I've been wanting to use my new camera outside ever since I got it at Christmas and I had the opportunity to take a walk on both Saturday and Sunday. My aim is to take better photos of birds so starting with something easy such as water birds I went to the river and local reservoir. In the end I got a few shots, which I'll share another time, but I'm going to have to get used to the zoom. Everything else is on automatic mode. I got some advice on this particular camera and it's reassuring to see that a little icon changes according to use and light conditions, even macro. However, I still prefer my old camera as it feels more robust and I think it produces truer colours. I shall use this one when we travel. Here is a photo record of my weekend as I went out and about.
snow on the moors
ice on the roads
St. Nicholas' Church, High Bradfield - one of the high points in the area and usually mentioned on the regional weather forecast when there are high winds.
I usually pop into the village stores and post office to get one or two hand made greetings cards with scenes of the local area. The village store also has a small eating area.
A local dairy farm's van delivering milk and other 'My Cow Molly' dairy products is a familiar sight.
I've shared photos before of the daffodils along a local lane, but not so early in the year.
Members of the rowing club based at the reservoir were out on the water.
Sunrise. Snow had fallen on Saturday evening and settled.
Later, after some of the snow had melted on the pavements I went for a walk in our neighbourhood.
The rhododendron in the churchyard always seems to be in bloom. It's in a spot near the side of the church and sheltered by the wall and the mature trees.
The first snowdrops in our front garden.
I hope you had a good weekend. What did you do? Did you have good weather?
I look forward to speaking to you soon,