Burnham Beeches in Autumn
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Burnham Beeches in Autumn

October 17, 2015

Due to a whole bunch of unnecessary nonsense I’m no longer working in Maidenhead but have relocated to Bourne End, which is not so bad. One of the great positives is it’s much closer to assorted agreeable outdoors places including Burnham Beeches. I escaped work a little early the other day to have a wander round and take some photos. I really struggle with photographing forests and am utterly in awe of Scott’s photos of the forest around Stonor so it was good to get in some practice. I was happy with a couple of the landscape shots but overall more satisfied with the forest floor/fungi shots.

I wanted to try some self portraits in the forest, but struggled a little to get the settings right. I’ve not uploaded the results yet, will see how I feel once I’ve gone through them again. The attempts did make me realise I need a decent tripod or some way to easily carry around my ancient and horribly bulky existing tripod.

Complete set is on Flickr here (although mixed in with a bunch of photos from a couple of years ago, new ones are nearer the bottom).

Tree in a patch of sunlight

Silhouette of the canopy in Burnham Beeches

White fungus growing from a tree

Side view of fungus growing from a beech tree

Tiny fungus growing in a hollow of a tree

New growth on an oak tree

B&W shot of Burnham Beeches

Underside of fungus on the forest floor

Troop of mushrooms

Pattern on a decaying beech tree

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