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Today’s Pictures: 23 June 20

I was fascinated by the way the sunlight acted as a spotlight on this tree as we climbed one of our steeper paths this morning.

Trying to brighten the day for those people isolated indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Summer has arrived! 24C here today. Two and a half miles walking in the trees and we met only one couple, who we talk to often, walking their dog. Wonderful! It’s possible to feel at one with nature when it’s so peaceful; a personal paradise.

And, for the lovers of the sea (I’m one, too) here’s a shot of the North Devon Coast, taken in April 2012.

If you get pleasure from this, please share it, so others can enjoy it, too. Thank you.

11 Responses to “Today’s Pictures: 23 June 20”

    • stuartaken

      Someone wiser than me once said ‘Photography is all about the light’, Lynette. It’s an attitude I’ve followed ever since I came across it.
      And the sea; I love its restlessness, its ever changing beauty and strength – a real force of nature.

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  1. jonicaggiano

    Stuart what a great shot. I always hope people know to blow shots up. The top one not only has that magnificent ray of sunshine but I love all the amazing foliage under the trees. Just splendid. Gorgeous shot of the coast. What a beautiful day. Thanks as always for sharing with us Stuart. Love and hugs to you two. Joni

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    • stuartaken

      Thanks, Joni. I place these as relatively small images so they don’t slow down the website. My originals are usually around 12/13Mb (6000×4000 pixels) and that’s the size they are available as on my Picfair site.
      The forest has now reached the time when the foliage from the canopy cuts out much of the sunlight, so dappled light is the order of the day. At least the rain has kept the greenery fresh. Later in the year, it can sometimes seem a little tired, so finding good pictures becomes a little more challenging.
      I love the coast and the restless sea; always something to picture there.

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      • jonicaggiano

        Well the dappled light amongst those old and beautiful souls is captivating and you capture that so well my friend. Your honey must be patient as I know when I am taking pictures my honey is too. The sea is such a gift and especially to capture in a photograph. Have an amazing day. Sending love to you and your sweetheart. ❤️💕 Joni

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        • stuartaken

          You’re so right, Joni. The partners of photographers have to be patient. Valerie instinctively knows when she needs to stop so as not to stray into the scene I’m about to picture. Our walks have always been punctuated by my need to capture any specific moment that appeals to my eye. Sometimes, that means stopping frequently over a distance of only a few yards! I never take that wonderful patience for granted!

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          • jonicaggiano

            I am sure you don’t Stuart. It is particularly sweet that Valerie knows you well enough that she immediately knows a scene you will be shooting before you shoot it. How sweet she must be. I too, am fortunate to have a very supportive husband. You are so right about not taking that blessing for granted. Have an amazing week Stuart and love to you and Valerie. ❤️💕Joni

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