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Quick Trip To Town

12-05-16

The weather is good in my part of the UK, the previous two days were awful, dull and heavy rain. Before venturing to the supermarket (cat food !!!) I visited a part of town today that I haven’t really walked around before, and found some promising photo locations.

Convection
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Glass bricks again (and shadows), I can’t resist
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I just like this
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I think it must be the corrugated metal and the bleakness.

Green & Blue
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Todays Walk #1

It was a lovely morning this morning, it’s raining windy and cold now ! Decided to take a slightly different route to the city today to see if I could get inspired. So here are a few photos from on the way.

Sub Station
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I do like a good Electricity Sub Station

A Fine Stack
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Lines To the City
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Crescent Cottage
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All photos taken with Sigma DP1

 

 

Sun,Hail, Snow and a new Loo seat

I set out for town this morning in lovely sunshine, although it was a bit chilly. My main aim was to purchase a new loo seat as the old one had broken and could be quite painful if you caught it wrong !!!! Wasn’t in a photographic mood but a few things caught my eye.

New Walk SDIM1332-Edit
For a large part of my walk into the city I follow this route along New Walk, it’s traffic free and a very pleasant way to get to the city. I only found out a few years ago that it follows the path of an old Roman road.

A small space for wildlife SDIM1333-Edit
There are a few green areas along New Walk that are left for wildlife and plants.

My Favourite Tree (again) SDIM1335-Edit
This lovely Horse Chestnut Tree resides at the side of the New Walk museum in a small green area. The leaves have really come on over the last week.

Well I got my loo seat and as I was walking to the bus stop it started to snow, when I got off the bus it was hailing.

All photo’s taken with my Sigma DP1.

Walk (slowly) to the town

Took a slow walk to town this morning, slow because I am still aching a bit from yesterday’s bicycle ride !!!!  There was a continental street market on in the centre, not quite the same as the lovely markets in France but a nice surprise. I still can’t overcome my shyness towards street photography so all photo’s were taken from the hip, some at alarming angles, but easily corrected in Lightroom.

Decisions, Decisions SDIM1323-Edit

Amazing Hair SDIM1315-Edit

Keeping it tidy SDIM1314-Edit

Pancakes and Clogs SDIM1326-Edit

Legally Blue SDIM1324-Edit

Looking at you SDIM1316-Edit

What really caught my eye were the couple at the Newspaper stand. I cropped in on the next image.

Husband & Wife or Brother & Sister ?
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Thicker undershorts required !

Haven’t been feeling very fit of late, even though I walk into the city every other day. So last weekend I cleaned and oiled my mountain bike, it’s been over a year since I last took it out for a spin. The weather this morning was great, so after wearing myself out pumping up the tyres !!! there was no going back. Armed with a small banana, a bottle of juice, and my Sigma DP1 camera I set off. Fortunately I live next to a Sustrans cycle route that takes you out into the countryside on quiet roads. It’s quite a hilly route, not the steep kind, but more of the long slog kind. Here are a few photos along the way.

Cottage – Stoughton SDIM1232_3_4-Edit

Stoughton Church SDIM1244_5_6-Edit

Blossom along the way
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The Bike and Stoughton Aerodrome
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You can see by the windsock I was riding into a gentle headwind, good for muscle toning I kept telling myself.

Lonesome Tree SDIM1271_2_3-Edit-Edit

St John the Baptist Church, Kings Norton
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I was kindly given a guided tour of the church which was very interesting. It was built in 1775 on the site of an earlier church, and originally had a 156 ft spire, but it was destroyed by lightning in 1850.

Water trough in the church wall SDIM1283_4_5-Edit
Apparently it’s Grade 2 listed and due for restoration. The trough is fed from a water tank in the church.

Freshly ploughed field  SDIM1298_299_300-Edit-Edit

Oilseed ripening WP_20160420_12_37_47_Panorama-Edit
Panorama from the phone camera.

It was only 12 miles (19 Km) but I really enjoyed it. Although it brought home to me just how unfit I am at the moment. I really need to buy some undershorts with much thicker padding, sitting down is a delicate operation at the moment !!!!!!

Another like of mine

What a difference in the weather from Wednesday, it’s grey, cooler, and raining off and on. So just a quick walk to a local shopping area today. Apart from Doors, Peeling Paint and Chimney Pots to name a few one of my other favourite subjects are Garages. Had to crank the Sigma DP1 up to 400 asa for this one because it was so dull.

Gentle Yellow
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