Bramshott Heath

Camera Club Audio Visual Competition – Natures’s Seasons

Each year at my local camera club, we have an AV competition. The competition is basically the creation, presenting and scoring of a “show” in one of two categories. The traditional category is the basic AV format, a series of images set to a soundtrack, this must be the sole work of the entrant and

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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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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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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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Glowing Mushrooms

Now is the best time to get out and take macro photos of Autumn Fungi

It’s that time of year when I love to get out into the countryside and capture images of fungi. I am always amazed at how many types there are in the woodland near where I live. The great thing about fungi is that they are fairly rigid and therefore can stand up to all but

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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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