Colin Alcock

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  • Images featured February 2018
    Packwood House – Winter 2018
    Gulls on Packwood House Lake – Winter 2018

    Packwood House (National Trust) in Warwickshire
    has an extensive estate for walks
    at all times of the year
    and the house stands proud, even in winter.

  • Images featured winter 2017 - 2018
    Pen-y-Garreg Dam, Elan Valley (1)
    Pen-y-Garreg Dam, Elan Valley (2)
    Pen-y-Garreg Dam, Elan Valley (3)
    Pen-y-Garreg Dam, Elan Valley (4)
    Pen-y-Garreg Dam, Elan Valley (5)
    Pen-y-Garreg Dam, Elan Valley (6)

    The Elan Valley is famous for it's dams
    and, while magnificent structures in their own right,
    it is only when the reservoirs are overflowing
    that you see them at their best.
    This is Pen-y-Garreg, Autumn 2017

  • Images featured Aug-Sep 2017
    Beside the seaside, Portscatho.
    Going for a paddle, Porscatho.

    A few years ago, I spotted this archetypal British beach scene
    and couldn't resist recording it for posterity.

  • Images featured July 2017
    Horseshoe Weir at East Mill, Belper, Derbyshire
    Sluice Gear, East Mill, Belper, Derbyshire
    Sluice Gear, East Mill, Belper
    Sluice Gear, East Mill, Belper, Derbyshire
    Horseshoe Weir at East Mill, Belper, Derbyshire
    East Mill, Belper, Derbyshire

    These shots where taken during a walk in Belper,
    a busy town in the Amber Valley, Derbyshire.
    Originally shot in colour, the tinted versions mirror the era
    in which the now empty mill would have been thriving.

  • Images featured June 2017
    Busy Robin 1
    Busy Robin 2
    Busy Robin 3

    This cheeky little fellow was busy gathering
    tasty morsels to feed the family.
    Photos taken at Porth, May 2017,
    just above Towan Beach, Roseland Peninsular, Cornwall,
    and just after to food van had closed.

  • Images featured May 2017
    I fancy a chip.
    That looks promising.
    Perhaps a closer look.
    Great! Rick Stein!
    Not much left!
    That was tasty.
    All gone!
    Now for something else.

    Gulls are known for their fondness of chips
    and they don't like to see any wasted.
    So a Rick Stein box, peeping out from a litter bin
    in Padstow, Cornwall, is impossible to resist.

  • Images feaured April 2017
    Garreg Ddu and Foel Tower.
    Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire.
    Near St Harmon, Powys.

    There's a softness in the Welsh landscape that is distinct from elsewhere in the UK.
    Even the rain is more often soft and misty,
    which is good, because they enjoy plenty of it, between the warm and sunny weeks,
    which they export to big cities like Birmingham and Liverpool.

  • Images featured March 2017
    Metallic sheen given to beached boats.
    An experiment with primary colours.
    Trying a painterly touch for added atmosphere.

    This is what happens when you start playing around with images
    and you are not exactly expert!

  • Images featured February 2017
    Feeding the gulls. 1/500 f8 ISO100
    Birdman of Bosham, West Sussex. 1/200 f7.1 ISO100
    Feeding the swans. 1/200 f7.1 ISO100
  • These photos were grabbed, with no time for preparation, while visiting Bosham with family, using a Canon compact camera.
    Unfortunately, there was no time to find out who the birdman was, although the birds obviously new him well!