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Looking through the clouds at the cable car from the Top Station

From Garmisch-Partenkirchen you can easily get cable cars up several impressive mountains.  And with one unfortunately named Mount Wank – being English – you just have to go up that one! I did so on a dry – but cloudy day.  This made the top of the mountain fairly eerie, as it was just above / level with the clouds at times.  I of course got the cable car up

Out of the Woods

As well as staying in Salzburg – I also had a week staying in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which is ideally situated for some stunning mountain views and trails.  The first walk that I went on was on a fairly cloudy day, so I took the ski lift from the Olympic Stadium up to the summit of Eckbauer.  The walk down from the top leads you through a zig-zagging easy path through some

Salet Boat Station on Konigssee Lake

Whilst staying in Salzburg, it’s a short bus ride across the border to Berchtesgaden, a very touristy town in Germany.  Here the scenery around is spectacular.  On a nice bright day I visited the town and took the new Jennerbahn Cable car to the mid station up the mountain.  The top station was not accessible, as they looked to still be working on the cable up. After a short walk

Stonechat at Stanpit

I took a visit on a bright and cold February day to Stanpit in the hope of shooting some wild birds, especially the Stonechat’s which if you can find them there can be fairly co-operative.  The walk around was very bracing, and they were not in their normal spot near the playing fields, and it was only near the end of the walk around that I found some in the

Amongst the Trees

Failing to find inspiration on a dull October day at Anderwood, New Forest – I turned to fiddle with my Canon 5D mark iV.  There I noticed it could shoot in a multi-exposure mode ( with several settings and number of exposures ).  It bought back memories of doing this on my old film camera.  So with nothing normal inspiring me, I had a play.  The results are quite surreal

Walking in the Woods

I recently took a walk over Fleet Common, where I used to go as a child when visiting Grandparents.  As a child I would run and play, pretending to be a soldier with a stick for a gun.  On this walk I went armed with 1 lens ( my Canon 17-40mm L) and two camera bodies.  My Canon 5D Mark IV and 720nm Colour Infrared Converted 20D. I will start

Little Rabbit

I spent a couple of nice weekend in early May at Blashford Lakes Nature reserve, wandering around with my Canon 500mm lens and converters.   I saw a wide variety of birds and some bunny rabbits, as this post will hopefully show. First from the Tern Hide, and with a 2x Converter attached to the lens – a Little Ringed Plover. Reflections of a Black-headed gull and Redshank from the same

Get away from her!

See larger image Canon Extender EF 2x III, White/Black (Camera) New From: £389.00 GBP In Stock Last Sunday I visited Testwood Lakes Wildlife Reserve.  The day was overcast and grey – and I’ve never seen much there before – so what could I find this time out. Well not a lot until I visited the first of the two bird hides there – where a Green Woodpecker was outside on

Kestral flying off

Farlington Marshes was the destination on the 12th February,  the weather was not kind being overcast.  However the Kestrals were.  Showing well in the trees near the paths. This first one that I saw and photographed was balancing carefully on one leg. Later on another Kestral was spotted – again perched up high – before flying off when I pointed my Canon 100-400mm lens at it.  This is the sequence