#FallFriday – Creepy Ivy

I dunno if this is creeping ivy because it certainly feels more like creepy ivy, especially as it was photographed in spooky Norwood Cemetery.


#TonemapHDRTuesday – Military Canal, Winchelsea, UK

I’m really tired and wasn’t going to post anything up today but I just couldn’t resist submitting my first HDR shot for #TonemapHDRTuesday on my GooglePlus photography blog. I happened to be driving past this spot and caught it out the corner of my eye (it’s on a junction and easy to miss). Fortunately I had my tripod so I whacked the camera on top of it, jumped out the car with the engine still running, fired off three shots and jumped back in the car. The dog walker was purely coincidental, but completes the image IMHO.


Beautiful Berkhamstead

Leaving Millie behind guarding the boat in India, I returned to England and enjoyed one of the most colourful autumns I have seen in a long time.

Here is a set of photos that covers Berkhampstead by the Grand Union Canal and Ashridge Estate, a National Trust property that boasts a look-out tower, ideal for those panoramic shots of a beautiful English countryside.

I’ve given some of these shots a ‘painterly’ feel, prompting a photographer friend to wryly observe that they make perfect sweet tin covers! He was taking the p!ss of course!


Audley End In Autumn

My favourite season is captured here in just five photographs, taken on one of my favourite walks around my home town of Saffron Walden. This is Audley End, the mansion and gardens to the west of Walden, captured on a bright but chilly October Sunday morning. They’re actually hand-held HDR images, which helps accentuate those wonderful autumnal colours.


Wandlebury: An Autumnal Walk

Wandlebury is a country park in Cambridgeshire covering 110 acres and is a treat for anyone with a love of the English countryside. What with autumn being my fave season my trip back to the UK was rewarded with some photographic opportunities when Liz and I went for a wander in Wandlebury with my family on Sunday. In this set I hope to capture the essence of autumn. The slide-show only lasts a minute so I hope you get a quick moment to enjoy these shots.