Life through the Lens (24 October 2021)

When my eyesight was still good, I was a bit of an amateur photographer. This is one of mine.

image showing a silhouette of a camera

Prairie Dog. All you Americans will be able to tell me – is this actually a rat, not a dog? I had my suspicions when I threw a stick for it.

Life through the Lens (17 October 2021)

When my eyesight was still good, I was a bit of an amateur photographer. This is one of mine.

image showing a silhouette of a camera

This is the river close to home. We had just had a fall of snow and I played around with software trickery.

This particular shot started off as seven images and I processed them into a single HDR image. This was long before the days when even mobile phones had an HDR option, and I thought the processing brought the still-laden sky, in particular, to life.

A processedphoto showing a river close to me, in the snow.

Life through the Lens (10 October 2021)

When my eyesight was still good, I was a bit of an amateur photographer. This is one of mine.

image showing a silhouette of a camera

These birding cruises we used to take offered so much material, not just sea birds. Returning back to port one evening, I looked out to sea…

‘This is a pod of bottlenose dolphin swimming alongside tohe boat.

Photograph of a pod of Bottlenose Dolphins

Celebrating Autumn

We live close to a river, and as the weather gets cooler, there is always plenty of mist in the early mornings.

Home on the Range

We had a stormty day yesterday and it was very sunshine-and-showers today. We did manage to get out for a walk, for a coffee, and just about got home as the heavens opened.

This is one of my favourite viewpoints, a place called Castle Hill, just inside the New Forest. About 10 minutes from home. This scenery is why I live here, especially when I worked so far away.

Life through the Lens (3 October 2021)

When my eyesight was still good, I was a bit of an amateur photographer. This is one of mine.

image showing a silhouette of a camera

Poole Harbour again. We used to get some brilliant sunsets on these cruises. Make you feel a little warmer?

Photo across Poole Harbour, at sunset. The sun is rippling over the water.

Life through the Lens (26 September 2021)

When my eyesight was still good, I was a bit of an amateur photographer. This is one of mine.

image showing a silhouette of a camera

Bullfinch.

Photo of a bullfinch

Salisbury Visit

I took a trip into Salisbury yesterday. Here are a couple of images of the Market Square, the platz-like area that I enjoy so much. It was a bit cloudy, so I processed them black-and-white. That’s always a good option when you don’t have the blueness of the sky to work with.

The square is ringed by cafes and is always bustling.

I took a few more photos, where I haven’t applied processing: