I needed a change to my normal shooting environment of the Peak District, I fancied something a little more varied, so I went over the border into Nottinghamshire and visited Clumber Park. This is managed by the National Trust, has a large lake and is known for its wide variety of trees and wildlife.
The weather was delightlful, quite warm but overcast almost misty at times, these conditions are ideal for shooting pictures as the diffused light is much easier to work with. I was concentraiting my efforts on finding patterns and structures, I basically shot with one lens for most of the day, which was the 55-200mm zoom. I was also trying out my new battery grip on the Xt1, which felt perfect, and made shooting with the big zoom a real joy.
Picture opportunities were around every corner, a true spring day. I hope you enjoy the images. All images taken with the Fuji Xt1 with 55-200mm lens.
A multitude of gulls over the lake.
Grebe searching out its next meal
Last years reeds lit perfectly by diffused light.
Spring is here, new leaf growth.
Twisted remains of a once beautiful pine.
Silver Birch curiously formed.
Remains of last years reeds.
A spider lays a trap.