It's my fault. After a morning pottering around and getting a more aerodynamic haircut for my marathon, I spent too much time watching my 99p Oxfam purchase of "The Poseidon Adventure" chortling over the hilarious over the top characterisation. So my afternoon walk started after 330pm, with the invisible sun now lifting up the duvet of the horizon prior to getting in to bed.
Still, I enjoy walking by twilight, it seems a little more peaceful, so I decided to head down to London Road Lake to see what was about, under a beautifully burnished sky.
Sadly there's still no winter ducks about, and even the tufted ducks seem to be on holiday from local waters, so it was just the usual water traffic of mallards. coot, moorhen, and the usual elusive great crested grebes. But the light was so dim by this point, the camera just couldn't handle the light, and results were mainly disappointing.
However, this does mean that it means I get more practice on my Pixlr photo-editing app on my Chromebook; pity it crashes the machine more often than Evil Knievel. I love this little machine - great purchase for £129, but with only 2 GB RAM it can struggle a bit.
People of Newark know when I'm editing with it, as they can hear my howls of frustration all over town.
All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 24.11.15
|Light coating of gold|
|Coot leaving a churning wake|
|Grebe fail again|
|Man walks dog|
|Last gasp of colour|
|Great, a fly tipped fridge|
|Sustrans 64 from a bridge|