Thursday, 22 October 2020

 

Slow Picking

Slow Picking - Well it was actually, not a great deal of Sloes around this year where we normally go. No I am not going to tell you cus you would know where to go to :) 
We walked around these fields back a few months ago and noticed that the hedgerows had been trimmed and we did wonder if it would effect this years crop of sloes. But we did find two bushes with an abundance of fruit compared to other bushes. May still be a bit early to pick sloes, I can remember when we first moved to Haddenham (over 10 years ago) and we visited these fields in Witcham (Doh, I have told you now where we go) in November and the fruit was large and plump. Over the last few years we found that we need to go just before half term as the bushes may get picked by quite a few families during half term. Anyway the fruit we found was 'juicy' but smaller in size. We still managed to pick just over a kg. This will turn into Sloe Gin. We still have two small bottles from last year so we will be able to leave this batch to mature till next Christmas.


It was quite muddy :)














Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Haddenham Walk - My PointsofView Images

So here are 'My images for the' Points of View Competition. The topics where :

  1. Church View
  2. Busy Corner
  3. Grow Your Own
  4. Architectural Patterns
  5. Monochrome Free Choice







 

Monday, 5 October 2020

An Abstract View of the New Bar Hill A14 Bridge

Back in August the Camera Club had a trip to the new Bar Hill A14 Bridge. Thanks to Paul for organising it. It was a great opportunity. Paul had established with the people working on the bridge where exactly we could go. Great Fun. Here are a few snaps. All in-camera multiple exposure and then worked on in Lightroom and Photoshop.








 

Wandlebury - Tree Eyes

 Have you ever thought you are being watched? Whilst I was fungi hunting in Wandlebury I am sure that  Dryads (Tree Nymphs) were watching. I seemed to catch glimpse of them out of the corner of my eye. After a while I realised that a lot of trees had what could only be described as eyes. 




Tree Nymphs Eyes. There were three in this tree, one even had sunglasses.





Sunday, 4 October 2020

Wandlebury - Tree Views

 I just love trees and whilst I was walking around looking for Fungi I took these shots.  I processed them a little different to normal.








Saturday, 3 October 2020

Wandlebury - Fungi

 Hunting for Fungi - spent a great morning with Ann and a few others from the camera club at Wandlebury last Wednesday looking for autumn colours and fungi. Not entirely successful but most enjoyable.













Sunday, 27 September 2020

Aldreth Fen Walk (July)

To my friends that do not like spiders beware 'There are a couple'

Back in July Sue and I met up with Ann and Phil for a walk round Aldreth Fen. It was a glorious day for a walk and I was very pleased to find a few insects.
















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