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Los Gigantes Sunset. Tenerife

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Taken from a balcony at El Sombrero in Los Gigantes, Tenerife. The colours after 4pm in the winter are stunning, and different every evening.

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2013 in Tenerife, Tolkien

 

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Palm Tree – Tenerife – Canary Islands – Holiday

Taken on a balcony at El Sombrero, Los Gigantes, Tenerife. Copyright Tom Tolkien 2012.

 

 
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Posted by on January 21, 2013 in Tenerife, Tolkien

 

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2012 in review

Happy New Year

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 18,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

 
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Posted by on December 30, 2012 in Tolkien

 

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Autumn Dream – Langton, North Yorkshire

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2012 in Landscape, North Yorkshire, Tolkien

 

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Poppy field overload

 

Poppy field overload, originally uploaded by Thomas Tolkien.

 

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2012 in Flowers, Tolkien

 

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park | Magdalena Abakanowicz | Ten Seated Figures

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Ten Seated Figures by Magdalena Abakanowicz at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bretton Hall, Wakefield, Yorkshire.

www.abakanowicz.art.pl/
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magdalena_Abakanowicz

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2012 in Tolkien

 

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Dane’s Dyke

Dane’s Dyke Bridlington. More images here.

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2012 in East Yorkshire

 

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Kites at Bridlington, East Yorkshire

Kites at South Beach, Bridlington, East Yorkshire

Kites at Bridlington South Beach. East Yorkshire, UK.

 

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2012 in East Yorkshire, Tolkien

 

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Dane’s Dyke, Bridlington by Thomas Tolkien

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An iPhone photo from earlier this year. Love this beach.

 
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Posted by on November 26, 2011 in East Yorkshire, Tolkien

 

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Lavender and Hoverfly

Lavender and Hoverfly, originally uploaded by Thomas Tolkien.

Perfect landing!

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2011 in Tolkien, Wildlife

 

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About to fly away

About to fly away, originally uploaded by Thomas Tolkien.

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A lady bug about to fly away. I spotted it crawling over a set of sample art papers which arrived in the post that day. She didn’t think much of the 300 gsm canvas rag, but really seemed to like the eco friendly bamboo stock – a classy lustre affair coming in at 200 gsm. I had chance to get two shots off as she scurried to the edge before alighting to a plant border, never to be seen again.

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2011 in Herefordshire, Tolkien, Wildlife

 

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One flap of my wings will change the world

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Read my beak – no more butterflies! One flap of my wings will cause the end of the global economic crisis, a permanent improvement in British weather and the immediate introduction of Rondel Oro Semi Seco Cava into every Morrisons supermarket.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2011 in Tolkien

 

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Sweet William Flowers



Sweet William Flowers, originally uploaded by Thomas Tolkien.

Dianthus barbatus

Another sea of bokeh macro flower image. Beautiful sunshine today – lots of landscape pictures to start editing and processing.

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2011 in Tolkien

 

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Sweet Williams

Sweet Williams, originally uploaded by Thomas Tolkien.

Dianthus barbatus

A macro shot using the D7000’s small flash limited by holding my hand over it. 60mm at around 2.8 to severely restrict the depth of field to the pastel stamen. I know the point of a good macro is to achieve edge to edge sharpness using tiny apertures, but I like fuzzy, swimming bokeh to frame the object, and throw it forward towards the viewer. Sweet Williams seem flavour of the month around here – I picked these up in a supermarket on my way back from work. The best part of the long out of county commute and daily grind.

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2011 in Flowers, Tolkien

 

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Nearly but not quite

Nearly but not quite, originally uploaded by Thomas Tolkien.

The first of many pot plants. A single ornamental thistle in an oversized plant pot. Part of me had to wonder whether I’d been conned. ‘Bee Magnet’ and ‘Butterfly Bonanza’ screamed the signage. ‘Five pounds for a weed,’ screamed my wallet. The promise of an orgy of bees for my 60mm f2.8 macro lens won out.
The D70s is quiet. The D7000 has an almost sound effect shutter which acts as a sonic cattle prod to anything with wings. Many bees – none in shot.

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2011 in Herefordshire, Tolkien

 

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