Archive for September, 2009


Sunset

Sunset

Just a short post today.  The drive home from Birmingham was pretty enjoyable this evening, partly due to a good traffic, but also helped by a spectacular sunset.  By the time I got home it was a pretty intense red, and at this time of year I have a great view of a sunset down the street.  This photo was taken out of our front window on a Fuji J210 point and shoot.  I am rather pleased with it.  Hopefully we’ll get a few sunsets like this next weekend in Cornwall, with more than a few cars for foreground….

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Autumn Leaf

Autumn Leaf

We spent a morning in Bodenham Arboretum today, me with the Camera and Vicky with her sketch pad.  A bit too early to see the Autumn colours at their best, but a few tree are starting to show colour.  The overcast sky lent itself to close-ups best. I have uploaded a couple of photos to Flickr from the morning out, follow this link to see the set.
Bodenham Arboretum has a number of lakes which make nice landscapes, I have uploaded one to Flickr.  I do find it difficult to construct pictures on these places though, it is difficult to isolate tree subjects from backgrounds. 

We may have to visit Bodenham Arboretum again later, the £5.50 entre fee includes a free return trip in late Jan or early Feb

Tit, At Slimbridge, Gloucestershire

Tit, At Slimbridge, Gloucestershire

have been considering, for a while, setting up a blog to accompany my Flickr stream (www.flickr.com/baldyD) and have finally settled upon setting up an account with wordpress.  Having spet hours looking at potential sites, I don’t actually have that long now to put any content in, so here is a start.  I initially started with Weebly, but have now moved to WordPress. Mainly so I can update the blog remotely via my Iphone.

My intention is to write about my photography hobby, recording details of locations and ideas etc…. Today I am off to Bodenham Arboretum to see what they have to offer there.  More details on the arboretum can be found at their website, http://www.bodenham-arboretum.co.uk/.  I may be a little early, but hopefully will find some trees showing their autumn colours…here’s hoping anyway.  Perhaps I could write a note of its value as a photographic location later…

Other trips on the horizon include a few days in Cornwall around next weekend, and a morning in the excellent Westonbirt Arboretum the following week (http://www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt).