Saturday, 8 March 2014

Sunset over the M1

Whilst driving north on the motorway this evening we noticed a beautiful sunset.  I just had to get off the M1 to a safe place and take some shots.  We stood on a bridge that spans over the M1 and I can tell you it was quite scary.  It was windy and the traffic rushing below sounded like a lion roaring.  
I don't think I'd be brave enough to walk across it in the dark or when snow or ice was on the ground. 
But one that I will say is that it was a might fine view! 

Thursday, 6 March 2014

A few weeks ago Christopher and I went to celebrate one of my work colleagues retirement. 
Of course my friend Elaine doesn't even look 40 near mind nearing her retirement age.... 
We all had a fab time chatting and dancing the night away.  There were lots of people that we didn't know but it never stops me from being friendly and of course snapping away with my camera. 
Here is Elaine in the middle and two of her very dear friends.  

Elaine's parents

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

We recently had a day out at the new Photography show in Birmingham.  
We stayed over night at the Holiday Inn located near the airport and I took this shot late that evening. 

We went to the top of a multi story car park to try and get some good views but there were other building blocking our view.  We seemed to be waiting ages for the next aircraft to take off so I decided to look around for plane's that were parked around the perimeter.  

Here below is a shot of a Monarch airlines aircraft that was being moved into one of the hangers for maintenance.  

After waiting what seemed like an eternity for aircraft to take off an army of vehicles descended on the runway.  It was a little shocking to see all these big wagons and low loaders instead of aeroplanes.
 Unknown to us the last flight of the evening had already taken off, and the next flight was scheduled for 7am in the morning.  
These vehicles were on route across the runway for general maintenance work whilst the airport had closed for the night.