Mark

Mark (@mark_and_willowdog)

I live in Hertfordshire with my wife, two daughters (4 & 0) & 6yr old Labrador (Willow). I take photos when I can! Member of @raw_members

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Taking an Instagram break

I'm taking a short break form Instagram for a couple of weeks.

I've had a fantastic time at Centerparcs last week, but I'm now absolutely exhausted as a result! Time to recharge the batteries physically and mentally with some rest.

I look forward to catching up soon and seeing your fantastic photos and adventures

Taking an Instagram break I'm taking a short break form Instagram for a couple of weeks. I've had a fantastic time at Centerparcs last week, but I'm now absolutely exhausted as a result! Time to recharge the batteries physically and mentally with some rest. I look forward to catching up soon and seeing your fantastic photos and adventures

Sunset poppy

After such wet weather this week, it was fantastic to have a sunny evening to walk Willow. The sun was very low, and not in the best position to photograph this wonderful meadow, but enough light came through the gaps in the trees to back-light this poppy (there are a lot more in the meadow, just nowhere near as well lit last night).
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#northhertfordshire #northherts #poppy #wildflowers #hertfordshire #visitherts #visitengland #igersherts #igershertfordshire #britains_talent #bestukpics #ukpotd #capturingbritain_rural #yourbritain #capturingbritain #raw_uk #uk_shots #ukscenery #1ukshot #uk_greatshots #ordinancesurvey #ukreal #thisprettyengland #genuinebritain #fotocatchers #fiftyshades_of_nature #fsn_poppies

Sunset poppy After such wet weather this week, it was fantastic to have a sunny evening to walk Willow. The sun was very low, and not in the best position to photograph this wonderful meadow, but enough light came through the gaps in the trees to back-light this poppy (there are a lot more in the meadow, just nowhere near as well lit last night). ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️  #northhertfordshire  #northherts  #poppy  #wildflowers  #hertfordshire  #visitherts  #visitengland  #igersherts  #igershertfordshire  #britains_talent  #bestukpics  #ukpotd  #capturingbritain_rural  #yourbritain  #capturingbritain  #raw_uk  #uk_shots  #ukscenery  #1ukshot  #uk_greatshots  #ordinancesurvey  #ukreal  #thisprettyengland  #genuinebritain  #fotocatchers  #fiftyshades_of_nature  #fsn_poppies

Rural England

Loving watching the fields around Hertfordshire at the moment, lots of growth and so much variety. As a lot of you know, I have a family connection to Datchworth Church, so I visit it semi-regularly. It helps that the location is great, surrounded by fields such as this.
I think I may take a photo here for a year for a project, like I did with the field near Hertford. (There are two public rights of way through the field, of which this is one - I wouldn't damage the crops for a photo!).
#yearofdatchworth
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#datchworth #allsaintschuch #hertslife #villagechurch #ukfarming #eastherts #hertfordshire #visitherts #visitengland #igersherts #igershertfordshire #britains_talent #bestukpics #ukpotd #capturingbritain_rural #yourbritain #capturingbritain #raw_uk #uk_shots #ukscenery #1ukshot #uk_greatshots #ordinancesurvey #ukreal #thisprettyengland #genuinebritain #fotocatchers #fiftyshades_of_nature

Rural England Loving watching the fields around Hertfordshire at the moment, lots of growth and so much variety. As a lot of you know, I have a family connection to Datchworth Church, so I visit it semi-regularly. It helps that the location is great, surrounded by fields such as this. I think I may take a photo here for a year for a project, like I did with the field near Hertford. (There are two public rights of way through the field, of which this is one - I wouldn't damage the crops for a photo!).  #yearofdatchworth ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️  #datchworth  #allsaintschuch  #hertslife  #villagechurch  #ukfarming  #eastherts  #hertfordshire  #visitherts  #visitengland  #igersherts  #igershertfordshire  #britains_talent  #bestukpics  #ukpotd  #capturingbritain_rural  #yourbritain  #capturingbritain  #raw_uk  #uk_shots  #ukscenery  #1ukshot  #uk_greatshots  #ordinancesurvey  #ukreal  #thisprettyengland  #genuinebritain  #fotocatchers  #fiftyshades_of_nature

