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“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
― A.A. Milne

My job takes me all over the County and usually the areas I end up aren’t that Photogenic. But I love going to Romsey via Stockbridge. Both are beautiful quaint towns and neither require a motorway or busy road to access them. Coincidentally my route also takes me past my favourite places to Photograph – so today was quite a pleasant day!

Instead of stopping for lunch I hopped out of the car for a few minutes at a couple of locations to grab some shots. I keep meaning to go back to Romsey on a weekend and do some Christmas shopping but I never get the time – it’s a lovely town.

So I revisited The Bunnies -I had just missed the best of the Autumn shots there as I completely forgot to go back, but I think I managed a few this time around – albeit a little late. It was peaceful and nice to spend a few minutes enjoying the view. Until some swans hissed at me. As payback I’ve cloned them out of my shots.

Then I dropped by the Autumn Driveway – I keep an eye on it all year round because it’s photogenic regardless, especially in the snow. So I think I’ve got the last of the Autumn shots out of it today…

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“Trying to find my umbrella,
But I don’t know where to begin…”

– KT Tunstall (Under the Weather)

Today has been so busy! I didn’t manage to grab my photos for the day until I was heading home at around 5pm. By that time the storm clouds were rolling in once more and the hail and rain was making an appearance.

Whilst everyone else was happily driving home through flash floods in their nice warm cars, there was I – stood on the side of the road without a coat, snapping happily away!

It was most definitely a special moment. The contrast of sunshine and grey clouds has made for some rather moody photography lately, and I’ve enjoyed playing around with the tones to try and get the best effect. But this blog isn’t all Black and White – Promise!

The Bunnies was just beautiful in the evening light – maybe not quite as beautiful as shown! But the rolling clouds and the deep reflections added to an already stormy atmosphere. The bunnies is a small road which joins the road to Chilbolton with the Road to Longstock/Leckford. It’s quite, nobody ever really goes down there aside from to use it as a cut through and so the general feeling is peaceful. Definitely the best place to stop for a breather after a busy day!

I think it was worth braving the rain, in the end. I didn’t put as much effort in as yesterday but then it’s now Day One Hundred and One – so it’s not that much of a landmark anymore! This coming weekend once my law essays are written I hope to venture further afield and find a bit more of an interesting canvas to shoot.

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