Monday, 4 November 2013

5 in 5 -RIVER WALK -November 2013

Welcome to '5 in 5' where on the 5th of
 each month I post 5 photos that I have
taken in 5 minutes. 
There is a river near my home where I love to go.  The sky feels immense and the clouds always catch my attention whatever the weather. On this day, if you looked up the river rain clouds were starting to form.  Turn around and the sky was more blue. This is a place of contrast and constant change. A place where I can unwind and appreciate the ever changing scene.
This gate had a beautiful rusty hinge with a cobweb attached.
Which photo to include? Sometimes being restricted to 5 photos is difficult as I want to add more! The gate leads to a path that winds along the river, from here it starts to narrow and the landscape becomes quite remote. Sheep graze on the marshland.
 There were a lot of birds around that day.  Many come to our local coastal water and marshland to overwinter. Usually there are lots of swans on this part of the river too and it was lovely to see a pair with their five cygnets. They were too spread out to get a good photo of them together but I liked this pair with the breeze ruffling their feathers.  

  Although I love blue sky, clouds always hold a fascination for  
me. Did you know I am a member of the Cloud Appreciation Society? 


This is the sort of house I would love to live in, with steps going down into the water and somewhere I could sit with my camera or a book.  How wonderful it would be to watch life pass at a slow relaxed pace, and the comings and goings of the tides and seasons.  I would love to have my own boat. But meanwhile I am blessed with having this favourite spot to visit when ever I choose.

Someone else who took photos of water was Helena. She used the idea of '5 in 5' and shared some amazing abstract photos on her blog, taken of reflections. Unfortunately Helena was too late to add to last months link, but they are too good to not mention and I am inspired to take another trip to the river and to use Helena's idea! It is exciting each month to see how everyone uses different approaches to this challenge, sometimes a theme, a place, or an interesting idea. And if you like to take part this month you would be VERY welcome! Here is the plan:

1.  Choose a location.

2.  Have your camera ready.

3.  Set a mobile timer for 5 minutes.

4.  Take as many photos you can until the time is up.

5.  Choose 5 photos to download and share by using the link tool.
   You have until the 25th of the month to add your photos. 
If you want to know more there are details here.

And one more thing - when you use the link tool, please click on your post title.  This will show the web address. Please right click, copy and paste this as your link.  This will take readers directly to your '5 in 5' blog page and be easier for them to find.
Thank you to those who have taken part so far. I have loved seeing your photos and hope you will be back with more. 

And don't forget, you have until 25th to post your link!


  1. Oh, I just wanted to come and there right with you! I am applauding your cloud appreciation - up here we often get solid grey cloud cover so I rejoice to see such wonderful skyscapes.

  2. What lovely photos Sandie x

  3. A very peaceful place to enjoy. Lovely photos. Mx

  4. Lovely photos Sandie, such a lovely place to be able to visit regularly. I shall be taking my photos later today, I have a cuppa and natter date with a friend in a garden centre in Trowbridge.

  5. What a super place to have nearby as a getaway.
    Today I'm meeting a friend for cuppa and natta, so will take my photos then, and will add this afternoon.
    Enjoy your day x x x

  6. What a beautiful place to have on your doorstep..perfect for five photos. Or more.

  7. Lovely Sandie. Beautiful clouds. I Love them too and didn't know there was an Appreciation Society. Am wondering if I know this river!
    Patricia x

  8. Hi Sandie
    I like your pictures especially the two elegant, graceful swans with their feathers shuffling in the wind. I also like the picture of the gate it makes me think where will it lead. Thank you for sharing. Sarah

  9. What a lovely spot - wonderful swans and clouds and water - I loved them all.

  10. Lovely shots Sandie - really must sort out a linky and get involved xxx Ps thanks for being such great company this weekend - loved every minute xxx

  11. Visiting from Helena, I love this idea and would love to join you if I may? I can't promise any pictures as beautiful as yours and Helena's but...I do love a photographic challenge.

    1. Miriam - I would LOVE you to join in!! I have seen your photos and they are beautiful. I do hope you will come back again next month :)

  12. great pics Sandie, I have been enjoying clouds more recently after staring at them all summer for the scavenger hunt lol! I do like stormy skies quite often. I also completely agree with you about living in a waterside house that is definitely my dream!

  13. Inspired by your fabulous river walk i used my river walk for my 5

  14. Lovely shots along the river Sandie, I too love looking and photographing clouds, maybe I should join the Cloud Appreciation Society too!

    I am joining you for the first time and have added my link.


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