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Another week of randoms

Hi once more, I hope you’re well? Thanks for visiting, this time is another week of randoms! Typically I’ll have a week of getting out and snapping some shots and posting from 1 or 2 sources. Recently though it’s not been the case and I have to trawl through my backlog. This means one or two photos from various other sources, which is what we have today 🙂

Holiday Memories

To begin, a few photos taken whilst on break, and below is a shot I recently edited of Portrane Beach.

Another week of randoms

Another week of randoms

Above is an edited shot of the tower at Lahinch Golf Course

Disclaimer – I am NOT a golfer 🙂

And a couple of shots left over from my summer break in Dale, Pembrokeshire. It really was a beautiful place 🙂

Another week of randoms

Another week of randoms

Another week of randoms

The top shot was taken along the front at Dale. Middle shot was from Marloes Beach and the bottom shot at Dale West.

Autumn in Burghfield

As titled really, these were taken a few weeks back when it really felt like Autumn was here. It was bright, crisp and fresh that day; I can still remember the sights and smells. Since then it’s just been a little on the wet and dull side…give me those blue skies again!

Another week of randoms

Another week of randoms

Autumn Elsewhere!

A little further afield, although not too far! The top shot, taken on my phone was taken near Midgham and the bottom shot from the Discovery Centre in Newbury.

Another week of randoms

Another week of randoms

Gotta love the tree tunnels 🙂

Wokingham

Ah yes, the town where I work! I took these 3 on my iPhone last Friday and edited them using a couple of apps on the phone. This takes me back a bit…

Another week of randoms

Another week of randoms

Another week of randoms

And..to close…

A couple of nature shots, some beautiful leaves, the ‘almost’ supermoon and a sunset at Ufton Nervet.

I took the moon shot at 17:21 last Sunday, a day before the true supermoon. I’m glad I got to take this shot because the Monday was very cloudy!

Another week of randoms

Another week of randoms

Another week of randoms

Once again I hope you liked there photos I posted for another week of randoms. Please leave any comment for me and let me know should you wish to buy any prints 🙂

Take care,

Mart

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In and around Dale

Hi, thanks for taking the time to look at my blog. As promised some time ago, this week I’m posting up some photos from in and around Dale. We were there towards the end of July and were so lucky with the weather. The first couple of days were a little on the misty side but then it brightened up. So much so that one of the days was the hottest of the year so far!

I’ll try to put these photos in some kind of order as I edited them all out of sequence. So starting with some of the wildlife I saw and snapped;

Forgive my ignorance, but I tried to look these birds up and I think they are dunnocks…We had a several bird feeder stations in the house we stayed at. They kept the local birds well fed.

Our holiday in Dale

Our holiday in Dale

This one turned away right at the crucial moment.

Our holiday in Dale

There were plenty of sleepy snails taking refuge from the heat.

Our holiday in Dale

Our holiday in Dale

Below is a field-digger wasp. I spotted him as I was going down some very steep steps along the Coastal Path in West Dale.

Our holiday in Dale

There were plenty of insects around due to the heat. Below, a hoverfly comes in to land.

Our holiday in Dale

And below, a keeled skimmer dragonfly warms up and dries off in the early morning sun.

Our holiday in Dale

Our holiday in Dale

Wild ponies roam free along this particular stretch of the Coastal Path;

Our holiday in Dale

And on to the scenery. To say it was breathtaking would be an understatement. Even the first couple of days where the weather wasn’t too good, I found beauty around me. This is the seafront at Dale on a misty morning ;

Our holiday in Dale

The same seafront, but in the evening. Apparently this was the night of the huge full moon. Unfortunately it was obscured by clouds in Dale, but what an amazing blue hue…

Our holiday in Dale

The next shot was taken on the cliffs just above West Dale beach. Not sure who that was stood on the edge of the cliff…

Our holiday in Dale

Whilst the next 3 were taken at Barafundle Bay. This was probably my favourite beach of the holiday. By the time we got there is was pretty much deserted, that said I don’t know if it had been busy or not, it was so clean.

Our holiday in Dale

Our holiday in Dale

Our holiday in Dale

The panorama shot below is of Marloes Beach. Again this was a great beach but it had no shelter at all. This turned out to be the hottest day of the year so far.

Our holiday in Dale

And, to finish, a few shots of St David’s Cathedral. I loved this place. Despite not being religious I find most churches and cathedrals to be amazing buildings, so intricate and lush.

