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…

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…

Rusty’s Birthday Trip to the Beach

It was Rusty’s 2nd Birthday yesterday, and he had never seen the sea – so we decided to take him to Walton on the Naze for a special treat…… At the Naze itself, situated away from the ‘seaside’ area of Walton, is a fantastic area of crumbling iron-stained cliffs – made up of sand deposits…

Rusty’s Springtime Walk – Spouses Vale Circuit.

We took Rusty to Spouses Vale on Sunday, amongst a glorious carpet of bluebells. The woodland was breathtakingly beautiful and I took numerous photographs of the flowers. Interestingly, this image of Rusty surrounded by the bluebells was my most successful shot of the woods, as it brought the springtime scene to life for me…. I…

Rusty and the Boxted Walnut Orchards……

Boxted Walnut Orchards is one of my favourite places on this huge planet…. It is as tranquil as it is stunningly beautiful. It is rural England at its very best – unspoilt, natural – and yet enjoyed by our small community as a place to meet up, relax, walk our dogs, and enjoy the wide…