Spring has now arrived and activity on the river is increasing. Easter weekend saw numerous boats passing through Marlow but now things have quietened on the boat front, wildlife is getting on with life undisturbed.
Autumn Evening in Marlow
I never tire of photographing this scene. Each one is slightly different due to the changes in the light and the state of the river. This is an early October scene taken just before sunset.
Date: 01:10:2009 Time: 17:21:53 Camera: Canon EOS 30D Lens: Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Aperture: f/5.0 Shutter Speed: 1/125 ISO: 100 Focal Length: 28.0 mm C
Just before Easter I walked along the Thames Path from Marlow to Temple Lock. Sitting on a bench beside the lock I was joined by this lady Chaffinch, who sat on the fence for some time and was not at all frightened of the camera.
Date: 15:03:2012 Time: 16:34:14 Camera: Canon EOS 30D Lens: Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Aperture: f/4.5 Shutter Speed: 1/400 ISO: 200 Focal Length: 200 mm
I visited Temple Lock again a few days later and this time I was joined by a male Chaffinch, no doubt a pair. It is interesting to note how tame bird life is near the river.
Date: 29:03:2012 Time: 14:54:32 Camera: Canon EOS 30D Lens: Canon EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Aperture: f/8.0 Shutter Speed: 1/250 ISO: 200 Focal Length: 80.0 mm
Leaving Temple Lock
Tempe Lock is about 1.5 miles upstream from Marlow. The Lock Keeper’s wife sells teas and coffee as well as ice creams and is a welcome resting place for walkers and cyclists on the Thames Path.
This was made of five images with different exposures merged together.
Date: 21:08:2010 Time: 11:40:39 Camera: Canon EOS 30D Lens: Canon EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Aperture: f/4.5 Shutter Speed: 1/400 ISO: 100 Focal Length: 70.0 mm