Industrialisation in the the Countryside

Milborne Port, Somerset, England - Industrialisation of the Countryside. A Solar Farm under construction amongst the fields in the spring sunshine. - ID: XT1171723-01

I have been surprised as to the number of solar farms that are under construction in the countryside, as I travel in my locality. This is one which appears to be nearly finished amongst the fields in the spring sunshine near Milborne Port in Somerset – close to the Dorset boundary.

Along minor roads there are signs of several others in the landscape. I read that, in order to receive 5G reception on mobile phones across the country, there will need to be 400,000 extra masts, many of which will need to be 80ft high. So it is reported recently following the Chancellor’s plans for enhanced mobile coverage.

Taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera with XF23mm f/1.4 R lens

A Spring Morning at Milborne Port, near Sherborne

Spring Morning at Milborne Port, near Sherborne - ID: XT1171599-01

The previous night was very clear and an early look from the bedroom windows revealed thick mist with no signs of a good light.

Deciding that a good photograph might be obtainable, I headed out into fields near our house. The mist was rapidly dissipated by the advancing sunlight.

A brisk climb up North Hill and a walk along the ridge of the hill brought into view the scene you see on the displayed photograph.

The early mist was fast disappearing but was still visible on the far hilltop.

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Taken with a Fuji X-T1 with the XF 56mm f1.2R lens.

The Somerset village of Milborne Port in the spring sunshine

The Somerset village of Milborne Port in the spring sunshine - ID: XT1171446-01

Walking up the steep slope yesterday, towards North Woods I decided that I would take a photograph of the trees with the village in the background. This is the result, with the Hornbeam trees (I may be incorrect in my identification here) in the foreground.

How green everything is turning!

I had taken just one camera – the Fuji X-T1 – and attached lens, the superb 16-55mm f/2.8 Fujinon. Shote taken at 55mm, 1/200th second at f/8.0 ISO 200

Admiring the View on Gold HIll

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset. 9th March 2017. A Visitor strolls down Gold Hill in the Spring Sunshine, whilst admiring each of the distinct cottages. - ID: XP1171391

I had a stroll in Shaftesbury during the week and had a quick look down Gold Hill.

I saw a visitor walk down Gold Hill in the spring sunshine, whilst admiring each of the distinct cottages.

Deciding that this picture would make a worthwhile photograph, I waited until he was in a good position.

Taken with my Fuji X-T1 camera and 90mm f/2 lens, 1/240th second at f/5.6 ISO 200

Flooding on the River Stour

Flooding in January 2014 on the River Stour at Sturminster Newton Mill, Dorset - ID FX1141042-01

Driving through Sturminster Newton yesterday the flooding of the River Stour was very evident. However, not so much as in January 2014, when this photograph was taken.

On the extreme left is Sturminster Newton Mill. Set in the heart of Thomas Hardy’s Wessex this picturesque mill is maintained in full working order. It was last rebuilt about 1650 and is powered by a 100-year old water turbine.

I used my Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera with the XF14mm F2.8 R lens at 1/250 second at f/58.0 ISO 200. Velvia profile applied.  Gitzo tripod used.

Abstract Trees

Abstract Trees - ID: XT2171188

This photograph was taken whilst I was walking through a beech woods situated on a steep slope.

Experimenting with moving the camera and lens sharply up whilst in the act of taking the photograph produced this effect.

This is an example of ICM – Intentional Camera Movement.

I adjusted the aperture to f/16 which meant an exposure of 1/10th to compensate.

Taken at 1/10th second at f/16 using a Fuji X-T2 with an XF50-140 f/2.8 lens. I left the image stabilisation on.