This afternoon I took a walk around Stanpit Marshes Nature reserve, with the weather starting out sunny, read the recent nature sighting board – and there apparently were Scandinavian Rock pipets sighted there recently. I of course then set out to see one! This is my contender! Whether it is or not I am not sure – there is some interesting reading about the Scandinavian Rock pipets on the Christchurch
I went for a walk towards Hengistbury Head on the second day of Storm Jorge. The weather was mainly bright and sunny -with the occasional downpour. The wind was something else – very strong – especially on the coastline by the headland. Apart from a single gull in flight the wildlife was limited, but I did have some fun shooting the incoming waves.
Over the past weekend I went on a couple of walks over two nature reserves, Blashford lakes ( windy and somewhat dull weather ) and Stour Valley Way – much nicer. At Blashford I did manage to get this shot of a Long-tail tit though. Whereas the Stour Valley yielded more.
Over the past couple of weeks I have been out at a new to me spot in the New Forest, shooting the end of autumn. This selection comes from the results from my converted Canon 20D infrared camera ( it’s an enhanced IR filter conversion). From there I have colour swapped all these images – and then played about with them in Photoshop, Nik Collection, and some Topaz Plugins. All
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
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
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
Mount Untersberg is an impressive mountain near Salzburg ( It’s the northern most massif of the Berchesgaden Alps ). It is easily accessible by cable car, a short distance from Salzburg. I visited it this year in late August for the first time, getting a bus from the hotel to the cable car station. From there it was a short ride to the mountain station. Great view can be had
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
It’s been a while for me to take some Infrared images, but a walk out looking for fungi in the New Forest provided a good opportunity to bring my converted Canon 20D camera along to take some Autumn shots. As per usual I experimented with different white balance’s whilst taking them, and the processing used some Photoshop actions I have to reverse colour channels, and produce faux film infrared black