Our holiday in Dale

Our holiday in Dale

Our holiday in Dale

I still have a few more photos of in and around Dale but need a little more time. Hopefully I’ll have some ready for next week.

As always I’d like to thank you for your time. Feel free to leave comments below, I alway like to know what you think.

If you would like to purchase any photos from my site, just email me and let me know what you would like 🙂

Until next time…

Mart

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Another Random Selection

Hi there, once again it’s been a little while since I last posted here, apologies for that!

Unusually I’m posting this at the start of the week as I am on annual leave today and tomorrow – I would say enjoying the weather but for the second day running it’s pretty foggy out there!

For larger images please click on the photo 🙂

This time I have yet another random selection of photos seemly from a few various places. I think in this situation I best start off with the oldest photos first, and as usual I have a few flashback photos to begin with. These tow were taken last January in Shinfield and Barkham respectively;

Flashback Jan 2015 Field TMLR

Flashback Jan 2015 Barkham Field LR Pano TMLR

The one below is from the start of summer when I went to Castle Combe. I’l definitely be going back here again, such a beautiful place….

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These two were taken at the end of August on my trip to Wales, the top one in Aberystwyth and the one of Maya was taken on Borth Beach. Another beautiful place to spend time in. Quite possible that I’ll be back there again next year.

Aberystwyth Beach TMLR

Maya at the Beach LR

The next 3 were from Shinfield on separate early evenings, taken whilst on my way home from work using my little Lumix TZ70…

Early Evening Shinfield Sky LR

Shinfield Sunset Over Tree Watermarked LR

Shinfield Sunset Over Tree Thistles LR

This one was taken during a flying visit to Upper Bucklebury. I only got the one shot as I was literally just passing through. Another of my favourite places.

Autumnal Field in Upper Bucklebury

These next few were taken a couple of weeks ago when I discovered Paices Woods, just on the edge of Aldermaston, purely by accident. There are about 8 or 9 little fishing lakes here, very picturesque…

Paice Woods Tree in Pond bearts

Paice Park Trees NIKLR

Bench in Paices Park TMLR

Autumn Branches TMLR

And to finish I have a shot or two from Wasing Park, again just outside Aldermaston. It was a beautiful Autumn afternoon the day I took these and the ones at Paices Wood.

Wasing Park Avenue Merged

Wasing Park at Road Level TMLR

Well, once again thank you for taking time out to look at my photos. I told you it was another random selection but I hope you liked them nonetheless.

I’ll be re-jigging parts of my website int eh coming weeks and re-designing the ‘Prints for Sale’ section so please do stop by again soon.

Take care,

Mart

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A few photos old and new

Hi there, Wednesday has come around once more, is it me or are the weeks seeming to fly by so much quicker with the shorter hours of daylight?

Well this week I have a few photos old and new. I’ll start by posting up the older ones, the first of which dates back to last January and was taken in Shinfield on a site which is now being rapidly turned into a new road/roundabout, a bit saddening given it was a beautifully open field. *sigh* – progress I suppose 🙁

Flashback Jan 2015 Field TMLR

This one was also taken last January in Barkham and I’m happy to say it is still very much a beautiful open space 🙂

Flashback Jan 2015 Barkham Field LR Pano TMLR

A bit closer to the present now, and a couple more photos from the trip to Wales; first photo of Maya was taken on Borth Beach whilst the second one was on the shingly Aberystwyth beach with the war memorial and castle ruins in the background;

Maya at the Beach LR

Aberystwyth Beach TMLR

And now something more recent; a couple of shots of the sunset we had last week; the first 2 taken at Shinfield and the bottom one in Grazeley;

Shinfield Sunset Over Tree Thistles LR

Shinfield Sunset Over Tree Watermarked LR

Grazeley Sunset Through Branch LR

That wraps it up for me for another week. I hope you like the photos I post up. Please feel free to share my website link on your Facebook, Google+ or any other social networking sites.

Before I go please do take a look at my photo prints for sale section; I’ve just ordered a few canvas prints and have to say they look great on that medium, they’d make great presents or even just to treat yourself 🙂

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David Gilmour Gig and Some Randoms

Hi once again, thanks for stopping by! I hope you’re having a great week.