Jurrasic coast

This is Brook Bay, looking towards Freshwater Bay, and the Needles (just out of sight round the corner on the left). I love the contrasting geology, with the chalk cliffs of the Needles and Freshwater forming the spine of the island running from west to east, with predominantly clay cliffs to the south west of the Island, seen on the right here. Its these clay cliffs with their many layers, that contain so many fossils and dinosaur bones. The Isle of Wight is one of the best places in Europe to hunt for fossils and dinosaur bones, mainly due to the erosion caused by the sea relentlessly pounding these cliffs. We were here as part of a guided fossil hunt with Island Gems (they have great guides). The erosion is such that on average, 1 metre is lost every year.
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#pureislandhappiness #brookchine #fresbwaterbay #britainscoastline #backofthewight #isleofwight #iow #iowshots #visitengland #bestukpics #ukseaside #ukpotd #scenicbritain #gloriousbritain #britains_talent #explore_britain  #jessopsmoment #capturingbritain #fotocatchers  #ordinancesurvey #thisprettyengland #yourcoast #ukcoasts #genuinebritain #uk_greatshots  #1ukshot #uk_shots #ukscenery #sonyphotography

Jurrasic coast This is Brook Bay, looking towards Freshwater Bay, and the Needles (just out of sight round the corner on the left). I love the contrasting geology, with the chalk cliffs of the Needles and Freshwater forming the spine of the island running from west to east, with predominantly clay cliffs to the south west of the Island, seen on the right here. Its these clay cliffs with their many layers, that contain so many fossils and dinosaur bones. The Isle of Wight is one of the best places in Europe to hunt for fossils and dinosaur bones, mainly due to the erosion caused by the sea relentlessly pounding these cliffs. We were here as part of a guided fossil hunt with Island Gems (they have great guides). The erosion is such that on average, 1 metre is lost every year. ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️  #pureislandhappiness  #brookchine  #fresbwaterbay  #britainscoastline  #backofthewight  #isleofwight  #iow  #iowshots  #visitengland  #bestukpics  #ukseaside  #ukpotd  #scenicbritain  #gloriousbritain  #britains_talent  #explore_britain  #jessopsmoment  #capturingbritain  #fotocatchers  #ordinancesurvey  #thisprettyengland  #yourcoast  #ukcoasts  #genuinebritain  #uk_greatshots  #1ukshot  #uk_shots  #ukscenery  #sonyphotography

Sunset beach

Its this sort of scene that makes me happy. Down my the sea, the crashing of waves on the beach, the sounds of the birds and wind; the colours of the sea, sky, the sand; the glistening rocks; the fresh sea air. Pure bliss! #pureislandhappiness
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#shanklin #sandownbay #isleofwight #uksummer2019 #ukcoast #instabritain #igersherts  #raw_community_member #raw_uk #bestukpics #ukpotd #yourbritain #gloriousbritain #scenicbritain #explore_britain  #jessopsmoment  #capturingbritain #ukcoast #britains_talent #fiftyshades_of_nature #ordinancesurvey #thisprettyengland  #genuinebritain #photosofbritain #1ukshot #uk_shots #ukscenery #bestunitedkingdom #seisbest

Sunset beach Its this sort of scene that makes me happy. Down my the sea, the crashing of waves on the beach, the sounds of the birds and wind; the colours of the sea, sky, the sand; the glistening rocks; the fresh sea air. Pure bliss!  #pureislandhappiness ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️  #shanklin  #sandownbay  #isleofwight  #uksummer2019  #ukcoast  #instabritain  #igersherts  #raw_community_member  #raw_uk  #bestukpics  #ukpotd  #yourbritain  #gloriousbritain  #scenicbritain  #explore_britain  #jessopsmoment  #capturingbritain  #ukcoast  #britains_talent  #fiftyshades_of_nature  #ordinancesurvey  #thisprettyengland  #genuinebritain  #photosofbritain  #1ukshot  #uk_shots  #ukscenery  #bestunitedkingdom  #seisbest

