General Photographica

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Flooded Woodland

2024 is Proving to be a Bit of a Damp Squib

We are now into March and I cannot remember such a damp start to a year for a long time. It seems like it has been raining pretty much every weekend since the new year, and when it is not raining its usually mid week, so I am stuck at work. Even when it does […]

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Temperate Rain Forest Woodland

Scotland’s Beautiful Temperate Rain Forest on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula

I recently had the opportunity to visit Scotland’s Temperate Rain Forest on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. This beautiful part of the world is home to some of the last remaining Temperate Rain Forest. Two of our friends; PJ and JJ retired to the peninsula a few years ago and invited us to stay for a holiday,

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It’s Bluebell Season Again! What can you do?

Well it was two weeks ago. Every year there is always a few weeks in the spring when the woodland in the south of England bursts into a beautiful blue colour scheme. The Bluebells have arrived. Despite trying many times over the years, I have never yet got an image that I thing nails what

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Ne’er Cast A Clout ‘Til May Is Out

Well this is one of those years where the weather conspires against you. Working full time means I can usually only get out to take photos at the weekends or in the evenings (unless I am on holiday). So far this year most weekends have been disappointing an uninspiring. This is the basic wisdom behind

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Early Morning Mist

A couple of hours makes all the difference

Today I wanted to get out and take some images as I have been “missing in action” for a few weeks. I decided to go to a nearby nature reserve called Kingley Vale. Kingley Vale is internationally renowned for its ancient Yew woodland. When I arrived, it was after dawn but the sun was only

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Hazel Flowers

The first signs of spring.

Today’s phototrip saw me wandering around the back lanes between Queen Elizabeth Country Park and Buriton in southern England. I really had no idea what I was going to see and photograph but I still had in mind my mission to capture some worthy woodland images. So I headed off in the direction if Idsworth,

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Lichen Triptych

I’m Likin’ a Lichen Triptych

Yesterday’s trip to the New Forest was my first photography outing of 2023. However, the weather did not rise to this auspicious occasion and remained dull, Gray and flat all morning. That meant woodland landscape photography was out of the question so I wandered around looking for a suitable alternative subject. I came across a

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Winter Bracken

Hoar Frost in the New Forest

Living on the south coast of England means we tend not to have cold winters. We tend to have mild wet ones. That means a period of very cold weather is something of a treat for photographers. Unusually, we have just had a week of very cold weather here, as a high pressure stalled over

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Eyeworth Wood in the Autumn

According to the song, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. However, i think for photographers, Autumn is the most wonderful time. There is plenty of colour as nature prepares for winter, and when its not raining in the south of England, its a lovely time to walk in the woods and enjoy

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