New Forest

Last night’s full moon rising over a sea defence groyne ‘lampshade’ marker at Calshot in Hampshire’s New Forest National Park. Calshot Spit is one of the featured locations in my New Forest Waterscapes & Coast Landscape Photography Workshop, full details here. (FujiFilm X-T1, Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS)
The Lampshade

The Lampshade

Last night’s full moon rising over a sea defence groyne ‘lampshade’ marker at Calshot in Hampshire’s New Forest National Park. Calshot Spit is one of the featured locations in my New Forest Waterscapes & Coast Landscape Photography Workshop, full details here....

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A dramatic sky over the New Forest last night resembling a Cokin Tobacco Grad Filter. I had gone out to shoot the sunset but as a storm rapidly approached the dark clouds were illuminated by a strange orange glow. No filters used on the lens, just very slight processing to lighten the foreground shadows plus white and black level optimisation. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS, no filters)
Nature’s Tobacco Grad

Nature’s Tobacco Grad

A dramatic sky over the New Forest last night resembling a Cokin Tobacco Grad Filter. I had gone out to shoot the sunset but as a storm rapidly approached the dark clouds were illuminated by a strange orange glow. No filters used on the lens, just very slight...

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A small group of silver birch trees at the entrance to Ferny Knap Inclosure in Hampshire’s New Forest National Park. (Bronica SQ-A, PS Zenzanon 80mm F/2.8, Kodak Portra 400 film)
Ferny Knap

Ferny Knap

A small group of silver birch trees at the entrance to Ferny Knap Inclosure in Hampshire’s New Forest National Park. (Bronica SQ-A, PS Zenzanon 80mm F/2.8, Kodak Portra 400 film)

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This lone Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) has stood proud throughout the winter on a flooded heath in the New Forest National Park in Hampshire. I had driven past this spot many times before, thinking it would look good on a still day with a nice reflection but being on an open heathland even the slightest breeze caused ripples, so a long wait ensued until the water became mirror-like and I finally managed to capture the image I was after. (FujiFilm X-T1, Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS, polariser)
The Lonesome Pine

The Lonesome Pine

This lone Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) has stood proud throughout the winter on a flooded heath in the New Forest National Park in Hampshire. I had driven past this spot many times before, thinking it would look good on a still day with a nice reflection but being...

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The Observatory is (to quote its creators) ‘a sculptural installation that becomes an intervention, a space, a platform, a shelter, a look-out for a series of artist’s residencies to take place.’ Currently sited at Lymington Salt Marshes in the New Forest National Park it had been due to move to a new location near Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock in Dorset at the end of January but this has been postponed due to a ‘funding issue’. Trudi Lloyd Williams is the artist currently in residence.
The Observatory #2

The Observatory #2

The Observatory is (to quote its creators) ‘a sculptural installation that becomes an intervention, a space, a platform, a shelter, a look-out for a series of artist’s residencies to take place.’ Currently sited at Lymington Salt Marshes in the New Forest National...

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The ‘chocolate box’ view of thatched cottages at Swan Green near Emery Down and Lyndhurst in Hampshire’s New Forest National Park. Swan Green was also home to a cricket club, founded in 1883 by Lord Londesborough, a friend of W G Grace, it finally folded in 2014 after several years in decline due to the ground not being suitable for higher league games. New Forest pony sales were also held at Swan Green as well as bare-knuckle boxing bouts in the 18th century. FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS, Heliopan Polariser, Velvia Film Simulation, JPEG straight from camera.
Swan Green

Swan Green

The ‘chocolate box’ view of thatched cottages at Swan Green near Emery Down and Lyndhurst in Hampshire’s New Forest National Park. Swan Green was also home to a cricket club, founded in 1883 by Lord Londesborough, a friend of W G Grace, it finally folded in 2014...

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It is the early hours of June 23rd 2015 and the Kp-index is hovering around level 8 meaning that the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis should be visible in Southern England. The clouds begin to part so I decide to drive out in to the New Forest to a clear north facing area with decent elevation with just some distant light pollution from the city of Salisbury. Although it is not apparent to the naked eye what is occurring there is an eerie brightness to the sky similar to a full moon, even though the waxing 36.2% moon is setting on the horizon. I drive home disappointed not having witnessed the amazing natural light display but once the images are viewed on a big screen it is apparent that I have captured a faint whiff of Aurora.

It is the early hours of June 23rd 2015 and the Kp-index is hovering around level 8 meaning that the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis should be visible in Southern England. The clouds begin to part so I decide to drive out in to the New Forest to a clear north...

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The remains of a beach hut at Milford on Sea that was devastated in the storms of February 14th 2014. Over 100 beach huts of breeze block construction that had stood since the 1960s were severely damaged or destroyed in the St. Valentine’s Day storm and are now being demolished. Most are undecorated inside but this one with stripy pastel walls, bunting and a string of ‘lucky’ stones serves as a sombre reminder that this was once someone’s proudly kept seaside retreat.
Keep Off The Roof

Keep Off The Roof

The remains of a beach hut at Milford on Sea that was devastated in the storms of February 14th 2014. Over 100 beach huts of breeze block construction that had stood since the 1960s were severely damaged or destroyed in the St. Valentine’s Day storm and are now...

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An image made an the end of the recent Canon CPS+ Landscape Day in the New Forest with David Noton and Jonathan Gooding. I had taken up my position behind the lone tree on the heath at Pig Bush to make a sunset image similar to this https://www.electriclemonade.photography/new-forest-heather/. But as the sun began to fall a large bank of cloud rose from the horizon so I had to look for something different. Once the sun disappeared behind the clouds there was a brief moment of stupendous colour when it looked like the end of the world was nigh, I haven’t read about any nuclear explosions in the Ringwood area so presumably all is OK?!
New Forest Apocalypse

New Forest Apocalypse

An image made an the end of the recent Canon CPS+ Landscape Day in the New Forest with David Noton and Jonathan Gooding. I had taken up my position behind the lone tree on the heath at Pig Bush to make a sunset image similar to...

