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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Staying local and trying out a lens!

Today the sun shone and it was warm!!  I could stand any amount of this - almost the perfect weather day.

I hadn't time to go far so I had a wander around my new village and visited the parish church.  It's a lovely church within beautiful grounds.  I understand from a chap in the church (yes it was open today - lucky me) that the spire is only one of 5 like it in the UK.  The church roof consists of wooden tiles.

The spire today had an added element - a young man who was right at the top.  Apparently the lightening conductor needs replacing and today was the day it was being done.  They couldn't have chosen a better day weather wise.

I also wanted to use the Panasonic GF1 with the 45 mm lens (macro).

Rather a lot of pics to plough through - but the sun was shining and I got carried away :D

Note: the young "mountaineer gave me his permission to use the pictures in my blog!!

And these were taken with the Panasonic GF1 and the 45mm lens.. the first 2 in my garden..


oldcrow61 said...

You wouldn't get me up where that fellow is, lol. The flowers look lovely. And a bee, sigh, I can't wait. Is that statue in your garden? It's pretty neat.

Anonymous said...

Rather him than me and yes, what a beautiful day it was. I spent it travelling around Hampshire and finished by eating fish n chips at Hayling Island, after which I had to head back home.

Do please visit my blog for all things nature related.

Kind Regards

Tony Powell

Ragged Robin said...

Lovely photos Tricia and it looks as though you live in a beautiful village. I love the "griffon" head. The pics of the "young mountaineer" made me go "jelly-legged"!

Midmarsh John said...

Cracking series of photos Tricia. The stained glass windows came out really well - not an easy subject - and the macro shots are beautifully clear.

Wilma said...

Thanks for sharing your sunshine. The view from the steeple-top must have been stunning - surprised you didn't climb up to take some photos! ;-)

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