Ashridge Walk

A five mile roundtrip from Ivinghoe Beacon to the Ashridge NT Monument. Some light snow had fallen the previous day, so we all wrapped up to brave the elements.

Frozen abstracts

In the winter months there's a lot of ice, frost and snow to photograph. This week I have been capturing the ice crystals and frost on the local vegetation, and the frozen puddles. 

I was using the Fujifilm X-E2 with XF56mm lens with a Pixco 16mm extension tube attached.

Frozen Abstracts

Winter drab

I'm having some time off this December. I much needed break some the mundane drudge of commuting and working for someone. I thought I would take a walk around my village after dropping my son off to school. The streets are cold, damp and appear to be lacking in any life. However, taking a brief off street snoop around the duck pond, I found this mushroom hiding in the hedgerow. 

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Autumn

It's that time of year when the leaves are falling and the temperature drops. The days become darker and there are less opportunities to shoot in perfect daylight. Personally, I think it's a much better time of year for photographing the streets. The summer may be bright and warm but nothing beats the autumn russets of orange, yellow and red to pop that image. 

I went for a short walk this week after the school run, to shoot the streets of my village. The trees are shedding their leaves and are covering the floor in multi-colour blankets of rot. All very pretty.