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Nine more photos

Hi there, remember me? 🙂 I know it’s been a few weeks since I last posted some photos, I hope you’re well?  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 🙂 )

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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 edited 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.

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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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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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Castle Combe

It’s the wonderful hump-day once more, I hope you’re having a great week?

This week I have some photos I took about midway through August when I drove down the M4 a few junctions to Castle Combe, an extremely beautiful, quaint and picturesque little village down in Wiltshire.

I’d seen a few photos of this place on the internet and had heard how it had been used in many films, including Doctor Dolittle from the ’60s,  Stardust and more recently War Horse, so really wanted to get down there and take a look around. I’m really glad I did.

There is also a famous race circuit quite near but given I only have a 1.4 Corsa I didn’t think it’d be worth taking it on the track; there’s not really that much of her to open up on a race track!

As usual here’s a random photo although this time it’s not so much an older photo from deep within the archives, but a little taster of the photos I’ll be posting up next week. Those of you who know me on Facebook will have already seen this, it was taken while I was on holiday in Wales a week or so ago, taken on the Pembrokeshire coastline near Borth, Wales;

Final Sunset at Brynowen TMLR

Ok, a couple more random photos, this time of our Ridgie Maya. This photo got me a feature on IG…which was nice 🙂 and, surprise surprise another sunset pic…

Maya at the Discovery Centre TMLR

Old Sunset LR

And so onto Castle Combe, I hope you like the pics. I do want to go back there, this time hopefully when there is blue sky so I can get the full beauty of this wonderful little village…

Castle Combe High Street TM Merged LR

Castle Combe Pano

Castle Combe Pano HDR

Castle Combe River TM Digital Enhanced LR

The 2 shots below were taken inside the beautiful little church, St Andrews.

St Andrews LR Merged NIK

St Andrews TM Merged LR

And to finish, while we were there I grabbed a few shots of my beautiful daughter who can the perfect model when she wants to be! I really love getting the shallow depth of field in these kinds of shots.

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I hope you enjoyed these photos. Feel free to check out my previous posts and leave any comments in the comments boxes, I’d really love to know what you think.

As I mentioned earlier, next week I’ll have some shots of the Pembrokeshire coastline. Until then take care 🙂

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A Dragonfly and Sunsets

Hi again folks, I hope you’re all well and enjoyed the last couple of weeks of summer! Can’t believe it’s done and dusted for yet another year.

So the nights will be drawing in as we head into Autumn but at least we should have some beautiful autumnal colours to look forward to.

Well, after a week or so away I’m back, this week I have some photos of a dragonfly and sunsets which I took during August.

So, without wanting to harp on and on, here we go 🙂 If you click on the first pic and scroll through there’s a panorama photo in amongst these where the thumbnail doesn’t appear below…

Dragonfly 2 TMLR

Dragonfly LR BnW

I used my new lens to snap this little fella who was hovering around above the Burghfield Sailing Club lake.

Grazeley Tree NIKLR

A random shot of a tree in a field in Grazeley Green.

Trees in Sunset Merged TMLR

Sunshafts through Clouds

Grazeley Farm Sunset

Sunset with Geese LRTMLR

Grazeley Sunset TMLR

Grazeley Last of the Sunset LR

Grazeley PanoramaThese 7 photos above were taken one Sunday evening at the start of August near the A33 between Beech Hill and Grazeley

Elm Drive Sunset Undarkened

Elm Drive Sunset 3

Elm Drive Sunset 2

Folly Lane Crop Sunset

And these were taken on another evening in and around Burghfield.

As always thanks for looking, I hope you enjoyed the sunset photos.

Same time next week then? 🙂

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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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A Grazeley farm and some older pics

Hi again and once more a little later than usual here are some more photos, this time based around a Grazeley farm and some older pics.

I’ll do the older pics first;

Butterfly LR

Grasshopper LRAbove, a re-edit of two older pics, originally from a couple of years ago I think.

Below is a Thatcham at dusk photo…

Old Thatcham Sunset LR

Ufton Nervet Tree TM Painterl 2 LR

Old Ufton Nervet Tree LR

 

The 2 photos above were taken in Ufton Nervet.

Woolbeding Tree Avenue TMLR

Above is a photo I took in Woolbeding on our way to West Wittering a few months ago. It was an appreciation post originally for a feature I got on Instagram.

Grazeley Trees Cat TM LR

A dreamy photo taken in Grazeley (above)

And the rest were taken again in Grazeley. I drive past this little farm on the junction of Mereoak Lane every day and I’ve wanted to grab a few shots of it for ages. I hope you like them.

I have to fess up and say the black and white image is made up of 3 or 4 photos taken at different expoures. The horse moved slightly between shots so looks a bit weird!

BnW Farm Grazeley LR

Horses in Field Colour Vinbrant TMLR

HOrses in Field SilverLR

Grazeley Farm NIK LR

Well that wraps it up for another week. I have some photos of Douai Abbey next time.

As always your feedback and comments are always welcome so please help yourselves to a comment box before you go 🙂

In case you missed the announcement last week I’ve now got selected photos available to buy through photobox. Click here to see what’s currently available.

Thanks,

Mart

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