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CWCW6 – Cotswold Way – Circular Walk 6 – The Leckhampton Loop

My second walk today on the Cotswold Way, and I had the pleasure of Claire’s company on this walk. I was a bit surprised today as the guide said it should take between 2 and 2 1/2 hours to get around, but it took us about 4 hours (5 hours including our accidental detour). The extra time could well have been due to the slippy paths that were covered in ice, leaves pr both. But I am glad anyway – it really felt like we went for a decent walk rather than just a quick stroll.

This walk was 4 1/2 miles starting off at Seven Springs, going around to Devil’s Chimney, around to Sandy Lane and then back up to Seven Springs. We managed to make a slight detour up towards Coberly, but there were some interesting sights up that way anyway luckily.

The light today was very dull and the sky was very grey, so there weren’t a great deal of photo opportunities. I think this time of year isn’t ideal for photography, but at least I am finding places that will look fantastic when the warmer weather returns.

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Here are some links to walking websites I have found really useful

Rabbits!

On my way back from work, I noticed that all the rabbits were out in the snow on the Walls’ roundabout. So I went home, picked up my camera and made may way back to try and get some pictures. Now I’m not sure if they are psychic, but I must have been 40m away and just standing there, and as soon as I pulled the camera up to my eye, they all vanished! Poof!

So, I decided to take some pictures of the trees on Eastern Avenue – they looked stunning during the daylight (when I didn’t have time to go and shoot them), so I thought I would have a go and see what they turned out like shot under the sodium lights….. They don’t look very rabbit like though.

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Bugs, bugs, everywhere. I do not want a cold thank you.

 

A location shoot at the derelict hotel with Ali Brooks

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We also tried some shots using my Bronica ETRSi and some Kodak 120mm TMax 400 film. There were some problems, but we managed to get some shots on the second roll through :)

 

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Pixie at Full Moon

A visit to Full Moon Studios with Miss Pixie

Pixie at Full Moon

A great day has been planned. A visit down to Lydney, Gloucestershire to visit Full Moon Studios and have a look around, and then a shoot with the fantastic Miss Pixie. She had a great outfit to wear that had she had not properly shot in before, and she also wanted to do some funky make up for her Make Up page – PixieFace.

I was convinced the shoot had not gone well, and was not sure we would come away with any decent images. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I got home and saw what we managed to get. What do you reckon? Success or failure? Please fell free to leave your comments or crit below – its always appreciated to hear what you think.

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