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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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Nine more photos

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

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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 editedΒ 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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Near and far from here

Hi there and happy Wednesday once more. I missed out posting some photos last week to give myself time to get a couple more edited. This week I have photos from near and far from here – well Wales and West Berks πŸ™‚

As always, click on the photos to see later images, and feedback is welcomed.

Theale – Near

Starting with the near and a selection of photos from around where I live; First up is the lock along the River Kennet. I love walking Maya along here, it’s also great for taking my bike.

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Sulhamstead – Near

A lovely time of year yet signifies the end of summer…

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Ufton Nervet – Near

The next 4 were taken in Ufton Nervet. I’m a sucker for clouds and trees as you can tell.

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St David’s (revisited) – Far

Yep, back to Wales once more now…I have a few more still to edit. More to follow hehe

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Pembroke Castle – Far

Took me a little while to get this one almost how I wanted it. I’d taken so many that evening and I’m glad I persevered.

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Barafundle and Newgale – Far

Just a random rock jutting out of the sea at Barafundle…

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And a couple of the pebbley beach we stopped off at in Newgale.

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West Dale – Far

To finish today’s post, a couple of sunset shots. These were taken on the last evening spent in Wales this year. What a beautiful place it is. Definitely up for another holiday there again next year.

Near and far

Near and far

Thank you so much for looking, I hope you liked the photos.

Don’t forget, I’m happy to get any feedback from you, just let me know what you think in the comments box. If you wish to buy any photos drop me an email and we can get it organised.

Until next time, 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.

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The next two were taken in Wokefield Common.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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