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A stark black and white image of the ‘Dolphins’ at Lepe in the New Forest National Park. The ‘Dolphins’ are remains of the pier head used to load ships departing for Normandy on 6th June 1944 for the D-Day landings. A bitingly cold wind was blowing along the Solent which made the 90 second exposure seem much longer.
Lepe ‘Dolphins’

Lepe ‘Dolphins’

A stark black and white image of the ‘Dolphins’ at Lepe in the New Forest National Park. The ‘Dolphins’ are remains of the pier head used to load ships departing for Normandy on 6th June 1944 for the D-Day landings. A bitingly cold wind was blowing along the Solent...

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An image of Hatchet Pond near Beaulieu in the New Forest National Park made back in March with my Mamiya 645 Pro TL film camera. A perfectly still evening gave lovely reflections and the subtle tones were ideal for the Kodak Portra film.
Hatchet Pond Sunset

Hatchet Pond Sunset

An image of Hatchet Pond near Beaulieu in the New Forest National Park made back in March with my Mamiya 645 Pro TL film camera. A perfectly still evening gave lovely reflections and the subtle tones were ideal for the Kodak Portra film.

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I’m not the best early riser so a weather forecast of lingering fog was most welcome. A 6.30 start allowed a couple of hours in the New Forest before the mist started to lift.
Forest Fog

Forest Fog

I’m not the best early riser so a weather forecast of lingering fog was most welcome. A 6.30 start allowed a couple of hours in the New Forest before the mist started to lift.

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Although late, the autumn colours have been superb in the New Forest National Park this year. Here the early morning sun casts deep shadows over the carpet of fallen leaves.
New Forest Autumn

New Forest Autumn

Although late, the autumn colours have been superb in the New Forest National Park this year. Here the early morning sun casts deep shadows over the carpet of fallen leaves.

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Giant Sequoias
Giant Sequoias

Giant Sequoias

A pair of Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) trees in the New Forest National Park in Hampshire. These huge Wellingtonia were planted around 1860, the tree on the left stands at 51 metres tall (with a 9 metre girth!) and is the tallest Giant Sequoia in...

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A grand old oak tree stands proudly among the heather and ferns on Mogshade Hill in Hampshire’s New Forest National Park. The nearby Mogshade Pond has almost dried up with the recent hot weather but the heavy rain that was falling as I made this image will hopefully help to replenish the water level. This image was used in the arrivals hall at Southampton Airport.
Old Oak Common

Old Oak Common

A grand old oak tree stands proudly among the heather and ferns on Mogshade Hill in Hampshire’s New Forest National Park. The nearby Mogshade Pond has almost dried up with the recent hot weather but the heavy rain that was falling as I made this image will...

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Calshot Castle was built in 1539 by Henry VIII as part of his south coast sea defences. A stitched image made from 16 RAW files with a Canon 6D and a Nikon Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AI lens.
Calshot Castle

Calshot Castle

Calshot Castle was built in 1539 by Henry VIII as part of his south coast sea defences. A stitched image made from 16 RAW files with a Canon 6D and a Nikon Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AI lens.

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A quick dash from shooting the Bluebells at Micheldever to Mill Pond at Beaulieu in the New Forest. Image made about 45 minutes after sunset with a Canon 6D and a Nikon Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AI manual lens.
Mill Pond Beaulieu

Mill Pond Beaulieu

A quick dash from shooting the Bluebells at Micheldever to Mill Pond at Beaulieu in the New Forest. Image made about 45 minutes after sunset with a Canon 6D and a Nikon Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AI manual lens.

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Add 2 minutes of ‘Big Stopperage’ to a Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f1.4 lens and this is the result. The Dolphins are the last remains of the pier head used to load ships departing for Normandy on 6th June 1944 for the D-Day landings.
Lepe Dolphins

Lepe Dolphins

Add 2 minutes of ‘Big Stopperage’ to a Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f1.4 lens and this is the result. The Dolphins are the last remains of the pier head used to load ships departing for Normandy on 6th June 1944 for the D-Day landings.

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Lepe Sunset
Lepe Sunset

Lepe Sunset

A sunset view of the Watch House at Lepe, the former lifeboat launching station which is now a private residence. The very low tide made it possible to get this unusual angle complete with sand ripples and a nice reflection.

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Just after sunset at Hatchet Pond. Fortunately the long exposure has masked the trio of ducks swimming across the pond and maintained the reflection.
Hatchet Pond

Hatchet Pond

Just after sunset at Hatchet Pond. Fortunately the long exposure has masked the trio of ducks swimming across the pond and maintained the reflection.

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An 8 minute exposure of the zig-zag groyne at Calshot made with grade 10 welding glass. A man and his dog walked in front of the lens but they do not even show up as a blur on an exposure this long. The black and white layer was blended with the colour background in Photoshop to leave the ‘lampshade’ red.
Lampshade #1

Lampshade #1

An 8 minute exposure of the zig-zag groyne at Calshot made with grade 10 welding glass. A man and his dog walked in front of the lens but they do not even show up as a blur on an exposure this long. The black and white layer was blended with the colour background...

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An icy morning at Mogshade Pond in The New Forest. An amazing peaceful location despite being just a few minutes walk from the busy A31 road.
Mogshade Pond

Mogshade Pond

An icy morning at Mogshade Pond in The New Forest. An amazing peaceful location despite being just a few minutes walk from the busy A31 road.

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