As the second lockdown started and travel restrictions are being implemented the thought of travelling further a field have been put on hold for a short while, so it was a trip to my local nature reserve to do some woodland photography.
As I live in the heart of Bedfordshire and our local nature reserve was 3 miles away, by keeping to the governments Covid 19 guidance and keeping travel arrangements to a minimum I decide to to take up the opportunity to get my regular daily walk somewhere different, saying that for me its like a busman’s holiday.
With the weather forecast being dry and intermitting sun that made an appearance a few times it gave me an opportunity to take a few images of the autumnal colours, and this year the colours were the best I have seen in a good number of years.
Armed with my DSLR and a couple of short range lenses I made tracks along one of my walks that the RSPB have got on offer, this particular walk was a combination of the sandy ridge and the wood pecker trail which took me past the wind turbine and the old heath and over the years I notice a big change. The walk itself was a lovely steady walk with one uphill climb which gets the heart beating , especially if you are not used to it, for me I didn’t mind as the exercise was going to be good for me. Along the trail I stopped and notice that the silver birches were absolutely stunning with that autumnal gold and with the sun out they just popped.
Once the walks had come to an end and the images were in the can then it was home for a cup of hot coffee and reflect in what I photographed and most of all the peace and quite with the sounds of nature going about its daily business, bliss.