Annette Price - H2o Photography: Blog http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog en-us Copyright Annette Price annette@h2ophotography.co.uk (Annette Price - H2o Photography) Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:17:00 GMT Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:17:00 GMT http://www.h2ophotography.com/img/s/v-5/u719932885-o741192332-50.jpg Annette Price - H2o Photography: Blog http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog 90 120 Talk http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/11/talk On the 28th of November, I am talking at a Yes Stories event.

I will be one of several speakers at the November Yes Stories event and will be talking about my photographic exploration of disused and abandoned Welsh mines "Hollow Mountain".

Filled with the twisted, rusting remnants of our rich, mining past, these dark, vast underground spaces are a glimpse into an important part of our heritage. They are now very different from their mining days, silent, gradually collapsing, rusting and sometimes changed by bacteria. My photography explores a number of these mines as they are today, including slate, copper, sulphur and silica.

The event takes place in the evening at The Glassblower, 40 to 42 Glasshouse Street, Piccadilly, London, W1B 5JY.

Tickets can be bought from Eventbrite - see the Facebook link below for details....

https://www.facebook.com

 

Dinas Rock Silica Mine. the beginning of the flooded section. South Wales, UKDinas Rock Silica Mine. the beginning of the flooded section. South Wales, UK

Dinas Rock Silica Mine

 

 

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annette@h2ophotography.co.uk (Annette Price - H2o Photography) adventure all posts caves and mines caving event glassblower landscapes london photography sayyesmore speaker talk uk underground wild places yesstories http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/11/talk Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:15:06 GMT
An update http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/11/anupdate An update

For the past few months, I have not posted here but I have been very busy photographing the Thames from the source in Kemble, in January heading downriver towards the sea. The photography is being done from a kayak and I have now reached London.

I have been posting updates of the project on my facebook page www.facebook.com/ThamesSourceToSea so why not visit the page and 'like' to see new posts and follow the projects as it develops. 

Also, check out the website www.thames.photography

The River Thames, south of the A429, near Kemble.The River Thames, south of the A429, near Kemble. New plant growth underwater, one mile from the start of the River Thames, Kemble, January 2017

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annette@h2ophotography.co.uk (Annette Price - H2o Photography) adventure all posts england kayaking landscapes photography river river thames source to sea thames uk urban spaces water wild wild places winter http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/11/anupdate Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:50:47 GMT
Source To Sea - February 18th - Cheese Wharf to Tadpole Bridge http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/2/cheese-wharf Cheese Wharf to Tadpole Bridge.

The sky turned thunderous and threatening as we got into our kayaks at Cheese Wharf, a short distance down river from Lechlade. On the opposite river bank was a 'British Hardened Field Defence of WWII'. Better known as pillboxes, because of their shape, these small fortified structures were built on the banks of the River Thames with an interval of 1/3 of a mile, all the way from London to Lechlade. They were built in case the German army succeeded in invading Britain and was making its way up the Thames.

We paddled away from the Cheese Wharf pillbox and within a few minutes had reached Buscot Lock. We stopped to look at the weir below the lock and continued down river past more pillboxes, one wrapped and cradled by the trunk of a large tree and another completely buried in dense bracken, the sky lightened as we reached Grafton Lock. Here we stopped for a quick break before continuing to Radcot Bridge and finally Tadpole Bridge, bathed in warm evening sun.  

 

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annette@h2ophotography.co.uk (Annette Price - H2o Photography) All Posts England Kayaking Landscapes River Thames Source to Sea Thames UK Wild Places adventure explore photography river water winter http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/2/cheese-wharf Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:00:00 GMT
Source To Sea - February 16th - Thames Head to Lyd Well http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/2/thames-head-to-lyd-well The Thames is now starting at Thames Head.

In the evening I revisited the Source of the Thames hoping to find water pumping out of the stone lined hole, where water does occasionally emerge from underground, but no, it's still dry and filled with autumn's leaves. However the river is starting to flow from Thames Head, flowing down the ditch that had been previously dry when I last visited it.  Underground water was surging up from Lyd Well. 

