Wednesday 29 May 2019

Lincolnshire Wolds in May.

Some recent images taken on different days in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Evening sun at Grainsby Park.

Grainsby Park, same evening.

Different evening,  Setting sun on the fishing lake.

River Ludd as it passes through Hubbards Hills, Louth.

"May Blossom",  (Hawthorn).

Rapeseed  on the Wolds.  Rapeseed is a popular crop throughout Lincolnshire
and adds colour to the landscape during the month of May.

The next few images show the rolling nature of The Wolds and also the chalky soil.

Campion growing along the edges of the fields.

A typical scene across The Lincolnshire Wolds at this time of the year.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 14-42 EZ Mzuiko.

Monday 27 May 2019

Motorcycles at the Willingham Pitstop.

Following my post of a Classic Vincent motorcycle last time, I was at the Willingham Woods car park last Saturday.  This is a very popular stopping off & meeting place for Lincolnshire motorcyclists, probably because the car park has a superb burger bar!
In contrast to the classic Vincent, these are all current models but they still fascinate me as a photographer because of the styles, lines and colours of their designs. 

Willingham Woods car park, near Market Rasen in Lincolnshire.

I like British bikes, here's a Triumph.

The rider of this sidecar outfit is an octogenarian. 

Two more Triumphs.

This one is a Triumph Bonneville. 

Not sure what this one is?

Or this one?

Tyco Suzuki.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 9-18 Mzuiko Zoom.

Wednesday 22 May 2019


Vincent Motorcycles was one of the great British Motorcycle manufacturers of the pre & post war era and made motorcycles from 1928 - 1955.  It was owned by Philip Vincent who bought an existing manufacturing name, HRD, initially renaming his company "Vincent HRD".
He made various models, initially with bought in engines.  in 1934 he developed two new engines, a 500cc & a 1,000cc version.
The most famous Vincent motorcycle was the "Black Shadow" developed in 1948 and at the time was the fastest motorcycle in the world.
"Vincent HRD" became Vincent Engineers (Stevenage) Ltd in 1952 when they experienced financial losses and in 1955, like so many of the iconic British motorcycle manufacturers, they ceased all motorcycle production. 

(I paraphrased the previous info from Wikipedia)

While on a photo day out recently a motorcyclist parked up near us with this lovely old Vincent.  He allowed me to photograph it and we enjoyed a short conversation about his Vincent and the days when British bikes ruled the world.  His bike is not a "Black Shadow" but he was keen to tell me the speedo on it is from a "Black Shadow"

This owners club badge commemorates the original company name of Vincent HRD.

The speedometer is off a Vincent "Black Shadow"

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 14-100 Pro lens.

Monday 6 May 2019

Uncle Sam's American Circus. (More from my image archive).

Following on from my post of Ramone the Circus Clown at this circus, here are a few more images taken in & around the site.

Ticket office and way into the circus.

Clint Eastwood & friend.

I was lucky enough to have access to the big top before the day's show.  Here the staff are
checking that the rigging for the high wire act is all secured.

Sound check on the band stage.

You remember Ramone from my last post, this is his "Clown Car".

One of the younger clowns.

This is Ramones son, the whole family had parts to play in the circus, including selling
tickets and programs to customers.

Howard, the Ringmaster.

One of the (heavy) costumes awaiting it's human
to bring it to life.

A young lady about to don her costume for the evenings act.

This is Vova, he was a trampoline artist/clown.  Never seen
without his briefcase.  I think it had a laptop in it with the
music for his act.

A few more customers getting tickets.

Pictures taken on a Canon 300D with a 17-85mm IS Canon Lens.