An Evening Of Sunshine During A Month Of Rain


An unexpected yet very welcome evening after what seems like months of unyielding rain. I believe it was sunny for four days in June (and May and April)!

This is the view from the landward end of Ryde Pier on the Isle Of Wight, looking towards Southampton, England. Photo taken with my Samsung Galaxy Note on Thursday 5th July 2012.

Exposure Time: 1/300 F Number: f/2.6 ISO Speed Rating 32

p.s. This photo is straight out of my phone with no editing!

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Do Not Walk Outside This Area

It’s the 1st of March at 06:47 a.m. I’d taken the bus from Brighton at 03:30 in the morning, I can’t remember my time of arrival at Gatwick, everything passed by really quickly, even the tiresome yet necessary security checks. I have soft dried apricots and almonds in my bag for breakfast, all that I buy in flight is a bottle of water. Had to ask for ice, hey ho….it is Easyjet after all. I am finally on my way to Olhão, Faro, Portugal.


This break is long overdue and I’m hoping for good weather.

I boarded third from last as I like to sit as far away from disruptive noise as possible and in doing this I am able to avoid small children (no offence intended). I’m lucky that there is an empty overhead locker to accommodate my camera-bag and equipment, with a kindly couple of about my age sitting next to an empty window seat beneath it. I grab my opportunity and sit down and wait.

The plane took off at 6:30 and before too long we were approaching the south coast of England, that green and pleasant land. This is what I saw.

Taken with a Samsung Galaxy Note  GT – N7000 at 06:47 on March 1st, 2012.

F-stop: f/2.6 Exp: 1/132 sec. ISO: ISO-32 Focal length: 4mm Max aperture: 2.81 Metering mode: Average

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