See map below

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annette@h2ophotography.co.uk (Annette Price - H2o Photography) All Posts Cotswold England Kemble Landscapes Lyd Well River Thames Source Thames UK Wild Places photography river source to sea winter http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/2/thames-head-to-lyd-well Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:37:14 GMT
Source To Sea - February 16th - David Wood, Fly Fisherman http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/2/fly-fisherman David Wood, Fly Fisherman.

At 2pm I met up with David Wood at Cricklade. David is a local fly fisherman who has been fishing in the Thames for the past seven years.  Today he was course fishing  - which I believe means no salmon or trout. David waded into the river and constantly re-cast the line with a 'fly' for bate.  The river here was much higher than it had been a couple of weeks ago and the river banks are now three feet underwater.

Thank you David for letting me photograph you :-)

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annette@h2ophotography.co.uk (Annette Price - H2o Photography) All Posts England Landscapes Thames UK fish fishing fly fly fishing hobby outdoors pastime river source to sea winter http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/2/fly-fisherman Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:34:33 GMT
Source to Sea - 16th February - The Thames through Neigh Bridge Country Park http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/2/neigh-bridge The Thames through Neigh Bridge Country Park.

It had been an early start and I parked in the car park at the Neigh Bridge Country Park before heading up river. The clarity of the water and tightly twisting path of the river reminded more of a mountain stream than the Thames. It was only a foot deep in most places. The river disappeared into the grounds of a private house before re-emerging and continuing towards Poole Keynes.  I spent most of my time wading in the river with my cameras and so didn't get very far up river. By late morning I headed back to the car as I was meeting with David Wood at 2pm for a spot of fly-fishing.....

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annette@h2ophotography.co.uk (Annette Price - H2o Photography) All Posts England English Neigh Bridge Neigh Bridge Country Park Source to Sea Thames UK Wild Places explore river start winter young http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/2/neigh-bridge Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:14:54 GMT
Swindon Advertiser "Photographer tells the Thames' intriguing story" http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/2/swindon-advertiser The Swindon Advertiser published an article about my Thames project on the 7th of February.

"Photographer tells the Thames' intriguing story".

 

You can see it online here 

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15075905.Photographer_tells_the_Thames__39__intriguing_story/

 

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annette@h2ophotography.co.uk (Annette Price - H2o Photography) All Posts Annette Price England Kayaking River Thames Thames UK adventure newspaper photographer photography report river source to sea swindon advertiser http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/2/swindon-advertiser Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:49:08 GMT
Source To Sea - February 4th - The Thames from Castle Eaton to a few miles downriver of Kempsford http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/2/source-to-sea-Kempsford The Thames from Castle Eaton to a few miles downriver of Kempsford.

It was chilli as we got onto the water at Castle Eaton. The staff at the Red Lion pub had kindly agreed to let us get on the water from their grassy back garden.  Paddler Neil Montgomery had joined me for this trip, helping with the car shuttle. It had been raining recently and the water had risen by at least a foot in the last few days, it moved swiftly, carrying our boats effortlessly along the river.

I was using my new underwater housing with a Fuji X-T10 mirrorless camera, the combination was working well. I will put a review of the Meikon housing that I am using on here soon.

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Neil Montgomery at Castle Eaton, near Kemble.Paddler Neil Montgomery who joined me on this photography trip, about to get on the water at Castle Eaton, near Kemble. St Mary the Virgin, Castle EatonSt Mary the Virgin, Castle Eaton Kempsford.Kempsford. KempsfordKempsford KempsfordKempsford St. Mary's, KempsfordSt. Mary's, Kempsford Flood plain, KempsfordFlood plain, Kempsford St. Mary's, KempsfordSt. Mary's, Kempsford River Thames, downriver from Kempsford.River Thames, downriver from Kempsford. River Thames, downriver from Kempsford.River Thames, downriver from Kempsford. River Thames, downriver from Kempsford.River Thames, downriver from Kempsford. Hannington Bridge, near Kempsford.Hannington Bridge, near Kempsford. Hannington Bridge, near Kempsford.Hannington Bridge, near Kempsford. The River Thames, below Hannington Bridge, near Kempsford.The River Thames, below Hannington Bridge, near Kempsford. The River Thames, below Hannington Bridge, near Kempsford.The River Thames, below Hannington Bridge, near Kempsford. The River Thames, below Hannington Bridge, near Kempsford.The River Thames, below Hannington Bridge, near Kempsford. The River Thames, below Hannington Bridge, near Kempsford.The River Thames, below Hannington Bridge, near Kempsford. The River Thames, below Hannington Bridge, near Kempsford.The River Thames, below Hannington Bridge, near Kempsford. The River Thames, below Hannington Bridge, near Kempsford.The River Thames, below Hannington Bridge, near Kempsford.

