Day 322 – A Chilly Start…

After several weeks of persistent wet weather, a clear spell yesterday meant a really cold start to today, with mist and a ground frost. With fields all around us, it took only a moment to find a spot to shoot the early morning light.

Peatswood, Market Drayton – iPhone

Day 321 – Lest We Forget…

It was Remembrance Day last week, but today was the first chance since then for me to pop up to our local Garden of Remembrance to see the poppy wreaths laid in honour of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Very moving.

Remembrance – iPhone

Day 309 – Whatever Next…?

Its about this time of year that we see Advent Calendars for sale – traditionally 24 small doors hiding chocolate treats, one for each day in December before Christmas Day. In recent years a desire to widen the customer base has seen versions with small bottles of gin or wine behind the doors, but this version, a CHEESE Advent Calendar really takes the biscuit…

Cheese Advent Calendar – iPhone

Day 306 – Zoom Burst…

I’m not generally a fan of image manipulation, either in camera or using software, but am a sucker for a nice zoom burst photo. This ancient oak stands beyond the top of our garden, and was the perfect subject to test out my new 24-70mm lens…

Zoom burst – SonyA7iii & 24-70mm

Day 304 – Halloween, Finally…

When we were younger, Halloween didn’t amount to much at all. Although its origins are in Irish folklore, it’s only the relatively recent influences from the USA that have made it what it is today. It’s big business now, with costumes (seemingly for adults as well as kids) and all manner of mostly plastic ‘stuff’ for decoration. This is my daughter’s house today!

Halloween decorations – iPhone