Monthly Archives: March 2016

Small window of opportunity

Hi, happy Wednesday and I hope you had a great Easter Bank Holiday. Don’t know about where you were, but last Friday we had some nice weather, meaning I had a small window of opportunity to take some photos, pity the rest of the Easter weekend wasn’t up to much, with plenty of wind, rain, hail and even thunder and lightning, all courtesy of Storm Katie!

Well luckily we had decided to leave the usual household stuff until the Saturday & Sunday and had a chilled day on the Friday so I took Maya down to the canal for her morning walk. Honestly, trying to get her to pose is nigh on impossible, here are a couple of half decent shots I managed to get…

Posing Maya

Maya posing 2

Yellow Flower z

Above is just a random flower I saw on the footpath near the canal, set against the dark ground the colour caught my eye….

…and below is a daffodil I shot in Beecham, a small little village near Aldermaston. Again I liked the depth of field effect…

Macro DoF shot

So in the late afternoon we decided to take stroll around Dinton Pastures; have to say it’s one of my favourite places especially on late afternoons when the sun starts to set, such a lovely scenic place.

This fella was pottering about on the lake, I like this photo as it creates such a serene atmosphere…

Lone boat on the lake

Then this dude paddled over, probably thinking I had some food to give him…

Swan in Dinton Pastures z

Last Swan z

Swan in Dinton Pastures Again z

A little further around the lake and the sun starts to dip, casting gorgeous colours across the lake…

Dinton Pastures Shore z

Maya on the Shore of Dinton z

Dinton Blazing Tree z

Dinton Framed Sunset z

Dinton Late Sunset z

I hope the fab weather we had last Friday is just a taste of things to come, I can’t wait to get out there once more and get snapping…

As always I hope you have enjoyed the photos I’ve posted. Please let me know what you thought by typing some words into the comments box, feedback is always welcome.

Also, if you’re interested in buying prints, canvasses or print on any other media then please let me know. I’ve had some great feedback from those who have bought my photos 🙂

Until next time, take care,

Mart

 

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Been a while

Hi there, well it’s been a while since I last posted anything on my website, mainly down to rubbishy weather and lack of time to get out and take many photos. With the clocks going forwards as we go into Springtime hopefully the weather will be a bit kinder as I really miss being outside taking photos.

Just a few photos to post up really but I hope you like them nonetheless. Starting off with a few flower shots which I took while practicing some close ups;

Flowers 2

Flowers 1

Tulips

Then a couple of our Rhodesian Ridgeback, Maya, such a cutie but trying to get her to stay still without bribing her with snacks is a bit of a pain 🙂

Just Maya

Maya HDR

And keeping the animal theme going, some lovely horses in a field in Sulhamstead, just up the road from where I live. I got talking to the owners while I was there and the guy said if any of my photos came out well he’d be interested in seeing them, we didn’t exchange email addresses so I hope he chances upon my site. I only got one or two shots as it was getting dark but I’m planning on going back up there soon, weather dependant of course….

Sulhamstead horses

And, to finish off, a couple of sunset shots, both from Grazeley but taken a few weeks apart with the last one only taken last night and in different parts of the area. A big shout-out to those who drove past while I was taking the photos who beeped and shouted at me 🙂

Sunkissed Tree

Grazeley Sunset

I hope you enjoyed the photos, hopefully it won’t be as long before I post up some more, but until then, take care and please leave any comments or feedback in the comments box.

Don’t forget also that prints of my photos can be bought 🙂

Cheers,

Mart

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