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Zugspitze & Lake Eibsee

This is the final set of images from my trip to Germany.  And these are from Germany’s highest mountain – the summit is 2,962 m above sea level.  But fortunately you don’t have to walk up the mountain, you can either take the train ( not overly interesting as it goes up through a long tunnel ) – or take the Zugspitze cable car up to the top ( it

Little Egret

I spent some of the late summer days photographing and filming some of the birdlife at Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve. One of the highlights for me was filming and shooting pictures of a new to me bird – a Wood Sandpiper. I also was able to borrow a Manfrotto 393 head – which gave easy support to my 500mm F4 Canon Lens – and made filming these videos and taking

The Starling Slipper

In this post I will be posting my videos and occassional images of the Starling Murmurations I have seen at Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve for the 2018-19 season. First off a still image – I don’t often take these as I am normally filming videos.  It reminds me off a glass slipper from Cinderella for some reason. Below here are my videos.

Alpspitz Mountain view from Top Station

One of the things I wanted to do whilst in Garmisch-Partenkirchen was to go up to the Alpspitz, and walk on the overhanging AlpspiX viewing platforms, that take you out over the edge of the mountain, with stunning views around you and great drops below! I was fortunate to get a great clear and sunny day to do this.  The views up there are amazing. I went up by cable

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