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Peter Pond, Emsworth

Peter Pond, Emsworth
As my car is currently off the road sick, I have been restricted in my wanderings, hence I haven't posted any newly taken images lately. As the weather was so nice today (for a change), I decided to take the train to Emsworth and spent an enjoyable couple of hours wandering around the local nature reserve and the mill pond. I'd love to live in one of those houses, but I just need to win the lottery first :-))

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Nouchetdu38, Ernest CH, Susanne Hoy, Diane Putnam and 11 other people have particularly liked this photo

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This looks a lovely place to have a wander and to live as well. I too sometimes dream of what I would do if I won the lottery and I don't even buy a ticket !
21 months ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
Oh my. That's just so beautiful, Keith! I love the leading line of the lovely reeds in the water, such pretty textures. Sorry to hear about your car but look what happened?! You got to have this great experience and we get to enjoy your outing with you! :) I'm looking forward to seeing what else you captured on your adventure! :)

Keith, thank you ever so much for your wonderful comments on my pictures. Wow, do you make me feel great! It's important to me that you like my offerings, I just love to share our pictures together! That reminds me of when I was a kid and used to paint model horse figurines...I would finish one and immediately run upstairs to the kitchen to show my mom. She would lavish such compliments to me and pointed out all the aspects she really liked. You're just like that...and yeah, I sure do love finding out how you liked what I did! :)

Re: your comments on my metal detecting finds: yes, they really are fun photographic subjects, aren't they? And who doesn't love rusty-crusty macro pictures, right?! :D Of course, now I have literally hundreds of finds, though most are junk...even a pile of rusty nails would be a grand macro! I won't photograph everything but what I have taken pictures of has been so rewarding and fun. Glad you liked the processing too, it's wonderful to get the opportunity to play with the creative elements of photographic design. :)

I agree, it's a fun hobby to get into but it DOES take time away from our photography so I don't do it too much. One of these would be a perfect Christmas present for your grandson though, and this way you could enjoy the hobby with him and not spend every waking moment digging for treasures! :D It can be so addictive! BTW, if you think it's a good idea, I first got a Bounty Hunter, which is quite a nice metal detector. It's also not too pricey (compared to many others) and may be a good choice: www.amazon.com/Bounty-Hunter-Discovery-Metal-Detector/dp/B00123OUMI Anyway, something to think about. I really liked it--the reason I returned it was not because it didn't work well but that I wanted even more bells and whistles. Not necessary though!

About knolling...BRAND NEW CONCEPT to me! :D I have seen lots of pictures of this type of picture but I didn't know it was actually a THING! NEAT!! I could certainly get into creating some cool images along those lines, and thank you for the idea! It really would be the best way to share a day's finds as a whole! :)

Re: resin droplets: I was so excited to share these pictures, partly because I had such great luck with the results! You know how it is when you've discovered an awesome subject but you're JUST ABOUT to lose the light on it...I try to get pictures asap but I also tend to get a bit nervous and that adds to camera shake...and of course, did I get the right subjects? There's no time and...DARN! There goes the sun...better cross my fingers. Sometimes I get nothing but blur. I do love this Canon 5D MkIII so much because it does SO WELL in low light. I will wager that if I'd been using my MkII instead, my pictures would have been a wash. I just won't bother taking pictures in low light now because they are almost always garbage. High ISO just doesn't work out with macro, you know? So YAY that I got to use this fine camera!

Gosh, I'm surprised to learn that you've not seen these resin droplets before! You know, they are actually very common to find--but not like this. Single droplets, mini rivulets of sap--you can find them if you take a close look at the pine trees around you. And if you can find cut-down trees or of course, lopped-off branches, you'll certainly see some sap. Keep your eyes open for these trees whenever the sun is shining brightly. Often the sparkle of light through the resin will give them away! (I have some more pictures of resin if you are interested, the upper shots in this search will show you: www.ipernity.com/search/photo?w=290645&q=resin ) I look forward to you finding and photographing some of these lovely droplets yourself...it's such fun to find them and then to take pictures!

Ok, off I go. Thanks for the visits, you're the best!! :D

LOL with your comment about Steve sometime sneaking up behind me to get pictures of me flopping around on the ground...heh...it would be pretty funny I agree! :D
21 months ago.
Thérèse club
Une nature emprunte de douceur, romantique
21 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Sometimes it does us good to be without a car Keith. I always enjoy a train journey, but don't do it very often. Your picture is like a Constable painting! The sky is beautiful and the distant white house looks gorgeous....what a great location!
21 months ago.
Annemarie club
what a magic place you show us

enjoy the sun, here it s raining a lot.....to much
21 months ago.
HappySnapper club
Good to leave the car in the Garage, sick or not, I often use the bus pass to get me to the forest.
Cracking shot here Keith, beautiful wide open sky. To live in one of those houses Mmmm!!! for a few weeks it would seem like a never ending fantastic holiday, after that things settle down to being normal.
21 months ago.
neira-Dan club
jolie vue
21 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
What a quiet and peaceful place.
Very well captured Keith.
Have a nice weekend.
21 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Thanks for your kind and generous comments everyone. I was sitting on a bench to take this one.........I stayed for around 30 minutes just enjoying the view!
21 months ago.
trester88 club
Wirklich ein schöner Platz zum Wohnen!
21 months ago.
Keith Burton club
has replied to trester88 club
Funnily enough, about 30 years ago I nearly bought a house next to this lovely pond, but at the time it was just out of my price range. I sometimes wish I had taken the risk and bought it :-)
21 months ago.
Léopold club
Calmness par excellence.
21 months ago.
Keith Burton club
has replied to Léopold club
Thank you so much Léopold.
21 months ago.
 Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam club
Ah yes, the lottery! Well, I'll never win because I don't buy any tickets, so I'm doomed to stay in my tiny apartment - lol! This is a stunning shot, Keith, very painterly. The little boat is a wonderful feature.
21 months ago.
Keith Burton club
has replied to Diane Putnam club
It's good to dream. I'm not greedy - a £1000,000 would do :-)))

Glad you like this one Diane..........thanks for commenting!
21 months ago.

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