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annette@h2ophotography.co.uk (Annette Price - H2o Photography) All Posts England Hannington Bridge Kayaking Kempsford Landscapes River Thames Source to Sea Thames UK Wild Places castle eaton explore photography river water wild http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/2/source-to-sea-Kempsford Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:10:31 GMT
Source To Sea - January 28th - The Thames between Ashton Keynes and Lower Mill Estate http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/1/lower-mill-estate From Ashton Keynes, I set out upriver towards Lower Mill Estate.  The Thames path follows this stretch of the river which cuts through old gravel pit workings, now filled with water to form huge lakes in the surrounding area.  I wore wellies and an old drysuit so that I could take some of the pictures from the middle of the river. 

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This is the first significant piece of junk that has been thrown in the river that I have so far found while photographing the Thames between the Source and Lechlade. This stretch of river does appear to be very clean. 

River Thames, up river from Ashton Keynes village, UKRiver Thames, up river from Ashton Keynes village, UK River Thames, Lower Mill Estate, UKRiver Thames, Lower Mill Estate, UK

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annette@h2ophotography.co.uk (Annette Price - H2o Photography) All Posts England English Landscapes River Thames Thames UK Wild Places river rural source to Sea water http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/1/lower-mill-estate Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:15:00 GMT
Source To Sea - January 28th, Ashton Keynes http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/1/source-to-sea-ashton-keynes Ashton Keynes - the first village through which the Thames flows.

 Ashton Keynes is about six and a half miles from the official source of the River Thames and is the first village that the Thames flows through (as opposed to flowing past)Here the river splits into several channels, the main channel flowing through the village High Street where the houses on the West side each have their own bridge crossing the Thames.  

According to Wikipedia, the village was known as Aesctun in 800 AD and appeared in the Domesday Book, but its name has changed a number of times since then.

Yesterday I went to visit Ashton Keynes and in the village shop I met Tina, a lovely lady who has lived in the village all her life. I knew that flooding had been a constant problem for Ashton Keynes over it's long history, but Tina explained that the Thames has actually been diverted to reduce the risk of flooding.

Below are photographs of Ashton Keynes......

 

Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through.Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through. Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through.Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through. Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through.Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through. Pony and trap. Ashton Keynes village, River Thames, UKPony and trap. Ashton Keynes village, River Thames, UK Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through.Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through. Ashton Keynes.  Most houses on the west side of the High Street have their own bridge over Thames.Ashton Keynes. Most houses on the west side of the High Street have their own bridge over Thames. Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through.Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through. Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through.Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through. Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through.Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through. Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through.Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through. Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through.Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through. Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through.Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through. Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through.Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through. Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through.Ashton Keynes village. This is the first village which the River Thames flows through. Ashton Keynes.  Most houses on the west side of the High Street have their own bridge over Thames.Ashton Keynes. Most houses on the west side of the High Street have their own bridge over Thames. Ashton Keynes.  Most houses on the west side of the High Street have their own bridge over Thames.Ashton Keynes. Most houses on the west side of the High Street have their own bridge over Thames. Ashton Keynes.  Most houses on the west side of the High Street have their own bridge over Thames.Ashton Keynes. Most houses on the west side of the High Street have their own bridge over Thames.

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annette@h2ophotography.co.uk (Annette Price - H2o Photography) All Posts England English village Landscapes River Thames Thames UK history old river source to sea village http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/1/source-to-sea-ashton-keynes Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:41:55 GMT
Source To Sea - January 21st - Cricklade http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/1/source-to-sea-cricklade RIVER THAMES.

Saturday afternoon - Cricklade.

Saturday morning began very early as I photographed one mile downriver of the official source of the Thames, the point where spring water is currently rising from underground to form the beginning of the River Thames. Later in the morning I explored a little further down river taking a look at the Thames from underwater.

