Day 6 of our Exmoor trip we went to a place called Heddons Mouth, its where the river Heddon flows into the sea, its a sight i rarely see. This is a gentle walk and can be seen here on the National Trust Website. We stayed on the right of the river and crossed over a little later than shown on the map , and again there are plenty of other routes that you can go if you are feeling more energetic.Read More
On the second day of our week on Exmoor we drove the ten minutes down to Lynmouth. Its a small seaside town with a few shops and cafes etc. The village sits between the West and East Lyn Rivers , which converge as seen in the above image and flow into the sea.It takes a new path to the sea now after a devastating flood in 1952. You can watch about this from this footage from the BBC archivesRead More
Took a last minute trip up to London Winter Wonderland , here are a few images of our day out. Really would like to make a trip up here just for photography, maybe next year!Read More
Took a drive down to Romley Marsh today as i have been wanting to find St Thomas Becket Church, Fairfield for a long time. I did my research and found out where and what time the sun would set and even a parking spot. I loaded up the car and set off from home just before 13:00hrs. I new it would take around an hour and fifteen minutes. Sunset was due around 15:54 so i new i would have about an hour and a half of shooting before sunset, taking into account getting my gear ready and walking to the church.
I would not have found this little gem without the aid of my GPS , the montana 650, which is a handheld gps unit that also doubles as a in car sat nav with a dedicated in car mount. This is a fairly new purchase and so far i really like it, especially handy for walking and keeping a track log.
I parked the car and got on my walking boots before grabbing my camera and tripod. I made my way across the road to the public footpath which leads you across the field towards the church. This can be easily seen from the road so you cant really get lost.Read More
Just got back from a short five day break on Dartmoor National Park. We have been to Dartmoor on a few occasions but never stayed in Dartmoor itself. We stayed in a cottage just of B3212 near Darcombe. We arrived at around 14:00 hrs and were greeted by the owner who allowed us in an hour early. Lovely lady , very friendly and down to earth. She showed us in and then left us to it. There was all the tea making facilities all laid out on the table along with cup cakes and fresh cut flowers, very nice welcome. Once we had a short rest, we then unpacked and got ourselves settled in. Due to it being later in the year than we normally visit the light was already starting to fade, so we decided to just wander around the ten acres of land we were in.Read More
Just got back from a quick trip to London with my wife. I booked the hotel a couple of weeks ago to take my wife out for a Valentines Day trip and a evening out. This is the Second time we have stayed at this hotel, which we are both so impressed with. The customer care you receive on arrival is very good where nothing is to much trouble. Check in is not until 14:00hrs although we arrived just after 11:00, hoping to at least be able to leave out luggage while we headed out for some lunch. However on arrival we were told that our room was all ready and we could go straight up.
As you can see from the above image , the room is a fair size, the huge flower is actually a door to the wardrobe , following around , you have a small kitchen area with Tea/Coffee facilities and a sink. A microwave and fridge are also provide. Then you come to the door for the bathroom beyond which is a seating area with table and a second wall mounted tv. Great hotel and highly recommend it if you want a good , centrally located hotel. This is directly opposite Westminster and Big Ben.
In the Evening we had a nice walk down to the Southbank. Walked along from Westminster all the way up to Tower Bridge . On the way back we stopped of for Dinner at a Pub by Blackfriars Bridge called Doggetts Coat and Badge . Nice pub with a restaurant upstairs over looking the Thames, great views and a nice meal.
Took this image of MI6, The Secret Intelligence Service building, London,England ,on a recent trip to Tate Britain, which is literally two min walk away. I took my mini tabletop tripod and some filters as i knew i wanted to shoot this location while i was here. The sky on the day was less than interesting and was pretty overcast in general. I took this with the Lee Big Stopper on a twenty second exposure just to smooth out the water really.
Some editind done in lightroom, photoshop and the Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.
Would like to go back a photograph this at sunset , with all the lights on and St George Wharf all illuminated, so will return at some point.
Was out and about with members of the Isle of Thanet Photography Association this evening and we went out to Sandwich in Kent. Walked around the many old narrow streets and got a few shots, hope to post some as and when I process them but for now , bed is calling !! Here are some other images from the same evening out
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