Well bearing in mind I've not taken a picture for ages then I needed to get out and a picture of a dear is better than nothing despite the fact that I have quite a few images of dear in my collection. Like I say, the sun was out and so was I, so it was time to celebrate with a picture. To be honest it nearly didn't happen what with everything going on this weekend, but I was insistent and persistent and so we went out. Lucky really because I think the prediction in the middle of the week was it was going to rain all weekend.
Anyway, this is a little deer in the park and that's about it. The ice-cream queue was as long as ever and the wind was a little cold, but apart from the occasional brave dear getting close to the paths, nothing more to report really.
Dunham Massey is full of Deer and so a day out at Dunham was a Deerfest as far a pictures were concerned... and to be honest I got a little bored of taking pictures of... Deer. So with so many Deer you would expect loads of good pictures of... Deer. You would be wrong. Perhaps I'm a little rubbish or a little hard on myself but I think there was only one really good picture and this was it.
However they were all out, people with huge lenses and tripods and a the car park was brimming. Not the day to go out I think other than the fact that it was a really warm and sunny day. Trust us to choose that.
Anyway I thought that this was a good pic, there were other ones but not many.
I don't know why but I love this drive thing at Dunham Massey, perhaps it's because it reminds me of a Stephen Poliakoff screenplay, which I think was Perfect Strangers, however I could be wrong. Either way the picture doesn't really live up to what was there because the sun was in front of me and there is no way to control the exposure with the DV5. However where the detail on the ground is missing due to under exposed the clouds do look slightly menacing which I like, so I kept it. I did take another one in landscape and because this took in less bright sky the ground was less under exposed and looked better. The problem with that shot is that it looked so bland.
I missed the shot that I really wanted which came along a little later. This solo Deer ventured towards the path little by little. He was moving a little slow and I didn't have much time for the shot, so I got the best that I could in the circumstances. The contrast is quite bad though. He eventually crossed the path that we were on leaving the protection of Deer Park keep out signs.
Simple shot of nothing much with the reflection adding something to the picture... well that was the hope anyway. Dunham Massey again just coming to the end of the walk.
Back to the same problem as I've mentiong about these small LCD screens in the light. They're small so things that are out of focus aren't really clear and when the sun is hitting the screen you can't see a thing. This is what was under one of the trees at Dunham Massey.
Off to Dunham Massey today for a nice walk. Looked a grim day but once there it was nice enough to stroll in the sun. I thought that this pic looked nice with the felled tree pointing to where the Deer hide out.