Monday walk…

22 Apr

As I mentioned in one of my recent Picture this… articles, fellow writer Johanna Bradley, (restlessJo) invites bloggers like myself to contribute to her Monday Walks thread, by publishing photo-blogs on the theme of – you guessed it – going for a walk on a Monday.

As I’ve been having a bit of a photography frenzy recently (what with our dog-sitting binge and the glorious spring weather) and despite the fact the only walk I did on Monday was to take Roo up to the fields above our house in Barnstaple, I did of course have my trusty phone, so as usual I took some photos.

At the time I wasn’t aware that I’d be posting these anywhere, so I didn’t take many and I was mucking about, ill-advisedly shooting into the sun and trying to make something “artistic” for my own entertainment.
But then hey, why not…?

The view from the top of the hill looks down from the centre of the V-shaped valley that comes together at the mouth of the Taw estuary in one direction…


…and inland, towards Exmoor, in the other..


Looking down into town, the new bridge, spanning the Taw as it flows out to sea is just visible against the low shimmering waters of the tidal river.


And the sinking sun proved too much of a temptation for me, unable as I am to resist the chance at a little photographic experimentation.

A geometric antenna provides some structure to one shot.


…and a tree (a favourite subject that I’ve used in photos before) gives natural perspective in another, including a lens-flare that JJ Abrams would be proud of.


After that beautiful display of solar activity, there could only be one way to finish the day and that was yet another spectacular Devon sunset to end my Monday evening walk.
Thank you for joining me.



Posted by on April 22, 2014 in Arts, Blogging, Photography


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14 responses to “Monday walk…

  1. benbrilliant

    April 22, 2014 at 21:52

    Reblogged this on benbrilliant.

  2. restlessjo

    April 22, 2014 at 21:59

    If a camera isn’t for your own ‘bit of fun’ Dale, I don’t know what is đŸ™‚ I loved sharing these with you and didn’t mind squinting against the glare one bit. Thanks for playing along.

  3. jerseylil

    April 22, 2014 at 23:36

    Nice photos, Dale! Especially like the composition on the one w/the antenna, and the solar activity on the one w/the tree. Looks really cool! The sunset is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Ron

    April 23, 2014 at 01:18

    AMAZING photographs, Dale! I especially love the first one; not only for the lens-flair, but also the view you captured is SPECTACULAR!

    Well done, buddy! Bravo!!!!!

    • dalecooper57

      April 23, 2014 at 05:11

      Thank you Ron. As I said, I wasn’t even thinking about posting these shots, so I’m glad they came out so well.

  5. steph

    April 23, 2014 at 19:07

    The lens-flare is lovely (I never get sick of them). Perfect in capturing a beautiful spring day.

    • dalecooper57

      April 23, 2014 at 20:16

      Cheers Steph, it’s always nice when you catch a good one like that.

  6. iancochrane

    April 27, 2014 at 10:21

    A pleasant piece of the world Dale. You are lucky.
    Cheers, ic

  7. timlove2013

    April 27, 2014 at 16:38

    Looks beautiful.

    • dalecooper57

      April 27, 2014 at 19:38

      It’s great to have this just a stone’s throw from home Tim, we’re very lucky.


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