I have finally managed to get out and about with my camera over the weekend thanks to a pleasant but very cold break in the weather! I decided to go to a little location 15 mins walk from where I live in Backwell, a nature reserve with a reasonably large lake. The majority of the place is consists of a large population of mute swans and black-headed gulls, however, a few migrating species turn up to spice things up and as usual for places with these quiet lakes...there is always the elusive kingfisher hiding somewhere!!
Here are a few of the shots I got over the weekend - I decided to convert the really vibrant and colourful Carolina Wood into black and white for the first image purely because I was intrigued to look past the colour and not get held up by it. I was glad I tried because you really don't notice the strong lines of white and textures as well as you do in the conversion!
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