Dandelion – British Wildflowers

The earliest signs of spring in gardens and meadows around Britain are the appearance of these tough dandelions. They might be the scourge of the gardener but they do light up meadows with their bright yellow showy flowers. These dandelions were seen on a footpath along a field near Hinxton, Cambridgeshire.

Field dandelion.


Parish Church of Ickleton

I am fortunate to work within walking distance of two English villages (Ickleton and Hinxton). The parish church of St. Mary Magdalene in Ickleton dates back to the 11th century and is a fine example of a medieval Norman church. A serious fire in 1979 exposed wall paintings from the 12th century. The following picture is from my walk yesterday when exactly at 1PM, the church bell tolled!

St. Mary Magdalene, Ickleton. Cambridgeshire

Photo from an iPhone 4S with no adjustments or post-processing.

Walking on a Winter Day

Winters are well and truly here in the United Kingdom. The weather changes in a matter of minutes going from bright blue skies to dark thundery clouds and cold winds to rain. These pictures are from last friday near Hinxton, Cambridgeshire and show how the weather changed in about 20 minutes.

A fallow field near Hinxton, Cambridgeshire.
A tree precariously hanging on. River Cam (or Granta) near Hinxton, Cambridgeshire
River Cam (or Granta) near Hinxton. Using a soft-focus post-processing filter.
Changeable Weather. 10 minutes after the last picture.
Time to get indoors and escape the rain!! Hinxton, Cambridgeshire

All pictures shot with an iPhone 4S using the Camera! Awesome App. These images were then post-processed in Adobe Lightroom 4.1 to adjust white balance and contrast as necessary.