By mid-day I was back at my car for a quick change into dry kayaking kit before driving to Lechlade to meet Neil. We set up a car shuttle and got on the water at Cricklade, heading down stream. The winter sunlight was creating a very picture postcard Thames, with six-foot tall straw grasses glowing orange in the sunlight, contrasting with the blue sky and water.  The river was narrow and twisty, we were paddling through the Cotswolds with very little sign of humans, just the occasional farmhouse. 

Many trees have broken and fallen across the river, most are huge and look as though they may have collapsed under their own weight, or maybe through bank erosion. Some blocked the route completely, meaning we had to pull ourselves over fallen trees, limbo under others. Most of the trees were still growing and had rooted themselves in the river.  A few fallen trees formed grand arches - the tree growing both sides of the arch. 

Tangled straw dangled from tree branches and tree trunks like large straw wigs, they showed that previous river levels had been much higher.

There was one tree we couldn't get passed and had to portage. The banks were vertical walls of slippery mud and the water deeper than it looked. I was trying to help Neil get back on the water and slipped down the mud and up to my chin in water :-) 

Our get out was the bridge on Nell Hill, a road crossing the Thames shortly after the village of Kempsford, by that time it was virtually dark.  

 

River Thames below CrickladeRiver Thames below Cricklade Broken, fallen tree forming an arch over the River Thames. Below Cricklade.Broken, fallen tree forming an arch over the River Thames. Below Cricklade.

A tree arch

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Brocken tree - like so many others

Dead leaves dangle from a fallen tree indicating the previous height of the River Thames.Dead leaves dangle from a fallen tree indicating the previous height of the River Thames. Straw dangling from a tree gives an indication of the height of previous river levels

The River Thames between Cricklade and Castle Eaton.The River Thames between Cricklade and Castle Eaton. St Mary the Virgin, Castle Eaton, UKSt Mary the Virgin, Castle Eaton, UK Mary the Virgin, Castle Eaton

 

Night descends, we get off the river at the bridge on Nell Hill. Our kayaks are in a nearby field.Night descends, we get off the river at the bridge on Nell Hill. Our kayaks are in a nearby field.

Our boats in a field near Kempsford, where we got off the water.

 

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annette@h2ophotography.co.uk (Annette Price - H2o Photography) All Posts Castle Eaton Cotswolds Cricklade Kempsford Landscapes River Thames Source to Sea St Mary the Virgin Thames UK Wild Places explore photography river http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/1/source-to-sea-cricklade Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:52:58 GMT
Source To Sea - January 21st - Underwater http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/1/source-to-sea-underwater RIVER THAMES

Underwater near Kemble

After photographing the sun rising over the water, where it first emerges from underground, I headed back to my car, which was parked on the A429 bridge. Feeling cold as I had got very wet, I stopped for a quick hot drink and a sandwich before putting my camera into an underwater housing and heading downstream to take underwater pictures of the River Thames.  

A local who saw me in the river with a camera called out "you won't see any fish in there, this part of the Thames dries out completely during the summer".  And he was right.  Over the course of the day, I spent several hours wading in the river and didn't see a single fish, despite the extreme clarity of the water.

 

Split level photograph of the River  Thames, just south of the A429, near Kemble.Split level photograph of the River Thames, just south of the A429, near Kemble.   Plant life underwater, just south of the A429, near Kemble.Plant life underwater, just south of the A429, near Kemble. Plant life underwater, just south of the A429, near Kemble.Plant life underwater, just south of the A429, near Kemble. Looking up from underwater through 'Snell's Window' River Thames near Kemble.Looking up from underwater through 'Snell's Window' River Thames near Kemble. Split level photograph of the River  Thames, just south of the A429, near Kemble.Split level photograph of the River Thames, just south of the A429, near Kemble. Plant life underwater, just south of the A429, near Kemble.Plant life underwater, just south of the A429, near Kemble. Plant life underwater, just south of the A429, near Kemble.Plant life underwater, just south of the A429, near Kemble. Split level photograph of the River  Thames, just south of the A429, near Kemble.Split level photograph of the River Thames, just south of the A429, near Kemble.

