Thursday, 22 April 2021

Poppy Field Sky


 These were taken a few weeks ago when I went to look at a development in our village

These were the sky's over the Poppy Fields they will not be seen in this field any more
Turning right a bit and looking up Bill Money Way
At the end of that road you come to this walk with the sky over the Vets
Happy Skywatch

Monday, 19 April 2021

Thatched Cottages


 Came across these cottages while out visiting a church the other week

Taking Part in My Little Corner of the World  Our World Tuesday and Imag-in-ing, you can find all the links in the right hand column Take care everyone.

Saturday, 17 April 2021

St Nicholas Church Ickford


This week the Church Explorer returns to Ickford to show some new photos of this beautiful old church that he did not have time to take the last time he visited.

Thursday, 15 April 2021

An odd Sky Week


Clearly it was an odd week for our sky because on Monday morning I woke up to find the place was covered in Snow 

 Not the sort of thing I expected to see when I went down to get breakfast

From the bedroom window the sky looked grey and unyielding but by lunchtime the snow had gone and the rest of the week was mixture of cloud and clear sky's.
Tea time today I looked out and saw these sky's with the sun shining on the houses
It did not look good from the darkness of the sky
The cloud looked like it was chasing the blue away. An odd week but no rain
Happy Skywatch

Monday, 12 April 2021

A New Lens


Last year I purchased a new camera changing from my old Canon EOS70D DSLR which was a crop  camera meaning the  sensor was not full size like on the old 35mm SLR's. I decided to upgrade to a new Canon EOS R6 DSLR mirror-less camera which was a full frame version. The camera came with a new mount that meant I would need new lenses though at least Canon made an adaptor to take the old lenses. I purchased the camera with the standard lens that came with it which was 20mm-105mm. this was a reasonable wide angle zoom. I id like how the camera responded and the lens was good enough for most things I did but I felt the zoom length did not quite do what I needed so I ordered a new longer zoom which was 24mm-240mm, the wide angle was the same but it gave a little more reach on the zoom. In March I took the new lens out for  try as day or so after getting it.

First thing I tried the lens on was the Hose Chestnut and bus shelter on the Forty. This was take at the wide setting
This what I zoomed in on, you can make it out on one of the left had branched rising up from the main trunk
The clock on the bus shelter
I went up the church yard to take some shots of the gargoyles on the tower, you can see the spouts poking out where the are
Its much clearer zooming in
You can make out what the gargoyle is
Look what happens when you crop the photo a little
You get a much better idea what it is
I always seem drawn to this monument on a grave which I zoomed in on while on the path through the churchyard
Moss on this headstone
Last view of the churchyard
On the way back I forgot to tune the camera off and found I took this by mistake
That's all for now, I was impressed with the new lens and glad I bought it, next one to get will be a wider angle one
Taking Part in My Little Corner of the World  Our World Tuesday and Imag-in-ing, you can find all the links in the right hand column Take care everyone.

Saturday, 10 April 2021

St Leonard Waterstock


This week the Church Explorer visits  St Leonard Waterstock, a place I have driven near to many times but on this occasion  I was nearly thwarted due to a road closure. 

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Beckley Sky


Rather that show the clouds I took from my garden early this week I though some of the the Oxfordshire countryside more apt being  as I was out visiting some churches near Beckey. Before going on to the last one I stopped to have a coffee that I had brought with me, while drinking it I decided to go out near where I pared and get some photos. 

This is what Beckley is know for the Transmitters which serve Oxford and where we receive our TV programs from,  the aerials on the house roofs point in that direction 
Across the road you can see across the crops towards Forest Hill
Looking this way looks towards Headington near Oxford
Looking a little left the edge of Forest hill comes back into view
Last look at the transmitter sky

Happy Skywatch

The Robin Pt 2


Yesterday on WW I posted a photo of a robin the lives in our garden. A little wile ago it built a nest in a box I put up for that purpose. Well it had some you young and the reason for that beak full of worms was to feed them. It is quite tame and hopes around your feet to collect them while we work in the garden even trilling at you to dig some more when it cannot get any.

This morning on the patio I spotted something hopping around then on to a flower pot 

A fluffy little robin
Have a look around

I'll just close my eyes

Ah Food