Clouds Over Glencoe Village - Three Sisters - Scotland
Glencoe Village, on the southern bank of the River Coe where it enters Loch Leven in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. In the distance you can see the Mountains of Buachaille Etive Mor, Bidean nam Bian, and Ben Nevis Mountains. Near The Three Sisters. A long exposure captures the dramatic cloud formation above and the smooth water below.
© Matt Anderson Photography
GWR tank number 34 pictured with four men on the St Ives branch. Around 1905
The image shows GWR number 34 pictured with two unnamed men, Charlie Gould the fireman standing on the running plate and the driver Nickie Curnow standing with his feeder (oil can) on the St Ives branch line. The engine itself has a 0-4-4 tank, built as a 0-4-2 saddle tank, along with number 35 at Swindon in 1890 as Lot Number 81. The locomotive was altered to the 0-4-4 side tank in 1895. It weighed 40 tons and had a 800 gallon water capacity. Number 34 was sold in 1908 and eventually made her way to the Longmoor Military Railway where she carried the name 'Longmoor'. She was sadly cut up in 1922
© From the collection of the RIC
True-colour satellite image of southwest England
Devon, southwest England. True-colour satellite image of the county of Devon in southwest England, Great Britain. North is at top. The cities of Barnstaple (at upper left), Plymouth (at bottom centre), and Exeter (at right) are visible, though the rest of the county is largely rural. The main upland areas of Devon are Dartmoor (at lower centre) and Exmoor (at top right). Part of the neighbouring county of Cornwall appears at lower left. Image taken by the Landsat-5 satellite.
© PLANETOBSERVER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY