Winter Walk

03.01.2021

Happy New Year!

2020 was a tough year for all of us and I’m looking forward to a brighter year in 2021.

Being in lockdown meant that I wasn’t able to get out as much to take photos and update my blog. For a time I lost interest in photography and my camera sat untouched, gathering dust. I just didn’t feel inspired anymore.

In 2021 I’m going to try and change that.

Yesterday was the first time in months that I’ve been out with my camera again. It took a while to feel creative but I quickly remembered why I love it so much. We went for a walk in Chatsworth in Derbyshire, and although it was bitterly cold, the sun was still shining.

The last time I took my camera to Chatsworth was during Autumn. I remember how beautiful it looked with the trees turning gold and red. Yesterday the trees were bare but they still looked striking, especially this one. My sister said it reminded her of a brain scan with all the little branches breaking into smaller ones. I see what she means!

I wasn’t wearing my glasses yesterday so at first I thought this was just a discarded plastic bag! It was only when I zoomed in with my camera that I saw it was a heron. He only stayed for a few minutes before gliding off down the river. They look so majestic when they fly.

This little robin was so tiny! He kept moving to the other side of the tree where he was silhouetted against the sunlight. Eventually though he moved to this branch where the sun really lit up his chest. The colours are stunning.

I hope you like these photos – let me know in the comments which is your favourite.

-Holly

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