Across the beach

A far cry from this view, as I went back to my normal work today after last week's fantastic (but hard work) school trip to the Isle of Wight.
The island is great for all sorts of holidays and trips, and is one of the best place for school journeys. Having to get the ferry across adds a lot to the experience too. There's so many different activities to do on the island ranging from water activities, to fossil hunting, to places like Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill, not to mention the award winning beaches. 
We were further south in Shanklin this year, meaning we took a different route to the beach. This was taken near to the lower entrance of Shanklin Chine, which finishes just right of the shot, with the Fisherman's Cottage pub, with its classic thatched roof
#pureislandhappiness
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#shanklin #sandownbay #isleofwight #uksummer2019 #ukcoast #instabritain #igersherts  #raw_community_member #bestukpics #ukpotd #yourbritain #scenicbritain #gloriousbritain #britains_talent #explore_britain  #jessopsmoment  #capturingbritain #ukcoasts #fiftyshades_of_nature #ordinancesurvey #thisprettyengland  #genuinebritain #photosofbritain #uk_greatshots #1ukshot #uk_shots #ukscenery #bestunitedkingdom #seisbest

Across the beach A far cry from this view, as I went back to my normal work today after last week's fantastic (but hard work) school trip to the Isle of Wight. The island is great for all sorts of holidays and trips, and is one of the best place for school journeys. Having to get the ferry across adds a lot to the experience too. There's so many different activities to do on the island ranging from water activities, to fossil hunting, to places like Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill, not to mention the award winning beaches. We were further south in Shanklin this year, meaning we took a different route to the beach. This was taken near to the lower entrance of Shanklin Chine, which finishes just right of the shot, with the Fisherman's Cottage pub, with its classic thatched roof  #pureislandhappiness ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️  #shanklin  #sandownbay  #isleofwight  #uksummer2019  #ukcoast  #instabritain  #igersherts  #raw_community_member  #bestukpics  #ukpotd  #yourbritain  #scenicbritain  #gloriousbritain  #britains_talent  #explore_britain  #jessopsmoment  #capturingbritain  #ukcoasts  #fiftyshades_of_nature  #ordinancesurvey  #thisprettyengland  #genuinebritain  #photosofbritain  #uk_greatshots  #1ukshot  #uk_shots  #ukscenery  #bestunitedkingdom  #seisbest

Swipe left 👈 "Waiting for the train" 
Visited as part of a whistle stop tour of East Sussex on my way home from a course at work, this is Bodiam Station, on the @kentandeastsussex (Kent & East Sussex Railway), a heritage railway running here from Tenterden in Kent. Alas there were no trains running, unsurprisingly as it was a Monday in early May (term time).
I loved this railway growing up, but when I last went on the railway it didn't extend this far, with the terminus being instead at Northiam. There are plans for the Rother Valley Railway (RVR) to connect the mainline at Robertsbridge to Bodiam, which would be great to see. Another reason to revisit this wonderful area. ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️
#bodiam #kesr #kentandeastsussexrailway #heritagerailway #seisbest #eastsussex #englandshistory #visitengland #bestukpics #ukpotd #scenicbritain #gloriousbritain #britains_talent #explore_britain  #jessopsmoment #capturingbritain  #ordinancesurvey #thisprettyengland #yourbritain #total_united_kingdom #genuinebritain #uk_greatshots  #1ukshot #uk_shots #ukscenery #raw_uk

Swipe left 👈 "Waiting for the train" Visited as part of a whistle stop tour of East Sussex on my way home from a course at work, this is Bodiam Station, on the @kentandeastsussex (Kent & East Sussex Railway), a heritage railway running here from Tenterden in Kent. Alas there were no trains running, unsurprisingly as it was a Monday in early May (term time). I loved this railway growing up, but when I last went on the railway it didn't extend this far, with the terminus being instead at Northiam. There are plans for the Rother Valley Railway (RVR) to connect the mainline at Robertsbridge to Bodiam, which would be great to see. Another reason to revisit this wonderful area. ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️  #bodiam  #kesr  #kentandeastsussexrailway  #heritagerailway  #seisbest  #eastsussex  #englandshistory  #visitengland  #bestukpics  #ukpotd  #scenicbritain  #gloriousbritain  #britains_talent  #explore_britain  #jessopsmoment  #capturingbritain  #ordinancesurvey  #thisprettyengland  #yourbritain  #total_united_kingdom  #genuinebritain  #uk_greatshots  #1ukshot  #uk_shots  #ukscenery  #raw_uk

