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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 🙂

Anyway, enough of my woes and on to the photos 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂



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My usual haunts

Well the weather has dictated once more how much or how little I can get out; it’s been a bit hit and miss the last few weeks with most of the decent weather happening during the working week. Typical 🙂 Roll on Spring Time…not long to go now until the clocks go forward which means lighter evenings so I can get out for longer…

Still, I did manage to venture out once or twice, nowhere special, just the usual places (I really need to explore new places…) but in the meantime here’s a few photos from the last couple of weeks from my usual haunts…

Charter Alley Church

This is a quaint little church I happened across somewhere between Monk Sherborne and Charter Alley, Hampshire

Charter Alley Junction_tonemappedLRsharpLR

Charter Alley Tree & Road NIKLR

These 2 are from Charter Alley; a lovely little place nestled between Basingstoke and Tadley, Hampshire

Dinton Lake NIKLRSharp

A random shot of Dinton Pastures from a few weeks ago.

Sunset over the Beacon NIKLR

A proper flashback photo taken a good while ago at Appley Bridge, Lancashire

Ramsdell Trees

Ramsdell Road DXOSHARPLR

These 2 are from a little place near Charter Alley called Ramsdell

Grazely Tree_tm LR1

Grazeley, near Burghfield, West Berkshire

Gate in Aldermaston_tonemappedAldermaston

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Ufton Nervet and Dinton Pastures

I’m back 🙂

A few photos this time around from Ufton Nervet and Dinton Pastures.

I didn’t realise just how sprawling the little village of Ufton Nervet is until this weekend. It’s not too far from where I live in West Berkshire. It can be found in the Doomsday Book in 1089 as Offetune.

I drove around some of the little single track lanes looking for somewhere to pull over and grab a photo or two, no doubt I’ll be frequenting this charming little area again.

Ufton Nervet Sunset over Field

Ufton Nervet Field

Ufton Nervet Road

Trees over River

Other Side of the Bridge

On my way to Ufton Nervet I had to stop off and grab a shot of a very curious horse…

Horse in Sulhamstead

This one is a rather grand school situated just outside Newbury and Hermitage. right in the middle of nowhere but a beautiful building none the less. I’d have loved to have gone here given the fantastic scenery it’s surrounded by. Brockhurst School….

Brockhurst School

The photo below is a shot looking across the great lake in Dinton Pastures, just outside Wokingham. We took a walk around there yesterday with some friends of ours and enjoyed the wonderful weather we had.

Dinton Lake

The few photos remaining are some random photos that I have taken over the last few weeks, I was saving them up for a rainy day…

First up is a shot of Shinfield, in between Reading and Wokingham, taken on a misty morning and edited with Niksoft; my first attempt using that software.

Shinfield Revisited Niksoft HDR LR

Some may recognise the beautifully rolling countryside as that of Bampton in Devon. Again this was edited using Niksoft;

Rolling Bampton Hills Niksoft LR tm

And this was a shot I took when I was walking through Aldermaston a few weeks ago, a great derelict house left rotting away on the corner of some land owned by a conference centre. Such a shame to see a characterful house go to waste…

Derelict House Niksoft LR Sharp


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Frost, a sunrise and as usual a tree or 2

We’ve been lucky to have some great weather recently (seems odd saying this as I look out the window as I write, the trees bending in the strong gusts and the rain blowing against the window…) today’s post has frost, a sunrise and as usual a tree or 2.

So, without further ado (i’m not into writing long blogs I guess!!!), here are today’s offerings, I hope you like them.

Please feel free to leave any comments…

Over the Lake TM LR

Over the Lake 2 TM LR

Clouds & Pylons LR2 TM

Canal LR_TM

Frosty Fields LR Grad Filt Photomatix & Crop

Sunrise & Trees TM LR

Sunrise 1 TM LR

Sunrise over Farm TM PS

Firlands Tree at Sunset LR

Sunrise over Hill LR Crop Sharp

Tall Tree Niksoft HDR LR

Ufton Nervet Tree Sunset Nat TM LR

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Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday folks, here are my most recent photos from the week just gone;
A few black & white photos (the tail end of an Instagram challenge), a tree or two (surprise surprise!), a sunrise from the passenger window, a flashback photo of some houses and a row of boats in Pembrokeshire which I edited out of boredom due to the poor weather for most of the week, and some shots from my walk along the River Kennet and Burghfield Sailing Club yesterday.
As usual, click to enlarge.













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