odell_rd's photos


  • Straight ahead to .........?

    One of the roads on the site where I work. It was a World War 2 airfield and subsequently an RAE site (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAE_Bedford ) These days it is privately owned and home to a whole range of diverse activities from motor sport through music…

  • One of those days when I wish my wide angle was that bit wider.....

    Baddesley Clinton - in a rare moment of calm. I couldn't get further away without the tree whose shadow is on the right of the house, coming into view - and if I had raised the angle I would have cropped the reflection too much for my liking. Two portra…

  • In memory of drier, sunnier days.....

    Liz admiring the gorgeous autumn colours on the Ashridge Estate in Hertfordshire. HFF! & a great weekend to all -


  • Mountain high.....

    ....is certainly what I get from revisiting this shot taken back in Sept 2012 - I don't think it needs any introduction! Benefits from being seen in LIghtbox (& big!).

  • Contemplation

    Taken during the flooding earlier this year - - the river was back in the water meadows and across the road to Carlton once again this weekend.

  • Spooky

    On the way down from Binsey (1467ft/447m) in the latish afternoon. This hill stands on its own and provides the walker with a gentle stroll to a summit with views to the Skiddaw and Blencathra massifs in the south and to the Solway Firth and the Dumfries…


  • What IS the opposite of "shallow" dof?

    Rather than go for a shallow dof shot with one of the uprights as the focal point, I decided to do the opposite and try to get everything in focus - which made me wonder what the normal term for this might be. The usual opposite of shallow is deep, so is…

  • Intensity

    I spent a couple of days at the end of last week on the Lake District with my (our!) son. It looks very placid here as we dropped down from the summit of Dodd (1612ft/491m) on a well-prepared Forestry Commission path. But fast-forward an hour and we would…

  • Light and lake

    The River Derwent snaking its way between very soggy fields on its way to Derwentwater. If you look closely you can just see a sprinkling of snow on the higher peaks. It wouldn't be long before it arrived lower down. Way better, I feel, in Lightbox (and…


  • Cold start

    Quite foggy & frosty here early this morning but I had a dental appointment so wasn't able to make the most of it. I did manage to snap this en route, with a hazy sun trying to break through.

  • A touch of frost

    My most recent uploads have either been of our New Year trip to the North East or of the floods where we live. You could be forgiven for thinking that I hadn't taken any other shots in the past 3 weeks - and you wouldn't be far from the truth! But I have…

  • It's that fence again!

    Separating water from water? I don't think so! The river (Great Ouse) normally flows to the left of the fence and out of shot top left. It's just about back within its banks at the moment, but with yesterday's torrential rain and more forecast for tomo…


  • Golden goodbye

    Sunset over the flooded meadows alongside Harrold bridge on the Carlton (south) side of the River Great Ouse.

  • Home for Christmas and the New Year

    Fishing boats at North Shields.

  • It should be grass!!

    When compared to those who live close to the River Thames, we have escaped extremely lightly. For us, the recent floods have simply been an annoyance with roads closed increasing journey times as 'the long way round" has been necessary for journeys which…


  • Pink dawn

    My first shot of 2014, taken on Tynemouth Long Sands about 20 mins before sunrise.

  • Of floods and fences

    Whenever the River Ouse bursts its banks and floods the road between Harrold and Carlton, it becomes a local attraction, especially at weekends or holiday times. "Let's go down to Harrold bridge and see how high the floods are". We did it when our kids w…

  • Fish Quay tackle

    Golden late afternoon sun plays on the end of the Fish Market pier at North Shields. Across the River Tyne is South Shields and The Groynes light.


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