Spring canopy

The joys of Spring and my brother springing a photography challenge upon me! All very “Springy” you see! A friend of his on Facebook started a photo-a-day-for-seven-days challenge to someone, they then pass it on to another. A little bit of fun, Tim shared a great image of Lapsi in Malta and handed the baton to me…

I was a little bit pushed for time if I am being honest and that it had to be a new photo too. So I couldn’t just pull one from the archives. I chose to set off on my mountain bike into a nearby woodland park, called Queen Elizabeth Park, here in Farnborough and very close to home.

It dawned on me, why not grab a picture of the fresh Spring canopy of beautiful lush green leaves. It is not long before they start becoming darker and less translucent. Now is the best time to take lovely photos of them, no two ways about it!

Incidentally the park is one of the places I go to stretch my legs at any time of the year and it is mostly an old woodland which used to be part of Windsor Great Park around the time that Henry VIII was the King. Over time and with the development of neighbouring towns, it became cut off. This is especially interesting when you consider that the Crown Estate of Windsor is about 16 miles from Farnborough. It must have been collossal at one point in time.

Farnborough International Airshow 2010

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Farnborough Airshow was fantastic this year with something for everyone. The weather was great and enabled me to capture some great moments. These images have also been sent across to Alamy as part of their new News photography service that I’m proud to be a member of.

Thanks above all else to Louise and her colleagues at ADS who very kindly gave us complimentary tickets and thus a great view of the aerial displays.

My favourite shots can all be viewed via this Picasa gallery, just click on the image to take a look at them.

January 2010: Week 1

A selection of recent shots (that have already featured on Journog) to kick start 2010. The weather conditions recently have been both fun and simultaneously a challenge, beautiful scenery, poor light has made things difficult though. However I am happy with what I’ve captured and hope that some other interesting opportunities will come up soon. More snow or perhaps it will give way to frosty and bright conditions? Knowing our luck, warm, wet and very dull skies will come along instead. A quiet start to the year but then having said that, my car has been stuck outside the house due to dangerous driving conditions!

Now is a great time to rummage through the archives and preparing my monthly update for Alamy. I’ve fallen behind recently and have a fair number of images earmarked for upload.

Farnborough Photowalk, rain does not stop play!

Thanks to everyone who came yesterday, despite the wet weather. Thanks also to Sally and her staff at the Library for providing some lovely refreshments, I was very impressed. There was talk about doing a second walk before the exhibition in September. I will announce a date for this in the near future.

I will share my photos with you all shortly and I look forward to seeing yours too!