ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Sunday, 7 August 2011

HUNTING THE SUN (07/08/11)

A bitter wind this morning but the rain was just that misty stuff that looks like nothing but soaks one in minutes.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA     Tea time yesterday was a different sort of rain. These little mites were not impressed.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI was but then I was inside looking out and they were outside looking in.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    Still it gave the van a wash and also my outside chair. Not to worry as, truth be told, there is not much round here that wouldn’t benefit from a wash.

Back to this morning and our search for the sun.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   It is not here.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    Or here.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA     Neither is it here, but things are looking better.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    Here it is.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA      Lighting up the hillside behind Tunstead Quarry.

That’s all for today, I have had a shower, now it’s time to clean the van and by the time that is done it should be the hour of Sunday lunch o’clock.

Have a good week, I’m heading back north tomorrow, hopefully to an area with 3G broadband.

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful images of a typical English summer!!

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  2. Ha ha ....the 4 Musketeers are so great....
    Wonderful story and images, Adrian!
    Did you use the flash for the rain images...or...?
    Great!
    I wish you my best from Romania!

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  3. Cute picture of those birds! :)

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  4. I love that image of those four little fella's...
    Views of a regular English Summer.

    -Trevor

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  5. That first shot is priceless Adrian. It cries out for a caption too.
    That's a fair bit of rain you had there.
    Hope today improves; and have a safe journey.

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  6. HI Adrian...ooooh darling little cuties on the rail!!
    You should have hung out the wash and taken a shower outside...then everything is done lol!!
    Crazy sky shots, but there is sun!
    It's only 9:00am here and 70 degrees ( I have to get the time and celsius chart in my head) slight drizzle humid here YUCK!!

    Safe trip!! Grace

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  7. Super first image Adrian.
    It wouldn't be summer without a spot or two of rain.!
    House Sparrows seem to be doing well everywhere this year. [;o)

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  8. Lovely rainy day images, Adrian. I love the first one of the birds looking so forlorn. We're getting some much needed rain here too, at the moment.

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  9. Andrew, I generally try and post within hours of shooting.........Scratching my head for a theme for today.

    Wind, no not flash It does work but I only have a small strobe 36GN. This was shot at 1/125s at f8. I usually drop to 1/60s but that didn't work yesterday. The light has to be at about 30 degrees to the camera or less Contre Jour works well against a dark background.

    Monica, aren't they grand.

    Trevor, I was lucky it would have been a dull post without them.

    Keith, I love the first with the dew drop on it's beak and the last doing a stoical Long John Silver impersonation. I suspect they are from the same brood. I love these young birds.....'We can barely fly so we'll stay put'. Discretion being the better part of valour and all that.

    Grace, we are back to normal here. The House Sparrows are absolute gems. This is one of six frames. The other forty hit the hedges before the squall came through these didn't know what to do. They were fine.

    Trevor, thanks........Sparrows I've never seen so many........Robins I've never seen so few. Wrens have done well also.

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  10. Wind, Dodged at 5% for midtones then highlights..just the rain. Sorry forgot that bit.

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  11. Hilary, we don't need rain.......it was a dry spring but now it's harvest time. The young sparrows can only just fly and didn't dare risk it.

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  12. They are lovely views, but I do love the birdie shot.

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  13. First image is a gem and thanks for HDR comment, the more I look at it the more I prefer original, but will consider your options Cheers Adrian

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  14. Bob, Like most pictures I was just there when the sparrows were.

    Pantherka, thank you.

    Kevin, Thanks it is the pick of my week.

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  15. ჱܓ
    。°✿Amigo,

    A série de fotos está super incrível.

    Como é difícil fotografar bichos... principalmente pássaros, eles não param quietos nenhum minuto... haja paciência!!!

    Deixo um abraço carinhoso.
    Boa semana! ჱܓ

    。°✿Beijinhos.
    °º✿ Brasil.
    º° ✿✿♥ ° ·.

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  16. Magia
    Magia,
    muito obrigado ........ abraços para você e tenha uma boa semana si mesmo.

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  17. I know how those sparrows feel - except I'm too old to flee from the rain. And I'm sure I don't look half as cute. Nothing but rain around here lately. Think you found more sun than I have.

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  18. Pauline, I suspect they are too young it was very windy so they decided to sit it out. The weather is normal here. Good days and bad.

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  19. I wish I could make a quarry look like a work of art !! Class

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  20. Jay, it is a very posh quarry.

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