 

 

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annette@h2ophotography.co.uk (Annette Price - H2o Photography) All Posts England Kemble River Thames Source Thames UK Wild Places aquatic aquatic plants clear plants river underwater http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/1/source-to-sea-underwater Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:23:28 GMT
Source To Sea - January 21st - One mile from the Source http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/1/source-to-sea---january-21st---one-mile-from-the-source RIVER THAMES

Misty Dawn One Mile from the Source.

For the past week and a half, I had been waiting patiently for the light to change, as forecasts had been showing grey skies over Kemble for days. But Saturday was looking promising, cold with a clear sky.

So Saturday morning I got up at silly o clock and drove to Kemble, parking on the bridge that crosses the Thames on the A429 and walked up river for a few hundred meters, as daylight started to appear and the mist began to rise over the water. This is currently where the Thames starts, where water begins rising from beneath the ground and is one mile from the official Source, which is dry at the moment.  Wearing my wellies and my not very waterproof trousers I carefully picked my way along the river, being careful not to trample the small green plants that are growing on the river bed, to get pictures from the river itself and not just from the bank.

Dawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River ThamesDawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River Thames The course of the River Thames, 1.5 miles from the official Source of the river.The course of the River Thames, 1.5 miles from the official Source of the river. Dawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River ThamesDawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River Thames Dawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River ThamesDawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River Thames Dawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River ThamesDawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River Thames Dawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River ThamesDawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River Thames Dawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River ThamesDawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River Thames Dawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River ThamesDawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River Thames Dawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River ThamesDawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River Thames Dawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River ThamesDawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River Thames Dawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River ThamesDawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River Thames Dawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River ThamesDawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River Thames Dawn near Lyd Well. The second bridge over the Thames is in the background. Near Kemble.Dawn near Lyd Well. The second bridge over the Thames is in the background. Near Kemble. Dawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River ThamesDawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River Thames Dawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River ThamesDawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River Thames Dawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River ThamesDawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River Thames Dawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River ThamesDawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River Thames Dawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River ThamesDawn at Lyd Well. Water is currently emerging from underground forming the start of the River Thames

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annette@h2ophotography.co.uk (Annette Price - H2o Photography) All Posts River Thames Source to Sea Thames UK Wild Places atmosphere beginning dawn early mist sun rise young Thames http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/1/source-to-sea---january-21st---one-mile-from-the-source Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:52:31 GMT
Source To Sea - January 8th - Lyd Well http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/1/lyd-well The 8th of January saw another visit to Kemble, near the source, starting at Lyd Well and heading downstream under the the A429 bridge and along the river, now filled with small green plants. It was another grey sky but this did create very soft lighting. Returning to my car it was nearly dusk and I entered one of the two tubes that form a curved tunnel for the river to flow through beneath the A429. There were long, think white spiders webs dangling from the roof so I set up my camera on a tripod and painted the tunnel with a powerful torch during a time exposure. 

The River Thames, south of the A429, near Kemble.The River Thames, south of the A429, near Kemble.

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The River Thames near Lyd Well,  Kemble. River Thames.The River Thames near Lyd Well, Kemble. River Thames. Course of the River Thames near the A429 bridge, near Kemble.Course of the River Thames near the A429 bridge, near Kemble. The River Thames, south of the A429, near Kemble.The River Thames, south of the A429, near Kemble. The River Thames, south of the A429, near Kemble.The River Thames, south of the A429, near Kemble. The River Thames, south of the A429, near Kemble.The River Thames, south of the A429, near Kemble. The River Thames, south of the A429, near Kemble.The River Thames, south of the A429, near Kemble.

Spiders webs dangle from the roof of a tunnel beneath the A429 Bridge, River Thames, near Kemble.Spiders webs dangle from the roof of a tunnel beneath the A429 Bridge, River Thames, near Kemble.

Spiders webs dangling from the roof, inside the river tunnel beneath the A429, near Kemble, one mile from the Source of the Thames.

Spiders webs dangle from the roof of a tunnel beneath the A429 Bridge, River Thames, near Kemble.Spiders webs dangle from the roof of a tunnel beneath the A429 Bridge, River Thames, near Kemble.

Spiders webs dangling from the roof, inside the river tunnel beneath the A429, near Kemble, one mile from the Source of the Thames.

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annette@h2ophotography.co.uk (Annette Price - H2o Photography) All Posts Source to Sea Thames UK Wild Places clear explore nature river spring spring water winter http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/1/lyd-well Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:00:00 GMT
Source To Sea - January 7th - Lechlade http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/1/lechlade Exploring up-river from Lechlade.

Today Neil joined me for a recce paddle upriver from Lechlade.

We got into our kayaks and turned upriver paddling against the flow and immediately discovered the Riverside Lechlade Marina.  A series of passages that viewed on a map look like an old fashioned TV ariel, with a central spine and many arms branching off.  The marina is home to around a hundred houseboats and looks very much like a well-established community - I will be back another time to meet the residents and find out about their lives on the Thames. But today, we continue upstream for a few miles, exploring a couple of the narrow tributaries en-route. The river winds through low fields and flood planes before becoming narrower and more tree-lined with high banks.  Running out of light we headed back to Lechlade.

And there we met the zany and very friendly Martin from Swindon Watersports, who has a shop in Lechlade next to the bridge. Martin is a hardcore paddler who took glee in showing me his paddling scars from shooting waterfalls and other wild water adventures. His shop is small but well-stocked and filled with goodies for kayaking, sailing and SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) - or at least according to Neil it is well stocked - I never actually got to look around his shop as I was too busy drinking the coffee he'd given me and watching wild YouTube videos of his paddling adventures.  

 

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annette@h2ophotography.co.uk (Annette Price - H2o Photography) All Posts Lechlade River Thames Source to Sea Thames UK Wild Places adventure photography http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/1/lechlade Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:45:00 GMT
Source To Sea - January 6th - Cricklade and Lyd Well http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/1/cricklade Friday 6th January - First day of Source to Sea.

Today is a recci, the light is poor, flat grey sky, drizzling rain and dull.  I have come here to check out river access points etc and have driven to Cricklade, a small village in the Cotswold. It's approximately 9 miles from the Source of the Thames.  I didn't know if the water upstream of Cricklade would be deep enough to paddle so I brought with me both a kayak and wellies for wading.  The plan is to see how far I can follow the river towards the Source, the Thames path does not follow this section of the river closely.  I am pleased to find quickly flowing water at least 2 feet deep and a concrete slipway providing easy access.  As I climb into my boat the river banks are frozen and crispy. Paddling upstream against the flow, the river becomes narrow and twisting. Trees dangling their bare, wintry branches into the water are mixed with thorn-covered brambles creating prickly curtains across the water, which I have to carefully pick my way through, then duck under fallen tree trunks that partly block the river.

The river appears to split. Tall yellow grasses and dead bullrushes from last summer form a wall on the opposite bank.  The Thames has become very narrow and overgrown so I paddle up the tributary on the right to see where it takes me.  There is little sign of new life above water but below water new plants are growing vigorously, bright green leaves mixing with darker green mosses.  As I turn yet another tight bend  I am suddenly met by a thick barrier of bracken, brambles and a fallen tree that completely block the way.  Driving the boat up onto a mud bank I step into deep gloopy mud, it's the sort of mud that likes to suck the boots off your feet. Scrambling up the bank I find a large field lined with a wall of brambles between me and the river.

So I paddle back to the car and drive to the Source at Kemble.   

On the 30th of December, I had done a recce to the official Source and found a muddy field filled with cows and a dry ditch leading to a tombstone-shaped stone marking the beginning of the Thames - and the Thames path.  A ring of smaller stones has been placed on the ground forming a circle around the spring from which water occasionally surges up from underground before flowing down the ditch.  But there's no water today - so I head south-east - downstream.

In wellies and waterproofs, with the grey sky still drizzling, I cross a field to follow the empty ditch. After a few hundred meters it leads me to a bridge and the first signs of water.  About four inches deep and looking more like a puddle I can see that the water is actually tricking downstream through the grass and small water plants.  I cross to the other side of the bridge and am amazed at what lies before me.   A river of clear spring water peppered with a bright carpet of green plants.  Water is coming up out of the ground all around me and little strings of bubbles appear and disappear.  I find the old stone Roman well; Lyd Well, from which water is quietly surging up from underground and am on the edge of a forest, except it looks more like a mangrove swamp than a UK forest.  Many of the trees are very old. A low crumbling bridge with several holes for the water to flow through crosses the river, linking the swamped forest on the north bank with fields on the south bank.  I'm really looking forward to returning when the light is more interesting and with a camera in an underwater housing....

