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The Cotswolds: A Treasure Trove of Spectacular Images Showing the Ever-changing Seasons, by Cotswold Photographer Nicholas Reardon

Art / Photobook

By: Nicholas Reardon (Author)

96 pages, colour photos

Reardon Publishing

Paperback | Jan 2014 | #220603 | ISBN-13: 9781874192794
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NHBS Price: £10.99 $14/€13 approx

About this book

These glorious hills, rightly described as an area of outstanding natural beauty, contain a treasure trove of spectacular views, along with flowers and wildlife just asking to be photographed. In the following pages I take you through the seasons, offering just a taste of what can be seen, in the hope that it will tempt you to explore this wonderful countryside for yourselves. From hidden gems like the stone crocodile head on a fresh water spring in Compton Abdale, and fearsome gargoyles staring down at you from ancient churches, to the grandeur of castles and the splendour of stately homes, I hope to bring the Cotswolds alive for you with the help of my camera. So as not to spoil the images with excess wording I have let the pictures speak for theirselves but at the back of The Cotswolds you will find a page-by-page explanation of the photographs, along with the locations.


Contents

1. Young life on the River Coln, Bibury
2. Background blackbird flying in fog, plus wet spring buds
3. Autumn mist on Crickley Hill
4. Spring as Cotswold flowers brave a late covering of snow
5. Spring blooms
6. Snowdrops at Rococo Garden, Painswick
7. Snowdrops at Rococo Garden, Painswick
8. Spring buds at Batsford Arboretum
9. Bliss Mill, Chipping Norton
10. Spring lambs
11. Young bull
12. Moorhen chick
13. Moorhen with chicks
14. Robin nest building, feeding, and chicks
15. Young robins exploring the world
16. Summer, fields of poppies
17. St John the Baptist church door with a selection of grotesques, Cirencester
18. The Rollright Stones: Main picture, The King Stone; top left and right, two of the King's men; and bottom right, the Whispering Knights
19. The famous Crocodile springs at Compton Abdale
20. Cotswold Lavender farm and visitors, near Snowshill
21. Harvesting lavender at the Cotswold Lavender farm
22. Mill and Tewkesbury Abbey, seen from the Ham
23. Damselflies on the river at Tewkesbury
24. Gloucester Cathedral spire with a large moon in the background
25. Water chutes, looking down from Gloucester Cathedral
26. Gloucester Docks
27. Gloucester Docks
28. The Devil's Chimney overlooking Cheltenham
29. A selection of Cotswold signposts
30. Berkeley Castle
31. Residents of Berkley Castle's Tropical Butterfly House
32. Arlington Row, as seen from Rack Island, Bibury
33. Bibury Trout Farm and pictures around Bibury
34. Sudeley Castle. A gargoyle on the church, in the castle grounds. The small picture shows a ruined section of castle
35. Sudeley Castle: The church as seen from the lake; the gatehouse; and the castle
36. Gargoyles on St Peter's church, Winchcombe
37. Castle Combe in the south of the Cotswolds
38. Summer in the north of the Cotswolds
39. Summer in the north of the Cotswolds
40. The Old New Inn, Bourton-on-the-Water
41. The Motor Museum, Bourton-on-the-Water
42. Chipping Campden / Broadway / Hidcote / Great Tew
43. Near Broadway / Near Chipping Campden / Chipping Campden / South Cotswolds
44. Starlings (top: young / bottom: adult)
45. Autumn, Swan Hotel, Bibury
46. Harvesting time in the Cotswolds
47. Harvesting time in the Cotswolds
48. Harvesting time in the Cotswolds
49. Harvesting time in the Cotswolds
50. Harvesting time in the Cotswolds
51. Harvesting time in the Cotswolds
52. Cotswold deer
53. Cotswold deer
54. Autumn fungi
55. Autumn fungi
56. Pumpkins
57. Stanway
58. Autumn fires
59. Autumn fires
60. Female Kestrel being flown at the Cotswold Falconry Centre, next to Batsford Arboretum
61. Bald Eagle / Buteleur / Tawny Eagle / Dark Breasted Eagle Buzzard. Again, at the Cotswold Falconry Centre
62. Tewkesbury Abbey in the floods
63. Nature in art
64. Batsford Arboretum
65. Male mallard duck
66. Starling and Chaffinch
67. Sparrows
68. Teasel, with barley in the background
69. Autumn berries
70. Autumn colours
71. Batsford Arboretum in Autumn
72. Batsford Arboretum in Autumn
73. Winter, Crickley Hill
74. The Old Mill, Lower Slaughter
75. The Old Mill, Lower Slaughter
76. St Mary's church with its water chute gargoyle, Lower Slaughter
77. A Cotswold sheep, known in the area as the 'Cotswold Lion'
78. Cobwebs and fog along with a Belted Cow at rest
79. Batsford Arboretum in the snow, with male Lion Dog
80. Frozen water
81. Frozen water
82. Broadway Tower with gargoyles
83. Entrance to Broadway Tower
84. Park deer, near Broadway Tower
85. Park deer, near Broadway Tower
86. Hoarfrost
87. Cleeve Hill, overlooking Cheltenham
88. Lodge Park / Batsford / Snowshill church
89. Winter colour
90. Snowshill church and a very cold sparrow
91. A winter woollie
92. Cotswold camera stars
93. Adult Bald Eagle posing for the camera, Cotswold Falconry Centre
94. A page-by-page guide to the contents
95. A page-by-page guide to the contents
96. A page-by-page guide to the contents


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Biography

Nicholas Reardon is a Publishing and Tourism Consultant who has also written and designed many books over the years. He says: most of my time is spent turning people's ideas into books and letting them out into the world. Sometimes it is a Born Free moment and others it is a pass me the brain Igor it looks like a thunderstorm moment.

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