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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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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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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Bolderwood, New Forest

Today I went to the New Forest, to a place called Bolderwood. Bolderwood is a popular place so I got there just as the sun rose, though the weather was grey and overcast with spots of rain. Bolderwood is famous for two things; its arboretum and the deer sanctuary. I was not there for deer

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Mushroom in the woods

Today was difficult

Today I went again to Eartham Woods. I knew I would not have long because the weather forecast was only goodish for a few hours. It’s still fungi season and there were plenty about, but I really struggled to find something that enthused me. Eventually I came across a small group of Fungi that had

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Focus Stacking Fungi

I am always trying out different techniques and enjoy learning new things to grow my photography skillset. One such technique is focus stacking. Focus stacking is a method of taking multiple images of the same scene but with different points of focus and combining them to maximise and control the depth of field within the

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