ePz's 16 Days Of Xmas, Plus A Prize For Everyone On Xmas Day! Enter The Prize Draw Today!

Down on the Farm


I hope you enjoy browsing the images in my Portfolio - all comments are welcome!
...Read More

Down on the Farm

2 Feb 2021 10:34AM   Views : 647 Unique : 442

There was a time when we could vist Arley Hall and then take the "tractor taxi" up to Stockley Farm, part of the estate. This was a petting zoo and general resource, used quite a bit for school groups as an educational outing. It couldn't make ends meet unfortunately and closed at some point, and I'm not sure what the status of the site is now as we can't visit because of lockdown. However, the principle is there that these small farm zoos can actually be quite useful for photography, especially if we explore the wider area of their settings and don't just stay with the main areas where the kids feed the animals and that sort of event.

Here's a few pictures to illustrate the point, and some of them are quite cute it must be said. Next time we visit Arley Hall we must enquire about the farm and see if it has re-opened. Meanwhile......













Camera was the Pentax K-5 and the lens mainly the SMC Pentax-DA 18-135mm and 55-300mm.

Recent blogs by johnriley1uk

Round and Round the Harbour

Perhaps no trip to Cardiff would be complete without a gentle tour of the harbour by boat. Starting close to the shrine lamenting the death of Ianto Jones, the character from Torchwood, the open air boat took us on a clockwise journey, and this is wh...

Posted: 27 Nov 2023 11:14AM

Cardiff, Centre of the Universe

Still on the theme of Doctor Who, Cardiff looks very much like it is indeed the centre of the universe. Temporal Rifts, Torchwood, Aliens of every description, these are to be seen on the streets of Cardiff. In 2017 Me, Sue, her late brother Mark and...

Posted: 26 Nov 2023 9:28PM

So, we meet again, Doc-tor....

There I am, an unsuspecting 12-year-old, waiting for a new Saturday evening serial about an old man who travels in time. Twenty-five minutes later, there I am totally wowed by the most exciting bit of new TV I had ever seen. Yes, the first episode of...

Posted: 23 Nov 2023 1:49PM

The Amazing Dalbeattie Museum Trust

This is a small but packed museum in Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway. It covers a couple of floors in a corner shop location and is packed with artefacts, the bad news for us being that many of them are things that we have owned or used as youngste...

Posted: 4 Nov 2023 12:09AM

Golden Slumbers

There's an exhibitions of Egypt's Golden Mummies at Manchester Museum, and we went down to see it this afternoon. I travelled very light this time, in the end using just the Pentax MX-1 compact camera. The conditions were very dark and the exhibits l...

Posted: 1 Nov 2023 9:57PM

There are no comments here! Be the first!


You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join for free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.