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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 πŸ™‚

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

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

Thanks,

Mart

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Last Post of the Year

Hiya folks, I trust you’re all well and geared up for the festive period? This will be the last post of the year, unless we have some amazing weather between now and 2017! As usual it’s a miss-mash of photos new and old. And as usual you can enlarge them by clicking on the photo. Comments, thoughts etc are always welcome so please don’t forget to fill up a comment box πŸ™‚

Birds

To start, a few bird pics taken in my back garden. We get loads of them flocking to the feeder which is great, I love to sit and watch them.

So the top 2 pics show a nuthatch and a couple of blue tits. The 3rd pic is a lesser spotted woodpecker. Actually, as I sit typing this, he’s back again making small work of the suet block.

Wokefield Common

Last Wednesday I was charged with taking the mutt for her morning walk. I decided to visit Wokefield Common, I hadn’t been there for a while what with the dark evenings and all. Stupidly I didn’t take my Canon. Really annoying as the fog was rising and the light shafts were incredible. At least I had my trusty iPhone…

It really was a shame I wasn’t prepared for the scene that awaited me here, but these aren’t too bad for a phone camera I guess.

Sunset at Wasing Park

Those of you who know me will know how much I love sunsets. And Wasing Park.Β After the joys of the light shafts in the morning, I took myself off to Aldermaston in the evening. I only managed a couple of shots but it was still worth it, I thought.

And, to Finish…

A few random shots; Β The top one is a re-edit of a shot I took last September when I was in Southern Ireland. The fisherman set up and started beach casting so I fired off a couple of shots of him underneath the gathering clouds.

The shot above was taken looking out at the Burghfield Sailing Club lake.

These 2 above were taken on a very foggy morning along the River Kennet as I walked Maya.

Well, that’s it for this year. I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my photos and I haven’t bored you too much with my meanderings.

As always, photos can be bought for prints, canvasses, aluminium or even key rings if you so wish! Just let me know which photos you like and we can work something out πŸ™‚

All that is left for me to say is that I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year and I look forward to sharing more photos with you in 2017

Last Post of the Year

Mart

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7 Day Nature Challenge

Hi there, today’s post is brought to you by the 7 Day Nature Challenge which some of you might have already seen through the gift of Facebook, but some of you may not.

Just to recap, I was challenged by a great friend of mine (who also happens to be an amazing singer and performer) Stacey Kitson, to take up the challenge of posting up a nature photo every day for 7 days.

It seems right and fitting that I start with those photos, I’ll try to get them in proper daily order as well…

Web Topaz & LR

Day 1Β – taken in my back garden

Berries TMLR

Day 2Β – taken near the Burghfield Sailing Club

Thorns LR

Day 3 – taken in my back garden

Autumn Leaves and Husk LR

Day 4 – again taken in my back garden

Sulham Woods Other Side of Tree LR1

Day 5 – taken in Sulham Woods

Thistles LR Watermark

Day 6 – taken near Burghfield Sailing Club

Sunset Corn

Day 7 – taken in Trash Green much earlier this year πŸ™‚

The majority of the photos above had been taken a few days before the challenge so it was great timing and an excuse to show off a few macro shots I had been practicing πŸ™‚

We also recently had a few days of proper pea soupers. Again I took off down to the River Kennet at the Burghfield Sailing Club and grabbed a few atmospheric shots as seen below…

Foggy Reflection

Foggy Island LR

Half a Foggy Tree TMLR

The final 2 below are just to polish off another Wednesday posting. The first being another Sulham Woods shot from a few weekends back, and the second shot was taken last Sunday at All Saints Church in Swallowfield. I’m not religious by any stretch of the imagination but I do find churches to be beautiful places of peace and tranquility.

Sulham Woods Trees & Shadows LR

Swallowfield Church TMLR

Well, that wraps it up for another week. I’m hoping I get the chance to get out between now and next Wednesday as I don’t have any spare photos left!

Until next time then take care. Don;t forget I have some photos up for sale, and if there are any more recent ones you’d like to purchase then please do contact me.

Any feedback is welcomed so don’t be shy, drop me an email or leave a comment here on the website.

Thanks,

Mart

 

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