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Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales, United Kingdom
Bit of a long tooth IT Manager - been and had a few hobbies, as for the title, I make glass beads, its Called Lampwork, I brew my own Beer, its called fun and I take photos, thats the oldest hobby, since I was 16 or so. My first camera was a Zenith E - then a Pentax KR to go digital after a long stint with a Pentax Super A. Now a Nikon D5200 and a D7100 with a Sigma 150 f2.8 macro lens to play with amongst others. Please note all photos used are my own and I retain full copyright to all of them. Thank you for respecting digital ownership

Sunday, 14 December 2014

December 2014 - so far

One shot from a trip to Lincoln, on the way home the evening sky started to look nice, was a bit of a touch and go to get to anywhere I could park up with a reasonable foregound

Had a trip to St Donats for the Christmas Craft Fair, Yoke and Eleanor were underwhelmed by it, not a lot of craft but a fair amount of mass produced tat by all accounts – I wandered of with my camera, thin pickings really but got this fungi shot

Velvet Shank - Flammulina velutipes

 I have been working out of London a couple of days a week recently, finally took the camera in and took a couple of shots from Vauxhall Bridge, the first, looking left from Vauxhall side  is Battersea Power Station – defunct and being turned into an apartment block – they are keeping the chimneys but taking down the brick and concrete ones and replacing them with steel frame and clad ones that will look exactly the same – the 2nd looking right is the London Eye  

One Down and Three to Go

We went down to Cornwall to pick up Verity for Christmas and to deliver her birthday present, finally. We decided to call into RHS Rosemoor on the way home, they were having a bit of a Christmas food fair and there was also a statue collection on exhibition around the gardens, a theme in evidence was Alice in Wonderland.

Cheshire cat
The Dodo

Mad Hatter

Had to take a woodland scene as the deciduous autumn colours are a great mix with the ferns and the darkenss of the pines

 And where there is woodland - what would it be without Fungi !

Amethyst Deceiver - Laccaria amethystina

Final is a fountain that was in strong evening sun. I liked the way the water was reflecting the light so metered for that but held enought back to get detail in thefountain structure itself, then a little post processing to balance it.

 Saturday 13th we found the day to be bright and clear, cold,  but hey its December So we went to Cosmeston to take in the air and take a few photos. The squirrels are getting very fat ready for winter!

Black Headed Gull

everyones favorite - Mallard
Mute Swan
one of my favourites a Coot

 and finally, as I doubt I will put anything up in the next week or so -

May I wish you all a peaceful and happy holiday season and religious festival of choice.

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