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So January was full

So January was full in more ways than one. My oldest relocated (twice – long story) and started a new job. This required a bit of input in terms of moving and van driving. Fortunately he also had a great bunch of friends helping him out with temporary lodgings and furniture humping. I think in future our contribution will be helping to pay a removal firm 🙂

With other things going on in the TMMA household there wasn’t a lot of opportunities for photography and to be honest I wasn’t really ‘feeling it’ in terms of image making.

I did manage to have a walk and grab a couple of shots at the local reservoir.

I’ve taken similar shots to this before but with a lot less water – these  were the levels in May. Get the title now?

Here’s another couple:

This is the first time I’ve actually seen water on this overflow outlet. Apologies if that’s not what it’s called.

Anyway it was a great walk and a welcome distraction. Even though I’d describe the temperature as ‘fresh’ it was sunny.

Other walkers I met that day also agreed it was a nice day to get out…..

 

Capturing some autumn colours

I was a bit late in capturing some autumn colours this year. A dry, sunny, windy but cold morning provided a chance. While I might have missed the best days for this years colours I decided to go out for a walk and see what was around.

This shot was one of the old local quarries. A good example of being a little  too late.

The bracken had gone over in the above shot and there was a distinct lack of trees, but I was out and something about it appealed to me.

On the way back to the car I took this shot:

I looked at the scene and thought that (despite the title of this post) this might make an interesting mono shot.

I don’t think it turned out too bad and provides an example of keeping your options open rather than come back with nothing.

A bit of heather

I managed to get  a bit of heather in my shots this year, although 10 days later most of it has gone over now.

So here are some shots from my heather walk on a nice warm sunny morning:

In this shot I tried to convey a valley of grass with heather on the slopes either side. I think there was perhaps too much shadow on the right hand side.

I’m going to have to wait until next year to get some more heather practice in. But I did have a nice walk in sunny conditions.

Not strictly heather but on the same walk something appealed to me about this shot.

This was another of my ‘lets go out’ walks rather than a photography centric outing. I tend to find these days I’m going out for a walk and maybe taking some photos instead of going out to take photos.

Sometimes it’s nice to have a wander….