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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 🙂

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 🙂

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. 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;  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 🙂

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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Another week of randoms

Hi once more, I hope you’re well? Thanks for visiting, this time is another week of randoms! Typically I’ll have a week of getting out and snapping some shots and posting from 1 or 2 sources. Recently though it’s not been the case and I have to trawl through my backlog. This means one or two photos from various other sources, which is what we have today 🙂

Holiday Memories

To begin, a few photos taken whilst on break, and below is a shot I recently edited of Portrane Beach.

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Another week of randoms

Above is an edited shot of the tower at Lahinch Golf Course

Disclaimer – I am NOT a golfer 🙂

And a couple of shots left over from my summer break in Dale, Pembrokeshire. It really was a beautiful place 🙂

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Another week of randoms

Another week of randoms

The top shot was taken along the front at Dale. Middle shot was from Marloes Beach and the bottom shot at Dale West.

Autumn in Burghfield

As titled really, these were taken a few weeks back when it really felt like Autumn was here. It was bright, crisp and fresh that day; I can still remember the sights and smells. Since then it’s just been a little on the wet and dull side…give me those blue skies again!

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Another week of randoms

Autumn Elsewhere!

A little further afield, although not too far! The top shot, taken on my phone was taken near Midgham and the bottom shot from the Discovery Centre in Newbury.

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Another week of randoms

Gotta love the tree tunnels 🙂

Wokingham

Ah yes, the town where I work! I took these 3 on my iPhone last Friday and edited them using a couple of apps on the phone. This takes me back a bit…

Another week of randoms

Another week of randoms

Another week of randoms

And..to close…

A couple of nature shots, some beautiful leaves, the ‘almost’ supermoon and a sunset at Ufton Nervet.

I took the moon shot at 17:21 last Sunday, a day before the true supermoon. I’m glad I got to take this shot because the Monday was very cloudy!

Another week of randoms

Another week of randoms

Another week of randoms

Once again I hope you liked there photos I posted for another week of randoms. Please leave any comment for me and let me know should you wish to buy any prints 🙂

Take care,

Mart

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From a couple of weeks ago

Surprise! It’s been some time since my last post so I’m bringing you some photos from a couple of weeks ago.

Time is of the essence so I’m not going to wax lyrical, just get straight to it 🙂

Maya

She’s such a beauty. She’s not the best model though. She’ll stand there for ages but point a camera at her and she decides to move.

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Photos from the Archives

Yep, I was running low on inspiration so decided to raid my archives and found these.

1 – Taken last March it shows the sun setting behind the trees in Grazeley.

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2 – This shot was from October 2015 and shows an Autumnal scene in Wasing Park.

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3 – This was taken a couple of months ago on a trip to Uffington.

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Wasing Park

And these were taken recently on another trip to Wasing Park. I find myself drawn to this place every now and again and this time I had a proper look around. I didn’t realise there was a nice little church around the back – St Nicholas Church which is predominantly 15th Century.

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Wokefield Common

The last couple of photos for today were taken when out walking with Maya in Wokefield Common. I love the start of Autumn as the greens slowly turn orange. Such amazing colours!

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And that’s it for this week. I hope you liked the photos I posted, taken from a couple of weeks ago. I know I keep nagging, but I’m always hoping to read your thoughts on my photos. Why not drop a couple of words into the text boxes and let me know what you think? 🙂

Any of my photos can be ordered for prints or on canvas or aluminium. Why not treat yourself or buy as a present?

Just let me know which ones you like and we can sort something out 🙂

Until next time take great 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 🙂

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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Near and far

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Near and far

St David’s (revisited) – Far

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

Near and far

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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Near and far

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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All Over the Place

Hi once more and thanks for visiting. Is it really Wednesday again..already? I have a few photos from all over the place today, a real mish-mash 🙂 So this week I have a few from my garden and surrounding areas.

The Garden

I’ll start off with a few from the garden. As always please click on the photos to see larger versions, and feedback is always welcomed;

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All Over the Place

All Over the Place

All Over the Place

Biking

Riding along the River Kennet a couple of weeks ago and was chuffed to come across this beautiful bird. First time I’ve seen one so I was pleased he wasn’t shy, you would’t believe how many photos I took!

All Over the Place

All Over the Place

My bike propped up as I take a break and a quick photo. This was actually 3 photos taken at different exposures, then merged to create an HDR photo.

All Over the Place

Again, this shot is made up of 3 different photos and merged, then tweaked a little. I really like the brush-stroke effect of the clouds.

Mortimer

For the first time in a while I went out sunset chasing which lead me to our neighbouring village – Mortimer. Sadly the sunset didn’t happen as planned, but I did manage to take a few shots which I’m happy with. The first 2 were taken approaching Mortimer at the bottom of the village, the bottom 2 are of St Mary’s Church

All Over the Place

All Over the Place

All Over the Place

All Over the Place

And Finally…

A random re-edit of Bolton Abbey, washed out in black & white then a reflection added, just ‘cos 🙂

All Over the Place

As always thanks for stopping by. I’d love to hear your feedback so why not fill in one of the comments boxes 🙂

Photobox have stopped providing their free galleries which is why I have taken down my ‘prints to buy’ link. That’s not to say I’m not selling anymore, just let me know which photos you want.

So until next time, have a great week,

Thanks,

Mart

 

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