The Wylye Jungle

dsc_7502-editJust up the way from Teapot Street… Honestly!


Manual 365/343 Mute Threat

dsc_3359-editHe wasn’t that happy but he managed to maintain his composure and this photographer didn’t push his luck too much!

I’ve really tried to get texture into my shots today and I think I’ve managed it. with the grumpy swan and with the Wylye Troll…dsc_3388-editAperture wide open at full tilt (105mm) and it was the middle of the day (lunch break) so the light wasn’t brilliant so ISO400. I am starting to notice the noise in some of my edits, you can reduce it in Lightroom but it’s always there. And if the troll is making your head hurt it’s a fallen tree half submerged in the deep and calm River Wylye and then rotated 90 degrees…

Messing with your mind Peeps! ;o) xxx

Manual 365/218 That A303 Friday Feeling…

It’s that time of year. The kids are off and the weather is bordering on not raining so hard working and long saving families from the bottom right of the country load up their cars, hitch up their caravans or strap the surfboard to the VW and head off to the bottom left of the country with visions of sea, sand and soggy! I know the trip, I have traveled it many many times. It goes:

M25 Hell,

M3 Bloody hell it’s busy but we’re moving… Just,

A303 Still moving but slower, “Hey Kids, only 3 miles to Stonehenge…”

2 hours later and 1/2 a mile further on… “I don’t care about the stones anymore, is there another way round? Turn right on the last roundabout? Too late, that’s half a mile behind us… And who the hell sells cherries on the side of the road?”

Stonehenge, *Spitting cherry stones out the window “Oooo look, quick, get the camera out and get a picture, I’ll slow down so that you…”

I think you get the idea.

Now, me being a yokel and knowing my way round chooses not to look at the stones but rather to look at this…DSC_7913.jpgThe River Wylye , as it meanders past Sutton Veny.

So, here’s my gift to you. Turn right at Countess, left at Durrington, right in Shrewton and left across the tank tracks, enjoy the view across the plain but don’t miss the turning for Codford (if you do the junction at Knock Camp can be a bugger on Fridays), right on the A36 and ignore the Warminster by-pass and head to Sutton Veny, stop and enjoy! After that, you’re on your own! ;o)


Have a great weekend!

Peace Peeps! xxx