This is my first foray in my friend Anya’s garden with my new toy, a Nikon D750 with 24-120mm f4 lens. I’m quite pleased with the results so far, given it was actually quite a windy day and I was experimenting with using manual focus to catch the insects.
Georgie the African Wood Owl
Flint makes a dash for a scrap of meat
Desmond surveys the forest from his perch
Flint the Burrowing Owl looks out for her next meal
Flint on her perch
Desmond the Great Horned Owl
Lulu is a Black-chested Buzzard-eagle
Jimmy the Ruppell’s Vutlure
Jimmy coming in to land
A trip to the Cotswold Falconry Centre introduced me to these beauties. A mix of owls and birds of prey, they each have their own unique characteristics.
Backdrop to the Minnack Theatre, an open air theatre set in the rocks on the south Cornish coast near Land’s End
From the gardens of the Minnack Theatre, a hardy plant which can withstand all that coastal Cornish weather can throw at it
Another hardy perennial found in the nationally-acclaimed coastal garden of the Minnack Theatre
Seats decorated by the Minnack Theatre’s founder and creator Rowena Cade, using a screwdriver in her own special mix of concrete. Each one represents a play that has been put on at the theatre.
Refuelling stop at the Minnack Theatre
View across the Hayle estuary, on the north Cornish coast near St Ives
Kitesurf beach near Hayle
Looking across the Hayle river to St Uny Church from Kitesurf beach
Hayle estuary at sunset, looking towards St Ives
Highlights from my post-Christmas trip to the southern tip of Cornwall. Thank you to Anya & her family for inviting me to join you for a few days!
I’d also like to say a special thank you to my brother Steven, who bought me a year’s subscription to Adobe Photography suite for Christmas. I’ve enjoyed editing these photos using Adobe Lightroom rather than the freebie editing software I’ve been using to date. A whole new world has opened up to me!
London’s Burning – lucky timing for sunset over the River Thames and Big Ben
Bah Humbug – a few cheeky chaps on a night out in London stopped to have their photograph taken, but I wasn’t exactly set up for portraits at that moment
Royal Festival Hall – avec Christmas lights
London Eye, Hungerford Bridge and Golden Jubilee Bridge
3 benches all in a row
Bench with a view
Cycle Lane – the white light on the left is the somewhat wibbly wobbly route of a cyclist
Sherlock Holmes – but not at Baker Street
Bendy buses circumnavigating Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square Christmas lights
Three days before Christmas I took my tripod and camera on a little walk through London, and these are the results. A nice reward for a pleasant evening’s stroll en route to meeting friends.