Lake District Summer 2012 – Windermere

The British weather has been pretty bad this summer due to the displacement of the Jet Stream over the UK. The Jet Stream being far south of where it should be bringing wet and windy weather for most of the summer.

However, I managed to get out to the Lake District and get some pretty good weather considering.

Some more photos of the New Forest National Park, March 2012

We’re having a nice hot spell for March, it’s hitting a whopping 21C in the sun and 18C in the shade (very unusual for weather in the UK this time of year), so I managed to get out with my trusty Canon EOS 550D – Digital SLR and do some walking and take some more photos in the New Forest.

This photo was taken at Deadman’s Hill.

This photo was taken at Deadman’s Hill.

This photo was taken at Deadman’s Hill.

This photo was taken at Deadman’s Hill.

This photo was taken at Godshill Cricket which is an enclosure where a lot of horses flock to and graze.

Horses roaming free – New Forest National Park, March 2012

It’s been a mild winter in the UK, it’s officially now Spring, and thought I would share some photos from the New Forest National Park that’s 10 minutes from my door step. Unfortunately I didn’t have my Digital SLR with me but I always carry my iPhone 4S with 8mp camera and as any good photographer does, he uses the tools he has with him. So I was fortunate enough to take the following photos.

The great thing about the New Forest National Park is that animals are allowed to roam free. Most days you can drive through sections of the New Forest and you will find horses grazing by the side of the road just like these ones.

The New Forest was recently upgraded to a National Park status to protect it from becoming extinct or from land grabs and building. You can see from these photos just how desolate it really is. It’s on some grounds similar to the Highlands in Scotland, but it’s more flat with no mountains, but equally as beautiful to spend a day out in the forest.

I hope to spend a lot more time this year in the New Forest National Park taking photos.

Inveraray, Scotland July 2011

I took a visit to Inveraray which is a quaint little town and the gateway to Argyll and the Islands, and is home of the Duke of Argyll, who founded the town in 1745.

The best part of Inveraray is it’s quay side and black and white style buildings, with an addition of a castle and jail.






In 1744 the third Duke of Argyll decided to demolish the existing castle and start from scratch with a new building. The castle was 40 years in construction, and the work was largely supervised by the Adam family, still renowned to this day as gifted architects and designers. The end product was not a castle in the traditional sense, but a classic Georgian mansion house on a grand scale.