Trees in Moonlight, West Sussex

My first post of the second lockdown! I’m back to walking in the park either early in the morning, or late at night, when sensible people are snug in bed. I missed the full moon (which was smothered by thick cloud anyway), but I’m still pleased with the amount you can see. In reality, itContinue reading “Trees in Moonlight, West Sussex”

Worthing Pier, West Sussex

It is strange how seasons change from the edges, the mornings and evenings are much cooler than they were mid-summer and obviously it gets darker much earlier. But as you can see, during the day it is still warm and might even be mistaken for a summer’s day. Piers were a Victorian fad, with seasideContinue reading “Worthing Pier, West Sussex”

Feather, West Sussex

After what has felt like age, it has finally rained. In the UK we have had several weeks of hot weather, so this has felt very welcome. I found this feather on some park land I like to walk on every morning – I’m trying to decide what sort of bird it came from –Continue reading “Feather, West Sussex”

Lavender, West Sussex

Writing this, in early August 2020, I hope things are well with you. How are you spending lockdown? For my part, I’m so be getting into different routines – here I was just about to water some lavender seedlings – when I thought I would take a quick photo. For some reason, i thought thatContinue reading “Lavender, West Sussex”

Bullocks in the Morning, West Sussex

This field, is next to the parkland where I walk every morning. As you can see, it is used as pasture land. It is tempting to think of landscapes as unchanging, but there is quite a rapid turnover in livestock and I am sure that if I see them again next week, there will beContinue reading “Bullocks in the Morning, West Sussex”

Two Trees, West Sussex

I think I have missed my morning walk once during lockdown. Yesterday, it was quite cool and misty early on – but by the time I went out for my walk, the Sun was up and throwing long, dark shadows. And there is a contrast with the morning mist, which is slowly being burned off.

Double Rainbow, West Sussex

People tend to think of landscape photography as a fairly leisurely persuit, but in my experience it is anything but. I took these two pictures within a few minutes of each other – and then the light went! If you are curious, I took these on my phone, which I bring on my daily walk.Continue reading “Double Rainbow, West Sussex”

Shadow, West Sussex

Another sunset photo. I really like trees and the interesting shadows which they cast. In this case it is from the the sunset. Part of me want to crop this to square with the tree in the middle – but I haven’t. I wonder what the soundtrack might be.? As you can see, this anotherContinue reading “Shadow, West Sussex”

Bee, West Sussex

Another go at bee photography. I think this is another species of bee to my previous photographs, note the bright yellow pollen baskets on its rear legs! I don’t know how your lockdown is going, but I seem to spend far more time in the garden now, than I ever have in the past. AndContinue reading “Bee, West Sussex”

Bumblebee, West Sussex

Today, I have been trying to photograph bees, which I thought would be an easy subject – but isn’t. Although they don’t require lengthy travel to locate, or require model releases, there are a number of challenges to be overcome. Firstly, they are quite small, so you need a close-up lens to be able toContinue reading “Bumblebee, West Sussex”