I may not be updating this site so much, as I have moved the stock element across to www.nicklewisphotography.co.uk and the Portfolio by the way has also moved, to www.nicklewisphotography.co.uk/gallery/portfolio
To replace the imagefile based site at www.nicklewisphotography.co.uk
I have been working on putting together a series of images to form my official portfolio and so far I’ve grouped the following images together at www.nicklewis.net/stock/gallery/portfolio/
(To view all of the images in a larger size, click on any of the above cropped thumbnails and use the arrow keys to navigate through each of them)
I didn’t expect to wake up this morning to a couple of inches of snow but that’s what happened! So not long after 8am we went for a walk with camera and tripod. Once again wrapped up in many layers, wearing ski gloves and thick socks. Seems strange to think that only two days ago, we were basking in warm sunshine.
So off we went leaving the car parked outside the house and taking a good stroll around the corner from where we live. Farnborough Abbey and Farnborough Hill School looked absolutely stunning under the layer of snow.
I was particularly pleased with my image of the snow covered Daffodils, as that’s quite an unusual image to see.
(To view the above images, click on any one to view a larger image and you can then navigate through the little slideshow that appears).
I am a frequent visitor to Dorney Wetlands in Buckinghamshire and in the past few days have discovered Skylarks there. We went along yesterday on a bitingly cold Saturday morning wrapped up in many layers of clothes but still feeling totally frozen. Things weren’t looking promising until the sun made a brief appearance and we heard the familiar call of the skylark, so unmistakeable. We then spotted one in what naturalists call “Song Flight” and it then parachuted down to terra-firma.
We spotted a pair on the ground and I managed to get some shots using a very strategically placed picnic bench and they started to come towards me. I was hoping they would come a little bit closer and they were slowly doing so, as they were pecking away at the ground for food. Something must have spooked them as they then took off and flew a few meters away from where we were sat and that to be honest was that. The photos could have been better but I couldn’t get any closer on this occasion. I hope to go back and try again.
The cold got the better of us and then the weather turned in more, so we headed for the car and then home.
Oh and we did see a very nice Swan too, which I got a pleasing photo of, especially as some shots you see of swans show them in urban habitats, I was pleased with the natural look of what I captured.