March of the Internet Nobody, day thirty one: Nature photography week…

Diary of an Internet Nobody.

For this, the final post in my month long frenzy of blogging activity, I took a slightly muddy stroll along a stretch of the Yeo river valley and captured what nature had to offer (in the grey springtime drizzle) in amongst the trees and undergrowth.

This area floods regularly in winter and spring, so it’s an altogether sparser landscape than our local woods, but the wood anemones are blooming, along with the ubiquitous wild garlic and a few other wild flowers. There is also an abundance of dramatically shaped trees here, bordering a more fast-flowing river which rushes over a concrete weir after snaking through the woods.

Thank you for joining me on my week of nature rambles and for putting up with me every day this month, normal(ish) service should resume tomorrow.

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March of the Internet Nobody, day thirty: Nature photography week…

Diary of an Internet Nobody.

For my penultimate post in this maelstrom of March madness, a more accurate description would be “countryside”, instead of “nature” photography, as I tried to capture a bit more of the actual landscape on my journey home today.

I took a detour past the imposingCastle Hillcountry house and gardens, snapping a few shots of the estate cottages, the lodge house at the entrance to the drive, Castle Hill house itself and the surrounding woodland. The crows called noisily from high above as they built their twiggy nests in the tall trees, daffodils bloomed on the roadside and the river flowed peacefully past.

It finally felt like spring is actually here and summer is on the way.

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March of the Internet Nobody, day twenty eight: Nature photography week…

Diary of an Internet Nobody.

For my second day of capturing the natural beauty of Devon, I took a couple of quick detours on the way to and from work.

I’d tell you more, but I think you’ll find the photos speak for themselves. After all, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so just imagine me waffling on about hazy morning mists, trees silhouetted against lowering evening clouds and hosts of golden daffodils, while you enjoy the spectacle of Spring’s return.

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

Yesterday’s Cosmic Photo Challenge post, remembering our fallen heroes…

Diary of an Internet Nobody.

Good morning and welcome to a new week and a new edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

You have my sympathy if you are waking up to another Monday at work, because I’m on holiday for a couple of days and this post is automatically scheduled(there’s no chance I’m actually awake as this is posted) sinceI managed to get it all edited last night.

This week’s theme was; Remembrance,to coincide with armistice day, commemorating the end of World War I, as a tribute to the men and women who served and continue to serve in the armed forces around the world.

Here is a link to K’lee’s photo, now it’s time for you to show us what you’ve got for us…


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Reaping the wild wind…

Yesterday morning I took a drive up to the hills above Barnstaple, which give views of both the River Taw valley below and Fullabrook Down wind farm at the top.

I went up there initially to capture some black and white landscape shots for today’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge on Diary of an Internet Nobody, but the views were so spectacular that I stayed to do some experimenting with long exposures of the turbines. 

On the way back down the hill, I stopped to grab a few shots of the wooded river valley, lit by the low autumn sun…

…and because it was bonfire night on Saturday, here’s a sparkler sculpture and a strange sparkly gif of Audrey for you.

Oh, by the way, that post title..? That’s just a reason to include this ’80s classic. 

Enjoy.

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

Diary of an Internet Nobody.

It’s time for your Monday dose of fantastical photographic fun on K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge and this week K’lee provided us with this enigmatic prompt;

“I’ve got the Monday blues.”

Well, that could go in any direction couldn’t it?

I decided it required some “blue sky thinking” and that alone was inspiration enough to start me off with this…

…but of course I couldn’t just leave it at that, so then I came up with this…

…after which, things got a bit out of hand…

…until, finally, I ended up with this surreal composition:

Try not to have nightmares.

K’lee’s link is nowHERE, so let’s see what blue offerings you have for us…

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

I’ve been rather busy recently and I realise that I’ve been neglecting my duties on here, a situation that I hope to remedy at the earliest opportunity, but for now, here are a few editions of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge that you might have missed…

Diary of an Internet Nobody.

Good morning, I trust your weekends all went well and that you were suitably inspired by Friday’s prompt, to go out and capture some autumnal arboreal images for today’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

This week, we’re all about the trees,because Autumn is upon us and that means glorious colours and skeletal, sculptural shapes all around us.

Sycamore and beech always provide a rich range of reds, oranges and yellows and I didn’t have to go far from home to find examples of those, one of which got the “artistic” treatment. Plus, the giant leaves of (I think)a white oak and a chestnut tree that looks like a floating ball without any help from me.

Here’s a fitting soundtrack to start your week, let’s hear it for The Trees.

I’ll post a link to K’lee’s pictures when they appear, but now it’s over to you…

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