 

Cricklade - River ThamesCricklade - River Thames My kayak on the slipway at Cricklade, River Thames.

Cricklade - River ThamesCricklade - River Thames

The River Thames upstream from Cricklade

 

Thames Head. River Thames, Kemble.Thames Head. River Thames, Kemble.

This is the spot marked on Google maps as "Thames Head"

 

Dry river bed, near the Source of the River Thames, Kemble.Dry river bed, near the Source of the River Thames, Kemble.

The River Thames - just a ditch. 

 

First water visible in the River Thames,  January 2017. 1 mile from the Source at Kemble.First water visible in the River Thames, January 2017. 1 mile from the Source at Kemble. This is the first water in the Thames at the moment. It's coming from underground.

First water visible in the River Thames,  January 2017. 1 mile from the Source at Kemble.First water visible in the River Thames, January 2017. 1 mile from the Source at Kemble.

The second bridge over the River Thames. 1 mile from the source at Kemble.The second bridge over the River Thames. 1 mile from the source at Kemble.

Upstream of the second bridge over the Thames.  The water seen in the above pictures is trickling through the two tubes. 

 

The second bridge over the River Thames. 1 mile from the source at Kemble.The second bridge over the River Thames. 1 mile from the source at Kemble.

The second bridge over the Thames

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Lyd Well - just downstream from the bridge.

 

Spring water rising from underground near the source of the River Thames. Kemble.Spring water rising from underground near the source of the River Thames. Kemble.

Spring water from underground is forming the beginning of the River Thames

 

The third bridge over the River Thames. Appr 1 mile from the source of the  Thames. Near Kemble.The third bridge over the River Thames. Appr 1 mile from the source of the Thames. Near Kemble.

The third bridge over the Thames.

 

My car with kayak parked on  the A433 near the Source of the River Thames.My car with kayak parked on the A433 near the Source of the River Thames. My car and kayak parked alongside the A433, near the Source of the Thames

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annette@h2ophotography.co.uk (Annette Price - H2o Photography) All Posts England January Landscapes River Source to Sea Thames UK photography winter http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/1/cricklade Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:57:38 GMT
Source to Sea - The Beginning - January http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/1/january January 2017 - This month's photography will be from the Source of the River Thames to Lechlade

 

So where do I start? Where is the Source?

The source of the River Thames is at Kemble near Cirencester, it starts in a field called Trewsbury Mead, just north-east of the A433.

or does it....

Although this is the official start point according to the Environment Agency and Ordnance Survey it is not universally accepted. Some historians believe that a Roman well called Lyd Well, which is one mile south-east of the official source, is the true start point of the Thames - more on that later...

Water in the first few miles of the Thames is seasonal and for most of the year it is dry. The Parish of Coberley in the Cotswolds claim the Thames really starts at Severn Springs, which is 4 miles south of Cheltenham - and they might be right.  Severn Springs is the beginning of the River Churn which joins the Thames at Cricklade, providing a constant, unbroken flow of water all year round, unlike the official Source at Kemble.  If Severn Springs is the true beginning then it adds 14 miles to the length of the River Thames making the Thames the longest river in the UK.

For this project I am going to treat the start of the Thames as being the official Source at Kemble, but I will be visiting Severn Springs and the River Churn too.

 

The Source of the River Thames in Trewsbury Mead field, Kemble.  After heavy rain, water emerges from an underground spring inside the ring of stones. 

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annette@h2ophotography.co.uk (Annette Price - H2o Photography) All Posts England Kayaking Landscapes Source to sea Thames UK adventure explore journey river travel waterway http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2017/1/january Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:16:00 GMT
Source To Sea - a photographic exploration of the Thames http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2016/12/source-to-sea-a-photographic-exploration-of-the-thames Source to Sea

For 2017 I have decided to photograph the River Thames from Source to Sea from a kayak.  

