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March of the Internet Nobody, day five: A blustery Sunday in the park…

It’s time for me to take the fifth. The fifth foray into my month long blogging adventure, that is.

Although by coincidence, I’m going to shut up and show you some pretty pictures today, which I took during a stroll round Barnstaple’s Rock park this morning. It’s somewhere I return to again and again to take photos, but I like the subtle changes the seasons bring to the scenery along the banks of the river Taw and I never fail to find a new perspective, whenever I visit.

Here are a few shots of my blustery walk, I hope you enjoy them.

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2017 in Arts, Blogging, Photography

 

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Garden evolution…

The perfect end to a gloriously hot and relaxing long weekend; capturing the changing face of the garden in the sunshine…

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It’s good to have a document of how our garden has grown from the unkempt and overgrown blank canvas that we began with, to the oasis of colour, form and texture that we have made for ourselves.

I’ve posted many photos of The Mound, both here and on Diary of an Internet Nobody, but it’s a continually evolving part of the garden which started off like this…

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…a dead tree stump, overgrown with bluebells, wild garlic and long, unidentified green things, along with a few stems of ash and hawthorn (from seeds of the trees which used to overhang the patio).

And in the last week or so, leading up to today and the glorious bank holiday sunshine, the garden now looks this…

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Finally; it might not look exactly like this, but here was Audrey’s fairy garden, beneath the fiery red canopy of the pieris, after a little…

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Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Arts, Personal anecdote, Photography

 

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A walk in Whiddon woods…

The first of two tours of the local woodland, reposted from Photo Sans Frontiers.
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Audrey and I took a walk along the river, through the woods not far from where we live, to see what photo opportunities nature had to offer and to hone Audrey’s camera skills. I shall post the best of her Instagram pictures soon, but for now, here’s my contribution.

Wild garlic carpeted the floor of the woodland, the paths were dappled with sunshine, the river sparked attractively and somebody had even used art to give a tree some personality…

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

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It’s Monday, so it must be Cosmic Photo Challenge day.

Last week we had our first outside contribution to the feature (from Linda G Hill) and I’m hoping that as time goes on, more of you will feel the urge to share your creative photographic experiments with us, but for now, let’s get to today’s offering.

If you’ve been following this new thread at all, you’ll already be aware that, while K’lee has tended to go with enhancing his beautiful pictures with subtle yet striking filters and editing techniques, I often lean towards abstract and surreal compositions, which are as far from the original image as I can get.

Today is no different, as I have transformed this photo of a shrub in our garden (pieris japonica, for all you horticulture vultures)

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…into this gloriously colourful, organic kaleidoscope pattern:

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Now hop over to check out K’lee’s entry in this week’s challenge and, if you want to take part, leave a link to your post in the comments and don’t forget to tag your post.

#CosPhoChal

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2016 in Arts, Photography

 

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Just Jot It January: Day three…

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For the third edition of this month-long feature, I’ve decided to change medium and post some pretty pictures for you to look at.

What with Christmas, the crappy weather and all three of us having the same horrible cold, we haven’t been out much in the last week, so it was good to get down to the park in the winter sunshine today.
I took a few photos of the winter trees, a rather impressive sunset and the ever-present gulls feeding by the river, all of which I shall post on Photo Sans Frontiers shortly, (watch out for the reblog on here too) but I thought I’d give you a sneak preview now, as part of Just Jot It January.

I hope you like them and if you do, pop over to my photo-blog and check out the rest later on.

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Picture this: An Autumn walk…

The weather has been pretty kind to us in the last couple of weeks, but there’s definitely an autumnal chill in the air this weekend.
A perfect time then, to go for a brisk walk and try to capture the beauty of the turning seasons on camera, and what with all the multi-coloured foliage, skeletal structures of seed heads everywhere and the profusion of berries, it didn’t take long for me find plenty of ideal subjects to photograph.

I hope you enjoy this taste of Autumn…

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…and if you want more of the same, pop over to Photo Sans Frontiers for a second slew of seasonal spectacle.

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2015 in Arts, Photography, Picture this.

 

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Photo Sans Frontiers Showcase: Madilyn Leonard Benrubi / Yun Yi…

For this, the third post showcasing photography uploaded to my Photo Sans Frontiers Fb page, I’ve chosen to compile pictures by two contributors, both of whom I initially met on a blog sharing site and have subsequently become friends with on Facebook.

Madilyn Leonard Benrubi, born in New Jersey and author of the blog Jersey Lil’s 2 Cents, now lives in Maryland and regularly posts beautifully captured pictures that show the changing seasons and passing wildlife that visits her garden in Rockville.
I love photographing birds myself, so I’ve picked several of Madilyn’s avian subjects, along with a couple of great shots of the moon for her first guest appearance, I hope you enjoy the pictures I’ve chosen.

Cardinals, American robins, cedar waxwings and starlings are clearly regular visitors to the trees and shrubs…

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…along with hungry sparrows, squirrels and even the occasional inquisitive deer…

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…and the view is just as good at night.

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Yun Yi, originally from Chongqing in China but now living in Durham, North Carolina, writes the blog Human Without God and her gorgeous naturalistic photos of the woodland landscapes and lakeside vistas around her home always make me want to explore the hidden pathways through the trees, leading who knows where…

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My thanks as always to Madilyn and Yun for their wonderful pictures.

Stay tuned for more from Photo Sans Frontiers soon.

 

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