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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.
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Thursday, 22 September 2011

TWO AVENUES (22/09/11)

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image   Yesterday we moved thirty miles east to Clumber Park. It’s part of Sherwood Forest. No sign of Robin Hood but I’m hopeful of a picture or two.

The dogs and I wandered out for some pictures of Lime Tree Avenue at dawn. This road has a double row of Limes on either side. I thought it was rather wonderful as we drove down it yesterday. It looked better at dawn this morning

_9227629_30_31_32_33_tonemapped_edited-1 Waiting for the sun.

_9227612_3_4_5_6_tonemapped_edited-1    Lime Tree Avenue. I’m still waiting for the light.

_9227659_60_61_62_63_tonemapped_edited-1    Here is the sun. Not before time it was a bit chilly this morning.

_9227669_70_71_72_73_tonemapped_edited-1       And again. I’m not sure why all the trees have a dark band around them. It doesn’t feel sticky but I suspect it’s pest control of some sort.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA       The view from the van.

I’m away out again as there is a lake a mile or so away. I’ll see what it has to offer.

It’s a beautiful sunny day so I may see a Dragonfly or two.

Enjoy the weather and make the most of it if it’s fine with you.

13 comments:

  1. Oh what a beautiful spot. I love that sunrise photo.. .just gorgeous. Enjoy!

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  2. Hilary, it is superb. 3,800 acres of mixed wood, heath and lake. Plenty of birds around as well. The pictures are all exposure blended and pushed. I like the first

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  3. Your sunrise is phenomenal, (I think I got it). Where is Robin Hood then?

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  4. HI Adrian...aren't you glad to see me back lol...
    What a gorgeous spot ...the photo are great ..my favorite is the first on too!!
    The third is next!
    Will be nice to see your upcoming shot's of this place!!
    If I remember right Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men ( Merry Men is somthing I would be careful of though).LOL, robbed from the rich and gave to the poor..might be someone I would be really looking for if I was you..extra cash comes in handy... ; }

    Grace

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  5. Bob, awkward light this morning, who am I to moan light is light. Robin Hood I suspect he may have passed on.

    Grace, Saw you back the other day. You are always welcome............I'll go further.......Appreciated!
    In proper English there is a difference between Merry and Gay. The former are drunks and the latter are a bit fond of up hill gardening.
    No worries, this site has a serious thieving problem but thieves take one look at me and give me money.

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  6. Wow, what a beautiful location you are at today. I would be in forest heaven there. Great photos around every corner or tree.

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  7. Horst, I'll be stumbling about in the dark again soon. It is a beautiful place.

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  8. Up at dawn - that's pretty impressive! There's no doubt the best light is often then, as shown in your photos. I love the lime trees.

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  9. Annie, I've been meaning to give them a look for years. The photos are HDR processed so colour is a bit punchy. This is the longest double avenue of lime trees in Europe...over three miles of them.

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  10. Definitely my sort of pictures! The situation looks superb as well. Shame about the thieving problem though.

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  11. Graham, it's well worth a look.
    It is slap bang in the middle of the Yorkshire/Nottinghamshire Coalfield. Or was when there were coalfields. In those days all would be safe unlocked. After Thatcher they had no future and no communities. That's why there are a vast number of thieving little scroats about.......much like Merseyside.

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  12. Love the symmetry and repetition and of course the dawn shot.

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  13. Jay, it is an impressive sight. The Avenue is three miles long.

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