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Some local photos

Hi there, and a belated Happy New Year to you. I hope you had a fantastic festive break and 2017 is being kind to you. For my first post of the year I thought I’d share some local photos, taken in and around Burghfield Common.

Sadly there aren’t as many as I usually post up. The weather hasn’t really been too inspiring and I’ve also had a trapped nerve in my back. Not much fun to start the year but it’s on the mend now so all good ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, enough of my woes and on to the photos ๐Ÿ™‚

Webs and fog in Wokefield Common

Just before Christmas we had a couple of days of heavy fog. The droplets on the webs in the woods were really quite pretty. The fog through the trees was quite eerie.

Reflections and light shafts near the Burghfield Sailing Club

What started off as an icy morning soon thawed as the sun emerged. The shafts of light beaming through the trees were amazing.


A couple of revisions

And, as usual a couple of older shots. The first shot is of one of the lakes at Dinton Pastures at sunset. The second was taken during the summer along the River Kennet near Theale.

An imposter

Ok, so this wasn’t taken anywhere near Burghfield Common. I wanted to share the beautiful view from my sister’s in Appley Bridge, near Wigan. I took this on New Year’s Eve 2016, and that kinda brings this post to a natural conclusion ๐Ÿ™‚

I’d just like to thank you for your continued support throughout last year. I love reading your comments so please keep leaving them.

As usual, photos look better if you click on them and view them in larger format. They would also look infinitely better on canvas or aluminium so don’t be shy and buy a print or two ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks,

Mart

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Nine more photos

Hi there, remember me? ๐Ÿ™‚ I know it’s been a few weeks since I last posted some photos, I hope you’re well? ย This week I’ve nine more photos to post up, which I hope you like.

As usual from my nine more photos there are some new and some old. Starting with the old..

Hose Hill Lake

I took these almost a year ago to the day down at Hose Hill Lake, Burghfield. It was a beautiful day, the air was so crisp and clear, perfect for taking a photo or two. Oddly I passed over these pictures back then (sometimes I take so many that this is easily done ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Nine more photos

Nine more photos

Barkham

Taken earlier this year – January to be precise – in Barkham, on the way to Wokingham. It was a wonderfully cold morning back then. I managed to grab a shot just as the sun was peeking over the hill. Perfect timing!

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Castle Combe

I still rate this place as one of the quaintest places I have ever visited. It’s a tine little village nestled somewhere in Wiltshire. The sky is editedย to give a more interesting look, I want to go back on a better day…

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Another Moon

No introduction needed here….

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Summer

…seems like a distant memory now. We did have a good one, didn’t we? I took this on my way back from Reading, along the River Kennet. It was a beautiful day and it was the first time I’d followed the river into town.

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Frosty Grazeley

And these last few were taken last week, about 8am as I was driving in to work. It was one of those clear and frosty mornings that I love so much.

Nine more photos

Nine more photos

Nine more photos

And there we have it, nine more photos to add to the collection! I hope you liked them. I’m hoping that the weather gets a little more interesting in the coming week as this white cloud is a bit dull!

Until next time, take care,

Mart

 

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

And a couple of shots left over from my summer break in Dale, Pembrokeshire. It really was a beautiful place ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care,

Mart

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More various photos

Hi folks, I hope you’re well? This week brings more various photos taken from around the area where I live; Burghfield.

As always click the pics to see larger versions and if let me know what you think.

I’m going to start off close to home, in my back garden in fact with another few of my favourite feathered creatures, the humble robin…they still love to pose as you can see.

Another Random Selection

Another Random Selection

Another Random Selection

Another Random Selection

The next two were taken in Wokefield Common.

Another Random Selection

Another Random Selection

Moving further afield now with more various photos, the first shot below was taken near the park & ride at Mereoak, right next to the busy A33 and junction 11 of the M4. There are a few fields just filled with these gorgeous and delicate poppies.

The second shot was taken on the same evening overlooking Amner’s Farm towards the M4 near Burghfield. It’s been a while since I took some landscape and sunset shots.

Another Random Selection

Another Random Selection

And on to the River Kennet near Theale…I know the next two shots may be a bit more specialist and not to everyone’s taste, but I do find macro photography quite intriguing, and seeing insects and things up close lends a whole new perspective to them.

These guys were so intent on their feeding frenzy that I was able to get pretty close to them without them flying off.

