Walks Taking Photos with my Phone Camera

I have ventured out a few times during lock-down and I’ve taken advantage of the peace and quiet – lack of people around – to take photos.

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I hope you enjoy my efforts. I’ve taken the photos with my Samsung phone.

I love swans and over the years have taken so many photos of them in various locations. This is a local lake.

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This Heron was difficult to capture as he seemed to know I was trying to take his photo. A family is feeding the swans in the background. I counted over 15 pairs of swans at one time.

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I love looking up into the trees to see how the leaves and blossom contrast with the sky colour, and how the sky peeps through the gaps in the leaves.

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A lovely bridge across a tiny stream in The Savill Garden, part of Windsor Great Park (Crown Estate) which is a favourite place to walk and was recently opened to members only with social distancing rules applying.

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Reflections upon water fascinate me. Anyone following me on Facebook will be familiar with my photos of reflections.

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This is Horseshoe lake, one of several lakes made from the excavation of gravel from local farmland decades ago and now a haven for all sorts of birds and animals. I love walking here. I might pass the odd dog-walker or – before lock-down – students from Wellington College and Eagle House School, messing around on the water in their canoes and sailing boats during lessons on the water. I have walked around most of the lakes, which vary in size. I think there are ten in total, but I may be wrong. I’ve still lots of the area to explore.

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Social distancing observed, this is Savill Garden again. a fab place to sit and enjoy the birdsong and the hum of bees.

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At the far end of Virginia Water – part of the Crown Estate and Windsor Great Park. A great place to walk, no entry fees although you pay for parking. It can get busy during school holidays. However, you can escape to remote areas – acres and acres of placing to walk and lose yourself – and never see anyone, even though the car parks are full.

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Sunlight upon the water at Virginia Water.

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Back at Virginia Water again and this time with a photo of the boathouse. I took this to show the fab reflections of the trees and clouds.

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Just love walking here, Virginia Water, Valley Gardens

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Love this tree and all the blossom. Savill Gardens.

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I hope you enjoyed my photos. I will be adding more soon. thanks for dropping in. Take care, keep safe. xx Jane.

All Photos (c) Jane Risdon 2020 All rights Reserved.

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  1. As you can see on my blog. I take photos of things I find visually interesting, things I want to remember, and things I think other people would appreciate. I hope you get as much joy out of photograph as I do.

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    • Geri, Hi. Yes what would we do without phones! the weight of cameras puts me off takign them these days and hving to constantly keep an eye on then when you put then down, a phone is so much eaiser. Lazy but larger pixels too in some cases. I have thousands of photos…what to do with them! What do you take photos of?

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  2. Hi Jane, I really enjoyed my visit to your lovely nature photos> what state is this in?
    I agree that the ones with reflections on water so magnificent.
    I have been working in my gardens every morning – usually out there before 6:30 to begin the morning’s work.
    I had to get a new camera card on Sunday, so I put it in my camera and walked around the yard and gardens to do some photos just before I came in and saw your photos. We are on the same wavelength today. My camera is a Sony Cyber-Shot – I’ve had for a number of years – I like to photograph my lilies – and other plants and trees in my gardens in western PA, where I live. Happy Summer Day to you! Lynda

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    • Oh, it sounds glorious where you are. I have been to Phili on tour with bands I managed back when. enjoyed it no end. Of course, it is never possible to look around like a tourist would but even so, it was fab. I hope the new camera card has been getting some action since you got it. Do send some photos, would love to see your garden and the area, especially the lilies. I hope lockdown has not been too stressful, the garden helps I know. Have a fab week. xx

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      • I’m doing okay, thanks. Here in Vancouver, the COVID-19 numbers are down and businesses are opening again. I retired from my day job just over 2 weeks ago, so I’m in a place of transition right now, contemplating the next 12 months & looking forward to the birth of my first grandchild in July. It keeps me positive and focused on happier things than lockdowns and illness and death.

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        • Gosh, congrats on your retirement. Life begins again in a fab new guise. It will take getting used to I am sure. I hope you have a long, happy one and do all the things you never had time for when working. Congrats on your first grandchild, I bet you are excited. It is a wonderful confirmation of immortality if ever there was. Let me know when and what you have. Yes, this virus has knocked many for six, and I wonder if it will ever be over. Keep well, safe and good luck with your grandchild – look forward to eharing.

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      • I do sometimes Jane. I have a Panasonic Lumix which isn’t that big. Nevertheless when I’m out for a walk I don’t usually take a bag which means the phone is easier to manage (slipped into a pocket) thank the Lumix.

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        • Jo, my sister had the same phone, fab photos. I have a Canon and a Nikon, both huge cameras, but they are so heavy to carry and to mess around with. I should invest in another, smaller one. I have so many photos, what to do eh? Hope you are recovered. xx

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