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Making Tracks

By MrsS    

Long time, no speak - and the start of a brand new year!

To cut a long story shot (well, relatively so - you know me!) I decided to take the plunge and invest my inheritance in a super duper new box of tricks and my 5D mkii arrived yesterday!!! YAY!!! Grin
(Seemed to make sense as Dad bought me my first ever DSLR, too) - - Thanks Dad x

So, I was VERY well up for an outing, and even MrS's suggestion that we tackled Heswall was insufficient to dampen the spirits Tongue

(I hate that place with a passion - I always imagine myself sinking into the murk without a trace - - perhaps that's why MrS is so keen to take me there!!) Grin

Anyway, we arrived, waterproofed and wellied up and set off across the mire to the boats. I actually realised how much fun I have when I get out with the said image recorder.

I also discovered that if you actually ran (or in my case, lumbered) across the gloop, there was less chance of becoming a permanent feature! Finally, if you don't stay in the same position whilst setting up a shot, that improves your chances of getting home too!! I'm just really glad that there wasn't anyone else there to witness me hopping from foot to foot - I'm sure I must've looked like I needed a comfort break Tongue

So - - to the shot - - there are lots of tracks in the mud - - think they were plover - certainly heard what I thought was one on several occasions, and the moon stayed out for a bit to play too.

Hope you like, promise to try to get out more this year, so you may have to put up with me on a much more regular basis!!! Grin

Oh, and Happy new year to everyone, sincere wishes for a truly wonderful and prosperous 2013.


Fran x

Tags: Sunrise Boat Grass Mud Tracks Heswall Landscape and travel Gloop

Voters: sut68, CarolG, Richsr and 45 more

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CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
5 Jan 2013 4:28PM
A wonderful image to return with, and great to see you back, Fran SmileSmileSmile A very Happy New Year to you both, and may you have loads and loads of fun with your new toySmile. Carol

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MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
5 Jan 2013 4:31PM
Thanks Carol Smile
awhyu 8 2
5 Jan 2013 4:34PM
lovely stuff here fran
Richsr 12 91 223 England
5 Jan 2013 4:36PM
Happy new year to you too Fran
Regards Richard
edrhodes 14 547 12 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 4:38PM
Happy New Year Fran, enjoy the new toy...

MrDoo Grin
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
5 Jan 2013 4:46PM
Thanks Andy, Richard & MrDoo Smile

HUGE Thank You to Malcolm, too for the GEA - what a wonderful start to 2013!!

Cheers All!
Fran x
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 4:50PM
your written enthusiam is catching ... thankyou
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
5 Jan 2013 5:10PM
Thank You too, Barbara - MrS always accuses me of writing a novel, so it's good to hear that someone enjoys reading them! Grin

Cheers Everyone!

Fran x
Scooby10 9 3 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 5:18PM
Super image. Love the foreground grasses.
TilG88 11 1 England
5 Jan 2013 5:22PM
Great photo Smile
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
5 Jan 2013 5:25PM
Thank you Peter & Tilney Smile

Fran x
Ade_Osman 16 4.5k 36 England
5 Jan 2013 5:25PM
Very very nice.....He say's in a envious way Tongue

Ade Smile
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 6:16PM
Good to see you back Fran and still uloading the odd gemWink

Happy New Year to you and the bossSmile

charlotte 15 34 2 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 7:54PM
A beauty of an image to Christen the new toy with Fran..... Happy New Year to you too.

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
5 Jan 2013 8:10PM
Cheers Ade, Adrian & Charlotte Smile

Appreciate your comments Smile

Fran x
Mari 16 1.8k United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 8:36PM
That's beautiful Fran... and what a lovely way to remember your Dad Smile Happy new camera Smile x
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
5 Jan 2013 9:06PM
He'll be with me on every shoot, Mari - - Thanks Smile

Fran x
martin.w Plus
17 588 22 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 10:36PM
Great start with the new toy....have an RC Wink
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
5 Jan 2013 10:40PM
Thanks ever so much MrW - how could I refuse???? Wink


Fran x
rontear Plus
16 19 8 England
6 Jan 2013 12:43AM
Not a good location with a new camera, just imagine you fell over ( I did with my new 5D Sad) Congratulations on your fine investment, i'm sure we will be seeing more gems !!!! Fran. Belated New Year greetings and have a great 2013 !!
marktc Plus
9 101 15 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 12:45AM
Happy New Year Fran, great shot to start the year, well worth the effort!
dazzaman 13 631 England
6 Jan 2013 12:49PM
HNY TO U ALL excellent 1st image from ur new toy. myself a new toy. A nex7 and 50mm 1.8 it's amazing.x
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Jan 2013 1:37PM
Thanks Ron, Mark & MrLer!!! Smile

Fran x
BillyGoatGruff 12 191 199 England
9 Jan 2013 12:31AM
Grin Wink

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