Another Random Selection

Another Random Selection

And to finish, these last few shots were taken near the Burghfield Sailing Club lake, again near Theale. The first shot is a Ringlet Butterfly. Unlike the feeding flies above I was unable to get close at all as the slightest movement would send these delicate creatures fluttering off on the breeze, but I’m quite happy with how this shot turned out. Same for the Damsel Fly below it

Another Random Selection

Another Random Selection

Another Random Selection

And so that concludes this week’s photos. I hope you liked them. I’d love to hear your feedback so please pop a few words into the text box below.

I won’t be around next week but should have some photos for you from Pembrokeshire when I’m back next time, so until then take care,

Mart

 

 

 

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Frosty Playground

Hiya ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re all well and have had a good couple of weeks. This time around I’ve got a few random shots but focussing mainly on some photos of a frosty playground which I took last Friday morning after we had a bit of a frosty start to the day.

First off is a photo I took last night of the Snowย Moon. I only found this out last night but apparently each full moon has its own name. Last night’s has a few; Hunger Moon, Snow Moon and Bone Moon. I had just left the house to walk Maya when I saw it just above the horizon. I was a bit gutted I couldn’t just grab a few photos of it there and then but had to wait until I got back before I could capture it, but which time the colour was draining and it had risen above the treeline so I couldn’t pull anything into the frame as an anchor…

Hungry Moon

The shot below was really just one of several practice shots with using my macro lens, I took a few with different exposures and merged them to create a true HDR shot. I was playing with the depth of field, hence the foreground being out of focus (yes, it is intentional, honest ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Yellow Flower

The 2 shots below were taken in Beech Hill a week or so ago…

Yellow Sky

Beech Hill

The first shot was a zoomed in shot from where the sun appears just behind the tree line, whilst the second shot was taken using a wide-angle lens and zoomed all the way out to show the fields and road.

Sulhamstead Pano

The photo above is made up of 2 shots stitched together and was taken in Sulhamstead as the sun sank behind the house. I love these kinds of silhouetted shots, especially with such warm and inviting colours. I reckon the would look amazing as a print.

Sunrise

Playground

Swings

Roundabout

And, the final 4 shots were taken at the little recreation ground in Burghfield, just near the Hatch Gate pub. We had had a bit of a chill the night before soย the colours in the air were pretty crisp and sharp. I thought the frosty playground looked kind of cool.

As always thanks for your time, I hope you liked this week’s offerings. I’m always keen to get any feedback you have, so feel free to post a comment, let me know what you think.

And, as I’m sure you already know if there are any photos you’d like to buy as prints then let me know. Normal prints look great but canvasses and aluminium prints look amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

You can either let me know directly which ones you’re interested in, or click through from the Prints to Buyย section and order direct ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time, take care.

Mart

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Posing Robin

Hi there on yet another murky Wednesday, I hope you’re well despite the trials the weather has set for us! Thanks for stopping by, today I have a few shots of a posing robin, amongst the usual sunrise/sunset and tree photos ๐Ÿ™‚

Please let me know your thoughts using the comments box, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Also, for larger images, just click on the pics…

I’ll start with this sunrise shot taken from last week when I stopped off on my way to work and grabbed a quick couple of shots from Beech Hill, a rather pretty little village a stone’s throw from where I live.

Before the colours kicked in

Sunrise shot taken in Beech Hill

A couple of weeks ago I took a walk through Fulham Woods again and whilst I didn’t take any tree shots this time, I did grab a few photos of a posing robin, a cute little dude who seemed more than happy to sit there whilst I took shot after shot of him sitting there on a branch only a couple of metres away.

Plump little dude

Robin Sideways

Full Frontal Robin

Turning away...

Following on from that little fella I grabbed a shot of another posing robin in the back garden at home…

Our back garden robin

I really want to put a bird feeder up on our grand oak tree at the bottom of our garden, up until this point I was;t too fussed about bird photography but these chance encounters have piqued my interest in the little critters. I think I should wait until our two cats are a little bit older so they wouldn’t have any inclination to climb up to the feeder for a tasty snack…

Ok, so it’d be a rare thing for me not to post up a tree shot, and here it is…the tree that I see whenever I look out of the living room window, taken one frosty morning last week…

Frosty Morning Tree

Which leads me on to the closing shot of the moon hanging above the twinkling lights of early evening Reading…

Scantily clad moon

I hope you enjoyed these photos. Weather permitting I’ll have some new ones next week.

Don’t forget you can purchase any of the photos I post within these blog pages, just let me know which ones you’re interested in and what format (normal print, canvas, aluminium etc) and which size and I’ll be more than happy to let you know the cost ๐Ÿ™‚

I also have a page on Viewbugย where there are various competitions etc, why not head on over and take a look ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks,

Mart

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