Early morning walks in the New Forest and surrounding farms never fail to deliver. The wildlife is everywhere around you, watching your every move, even when you can’t see them.
Some early starts and late finishes have delivered some lovely sunrise and sun sets over the forest. The heather and the ponds make for great foregrounds, now I just need a well positioned pony in the picture but they are less predictable.
These photos are taken in the northern part of Hampshire’s New Forest and show the after effects of the storms that have hit us in July 2021. The sodden ground and the cloudy skies have typified this months walks across the forest.
At this time of year the activity on the local lakes is at its most photogenic. Taken in May 2021 at the lakes in Berkshire, UK on a rare sunny morning.
Having been inspired by a video of somebody building a hide at the end of their garden I set out to create a lazy version of my own. The chair on the patio, a log from the woods, a few handful of bird food and a camouflage cover for my lens. Then for the difficult part – sit and wait. Over the last two weeks loads of birds have visited whilst I was looking through the window but once I go outside with the camera I am limited to this chap who never fails to pop by and say hi.
The perfect storm hits Newhaven, East Sussex, UK as 55 mph winds and a 12 ft swell head down the English Channel.
Four seasons through my one lens is my collection of photographs depicting a year in photography and covers not only the four seasons but the disciplines of travel, sport and landscape photography.
Lock down does give you the opportunity to try something new. If you can’t travel to exotic places and photograph them, then you need to get creative. Here is a collection of my ‘Photoart’ pictures created during 2020’s lockdowns.
Whilst we are in lockdown 2 and unable to play golf we are definitely missing the courses at their most colourful. What better time than now to walk the course with a camera bag rather than the normal golf bag? These were taken at East Berkshire Golf Course in Crowthorne, UK when the afternoon sun starts to throw the long shadows down the fairways.
Autumn walks & misty mornings are a photographer’s dream. These were taken at Virginia Water in the UK on a November morning during lock down 2.
Newhaven, East Sussex, UK hit by 50mph winds, hail, rain and the swell from the autumn Atlantic storm, a perfect day for a photographer!
Somedays you can wait in the hide for hours for something good to come along and then you realise that the bird feeder behind you is a hive of activity!
Deers at play around the lakes in the middle of Richmond Park, London.
An early morning photoshoot around Windsor Great Park’s deer enclosure.
The blue tits have been very active this spring and yesterday they brought their new chicks down from the nest and feed them in the tree next to the patio. I’m not sure wether all this wildlife was as active pre lockdown or wether we are now taking the time to stop and enjoy watching it. Either way, it is a joy to watch.