Hampton Court Palace, early morning in Black & White

I have posted the odd pic of Hampton Court Palace along the way, but normally when the sun is up and the light is good, the crowds are there, and it is swarming with people.  I decided to stip off this morning on my early morning bike ride.  It's a cloudy morning and the sun… Continue reading Hampton Court Palace, early morning in Black & White

Medieval Waverley Circular near The North Downs Way

So I took another of my walks today, heading down to the North Downs way and following a circular route out of Tilford.  The route took me through a variety of different environments, and does a nice pass of the picturesque Waverley Abbey, which was the first Cistercian abbey in England.  It was founded in 1128 by William Giffard, Bishop of Winchester. … Continue reading Medieval Waverley Circular near The North Downs Way

Friendly Friday – stay in your comfort zone

My favorite challenge is the Friendly Friday challenge, hosted alternately by The Snow Melts Somewhere, and Amanda at Something to Ponder About, this week with Snow, who has given the challenge of 'stay in your comfort zone'. I've had a good think about this one, and am going to start with two of my real… Continue reading Friendly Friday – stay in your comfort zone

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Growth

This weeks challenge hosted by Dutch Goes The Photo is the theme Growth.  There are a number of different ideas I came up with, but I had to choose Fungi as I had not had the opportunity to use the following photo previously and I always loved it.  It was taken in the Autumn in… Continue reading Tuesday Photo Challenge – Growth

Lens-Artists Landscapes

This week's Lens -Artists challenge set by Amy is Landscapes. I have viewed some really stunning shots today, so I think I'm going to take a slightly different interpretation of this theme.  Please excuse the quality at times as these were all taken in the 1990's with film, and there has been some degradation in… Continue reading Lens-Artists Landscapes

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything Construction Related

This week Cee's B&W photo challenge is the subject 'Construction related'.  Living here in Kingston we have a lot of construction going on almost constantly.  Today was a nice sunny day, cold, but not clouded and snowing like the few days before.  I set about trying to get some good contrasts with the sky and… Continue reading Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything Construction Related