Early morning activities in the rising sun. The colour and feel in the environment was amazing. People doing their thing before the hustle and bustle of the day starts.
This little mushroom was only about 3cm high. Armed with my macro extension tubes, I managed to get this photograph of the only real mushroom I found that day.
South Parade Pier Early Foggy Morning Sunrise
This image was taken as the sun came up over the fog. Later on that morning a thick fog rolled in and totally covered the view of the pier.
South Parade Pier - Portamouth, Southsea
Early misty morning with fog on the horizon heading towards us. This is at the shore line looking toward South Parade Pier shot with a long exposure.
Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol
The famous Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol on a moody cloudy early morning. I went down to capture some lovely sights of the balloons at the International Balloon Fiesta but the weather wasn’t playing ball so settled for this.
Sunflower After The Rain
A little down pour and then the sun came out again for this beautiful sunflower to catch some rays in the afternoon sun.
The Lonely Poppy Flower
One lonely poppy growing on the side of the road,. nothing else around it, just this poppy existing on its own.
River Meon's Peaceful Bridge
This is a bridge over the river Meon in Titchfield. It is a bit of a walk along the pebble beach but so worth it. When you get there it is peaceful and away from most people. On the day I went, the clouds were building in the distance. I love this photo.
Cliff Breeze Para-glider
This para-glider was making full use of the power available from nature. The cool breeze blowing up the cliff faces was enough for him to soar high above us. It looked so peaceful and the view must have been something spectacular.
Taken on a 4km round-trip walk through the Farlington Marshes near Portsmouth. This was taken while there were some clouds in the sky. They had disappeared at the time of sunset.
This bench was seen in an evening walk around Portsmouth with some friends - (the three amigos in the background). It was my first attempt at some street photography. I can honestly say that I feel it is the most difficult thing to do.
The sun was setting and I hadn’t yet got a photograph, I was happy with for that day. I got down low and saw these beautiful wild daisies with the sun set sky in the background.
The Spinnaker Tower from Phone Booth
Looking out from Superman’s changing room toward the Portsmouth focal point, The Spinnaker Tower. The time was around 7:30pm and the light was softening, making for some amazing pastel colours to come through.
Old Hayling Billy Bridge - Langstone Harbour
The train that uses to run from Hayling through to Portsmouth was called Hayling Billy and these structures sticking out the water were used to hold the tracks up above the water. This image was taken with my Magic Pro 1
Pine Cone Bunch on a Branch
The pine cones on this branch look like they are holding on for dear life. The 55mm 1.8 Zeiss Prime lens was used for this shot. I love the bokeh (blur) this lens produces.
These pretty little hawthorn blossoms were basking in the sun just before sunset. I used 26mm Extension Tubes to get nice and close in for this macro shot.
A lone Tree at Night
All alone at night nothing but a photographer for company. I love this tree in the day or at night.
Butser Hill Lone Tree
I love this tree on Butser Hill. Especially at sunset, it just has so much mystery to it.
White & Yellow Daisy Pair
These daisies were soaking up the sun. I noticed how perfect they were and so waited for a cloud to give a little relief from the sun and took the photo. Really lovely little flowers.
High on the Hill Lone Tree
At the back of Butser Hill, passed the gates and right near the top this tree sits. It is all alone but so stated and lovely.
Traditional Tree Tyre Swing
While out walking on the common near where I live, I stumbled across this old swing. It looks like it is used often from the foot holes below it. Such a lovely thing to see in this day and age with smartphones, tablets and video games. Kids do still play out doors.
November Northern Lights
November 2018. On the last day of our trip, the skies cleared and the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) made an appearance. Such an amazing view. I have been told that they get really strong in 11 year cycles. So 2025 is apparently going to be a great year to see them bright and plentiful.
Seljalandsfoss Iceland November 2018
This was the first waterfall we saw, and it was magnificent. Little did we know that they were just going to get better and better the further we travelled. Wonderful memories with JanineorJ
Vestrahorn Reflection in Skokksnes Black Sand Lake
Vestrahorn Mountain in Iceland being reflected in a somewhat overcast day. The lake is very shallow at only about 3-4 inches. The black sand of the lake is what gives it that amazing depth to the reflection. You can walk on the lake and it looks like you’re walking on water. It is truly a breath taking view and experience.
Vestrahorn Mountain on Skokksnes Beach
Vestrahorn Moutan is a famous landmark in Iceland. The beaches are made of black sand and the mountain has a long tunnel through it joining the South of Iceland to the East of Iceland. This was one of my favourite places of the many in Iceland.
Portsmouth Harbour Ships and Boats
From Gosport overlooking Portsmouth harbour, there were some tiny sail boats moored near a large ship. There was a thunderstorm in the distance which I was hoping to capture but it was just a little too far away.
Stonehenge Winter Sun
The famous prehistoric monument in Amesbury, Wiltshire , UK taken in the long shadow winter sun. The tall standing stones are around 13 feet high and weigh in about 25 tons each.
There are a lot of ‘unknowns’ about the structure with thousands of speculations of ‘whats’, ‘hows’ ‘whys’ and ‘whens’
You can’t walk up to the stone anymore as it is now a protected heritage site. Drones can only be flown with special permission.
St. Mary's Church, Attenborough, UK
St. Mary’s Church in Attenborough, Nottinghamshire, UK is a parish church in the Church of England. The church is a Grade 1 listed building.
This is the view from the pond from within the Attenborough Nature Reserve. It was a cold winter’s morning and the pond was slightly frozen still from the cold night before.
Dorset's Heart on a Fence
This material heart was obviously lost by someone. I am guessing someone who found it tied it to the fence so that it was not trampled on and the person who lost it could find it again.
I noticed the heart hanging on the fence on the walk down from the car park to Durdle Door.I thought it made a lovely image with the blurred background of the sea.
Dorset's Durdle Door
This is the view from the cliff edge looking down onto the Jurassic Coastline. Durdle Door is the famous natural limestone arch way through the rock face. It is on private land in Lulworth but it is free to visit. Parking is reasonably priced.
The name Durdle is from an old English word ‘thirl’ which means to bore or drill. The beach is called Man O’War beach.