fickle changes in the British weather.

Taken on the 31st of January, only the bravest souls out
today to get their Fish & Chips.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro lens.

A different scene today (16th of February), the Promenade
was packed from end to end.  And it's not yet the holiday season.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 14-42 EZ Mzuiko Lens.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Foggy Day in Cleethorpes.

Freezing fog was a photo opportunity I couldn't miss.

Passing our pier, now one of a nation wide chain of Fish & Chip Shops.

1st Doggy Pic on my blog for a while.

Victorian Shelter on The Kingsway, there are several of these.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro lens.

Monday, 11 February 2019

Grimsby Docks Visits, a visit to an engineering works. (Part 2 of 2)

The second instalment of my visit to Bacon Engineering on Grimsby's Fish Dock.

Another engineer working a lathe at Bacon Engineering.

In the yard outside I saw this bin full of "turnings", this is the metal which is trimmed off the
component being shaped in the lathe.

This piece is having holes drilled around the faceplate.

The next few images are small groups of items I like to include. "Still Life" photo's
of random items I see.

I didn't see the calendar on the day...…….Honestly!

A few more "Still Life" pics.

A rack had lengths of metal bars of differing diameters.

Another engineer, they were all very friendly and I managed a conversation with them
but I really wanted photo's of them at work & they duly obliged.

One last shot of the workshop as I was leaving, soon Bacon Engineering will be in new 
premises so I was fortunate to be allowed to photograph the workshop.

I enjoyed my photo visit to Bacon Engineering, thank you Steve Cook, managing Director for allowing it and a special thanks to the engineers there for allowing me to photograph them at work.  I hope I didn't get in your way...……….well not too much anyway.  Thanks lads.

All the photo's on my visit were taken on my Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro lens.
The light was very dramatic and atmospheric but quite low for photography so they were all taken at around 2,000 ASA...(that's ISO to you young'uns!)