Great Grey Owl - The great grey is the world's largest species of owls by length, with fluffy plumage, long wings and tail, and a large head with no ear-tufts (wingspan up to 152cm). The species name Nebulos (Latin Nebulosus, meaning misty or foggy). These owls are found from Alaska across Canada, down the Northern Rocky Mountains and northern Minnesota. They are also found in northern Europe and Asia.
V-Formation, Canada Geese flying through a dramatic sky at Hereford, England - V formation improves the efficiency of flying birds, especially over long migratory routes. All the birds, except the lead, fly in the upwash from the bird ahead. It's said with 25 birds, each can achieve a reduction of drag increasing their range by around 70%.
Sunrise, Ross on Wye, River Wye, south eastern Herefordshire, at the edge of the Forest of Dean, England - I photographed this from on the A40 bridge. The parish church of St. Mary's is the town's most prominent landmark dating back 700 years. Not far from here is Symonds Yat, the viewpoint there is amazing and you can do both in a single sunrise if you photograph this 30 minutes before sunrise as I did.
Country Lane, Leton, Hereford, Herefordshire, England - Believe it or not, I took this about 30 minutes after sunset, it was fairly almost dark. I used the circular/radial adjustment tool in Lightroom to add a little extra light to the middle of the image. Normally I try and find a specific object of interest for a scene, but this caught my eye, I thought it looked like something from 'The Shire' in Lord of the Rings. You can imagine Gandalf with his horse and cart traveling along it!
Sunset, Wheat Field, Herefordshire, England - Some beautiful light this evening in Hereford. Every photograph I take consists of a bracketed set of 3 images at different exposures, usually -3, -1 and +1, which I then combine (merge to HDR) in Lightroom to create a single file with more data to work with. I do some basic edits in Lightroom (light, contrast, lens correction, white balance, dust spots) then I take the image into Photoshop to clean up the image, removing junk and then colour correction, adjusting each colour with its luminance separately.