Monday, 28 May 2012

Instow Beach, N Devon - 6/5/12

This is the second post from North Devon back on 6 May. The first post was >Fremington Quay, N Devon - 6/5/12<. These were all taken on my Sony HX100v. And, considering recent feedback, I have made the watermarks smaller and less opaque! Enjoy!
Similar photos can be found on my post: >St Ives. Sept 2010.<

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Olympic Torch Relay - 19.05.2012

So it's not every day the Olympic Flame visits your home town! Here are some photos I took while it was passing.  

It was running 30 minutes late! Typical Cornish! This was the first day of the relay from Lands End to Plymouth.

I had been watching it live online for most of the day but it was completely different seeing it in real life. Thousands of people lined the streets all over Cornwall and over 50,000 people attended the evening flame welcome in Plymouth.

Saltash was the last Cornish stop. It was carried across the Tamar Bridge to Devon. I also made a video: These photos along with footage - You can watch it >here<.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Best of Cornwall Video

I have finished a video of the best photos of Cornwall I've taken so far. If the video isn't playing or you want to see it bigger, you can go directly to YouTube by clicking here.

Fremington Quay, N Devon - 6/5/12

I had a lovely walk in North Devon last weekend (6 May) First I visited Instow Beach and took a few shots - I will post those photos later on (And no, I haven't forgot about the last in the Siblyback Lake photos set! That'll be along here too soon!) The second half of the day was spent at Little Bridge House Hospice catching up with people we haven't seen for a while. Then we went to Fremington Quay and walked along the old railway line; a very straight and flat path but so much to see! I took about 70 photos alone that stretch of railway alone!
Pictures taken on the same day at Instow Beach can be reached by clicking >here<

Unknown Wildflower (If you know, please let me know!) I think it was a tree blossom.)

Apple Tree Blossom

Snail in Tree

Chaffinch in Oak Tree

Tree Blossom

Oak Apple

Early Purple Orchid.
On the way back, we found a quite content baby rabbit. The mother was in the bush behind. It didn't seem put off by us; just stayed there until we left!
Baby Rabbit Resting.
The very distinctive Lords and Ladies plant. I feel a 16:9 ratio was perfect for this particular photo.
Lords and Ladies

Old Shipwreck
 Again, the 16:9 ratio is perfect for this photo promoting the tree line and reflection.

Fremington Quay

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Back Garden Butterfly.

I saw something on the wall of the house out of the corner of my eye - It was a Speckled Wood Butterfly. I've been trying more and more to get some good wildlife photos and have succeeded! Especially today after a walk along an old railway line in North Devon - post to follow soon!
The butterfly soon flew off to the bottom of the garden onto a Leylandii tree, providing a more natural background. After a few minutes wait, it opened its wings and I got a few snaps before it flew off.

Below is the best photo I managed to get of the butterfly with its wings open on the Leylandii. Sorry it's a bit blurry!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Daily Photo - Tues 01 May

Golitha Falls River Reflection

Golitha Falls in Cornwall. Other good photos from here - links will be posted as other are uploaded.
Plant Before River Rapids.