My Sunday Photo: 27 November 2016

Church Arch and RoofEcclesiastical architecture is often both an incredible source of shape and line, and a proliferation of stunning detail. This example – an East Midlands parish church – doesn’t disappoint. It’s worth remembering that all this was designed and built long before the time of computers, of even power tools as we have them now. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, have a look at the vine detail at the bottom of the arch, each side!

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My Sunday Photo: 20 November 2016

Late Autumn in DerbyshireI found this scene just today, while travelling through a nearby area of this amazing county. I noticed evidence of recent high winds, and so I don’t expect we shall have scenes like this one for much longer, but it did seem to typify something which is so special about England. And, of course, that cloudy sky was changing by the minute, as England’s sky always does.

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My Sunday Photo: 13 November 2016

Autumn Mist in the CountrysideThis picture seemed to sum up the recent weather, yesterday. But it made me think; can dull weather ever be beautiful? Of course, it depends what we mean by beauty, but mist has intrigued artists and photographers for a long time. It can add an almost enchanting depth to an otherwise unremarkable scene. Perhaps many of nature’s beautiful traits are not obvious at first.

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My Sunday Photo: 6 November 2016

Young Deer in AutumnWhile out for a few minutes’ walk in Wollaton Park yesterday, I hoped I’d get a picture or two that weren’t just the same old ‘autumn’ shots. The light was fading fast (and the park soon closing) when I came across this scene. It seemed a bit symbolic – as another year is nearly through, and autumn is well and truly here, these young deer remind us of how new life has entered the year, and how we shouldn’t give up hope in times of adversity and so much suffering in the world.
As the light fell, and the evening grew colder, they moved with incredible gracefulness – and silence!

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My Sunday Photo: 30 October 2016

Hamamelis LeafThe obvious, and yet amazing, thing to say about autumn leaves is that they are all different. Every single one. These hamamelis mollis leaves caught my attention last night.
We live in a commercialised world that tells us that perfection is beauty. But just take the time to look at nature, and you’ll see, in perceived imperfection, amazing beauty. What a lesson!

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My Sunday Photo: 23 October 2016

Apple Flower and FruitI think most of us would agree, we’ve been having a lot of weather lately. Cold, warm, fine, wet, clear, cloudy… you name it. What I caught in this picture is, no doubt, one of the many strange results. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything similar before!

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My Sunday Photo: 16 October 2016

Rose Hips - Rosa RugosaIt may be autumn, but in gardens, nature still has a good many delights. Once again, this is a picture from my father’s garden. These rose hips with a waxy sheen are the fruit of the delightful rose Rosa Rugosa the flowers of which I have shown on here previously.
I think the tinges of yellow and brown in the background foliage only makes them look more beautiful.

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My Sunday Photo: 9 October 2016

Strange Effect at SunsetI took this picture one evening last week. At first glance, it looks like a pretty, but otherwise unremarkable, sunset. And indeed, it was taken around the time of sunset. But here’s the unusual bit: the camera was pointing to the East. I’ve not yet researched how this effect happens. If you can tell me, please feel free to do so in the comments box! Thanks.

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That Firefly Phil bloke, still knocking out photography and other stuff.