Sunday, 25 November 2012

Moors Valley Park, Dorset

I've spent so much time recently getting the Picture This group's site up and running that I've neglected my own page somewhat. So, time to rectify that and start posting again. Starting with the final set of photos from my trip to the south coast of England at the end of September to visit online friend Baz. 

Moors Valley is another of the many beautiful country parks in the area that Baz lives in. It has walking and cycling paths, both in heathland and woodland, along with activity pursuits such as zip-lining and tree-top rope-walks. The day we visited there were several heavy rain storms, had to duck into shelter several times, so some of the shots are not as pin-sharp as I'd like as they were taken in a hurry.  As always I've put up a few of my fave shots and the whole album is available to view in a slideshow at the bottom of the page. 

1) Backlit Oak Leaves Backlit Leaves 1

2) A Lot To Say Lot To Say

3) Blue Day Blue Day 1

4) Happy Chappy Happy Chappy

5) Fuzzytop Fuzzytop 1

6) Rimmed With Light Rimmed With Light 2

7) Wood Fox Wood Fox

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36 comments:

  1. zip-lining and tree-top rope-walks -- I can figure out what tree top rope walks are, but what are zip-lining?

    Your photos are beautiful. I bet you are glad to have the photo site up and running.

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    1. Thanks Lynda. Yes, very pleased with the new PT site, seems to be running smoothly so far.
      Zip-lining is where you are clipped to a rope and slide from a high-level down to ground level over a course of about 100 metres or so.

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  2. awesome as always-enjoyed the slideshow, really liked how you captured the light on the oak leaves, and loved the photo with the dock.tree top rope walks-did you get do that-or too stormy-sounds fun

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    1. Thanks Kathy. The oak leaves is probably my fave photo of the set. No, didn't go on the rope-walks or zip-lining, was more interested in walking the paths and photographing.

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  3. Mitch your page is just beautiful as are all of your photos.
    I am so impressed. I wish I knew how to set up a page like yours. I am
    hosting I&W and really dont know where to find everyone?

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    1. Thanks Sue. It's not difficult to set up a page like mine. Any time you need any help or advice, just ask. I'm always happy to help.

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  4. I understand why those shots are your favourites....It must have not been easy to select which to be included in the slideshow, whose shots do also justice to the beauty of that place... Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Belita. The slideshow itself is easy enough, I just use the entire album. It's choosing the few favourites to highlight that's the hard part!! LOL.

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  5. I think it would be lovely to have a companion on picture taking forays. And, if no companion, there is always a chatty bird with a lot to say. Zip-lining intrigues me and maybe I will try it someday - maybe...

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    1. It is nice to sometimes have another photographer accompanying you. It's always interesting to see how two people shoot the same things in completely different ways.

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  6. Love the little gull ... he looks as though he has much to say ~smile~ ... as always, your photos are amazing ... love the life in them ...too beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Lynne :-)) Yes, that gull had so much to say, he was still going strong as I walked away. LOL.

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  7. We have tree top walks on the nearest mountain where I live, but not my sort of thing. Otherwise that was an enjoyable breakfast I just had accompanied by the beautiful photos of the english countryside. Oh to be in England .... and all that.

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    1. Thanks Pat, I'm glad you enjoyed it :-))

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  8. Hey Mitch wonderful memories of a great week we had. It was good to visit on this wet and windy day as I drink my morning coffee thtas for some great memories to brighten a dull day;)

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    1. Hi Baz. Yeah, was it was a great week. Hope we can do it again sometime. I don't think anyone has escaped the awful weather of the past few days.

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  9. What a lovely treat with my lunch, a photo blog from Mitch. Wonderful images, your weather must have improved a bit so you could get out a bit. That last one, Wood Fox is interesting. Love the view from the little pier, lovely, just so lovely. I need to get out and about a bit, getting cabin fever, but cannot leave my little feathered babies, this feeding around the clock is getting me down and the smallest one died on Friday *sigh*

    Well back to work says the bossman ..............chat later.

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    1. The weather is still bloody awful here. These shots were taken at the end of September. Glad you enjoyed the photos though :-))

      Sorry to hear you're still struggling with the chicks.

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  10. the third image is my favorite....so so so pretty....of course i love all of them...
    hey i'd like to get involved with picture this too...where do i find the link...?

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    1. Thanks Sonny, glad you enjoyed them :-))

      If you want to become a contributor on the Picture This site, I'll need the e-mail address you used to set up your Blogger account with. If you can e-mail it to me at picturethistng@gmail.com and I'll send you an invite e-mail, which will contain a link to accept and become registered.

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  11. Great shots as always!! I really enjoyed the "a lot to say" bird :)

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    1. Thanks Mary :-)) Yes, he was squawking up a storm!!! LOL.

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  12. Absolutely great shots! I love, LOVE the seagull :)

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    1. Thanks Riete :-)) He is quite a character, isn't he?

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    1. You're quite welcome Fatos, I hope you enjoyed it.

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  14. hey mitch seems those wonky birds always have something to squawk about..and the wooden girllia..or is it a boyrilla?..whats it with you blokes and the wooden critters baz put up a wooden spider and books lmao...anyways trying to get used to visiting on blogger some

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    1. Hi Gator!! Nice to see you dropping by!! You can blame Baz for the wooden critters. If it wasn't for him, I 'wooden' have known about them. LOL!!!

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  15. Love it all Mitch. It is great to get lost in another world for a little while.

    I must say I have been a bit on the worried side after watching the news lately about your neck of the woods and still a few more days of rain to come. Yikes! What a bloody mess and over such a huge area.

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    1. Thanks Shayna :-))

      Yes, the weather in the UK has been really bad over the past week or so, lots of flooding and storm damage. I'm lucky in that I live in an area that is not prone to flooding. Still strong winds and rain here for another 24 hours, then it will finally start to ease off.

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  16. Great photos Mitch ~ another place I've not visited but it looks like there are we a lot of photo opportunities. I always like looking at other people's photographs as it never ceases to amaze me how we all see things differently.

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    1. Thanks Charlie. Yes, Dorset have lots on offer for the walker like yourself, and the photographer. There is, of course, the New Forest, plus several large country parks such as the one featured in this post.

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  17. I was missing you... :) I fell in love at first sight with that little seagull that's so much to say and the little pier is one of my favourites too... Watching your slideshow was like a nice walk in nature!

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    1. Thanks Kia, I'm glad you enjoyed it :-))

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  18. I really like how you capture light at the right angle! Cool pics.

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