Protected by Copyscape Originality Checker

Monday, 21 February 2011

Utter Gloom

Between the age of 4 and 11 we lived at Rame near Penryn in a bungalow surrounded by fields. Whilst as a youngster I do not remember being concerned about the weather, grey cloud or light I do remember my uncle John coming to the visit and looking out of the window and saying Utter Gloom. Those words have stayed with me and I do believe they can be used to describe the weather here in Enfield since the beginning of the year. One grey day leading to another not great light for any photography.Anyway enough of the moaning the Greater Spotted Woodpecker continues to visit my garden and I managed to take these images at the weekend which appears to have lifted the gloom.


  1. Utter Gloom,and you produce stunning Images like these.
    Can't wait for the sunshine,will look at your Blog then and see what Images you produce,amazing,stuff Anthony.

  2. Isn't it getting tiresome Anthony!!! Gloom every day!

    Nice pecker shots - hope you dont get a Sparrowhawk in :-)

  3. What a pretty Woodpecker! At least you managed to get some cool photos!

  4. Anthony your pictures are amazing
    and the colors so beautiful.... compliments.

    Greetings, Joop

  5. And you said mine was good, when you had the same, yours are better.

  6. Hi Anthony, yep everyone is being hindered by the dull English weather at present, ot does however provide some help. (ie lack of blown highlights on black and white birds) Good set of images.

    Rain forecast here tomorrow again!!!!