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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 🙂


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



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Small window of opportunity

Hi, happy Wednesday and I hope you had a great Easter Bank Holiday. Don’t know about where you were, but last Friday we had some nice weather, meaning I had a small window of opportunity to take some photos, pity the rest of the Easter weekend wasn’t up to much, with plenty of wind, rain, hail and even thunder and lightning, all courtesy of Storm Katie!

Well luckily we had decided to leave the usual household stuff until the Saturday & Sunday and had a chilled day on the Friday so I took Maya down to the canal for her morning walk. Honestly, trying to get her to pose is nigh on impossible, here are a couple of half decent shots I managed to get…

Posing Maya

Maya posing 2

Yellow Flower z

Above is just a random flower I saw on the footpath near the canal, set against the dark ground the colour caught my eye….

…and below is a daffodil I shot in Beecham, a small little village near Aldermaston. Again I liked the depth of field effect…

Macro DoF shot

So in the late afternoon we decided to take stroll around Dinton Pastures; have to say it’s one of my favourite places especially on late afternoons when the sun starts to set, such a lovely scenic place.

This fella was pottering about on the lake, I like this photo as it creates such a serene atmosphere…

Lone boat on the lake

Then this dude paddled over, probably thinking I had some food to give him…

Swan in Dinton Pastures z

Last Swan z

Swan in Dinton Pastures Again z

A little further around the lake and the sun starts to dip, casting gorgeous colours across the lake…

Dinton Pastures Shore z

Maya on the Shore of Dinton z

Dinton Blazing Tree z

Dinton Framed Sunset z

Dinton Late Sunset z

I hope the fab weather we had last Friday is just a taste of things to come, I can’t wait to get out there once more and get snapping…

As always I hope you have enjoyed the photos I’ve posted. Please let me know what you thought by typing some words into the comments box, feedback is always welcome.

Also, if you’re interested in buying prints, canvasses or print on any other media then please let me know. I’ve had some great feedback from those who have bought my photos 🙂

Until next time, take care,



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