Early Morning……. on a Low Tide


Wyre Estuary, Lancashire Coast

As the tide falls away exposing acres of soft mud the waders and a solitary Heron move in for an early morning feast….. for the observer it is not just the beauty of the occasion but the sound that echoes across the mud flats…the sound of mainly happy birds with just the odd squabble over a sand worm.

If this was a Black & White image  (which it very nearly is) I would have suggested it for this weeks Cee’s B&W Challenge- All about Nature.. details on this link:-


29th December

(C) David Oakes 2018





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Outgoing Tide on the Lune Estuary, Lancashire

A winters day at sunset…. an outgoing tide, clouds rolling in from the south west, wildfowl and shore birds calling across the mud flats….end to what was a perfect day.

It would be nice if that was tonight’s forecast….sadly not. So best live on memories from the past.

30th November

(C) David Oakes 2018

A November Sunset…..


Sunset over the River Lune, Morecambe Bay, Lancashire

I was digging through the archives, for this time, in past years.  One of the images I came across was taken at the end of November in 2004. Doesn’t seem that long ago but in many ways its a life time ago. One way of looking at it is that in 2004 I was still shooting mainly on film and ‘trying out’ digital image making. This shot was taken on my first Nikon DSLR a D100. I didn’t take much convincing that it was the way ahead.

As for Social Media….never head of it.

A great deal has changed since then.

23rd November

(C) David Oakes 2018