Frensham Forest A few weeks ago I was out with Haslemere District Cubs for the annual Muir Trophy. The Muir Trophy is a competition for Cub Packs from the Haslemere district, they compete in teams against each other using map skills to find their way and scoring points on incident bases along the way. I was […]
Stunning autumn colours at Winkworth Arboretum The boathouse at Winkworth Arboretum near Godalming in Surrey. An amazing location for autumn colours and this year has to be one of the best autumns for a long time. Created by Wilfrid Fox in the 1930s Winkworth has a unique collection of unusual and rare species of trees, shrubs […]
Sussex Beeches Last week I took an early morning ride along The South Downs Way and then to the oil fields in Singleton forest. If you didn’t know where to look you’d never know that this area is one of the UK’s leading onshore oil wells. Mind you, there’s not a lot to see! On […]
The South Downs from Heyshott Down Here’s the view from Heyshott Down first thing this morning – looking across the Cocking Gap (seriously I didn’t make that up!) towards Bepton. The buildings in the foreground are Horley Farm on Bell Lane and my house is somewhere behind this in the gloom! Glorious August sunshine on […]
An early morning view from Heyshott Down Here’s a photo I grabbed earlier in the week. Never mind the early start, it was definitely worth getting out of bed and cycling to the top of The Downs with my camera on my back! Autumn’s my favourite time of the year and the area around Midhurst in West […]
Long exposure on the beach On Sunday afternoon we went for a walk at Shoreham. The beach on Basin Road isn’t much to talk about. Mostly stones and gravel, and directly next to the power station, port and industrial sector of the town. It’s a bit grim – but there were a few families enjoying […]
Vanishing into the mist… Another misty morning at Frensham Pond on the way to the Wisetiger office. The lake is a magical place in the mist, the view disappears into nothingness – it could be the edge of the world for all we know! And the other eerie thing is the silence. Even the birds fall […]
Grey field. Spring evening. During and after the war The South Downs were turned over to arable crops. Huge fields were ploughed out of the chalky ground for cereal production; wheat and barley for food and animal feed, home grown rather than having to rely on imports from abroad. It’s the end of April and at this […]
A single bunch of Mistletoe We’ve already spotted where we’ll be getting our Mistletoe from next Christmas! The only problem is how to reach it… These Poplar trees are deceptively tall. Maybe we’ll buy our Mistletoe instead! This photo is also on Flickr and 500px.
Misty Midhurst Mornings Morning mist over the Cowdray polo grounds in Midhurst, West Sussex. Shot on a longer lens to flatten the perspective, the mist was disappearing quickly as the sun came up. This photo is on Flickr and 500px. Nikon d7100 with 85mm focal length, ƒ/5.6 at 1/25 second, ISO 160. Thanks for looking!