The lunchtime position of the sun at East Croydon station can be a major issue for the photographer. In this shot I’ve used a long telephoto to exclude the sun and subsequently converted to b&w to take advantage of the strong contrasts…

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Photo taken in March 2022 – Fujifilm X-Pro2 with XF 55-200mm lens at 180mm (270mm equiv). ISO800, f8 at 1/850th. Post processing carried out in Serif Affinity Photo v1.

Posted for Leanne’s Monochrome Madness.

The state of Texas released on November 15th and I have been very busy driving in American Truck Simulator since then to help with the community event and to bring my in-game achievements back up to date. There’s been a lot of driving…πŸ˜₯ However, this afternoon I completed the last delivery for the final outstanding achievement – I can relax once more and take part in Cee’s Midweek Madness ChallengeπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

Let’s start with a Castle – Or, as it’s in Spain, a Castillo…

Castillo Sohail

…Castillo Sohail which, of course, has battlements…

Castillo Sohail

…on its curtain wall between the towers.

A different Castle – Castle Cement tanks…

66012 at Silkstream Junction

…forming a Churchyard Sidings to Ketton Ward Siding service and photographed at Silkstream Junction.

Here’s a Renault…

Master Mix MM22 CON in Finchley

…Delivering Cement or Concrete (Words seem to be used interchangeably!)

Here’s a traditional Bristol bus operated by Hants and Dorset…


…with the Basingstoke skyline behind.

Finally – A Wagtail on the Football Pitch!..

Wingate & Finchley 0 vs Margate 1 (2018/19)

New month and time to join in with Brian’s Last on the Card Challenge.

On the Canon EOS 5D mkIII we don’t have the usual football shot. Instead, it’s a shot-to-nothing at St. Pancras on the way home from a match at Uxbridge…

Last on Card Canon_OCT22

…Taken on the 29th, there were a lot of people on their way to Halloween events. I haven’t decided yet whether there is an image here that I want to use 😐

The Last on Card for the Fujifilm X-Pro2 is almost as I want the shot…

Last on Card Fuji_Oct22

…In fact, all it needed was a slight straighten! πŸ‘ Taken on Halloween itself, it shows an eastbound District Line service at South Kensington.

Moving on to the Moto g50. When I popped down the road to the corner shop on October 23rd, I just happened to find the change of watch checks being done at the Fire Station…

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…The Sirens, lights and all the equipment are checked at the start of each watch and any shortfall or issues made good. If there is an issue that can’t be fixed, the appliance will have to be taken offline. This shot needs to be cropped a bit 😎

All photos as taken but resized for the web.