Oast houses (& sheep) 
A common sight in Sussex and Kent (and some other parts of Britain), these Oast Houses were used for drying hops, grown in nearby fields, for the production of beer. Now done on an industrial scale, a lot of Oast Houses are now private residences, as these are at Bodiam

Oast houses consist of a rectangular one or two storey building (the "stowage") and one or more kilns in which the hops were spread out to be dried by hot air rising from a wood or charcoal fire below. The drying floors were thin and perforated to permit the heat to pass through and escape through a cowl in the roof which turned with the wind. The freshly picked hops from the fields were raked in to dry and then raked out to cool before being bagged up and sent to the brewery (thank you Wikipedia!) The first two photos are of the same place, taken on yesterday's gloriously sunny afternoon. The first was from the Bodiam car park, with these sheep grazing happily in the field between the River Rother and the railway. The third was taken from the castle grounds, over a week ago (on an overcast and rainy day) facing north on the other side of the valley. ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️
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Oast houses (& sheep) A common sight in Sussex and Kent (and some other parts of Britain), these Oast Houses were used for drying hops, grown in nearby fields, for the production of beer. Now done on an industrial scale, a lot of Oast Houses are now private residences, as these are at Bodiam Oast houses consist of a rectangular one or two storey building (the "stowage") and one or more kilns in which the hops were spread out to be dried by hot air rising from a wood or charcoal fire below. The drying floors were thin and perforated to permit the heat to pass through and escape through a cowl in the roof which turned with the wind. The freshly picked hops from the fields were raked in to dry and then raked out to cool before being bagged up and sent to the brewery (thank you Wikipedia!) The first two photos are of the same place, taken on yesterday's gloriously sunny afternoon. The first was from the Bodiam car park, with these sheep grazing happily in the field between the River Rother and the railway. The third was taken from the castle grounds, over a week ago (on an overcast and rainy day) facing north on the other side of the valley. ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️  #bodiam  #oasthouses  #oasthouse  #seisbest  #eastsussex  #englandshistory  #visitengland  #bestukpics  #ukpotd  #scenicbritain  #gloriousbritain  #britains_talent  #explore_britain  #jessopsmoment  #capturingbritain  #fotocatchers  #fiftyshades_of_nature  #ordinancesurvey  #thisprettyengland  #yourbritain  #total_united_kingdom  #genuinebritain  #uk_greatshots  #1ukshot  #uk_shots  #ukscenery  #raw_uk

Swipe left 👈 'Castle Ghosts'

I'm on a residential course with work at the moment down in East Sussex, a county I haven't visited for around 25 years. I used to go here for holidays all the time when I was young, staying with my Nan.
This is Bodiam Castle, which dates back to 1385, and is probably the image most people would imaging when asked to think of a castle - Imposing walls, towers, bridges, gatehouses, and a full moat!
This was one of my favourite places growing up, and I was pleased ot have the opportunity to visit it again on my way back last Friday. The weather wasn't great, and I tried some long exposure shots, hoping to get good cloud movements, but unfortunately it wasn't easy to get them. I managed to get some 'ghosting' of people crossing the bridge, which adds something a little different to this
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Sony α6000, Sony 18-105mm f4 lens @ 18mm & f18 ISO 250, 30 second exposure. Cokin Nuances ND1024 and graduated ND8 & ND4 filters used. Slik tripod.
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Swipe left 👈 'Castle Ghosts' I'm on a residential course with work at the moment down in East Sussex, a county I haven't visited for around 25 years. I used to go here for holidays all the time when I was young, staying with my Nan. This is Bodiam Castle, which dates back to 1385, and is probably the image most people would imaging when asked to think of a castle - Imposing walls, towers, bridges, gatehouses, and a full moat! This was one of my favourite places growing up, and I was pleased ot have the opportunity to visit it again on my way back last Friday. The weather wasn't great, and I tried some long exposure shots, hoping to get good cloud movements, but unfortunately it wasn't easy to get them. I managed to get some 'ghosting' of people crossing the bridge, which adds something a little different to this ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ Sony α6000, Sony 18-105mm f4 lens @ 18mm & f18 ISO 250, 30 second exposure. Cokin Nuances ND1024 and graduated ND8 & ND4 filters used. Slik tripod. ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️  #bodiam  #bodiamcastle  #nationaltrust  #castle  #seisbest  #eastsussex  #englandshistory  #visitengland  #bestukpics  #ukpotd  #scenicbritain  #gloriousbritain  #britains_talent  #explore_britain  #jessopsmoment  #capturingbritain  #fotocatchers  #fiftyshades_of_nature  #ordinancesurvey  #thisprettyengland  #yourbritain  #total_united_kingdom  #genuinebritain  #uk_greatshots  #1ukshot  #uk_shots  #ukscenery  #raw_uk

