Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Strumpshaw Fen

 The Kingfishers at Strumpshaw put on a great show today remaining in view for 90 mins. Quite a bit of preening took place and a few dives for fish. I failed to capture any of the action - they are just so fast in diving and returning to the perch.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sunset at Strumpshaw

 We called in at Strumpshaw just as the sun was setting. Great light but, unlike the Black Swan, the Kingfisher and Pheasants were a bit too far away.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Wicken Birds in the Rain

 Beautiful and sunny when we left Cambridge and then very heavy showers arrived. The Moorhens did not seem to be too worried but the Kkingfisher and Jay stayed in the cover of the bushes.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Autumn in Cambridge

 Taken on athe G12  in Cambridge with John and Hilary; sorry the light was quite so absent for your visit.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sunflowers in the Mist

 The sunflowers in our village looked great in the mist this week - worth the very muddy walk to reach them.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Autumn in Toft Wood

 The autumn colours have really arrived this week with the mists. Our local wood is full of cobwebs.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Weston-super-Mare is Open

 I last visited Weston super Mare in March 2009 when much of  the town was definitely closed. The transformation to the clean busy seafront is impressive. Today is the 2 year anniversary of the New Pier opening so admission was free. The promenade has been completely redone with a grant for flood defences from the Environment Agency. All the closed shops and hotels on the seafront  that I found closed in 2009 have been restored and reopened.

However not everything is being restored. The Tropicana Art Deco outdoor swimming pool complex built in 1937 is to be demolished. In 2000 the Tropicana closed and a series of developers have been chosen to refurbish and reopen the Tropicana but all deals have fallen through so in August 8th 2012, it was announced that North Somerset Council has been given approval to demolish the pool on the sea front and the land cleared and returned to beach with a new sea wall. The Victorian Pier has not been restored and remain in a very sad state.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Paddington Station

 Three images from Paddington Station - that clock just asks to be photographed. I really need a person waiting underneath.

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