Walkabout

by Helen Hooker May. 01, 2020 330 views

I had one of those walks this morning where I just followed my nose and photographed whatever took my fancy, armed with just a single prime lens. Leaving our road, I encountered Bisou, one of the neighbourhood cats, relaxing under a bush so I went and said hello and took his photo.

Nearby I saw a gentleman walking his elderly Labrador. We’ve crossed paths quite often and said hello, but today I stopped for a brief chat (at a distance, of course!) and I photographed his dog. I learnt that she’s called Doddy and definitely has a stubborn streak. When she decides she needs a rest nothing or no one will move her! To say thank you I gave her a tickle around the ears and I will make a print to pass on to her owner next time I see him.

I then wandered through the village and down to the church. A clump of cow parsley caught my eye en-route and I had some fun with the incredibly shallow depth of focus my chosen lens is capable of. Wandering around the churchyard (sadly the church itself is locked at the moment) I found some interesting architectural details to photograph, especially the textures in the fabric of the church itself.

A face on a leaning graveston

A face on a leaning graveston

A face on a leaning gravestone

A face on a leaning gravestone

Finally I wandered home, following a footpath I’ve never walked before. Somewhat disconcertingly it eventually seemed to take me through someone’s back garden. This threw me but I checked the signage and I really was in the right place! Even better, there was an old tractor in the garden so I was glad I persevered.

1 May 2020

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Lynn F Medley 2 months, 1 week ago

I enjoyed your walk very much,,wonderful finds and images,,

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Jim Hooker 2 months, 1 week ago

Lovely set and narrative, Helen.

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Olga Eremeeva 2 months, 1 week ago

I felt like I was there too :)

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Guillermo Huerga Borrego 2 months, 1 week ago

Great textures, congratulations. Greetings and take care.

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