A Willow dog among the bluebells

I haven't posted a photo of Willow for over a year now, I was put on a walk on Monday and came across this little copse with a carpet of Bluebells. Willow is a happy dog, and this photos sums her up for me!
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A Willow dog among the bluebells I haven't posted a photo of Willow for over a year now, I was put on a walk on Monday and came across this little copse with a carpet of Bluebells. Willow is a happy dog, and this photos sums her up for me! ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️  #bluebells2019  #bestukpics  #ukpotd  #scenicbritain  #igersherts  #hertfordshire  #visitherts  #hertslife  #eastherts  #eastanglia  #gloriousbritain  #britains_talent  #explore_britain  #jessopsmoment  #capturingbritain  #fotocatchers  #woodlandwalks  #labrador  #ordinancesurvey  #thisprettyengland  #raw_community_member  #raw_alltrees  #genuinebritain  #yourbritain  #photosofbritain  #uk_greatshots  #1ukshot  #uk_shots  #ukscenery

Blue carpet, Green canopy

Another from the woods near Tewin on monday afternoon - an unusually sunny English Bank Holiday weekend
I hope to get some photos of Olivia (and maybe Charlotte) in the woods with the bluebells, time and weather permitting... ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️
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Blue carpet, Green canopy Another from the woods near Tewin on monday afternoon - an unusually sunny English Bank Holiday weekend I hope to get some photos of Olivia (and maybe Charlotte) in the woods with the bluebells, time and weather permitting... ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️  #bluebells2019  #bestukpics  #ukpotd  #scenicbritain  #igersherts  #hertfordshire  #visitherts  #hertslife  #eastherts  #eastanglia  #gloriousbritain  #britains_talent  #explore_britain  #jessopsmoment  #capturingbritain  #fotocatchers  #woodlandwalks  #fiftyshades_of_nature  #ordinancesurvey  #thisprettyengland  #raw_community_member  #raw_alltrees  #genuinebritain  #yourbritain  #photosofbritain  #uk_greatshots  #1ukshot  #uk_shots  #ukscenery  #sonyphotography

A sea of blue in the woods

I missed the whole bluebell season last year for many reasons, so I've been looking forward to it this year, but with Charlotte's birth and going back to baby parenthood, it has bee challenging to get out.
I took advantage of the early Bank Holiday finish at work to pop this wood on the way home, going via Tewin.
I struggled with composition and wasn't overly satisfied, albeit still pleased to get out and get some new shots. I used my new 70-300 lens to get some closer shots, and a bit of depth, pretty happy with it
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A sea of blue in the woods I missed the whole bluebell season last year for many reasons, so I've been looking forward to it this year, but with Charlotte's birth and going back to baby parenthood, it has bee challenging to get out. I took advantage of the early Bank Holiday finish at work to pop this wood on the way home, going via Tewin. I struggled with composition and wasn't overly satisfied, albeit still pleased to get out and get some new shots. I used my new 70-300 lens to get some closer shots, and a bit of depth, pretty happy with it ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️  #bluebells2019  #bestukpics  #ukpotd  #scenicbritain  #igersherts  #hertfordshire  #visitherts  #hertslife  #eastherts  #eastanglia  #gloriousbritain  #britains_talent  #explore_britain  #jessopsmoment  #capturingbritain  #fotocatchers  #woodlandwalks  #fiftyshades_of_nature  #ordinancesurvey  #thisprettyengland  #raw_community_member  #raw_alltrees  #genuinebritain  #yourbritain  #photosofbritain  #uk_greatshots  #1ukshot  #uk_shots  #ukscenery  #sonyphotography

