Winter tree No2 – Somerset.
I cheated with this one, flipped it horizontally because I preferred the big tree on the left & the road curving in from the right.
Another winter tree.
It may still look rather cold, but it was not all fog & rain. In fact most of the day was very nice for the time of year.
Not sure exactly where this was, we had been travelling back and fore trying to catch the murmuration of starlings.
My obsession with trees & fog continues – on this walk I managed to drop a lens cap. Could I find it? not a chance, rather annoying because it was the only thing keeping the front of the lens dry in all the fog. At least it was a cheap item to replace (a free one from my daughter 🙂 ) not like the time I lost my Nikon DK-17M magnifying eyepiece from the Nikon F4, that was rather costly.
If you have never tried one of these, I would recommend getting one, especially if using manual focus lenses; it gives a 1.2x magnification, making the viewfinder appear much larger, without causing problems for the dioptre adjustment.
Black Down hills Somerset No2.
Stanton Drew Stone Circles – Split toned.
Drainage ditch Clapton in Gordano.
Part of the village of Clapton in Gordano Somerset, on a rather cold and damp morning.
Black Down, the highest point in the Mendip Hills Somerset.
According to that well-known online Encyclopedia, which agrees with a book I have: the name Black Down comes from the Saxon word ‘Blac’ or ‘Bloec’ meaning bleak or dark and ‘Dun’ meaning down or fort. There are several Bronze Age round barrow earth covered burial tombs & a nearby Iron Age hill fort in the area.
Nikon Df with Nikkor 55mm f2.8 Ais micro lens.
Memories of last summer.
A short walk late last week that got terminated by rain & snow flurries.
All the snow has gone for now, just wet and windy but I can’t summon up enthusiasm for venturing out.
I think it’s time I turned back, as this is the end of the path
Violin & bow on seat.
P.s after making this picture, I noticed that the bridge is slightly off centre with the G string. The instrument has been in storage for some time so new strings and tuning needed.
Here be the work of Orcs.
Nikon Df with Nikkor 35-70 f3.5 Ai zoom.
Tree roots – Driffield.
Nikon Df with Nikkor 43-86 f3.5 AI zoom.
Mishka Pub (formally known as the Blue Bell) on my list of places to go as I am told the food is very good.
Another wet & damp day, but hay ho it could be 45°C and 95% humidity and I would be running for an air-conditioned room.
A rather neglected inn – Driffield.
The sign says ‘Plasma TV’ maybe they should have spent it on a coat of paint.
An early evening walk in Driffield.
I wish everyone a very merry Xmas & Happy New year. 🎄