A lovely still evening at Lympstone waterfront. Lots of people think Lympstone is full of Royal Marine Commandos but their base is miles up the road. Lympstone itself is a quiet picturesque village with little winding streets.
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Anyone remember the sun ? No, me neither. Here's a pic to remind us what it looked like. This is a summer's evening view from Culbone Hill on Exmoor out towards Lynmouth and the sea. To see more pictures of sunsets on Exmoor, have a look here.
Today's picture is one I took in the summer. It's a road from South Molton up on to Exmoor and I took it in the midday glare of summer. Normally that's a no no in landscape photography but I'm convinced there's something to be said for it as it evokes something completely different from the traditional late or early shot. It's more languid, more sweltry, it's the light of picnics.
Frosty morning in Barnstaple. The trees on the right are no longer there as work has started on the new Anchorwood site (as that bank is now called) but I still like the pic as a nice atmospheric winter pic.
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Here's a picture of a front garden in North Molton, here in North Devon. Every time you get a house that does this sort of thing, you get a diminishing effect each side. Both neighbours feel they should keep up to some extent so their gardens are half as good and then their neighbours feel less of the same social pressure and their gardens are a quarter as good.
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Back in Victorian times, coastal steamers were all the rage and every town on the coast wanted a piece of the action. Even towns you never would've thought of as being suitable for a pier tried to have one even if they failed after a short time. Here are the remains of Westward Ho's pier that lasted only 7 years (1873 - 1880).
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Here's something a bit more summery. It's cotton grass at Bursdon Moor, which is a bit of moorland near Hartland. There's nothing at all there at first glance which is why, as a photographer, I keep returning to it to try and MAKE something of what IS there.
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Another grey day today so I thought I'd post a nice warm picture of Barnstaple. It's looking from the hills above Ashford to Barnstaple and the new bridge. If you like it, have a look at more pics of Barnstaple here.
Here are some neat sheep near Chittlehampton here in North Devon. I'm sure I could find plenty more sheep today but the sunshine would be more problematical. You could see some images of Chittlehampton here.
Even though it's two thirds of the way through July, you can still have Woolacombe pretty much all to yourself. And it was nice that the sun didn't disappear behind a bank of cloud. To see all of my Woolacombe pics, have a look here.