Autumn Colours – Marks Hall Estate, Essex

The weather has been colder and more unsettled this week with dull, wet days and little in the way of sunshine. November has definitely brought with it a change which we are all loathe to accept after our long and glorious run of mild, sunny days. The countryside, however, is powerless to resist or complain; …

Fungi Foray – Orchards, Boxted

Lisa and I made a secret visit to the Orchards on Thursday to capture some of the glorious array of mushrooms and toadstools that thrive there … It was an opportunity for me to practise some more close-up shots, so I went armed with my 100mm 2.8 macro lens, a towel to kneel down on…

The Grey Graveyard Cat

This is quite simply a post of my photos of the cat I met in Bures St Mary last week … in the churchyard. A  small grey male with a squint in his right eye was busy hunting in the long grass around the gravestones. I couldn’t resist the opportunity for some more pet photography…

Dahlias & Autumn Sunshine

Last week I was inspired by a talk at my photography club – Colchester Creative Shots – that was given by a local amateur photographer, Doug Wyatt. Earlier that afternoon we had been taking down our summer exhibition photographs from a local gallery, and Sarah had spotted some glorious soft mauve and yellow-petalled Dahlias at…

Alresford Creek – Golds & Silvers

My good friend Lisa has introduced me to yet another magical place near to our home village, where I can take Rusty Dog for a great walk and also enjoy some amazing scenery ….This place is called Alresford Creek, a tributary of the River Colne and it is a hidden gem. It is perfect for…

Monday – St Mawes and Place, Cornwall

I awoke to sun streaming into the bedroom of my cottage, and rushed like a child to peep through the curtains and take in the full impact of that glorious view. The choice of our holiday location had proved tricky, as I wanted a view of the water and somewhere I could take Rusty Dog….