After last week’s particularly verbose post I’m going to chill a bit and let my photos take centre stage. Today I’ll be posting up some photos I took recently at a David Gilmour gig and some randoms I had left over from Wales which seem to be tiding me over quite nicely, I’m glad I took so many especially since we’re having some really awful weather 🙂

Ok, here are the randoms to begin with. The photo immediately below was taken this Spring when we went to West Wittering. Such a beautiful beach I really want to go back to. The photo below that was taken a few weeks ago in Grazeley;

Wittering Beach Flashback TMLR

Grazeley Sunset Flare LR

And the next set are more photos from Wales – the top 2 from New Quay and the next 2 from Llangrannog;

New Quay Harbour TMLR

Seagull LR HDRNIK LR

Rock at Llangranog TMLT

Llangranog Pano LRTM LR

And the rest of the photos were from the David Gilmour (ex-Pink Floyd) gig I went to with my bro’ at the Royal Albert Hall on the 2nd Oct. What a great gig too, simply sublime 🙂

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Taken just before the gig started, just to show we were right up in the heavens. Not the best place but it certainly didn’t detract from the experience.

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None of the gig photos were edited, they are just as they were taken with either my iPhone or my Lumix.

Well there we are for another week. Weather permitting I hope to be out and about grabbing a few more shots (my back-up stash is dwindling a little now!).

Before I go I’d like to thank those of you who shared my moon photo, it gave me a huge sense of pride seeing it all over Facebook.

I’ve sold a couple of canvas prints of it so please do drop me a message if there are any prints you’d like to buy, and as always please leave any comments you might have in the comments box here on my website or on Facebook 🙂

Bye for now!

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Random Selection

Hi there, I trust you’re well? You might have noticed I didn’t post anything up last week? Sorry about that, the weather wasn’t very conducive to the type of photography I enjoy…as well as having a few family commitments and things going on.

But I’m back with a random selection of photos, the first few are leftover pics of the last day of my holiday in Borth, Wales;

Day 3 House on Rocks NIKLR

Day 3 Waves on Borth NIKLR

Blackbird D0F New Quay TMLR

Blackbird D0F New Quay 2 TMLRSharp

Boats in New Quay TMLR

Llangrannog Merged Straightened

The photo immediately above was my attempt at doing some long exposure photography…I still need a bit of practice but I’m getting there…..slowly 🙂

Farmyard Near The Vyne TMLR

Lonely Tree at the Vyne LR

The 2 shots above were taken outside of the wooded area of The Vyne, just between Basingstoke and Tadley. Usually when we go there to walk Maya we stick to being under the canopy but on this occasion we ventured out, following a path that led across a few fields and towards a clutch of beautiful houses. Definitely going to go back there to explore a little more. This day I only my little Sony Cybershop T77 with me but I think the photos came out ok. What do you think?

Full Moon LR

So last Sunday evening we had the most amazing moon – the Super Moon it was hailed as. I took the above photo pretty early on in the evening, before the eclipse took place. It was really quite beautiful watching the moon rise up, looking rather pinky-orange in the sky.

I posted this pic up on Facebook and was completely humbled by the response it got! Thank you all so much those of you who saw it there and liked, commented and shared it. I was grinning like…well like a lunatic 🙂

I’d also sent it off to the BBC and was completely taken aback to see that they included it on their slideshow of the superman!

Parhelion in Grazeley Green LR

And I took the shot above when I saw the parhelion as I was driving home after work.

Burghfield Sunset LR

Woolhampton Avenue Merged

James Lane Field Flare LRNIKSharp Grad

The above shots were taken in Burghfield, Woolhampton and Burghfield (again).

Kingfisher TMLR

And finally, I was taking Maya for a walk along the River Kennet and had come to the bridge I like to stop and take in the beauty that the Berkshire countryside has to offer. I noticed a flash of brilliant blue fly out over the river and land on an overhanging branch. I couldn’t believe my luck; sat there looking really quite stunning was a kingfisher. I’ve never seen one in real life and they are quite magnificent. Annoyingly I only had my little camera with me so I squeezed of a few shots, the above photo being the best of the bunch.

I do keep going back to see if he’ll show himself again but as of yet no luck…

Ok, I think I’ve rambled on aplenty about my random selection of photos this time around, thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this photos and hope to see you again next week (weather/family permitting!!!)

Before I go, please do leave me feedback in the comments box, I’d really love to know what you think of my photos and this website 🙂

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