Island Pond, Dunham Massey Park

Island Pond, Dunham Massey Park

Dunham Massey Park has a number of small pools and ponds. Many people stand around them feeding the ducks in summer, particularly around the Hall. This pool is just a couple of minutes walk from the hall and is called island pond. Taken in autumn there isn’t a lot of wildlife on the water at this time of the year. I should probably try to retake the photo in summer to compare the difference.

Dunham Massey Barn

Dunham Massey Barn

This was another test of my new iPhone 4S camera. Here the conditions were less favourable due to it being later in the day, the sky is still great, but the barn didn’t have a lot of light on it. However here I used the iPhones HDR mode and although nowhere near as good as my Nikon DSLR, it is very acceptable for sharing on the web. I hope to feature more quick snaps live from photo shoots on my Twitter and Facebook pages.

Snow on Wooden Fence

Snow on Wooden Fence

As the weather here in England starts to get colder and frostier I thought it would be worth showcasing a couple of last years snow pictures. The picture above shows an old wooden fence in Dunham Park just outside  Altrincham. Usually I would have referred to the colour of the fence as white rather than cream, however next to the pure, almost paper white of the fresh snow this wooden fence is far from white. Perhaps it is just waiting for a fresh coat of paint in the spring!

St Margaret’s Church, Altrincham

St Margaret's Church, Altrincham

Noticing the temperatures dropping and the frost beginning to creep over my car in the mornings has made me revisit older photographs from the beginning of the year, when we had a few days of thick snow. I enjoy taking pictures in the snow, but this was the first time I have ever seen snow and clear blue skies in the north west of England. Above we see St. Margaret’s Church in Altrincham. Being on a main road I wasn’t able to get back far enough to get the whole building in, but I did put on a wide angle lens which helped.