Monday, June 27, 2011

Visit to Monach Farm

Thanks to Ian, we had a great afternoon at Monach farm Hilton, where they keep many rare breeds of goats as well as a riding stables with various breeds of horses etc. the goats are delightful and their milk makes very good ice cream!
Image two needs a caption - any suggestions?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ely Cathedral Outing

Great trip to Ely yesterday and thanks to Lionel I got on the tour up into the octogan - owe you a lunch next outing. I have just got a Canon G12 as I wanted a good compact to act as a backup on my forthcoming trip to the Swiss Alps so this was a good time to test it. It takes Raw and appears pretty grain free at the low ISOs.

It has so many bells and whistles I can't imagine anyone would use them all but the HDR did seem pretty impressive. The first picture below is in camera HDR and the second HDR from RAW images processed with Nik effects HDR software. The colours are a bit more muted with the in camera HDR but this could be sorted in processing though of course it is now a jpeg. The images below this are also in camera HDR.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fog Bound in Guernsey

I had a walk round as my flight was delayed by fog - certainly no danger from low-flying aircraft as there were no planes on the island. There were the usual scenes of 'Waiting' inside the airport.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Gulls etc

We walked across to Lihou Island this afternoon where the gulls were very confiding. A chance to sort out Herring (pink feet and grey back) from Great Black Backs (pink feet, black back) from Lesser Black Backs (yellow feet). The Oystercatcher took my eye in among the yellow lichen covered rocks.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Grantchester Exhibition

Only 2 weeks now till our Exhibition in Grantchester Village Hall. We are open Saturday 2nd July and Sunday 3rd July so do come and visit and join us for a cup of tea and chat

Surfers and Daisies in Guernsey

Guernsey Festival of Photography

I am visiting Guernsey at the time of their Photographic Festival and am very impressed at the range of exhibitors and events. The theme is Identity and has attracted some excellent speakers. Last night we went to a talk by Martin Parr - very entertaining as well as thought-provoking. The exhibits are all over the town including the bus shelters. The exhibits did not impress the trio above. Below a few snapshots in the rain - yes it followed me here.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bath rooftops

Just to prove I made it to Bath for RPS, it is raining here and I can use my new camera phone.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Amazing variety of Diptera (flies) in a patch of nettles on a river bank in Dorset. May take some time to get the first three identified. The fourth image is the head of a Crane Fly - could pass as something from a science fiction film.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

In the Garden

We spent a very enjoyable day among the sildlife in Colin's garden. Lots of insects, a toad, grass snake, birds, mice and voles all lined up to have their portraits done - well here's wishing but some good shots were recorded by the party.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Stormy Seas in Dorset

Our nature photography day was cancelled because of heavy rain and high winds so we visited Lyme Regis and Burton Bradstock. They decided to launch the Lifeboat and do some manouevres.

Swans Galore

A visit to Abbotsbury Swannery produced some very cute images.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Four images from the first evening in Dorset. The sparrows were flying to a bird feeder and are against a very stormy sky. A short walk round the lakes produced some atmospheric images after the rain.

Ann Miles Photography - My Favourite Images of the Past10 years or so