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“I’ll tell you how the sun rose,
A ribbon at a time…”
– Donald Miller –

Just a flying visit today with a few snaps that I took here and there whilst on my travels. Today has been hectic and will continue to be hectic especially as I really have to finish a law essay tonight or I won’t be allowed to go to bed!! I ventured up to Middle Wallop which is home of the Museum of the Army Flying. Additionally it’s the training ground for new pilots and Prince Harry has spent some time up there in the past causing a storm when he ambled into Asda in Andover one afternoon!

So I went there because there are two towers I’ve been meaning to shoot for a while it was just a case of navigating the housing estate behind them to get there…

They could be useful for future ‘different’ shots I think. Perhaps a sunset or sunrise warming up the cold conrete. I love working in black and white, but I never make the best of it.

I passed through Monxton, Amport and a bit of Abbotts Ann as well for some nice vibrant sunshine shots!

I also drove down the roads that my Mother and I have termed ‘James Martin’s Bends.’ Yes that’s right! If anyone knows of the Chef James Martin – you might well have seen his cookery programs. At the beginning with the intro music he’s seen in his sports car driving down beautiful country roads – well this is them:

In the Summer of course, they are more vibrant and beautiful. The hill on which I stood to take the picture is home to a mini ‘wood’ of sorts which in a few months time will be filled with bluebells!

That’s it from me today! Pretty short but hopefully sweet enough. I hope everyone has had a fantastic start to the week!

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“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
― Dr Seuss ―

I had the quote for today by eight am and the photos by ten – productivity! We had sunshine this morning and I had forgotten quite how beautiful it really is when the sun warms the colours on the trees and the brings out the vibrance of the fields. I am actually quite proud of the shots that I managed to hurriedly get whilst on my rounds! At some points when the clouds broke through it really was quite dreamlike and inspiring.

This was the early morning sunrise as it broke over the hills. I say sunrise, the sun was well and truly up when I took the shot, but as the clouds cleared it finally managed to break through. I absolutely love that road that I was driving down when I saw this. It runs behind the village but you wouldn’t guess that there was much civilisation nearby. Until you get to my next favourite place…

The driveway has been the subject of many photographs over the years especially as the seasons change – such as the one below which was taken during Autumn of last year. No matter the weather or the time of year the drive is almost always different to look at which makes photographing something ‘newer’ slightly easier!

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