Richmond Park Photography
Having lived near to Richmond Park for 45 years the park has been many things to me. My first memories are of my mum taking myself and two brothers as children, then later my first child and then the second! It was when my first was born that I found myself running around the park in the early hours, wide awake after dads turn for feeding! Twelve years later I'm still running round every Sunday morning enjoying the seasons unfold.
It was while running in the early mists of wintery mornings that rekindled a passion for photography. Listening to the deer bellow at first light and the spectacular sunrises over Pen Ponds, I could not resist buying my first Nikon DSLR! There are countless photo opportunities, as I found out! Soon my lens collection grew from telephoto to macro and the experiences just keep coming. Stags bathing in Pen Ponds, baby cygnets huddled in the long grass, spectacular sunrises over Roehampton Vale to name a few.
So, here I am with my photography website and this dedicated page to my favourite London Park. Steeped in history Richmond Park has been protected for my children, yours and I hope many more generations to come. We are the lucky ones, to enjoy the freedom of such a large open space only miles from central London is a privilege. It is testimony to the generations who went before us who have protected the park for us to enjoy and today the non profit organisation Friends Of Richmond Park and the Royal Parks who help protect it for future generations to come.
The park offers an amazing population of red and fallow deer (wonderful photo opportunities during October in the rutting season), birds such as woodpeckers, herons and owls and many insects, including stag beetles and an enviable range of butterflies. It's dense foliage, historic woods and hunting grounds of Kings, lakes, hills, amazing views over the city of London and it's iconic buildings and structures, the Shard, Gherkin, No 20 Fenchurch Street and the London Eye.
There really is something for everyone and so many areas to explore. For flora and fauna you can't beat Isabella Plantation, crafted from existing woodland at the end of World War II. There are many other plantations less known and visited across the park such as Victory, Coronation, Saw Pit and Ham Cross Plantations. Or a walk through the stunning ancient oaks of Spankers Hill wood and Sidmouth Wood.
I hope you enjoy my photography of Richmond Park and if you would like to join me for a DSLR tutorial please do get in touch.
Many of the images in my galleries are available to purchase in a variety of sizes with or without frames and various mounting options, so please get in touch.
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