Monthly Archives: April 2016

Bolton Abbey

Welcome once again to my photography blog, I appreciate you stopping by. This week I’m happy to post up photos of my visit to Bolton Abbey a few weeks ago during my weekend up north. In usual fashion I’d love you to leave any feedback in the comments boxes. Last week I managed to get 2 sets of comments, let’s see if we can beat that 🙂

Originally I had planned on visiting Fountains Abbey In Ripon, Yorkshire and had plugged it into my sat nav when I set off from my sister’s in Appley Bridge. The drive was stunning, well once I had come off the M6 and drove through the fantastic countryside. I recalled that we used to make that journey quite a lot when I was a nipper. I will definitely be going that way again as Pendle Hill is stunning, and there are so many beautiful landscape shots to be had.

I pulled over at one point in a place called East Marton and grabbed a couple of shots;

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey

So as I was driving along on my way to Fountains Abbey I suddenly saw signs for Bolton Abbey. I’d seen some of Bolton Abbey thanks to a TV show called The Trip with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon so thought I may as well go there and save Fountains Abbey for a later date.

So without further ado I’m just going to post up the pics I took there and leave you to investigate further should you want to 🙂

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey

The duck shot above was one of many shots I took of a couple of extremely friendly ducks that waddled around and swam on the River Wharfe.

No doubt there will be a few more pics of this humbling priory as I trawl back through my many photos again, but I hope you have enjoyed the ones I have posted up so far.

As always, prints can be ordered, either look at my photos for sale link or contact me directly and tell me which ones you like, what format and size you’re after.

Thanks gain and until next time, take care.

Mart

 

 

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Weekend Up North

Hi, another Wednesday and some more photos, this time taken from my weekend up north a couple of weekends ago. Do feel free to leave any thoughts or feedback in the comments boxes 🙂

It was my Mum’s birthday and we treated her to tickets to see ELO in Manchester, and of course we had to go as well, just to make sure she enjoyed herself of course 🙂

It was a great gig, lots of fun and nice to spend some time up north with my family. The weather behaved itself too which was an added bonus, meaning I could wander around some of my old haunts.

I drove up on the Saturday afternoon and it rained so much on the way up, I was thinking that the whole weekend up north would be a wash-out. By the time evening came however we we’re treated to a gorgeous sunset;

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Up North

Up North

Up North

The Sunday was gorgeous weather so I took advantage of it and drove to the small village of Parbold, where I went to primary school. It brought back so many memories…

Up North

Up North

Up North

Up North

Sadly there was nowhere to park up in the village centre as I’d have loved to have taken some shots along the Leeds-Liverpool canal. I ended up driving through Hilldale and up Hunter’s Hill where I was treated to some spectacular views;

Up North

Up North

Up North

The tower off in the distance of the middle shot above is Blackpool Tower. To the left you can even make out a rollercoaster!

I took quite a few shots while I was up north but haven’t managed to look at them all so there may be the odd one or two pop up at some point in the future 🙂

Thanks so much for taking the time out to look at my photos of up north, I hope you enjoyed them. As always I’d love to know what you think, which is why there’s a comments box so please feel free to use it 🙂

And of course prints are available to buy of any of my photos, either use the photos to buy link or email me directly.

Cheers,

Mart

 

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Maya, Paddy and a robin

Hi there! Happy Wednesday, I trust you’re well and life is being good to you 🙂 This week I have a few photos of Maya, Paddy and a robin as well as a couple of left-over shots from when I went to Dinton Pastures a few weeks ago.

You’ll already know Maya, our Ridgie. Well we took a walk with friends of ours through a gorgeous place called Little London which is just on the outskirts of Silchester and Tadley, in Hampshire. Paddy is their dog, he’s a Wire Fox Terrier and is a proper handful of trouble, but he and Maya get on so well and love running, fighting and flirting with each other.

Maya, Paddy and a robin

Maya, Paddy and a robin

Maya, Paddy and a robin

Maya, Paddy and a robin

He really is as much trouble as he looks, bless him!

Up until a few weeks ago when I was wandering around Sulham Woods and photographed the Posing Robin I was not really too fussed about birds, but now it’s an area I want to get more proficient in. These 2 shots were taken from my bedroom window. They are a tad on the grainy side as I only have a 75-250mm lens and I had to zoom all the way in, then when I came to edit them I had to crop right into the image. Still, I think they came out pretty well, all things considered 🙂 What do you think?

Robin 2 z

Maya, Paddy and a robin

The next few photos were taken in Chapel Row, a lovely little place in West Berkshire. There is a fantastic tree-lined road that leads straight into Chapel Row and a little open park where I spotted a trio of ducks waddling around in;

Maya, Paddy and a robin

Maya, Paddy and a robin

Maya, Paddy and a robin

Random canal scene below…

Maya, Paddy and a robin

And, to finish, a few throw back shots of our walk around Dinton Pastures a few weeks ago…when I go out and about taking photos I always take loads. I’ll usually spend a little time editing a selection and post them up pretty much straight away. Then I’ll re-visit the album a few weeks later and usually more of them will leap out at me…

Maya, Paddy and a robin

Maya, Paddy and a robin

Maya, Paddy and a robin

Thanks for taking the time out to look at the photos of Maya, Paddy and a robin, I hope you like them. I’m always happy to hear your thoughts on them so please leave your thoughts and comments in the blank boxes below 🙂

Prints are also available to buy, just click here for a selection, or email me and tell me which ones you’re interested in. I bought an aluminium print of one of my photos and have to say it’s a beautiful medium so why not spoil yourself… 🙂

Anyways, enough of the hard sell, I hope to have some more pics up next week, so until then take care…

Mart

 

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