The flow of water

I love long exposure shots, alas not much time to actually do them! This is at the bottom of a small artificial falls at Oughtonhead Nature reserve, just outside of Hitchin. I love how the water swirls around the rock, with the flow really brought out by the longer shutter speed.
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Sony α6000, Sony 18-105mm f4 lens @ 33mm & f7.1, ISO 200, 0.6 second exposure.
Cokin Nuances Z-Pro series ND1024 filter, & Cokin graduated ND2 filter, Slik tripod.
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The flow of water I love long exposure shots, alas not much time to actually do them! This is at the bottom of a small artificial falls at Oughtonhead Nature reserve, just outside of Hitchin. I love how the water swirls around the rock, with the flow really brought out by the longer shutter speed. ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ Sony α6000, Sony 18-105mm f4 lens @ 33mm & f7.1, ISO 200, 0.6 second exposure. Cokin Nuances Z-Pro series ND1024 filter, & Cokin graduated ND2 filter, Slik tripod. ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️  #hitchin  #hertfordshire  #northherts  #hertslife  #visitherts  #hertfordshirephotographer  #igersherts  #britains_talent  #bestukpics  #scenicbritain  #explore_britain  #excellent_britain  #gloriousbritain  #jessopsmoment  #ukpotd  #capturingbritain_rural  #longexposurephotography  #longexposure  #raw_uk  #thisprettyengland  #ordinancesurvey  #uk_greatshots  #yourbritain  #1ukshot  #uk_shots  #ukscenery  #1longexposhot  #fiftyshades_of_nature  #fotocatchers

There's something wonderful about being by the sea, you can't beat it. I live in a landlocked county, some considerable distance from the sea (although by no means that difficult to reach) but I just love being by the sea, standing there listening to the waves, feeling the sea breeze, and smelling the fresh air. Definitely a happy place for me 
Not long now before I'm back here!
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There's something wonderful about being by the sea, you can't beat it. I live in a landlocked county, some considerable distance from the sea (although by no means that difficult to reach) but I just love being by the sea, standing there listening to the waves, feeling the sea breeze, and smelling the fresh air. Definitely a happy place for me Not long now before I'm back here! ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️  #sandownbay  #shanklin  #isleofwight  #iow  #pureislandhappiness  #longexposurephotography  #longexposure_shots  #lazyshutters  #longexpoelite  #ordinancesurvey  #britains_talent  #bestukpics  #explore_britain  #gloriousbritain  #scenicbritain  #ukpotd  #yourbritain  #yourcoast  #uk_greatshots  #capturingbritain  #capturingbritain_coast  #1ukshot  #raw_uk  #ukreal  #jessopsmoment  #cokinfilters  #sliktripod  #lifewellappreciated

Blue hour

Another from St Catherine's Oratory, on the Isle of Wight, looking across the bay. This lighthouse was built as a penance by a local Lord after he stole from a shipwreck. Not only was the lighthouse built, but an adjoining Oratory was built (where a priest prayed, and tended to the light). The Oratory itself went at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries, but the lighthouse remained. Not an effective one, often ending up above the fog!
I took this after the shot in my last post, I would have remained to take some more shots against the stars, but mist started to appear. 
The two figures in the left were a father and son, taking photos of the sunset too.
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Blue hour Another from St Catherine's Oratory, on the Isle of Wight, looking across the bay. This lighthouse was built as a penance by a local Lord after he stole from a shipwreck. Not only was the lighthouse built, but an adjoining Oratory was built (where a priest prayed, and tended to the light). The Oratory itself went at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries, but the lighthouse remained. Not an effective one, often ending up above the fog! I took this after the shot in my last post, I would have remained to take some more shots against the stars, but mist started to appear. The two figures in the left were a father and son, taking photos of the sunset too. ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️  #stcatherinesoratory  #isleofwight  #pureislandhappiness  #backofthewight  #uksummer  #igersherts  #raw_community_member  #bestukpics  #ukpotd  #yourbritain  #scenicbritain  #gloriousbritain  #britains_talent  #explore_britain  #jessopsmoment  #capturingbritain  #fotocatchers  #fiftyshades_of_nature  #ordinancesurvey  #thisprettyengland  #genuinebritain  #photosofbritain  #uk_greatshots  #1ukshot  #uk_shots  #ukscenery  #sonyphotography

Sunset at the Pepperpot

Busy busy busy start to the year, new addition to the family, and prepping for promotion at work (which yesterday I found out I passed! A massive relief after a few attempts), not to mention the odd sickness bug. So, not really been out and about with the camera for a while, except for a few baby shots (well quite a few!). This is a photo from August 2016, and a glorious sunset at St Catherine's Oratory (known locally as 'the Pepperpot'), Britain's last remaining Lighthouse, looking over the back of the Isle of Wight.

