Miscellaneous Photographs

Iguana Relaxing on Branch at Cologne Zoo

Iguana Relaxing on Branch at Cologne Zoo

The aquarium and reptile house at Cologne Zoo houses a variety of different critters - this iguana was simply chilling out on a branch in its tank, watching the world go by. Fortunately t...

Sheep Resting at Hanbury Hall

Sheep Resting at Hanbury Hall

On a warm but overcast day, these sheep were having a bit of a rest under the trees at Hanbury Hall, a National Trust property in Worcesteshire with very large grounds. The sheep are quite free to wal...

Dappled Sunlight Under a Tree

Dappled Sunlight Under a Tree

On a lovely spring afternoon I took this photo in a patch of ivy under a sprawling tree. The sun was shining brightly, but under the tree the leaves and branches gave a patchy effect to the light....

Splashing Outdoor Fountain - Botanic Garden

Splashing Outdoor Fountain - Botanic Garden

Several small fountains, splashing down on to lily-pad like bases, to then trickle into the pool of water. It's interesting to see individual droplets caught by the photograph in mid-air, particularly...

Swimming Mallard Drake Duck

Swimming Mallard Drake Duck

The colouring of a mallard drake is instantly recognisable - it's what most people would picture if they were asked to imagine a duck. The green head with its yellow beak is very striking. ...

Sun's Reflection on Water Ripples

Sun's Reflection on Water Ripples

The sun shining brightly on this model boating pond in Harrogate reflected beautifully off the rippling water. Water reflection photography is quite tricky to get right - the exposure settings and aut...

Stone Urn at Wimpole Hall

Stone Urn at Wimpole Hall

This enormous stone urn is on top of a gate post at Wimpole Hall, a National Trust property in Cambridgeshire. It looks like some of the faces have taken a bit of a beating over the years, but I think...

Golden Ravenna Mosaic - Arian Baptistery

Golden Ravenna Mosaic - Arian Baptistery

This beautiful Byzantine mosaic, featuring a background made from glass covered with gold leaf, covers the domed ceiling of the small Arian Baptistery in Ravenna. The baptistery was built in the 5th C...

Ivy Covered Lawn Roller

Ivy Covered Lawn Roller

This rusting old lawn roller has been resting against the stone wall of that garage for many years. The ivy has grown up the wall and around the metal bar and wooden handle, and weeds and flowers grow...

Stained Glass in Ely Cathedral

Stained Glass in Ely Cathedral

From inside, the sunlight shining through the coloured glass looks very vibrant. The flags on either side of this part of Ely cathedral display a range of colours also - although many of them are disc...

Smithsonian Aerospace Museum

Smithsonian Aerospace Museum

Douglas DC 3, Northrop Alpha and Ford Tri-Motor aeroplanes hang suspended from the ceiling of the Smithsonian Aerospace Museum in Washington D.C. I took this picture from the balcony of t...

A Very Small Italian Car

A Very Small Italian Car

I have no idea what car this is, although I'm sure someone will be able to tell me. I saw it parked in Verona, and had to take a picture of it....