Friday, 9 December 2016

Stourton walkabout

Today was very dull to start with but decided to have a walk along the canal with my mate Brett.
Was hoping to see a few birds along the way but not much about, we did see a kingfisher settle on a branch but he only stayed for a matter of seconds
Here are the few photos that I managed to take, downside is the lack of any action in the sky apart from the last one which was used by the BBC for the weather forecast.
Now had 20 of my images used in the past 3 months.

This last one is from last night, taken on a farm which is owned by a friend of mine, had to sit the camera on the ground to get the sun just in the right place, my favourite photo of the year.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Foggy morning

Foggy this morning when I looked through the curtains, should really have got back into bed but once again it was a cuppa and then off out with the camera, first stop was Hurcott Pool, took pictures of this in all seasons apart from snow, hopefully get some snow this winter.

Had a stroll down the side of the pool but couldn't see anything photogenic this morning, so I drove off to the canal for some images in Cookley & Wolverley.

The three above are from Wolverley, the next few are from Cookley.

Well it was cold, damp and basically horrible weather.

While I am writing this I will show you a few from yesterday afternoon, mainly round Rushock & Harvington.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Frosty walkabout at Hurcott & Cookley.

Well I woke early this morning so I got up and made a cuppa, looked through the window and boy did it look cold, but then I thought how beautiful a sunrise can look, so I took the missus a cuppa upstairs and told her I would see her later.
First stop was up the Stourbridge Rd, I thought there were possibilities for a good sunrise, but I was wrong, got good view of the sunrise but not much of a landscape in the foreground, never mind though I will know better in the future.

After taking a couple of shot here I drove down to my usual place, Hurcott, this first one is from the Perriford Lane end of the pool, quite happy with this shot.
The one thing about a sunrise is the glow that comes with it, mind you the glow doesn't last too long.
This next shot show how cold it was, not my favourite of shots as the sky is burnt out, but that's what happens when shooting in to the sun.
The next one is from close by, at the front of the pool.
This next one shows the frozen pool.
Well that was enough from hurcott, so off home and a nice warm cup of coffee, then it was the Sunday morning shopping trip with the wife and then we drove over to Caunsall, as Caunsall is set in a dip it takes a while before the sun appears here.
Parked up in my usual place and then we had a stroll along the canal.
Here is a selection of photos from an hour's stroll.

The next two are from Cookley.

Finish off with one in infrared, the light wasn't quite right for this media, but it wasn't bad enough to stop me reeling off some shots.
All in all I'm happy with the walk and can't wait till the next time.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Catching up again

10 days off work now and guess what, the man flu has returned, so spending a little time processing some images which I haven't had time to do before.
The first 2 are infrared images from Cookley.

 Austcliffe Lane, Cookley

Footpath alongside the Island Pool in Cookley.

Here are a few from the past few days.
 Wolverley Canal

Heron at Spennells

 Lane by Captains Pool

 Wolverley Canal

 Lock Pub at Wolverley

 Dreamy at Wolverley

Setting sun just outside Kidderminster

Hurcott Pool in afternoon sun.

Last of the sun at Spennells but still frosty.

The next few are from Ribbesford Church which I thought I had uploaded but obviously hadn't.