This is a shot I'm looking forward to having the opportunity to shoot again later in the year (I've learned quite a lot about photography since then)
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Sunset at the Pepperpot Busy busy busy start to the year, new addition to the family, and prepping for promotion at work (which yesterday I found out I passed! A massive relief after a few attempts), not to mention the odd sickness bug. So, not really been out and about with the camera for a while, except for a few baby shots (well quite a few!). This is a photo from August 2016, and a glorious sunset at St Catherine's Oratory (known locally as 'the Pepperpot'), Britain's last remaining Lighthouse, looking over the back of the Isle of Wight. This is a shot I'm looking forward to having the opportunity to shoot again later in the year (I've learned quite a lot about photography since then) ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️  #stcatherinesoratory  #isleofwight  #pureislandhappiness  #backofthewight  #uksummer  #igersherts  #raw_community_member  #bestukpics  #ukpotd  #yourbritain  #scenicbritain  #gloriousbritain  #britains_talent  #explore_britain  #jessopsmoment  #capturingbritain  #fotocatchers  #fiftyshades_of_nature  #ordinancesurvey  #thisprettyengland  #genuinebritain  #photosofbritain  #uk_greatshots  #1ukshot  #uk_shots  #ukscenery  #sonyphotography

Windmill at Sunset

Going through my older photos at the moment, due to my newborn baby quite rightly taking priority over getting out with the camera. 
So, here is one of the windmill at Great Chishill, taken nearly 2 years ago one glorious evening.

The windmill is in the midst of a massive restoration project, to save it for future generations. It was yet to start when this shot was taken, with a cover over the top to keep it waterproof, and shackles on the posts to stop it from blowing over.
Nearly 2 years on, the restoration is nearing completion, and it looks really impressive. The tailstock, steps and sails are still undergoing restoration (I believe), and it should not be too long before it is able to work once again. An incredible achievement for the charitable trust who now own it.

I've posted a portrait crop, and the original wider angle view. (yet again, the correct spelling of the village is missing on the location side of Instagram! It should be Chishill, not Chishall)
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Windmill at Sunset Going through my older photos at the moment, due to my newborn baby quite rightly taking priority over getting out with the camera. So, here is one of the windmill at Great Chishill, taken nearly 2 years ago one glorious evening. The windmill is in the midst of a massive restoration project, to save it for future generations. It was yet to start when this shot was taken, with a cover over the top to keep it waterproof, and shackles on the posts to stop it from blowing over. Nearly 2 years on, the restoration is nearing completion, and it looks really impressive. The tailstock, steps and sails are still undergoing restoration (I believe), and it should not be too long before it is able to work once again. An incredible achievement for the charitable trust who now own it. I've posted a portrait crop, and the original wider angle view. (yet again, the correct spelling of the village is missing on the location side of Instagram! It should be Chishill, not Chishall) ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️  #cambridgeshire  #greatchishill  #eastanglia  #anglia  #windmill  #hertfordshire  #northherts  #visitherts  #hertfordshirephotographer  #igersherts  #britains_talent  #bestukpics  #scenicbritain  #explore_britain  #excellent_britain  #gloriousbritain  #jessopsmoment  #ukpotd  #capturingbritain_rural  #capturingbritain  #raw_uk  #raw_community_member  #thisprettyengland  #ordinancesurvey  #uk_greatshots  #1ukshot  #uk_shots  #ukscenery  #wearegreatbritain  #colours_of_day

Very pleased to introduce baby Smith number 2, Charlotte Helen Marie, born at 5.21pm yesterday (8 days early), weighing 7lb. Mother and baby doing really well. Olivia is delighted to be a big sister (so much so, I thought she may explode!).

Very pleased to introduce baby Smith number 2, Charlotte Helen Marie, born at 5.21pm yesterday (8 days early), weighing 7lb. Mother and baby doing really well. Olivia is delighted to be a big sister (so much so, I thought she may explode!).

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