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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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Frosty Playground

Hiya 🙂 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 Snow 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 🙂 )

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 so 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 🙂

You can either let me know directly which ones you’re interested in, or click through from the Prints to Buy section and order direct 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

I also have a page on Viewbug where there are various competitions etc, why not head on over and take a look 🙂

Thanks,

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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