My aim is to get intimate images of the river by being very close to it, on it - maybe even at times - in it.   To show how it changes in character as it grows, flowing towards the sea and how it changes through the seasons.  I will begin photographing the Source of the Thames in January and will have reached the sea by December.

By using a kayak, I can get into little nooks and crannies that can't be accessed any other way and will photograph the Thames when it's raining, during the day, night, fog, mist, sun - and hopefully snow - and I can't wait to get started.....

I have been paddling kayaks on the central London River Thames between Richmond and the Thames Barrier for over twenty years and have often explored other areas of the river too, sometimes photographing it. It is a fascinating, meandering waterway that starts as a ditch in the Cotswolds, becomes tidal at Teddington and ends by flowing into to the sea at Shoeburyness on the north bank and Sheerness on the south bank. 

Below is a map showing how I have divided the river into twelve sections, each will form a mini-project which, together, will tell the story of a one-year journey from Source to Sea.  The map is interactive, click on the numbers to see where each point is.

 

Here are a few images of the Thames shot from a kayak....

The Lots Road Power Station, River Thames, LondonThe Lots Road Power Station, River Thames, London  

The Lots Road Power Station

 

Albert Bridge, River Thames, LondonAlbert Bridge, River Thames, London

Albert Bridge 

 

Wandsworth Bridge, River Thames, LondonWandsworth Bridge, River Thames, London

Wandsworth Bridge 

 

The London Eye, River Thames, London.The London Eye, River Thames, London.

The London Eye

  Kayaking on the River Thames,  approaching Hammersmith Bridge. LondonKayaking on the River Thames, approaching Hammersmith Bridge. London

Hammersmith Bridge

 

Southwark Bridge and the Shard. River Thames, LondonSouthwark Bridge and the Shard. River Thames, London

Southwark Bridge and the Shard. 

 

  Southwark Bridge. River Thames, LondonSouthwark Bridge. River Thames, London

Southwark Bridge

 

The City, River Thames,  LondonThe City, River Thames, London

The City, River Thames,  London

  Tower Bridge, River Thames. LondonTower Bridge, River Thames. London

Tower Bridge

 

 

To get the next two pictures, I did get out of my boat.  These two paddlers were playing on Shepperton Weir - probably not what most people would expect to find on the Thames....

Kayaking on Shepperton Weir, River Thames, UKKayaking on Shepperton Weir, River Thames, UK Kayaking on Shepperton Weir, River Thames, UKKayaking on Shepperton Weir, River Thames, UK

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annette@h2ophotography.co.uk (Annette Price - H2o Photography) All Posts Kayaking London Thames UK adventure photography project river river thames source to sea urban http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2016/12/source-to-sea-a-photographic-exploration-of-the-thames Thu, 22 Dec 2016 02:00:21 GMT
Day 7 - River Dart http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2016/12/day7-river-dart Seven Day Nature Photography Challenge

Day Seven.

This photo I took recently while paddling the "Loop section" of the River Dart in Dartmoor. For those of you who have paddled and know this river this picture was taken just above Triple Falls.

 

On Facebook I have been challenged to post one photograph per day of 'Nature' and am posting those pictures here too....

River Dart, UKRiver Dart, UK

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annette@h2ophotography.co.uk (Annette Price - H2o Photography) All Posts Dartmoor England Landscapes UK autumn river water wild http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2016/12/day7-river-dart Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:15:00 GMT
Day 6 - Bee http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2016/12/day-6-bee Seven Day Nature Photography Challenge

Day Six.

Bee sitting on a dahlia in an English urban garden. 

An interesting article appeared in the Guardian recently explaining how research shows that neonicotinoid pesticide reduces the ability of bees to learn and remember.  This is preventing them to learning how to 'shake' pollen out of certain plants and therefore not pollinating them correctly.  To learn more read the article here

 

On Facebook I have been challenged to post one photograph per day of 'Nature' and am posting those pictures here too....

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annette@h2ophotography.co.uk (Annette Price - H2o Photography) All Posts England English UK bee close dahlia flower garden insect pollinator wild http://www.h2ophotography.com/blog/2016/12/day-6-bee Wed, 21 Dec 2016 23:05:00 GMT