Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Kennall Vale - Photography Week 44 (2016)

Kennall Vale is a nature reserve on the site of a former gunpowder factory. The River Kennall flows through the site and was used to power the factory whilst trees were grown to minimise the impact of accidental explosions (1) & (2).

Today, there are waterfalls, woodland walks, and the remains of old buildings gradually merging with the undergrowth. This combination makes Kennall Vale an ideal venue for autumn photography:



Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Golitha Falls - Photography Week 44 (2016)

Golitha Falls is a series of waterfalls flowing through a steep gorge on the River Fowey in Cornwall. Its ancient oaks and woodland flora are protected as a National Nature Reserve as well as being a site of special scientific interest (1)

Autumn is a great time to visit the falls and these are a selection of photographs taken in the first week of November 2016:

(1) Golitha Falls -

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Westonbirt, National Arboretum (Part 2) - Photography Week 43 (2016)

These are a selection of close up images of autumn leaves taken in the acer glade at the National Arboretum, Westonbirt. Wonderful colours:

Westonbirt National Arboretum (Part 1) - Photography Week 43 (2016)

Continuing week 43's search for autumn colours is selection of images taken in the acer glade at the National Arboretum, Westonbirt. The colour were absolutely stunning:

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Clumber Park - Photography Week 43 (2016)

Clumber Park is one of four neighbouring country houses and estates in an area of north Nottinghamshire known as the Dukeries. Originally the seat of the Duke of Newcastle, it is now a country park owned by the National Trust.

The estate is a mix of woodlands, open heath, farmland, and at the centre is Church of St Mary the Virgin and Clumber Lake. The original mansion house was demolished in the 1930's and the only surviving features are the walled garden and the glass house which now form the visitor centre.

These are a selection of images taken on a walk around the lake in search of autumn colours:

Before leaving the park I stopped to capture the colours on Limetree Avenue - a two mile long double avenue of lime trees and one of the main features of Clumber Park: