I live in a camper van with a West Highland Terrier for company.
My passion is creating images 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

Thursday 22 September 2011

TWO AVENUES (22/09/11)


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.


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

  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

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

  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... ; }


  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.

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

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

  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.

  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.

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

  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.

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

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