Monthly Archives: August 2015

Historic Warwick

Hey guys, hope you’ve all got that wonderful midweek feeling? Sadly the weather hasn’t really been up to much as of late but at least we haven’t been having huge deluges…

This week I have some photos from when I randomly stopped off at Historic Warwick when on my way home after a whirlwind trip to the Midlands. I was planning on taking a walk around Warwick Castle bu I decided instead to stroll around the town instead.

As usual though, here are a few ‘other’ clicks, starting with a photo I originally took last year when we met up with some friends at the Devil’s Punchbowl, an area of outstanding natural beauty just outside Hindhead in Surrey. I want to try and get back there again…this was a lonely tree that caught my eye;

Lonely Tree Punchbowl TMLR

The 4 shots below were taken when me and the Mrs took a stroll along the canal from the Cunning Man pub in Burghfield towards Reading town;

Bridge over Canal 2 TMLR

Boat on Canal With Sun TM Mall LR

Line of Reflected Boats TMLR

Tree on Canal Merged LR

And so on to the main event, as it were. The town of Warwick is literally steeped in history and I will go back there again (hopefully with a bit of cash to fork out for a walk around the castle grounds!!!) but for now here are some shots of the Collegiate Church of St Mary which is as beautiful and staggering to look at inside (check out the Beauchamp Chapel) as it is outside;

Church of St Mary Straightened NIK etc

St Marys Church Outside PS Adjust NIK

Beauchamp Chapel TMLR

St Marys Church Warwick TMDay LR

Church of St Marys Inside TM Merged LR

Below is a shot of the East Gate, looking back towards the centre of Warwick town;

East Gate TMLR

And to finish things off, a quick snap of the Lord Leicester Hospital;

Lord Leycester Hospital TMLR

And so once again we’ve come to the end of this week’s post. Again I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at the photos and please do leave me your thoughts and comments in the box, I’d love to know what you think of this and any other blog I’ve posted up.

And once more a shameless plug to let you know there are some photos available to buy, just click here to see which ones are available at the moment (I’ll be adding some more soon, I bet you can’t wait :))

There won’t be a post next week as I’ll be on holiday so don’t miss me too much hehe.

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Boxgrove Priory

Good afternoon and happy Wednesday, I hope your day is going well.

Well here in the UK we are about halfway through our summer holidays and I have to say despite it being a little iffy out there today and a few days of rain recently, we’ve not done too badly weather-wise this year.

But enough of the English weather, on to the photos 🙂 As usual here are a few random photos before the main course.

The first one (below) was taken on our very first digital camera back in 2003 on our honeymoon in Goa. It didn’t turn out too bad really, the photo, that is, considering it was only something like a 1 or 2 mp camera, taken at dusk.

Restaurant on River in Goa LR

The first photo below was taken when I was practicing my depth of field shots using my daughter and her birthday present from her Grandma, whilst the photo below was Lucy’s beautiful (and extremely delicious) birthday cake from her Aunt.

Rose & Lucy DoF

Lucys Birthday Cake TMLR

The shot below was taken a month or so ago, and was of the first signs of harvest I saw this year. I’m pretty sure that when I was a lad growing up Up North, harvest time was a few weeks later than it is down here…?

Hay Bales LR

And finally for this round of randoms, an edit I am particularly proud of given that the original photo of Stonehenge was taken on a very old iPhone on the A303 from a considerable distance. I had to try to edit out the numerous people who were walking in front of the stones…obviously I added the oversized moon and added a black & white filter to add mood…this photo got me featured on an Instagram hub 🙂

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Wow, that’s particularly verbose of me today! So without any more randomness, here are the photos I got when I drove down to Boxgrove Priory, just on the outskirts of Chichester, a few weeks ago.

It’s a beautiful place and I was lucky enough to go when the weather was amazing…

Priory Long Expo LR

Priory BnW TMLR 1 NIK ALL DONE

Inside NIKPSTMLR Jumi

Boxgrove Priory MergedEdited

Boxgrove Priory Graveyard Masuria2 TMLR

Boxgrove Priory Church of St Mary & St Blaise TMLRPS

Boxgrove Priory Church Front Smooth TM LRPS

Boxgrove Gardens TMLR

Faded Graveyard TMLR

 

Well I hope you liked these photos. Have a great week and hope to see you all again next week.

Please feel free to leave your thoughts and comments, it’d be great to hear what you think.

Did I mention that some photos are now available to purchase? Take a look at the Photo Prints for Sale link to see which ones are available 🙂

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Douai Abbey

Here we are again, a fresh week in a fresh month! I hope you’re well and enjoying the *ahem* summer!

A few pics this week from my little jaunt to Douai Abbey, just down the road (the A4, namely) from me. As usual though, a couple of random shots;

Burghfield Bridge

Above, a shot of Burghfield Bridge

Bucklebury Tree Avenue LR Merged

 

Above – This was taken in Bucklebury whilst the shot below was taken in Ufton Nervet

Ufton Nervet Trees cat TMLT

Sulhamstead Trees LR Merged

And the photo above was shot in Sulhamstead

Ufton Nervet Field & Sky Painterly TM LR

Roll of Hay in the Field LR

These 2 above were taken in a field near Ufton Nervet

So, Douai Abbey, home to a community of Benedictine monks is under the patronage to St Edmund, king and Martyr was built in 1903 in Woolhampton. See the link to learn more.

Douai Abbey Akil TMLR

Douai Abbey Tree & Car TM LR

Douai Abbey & School PSTMLR

Douai Abbey Tree Mall TM LR

Douai Abbey School Entrance PSLR

As usual, thanks for taking time out to visit my site, I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoy taking and editing them.

Until next week, take care 🙂

Mart

 

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