The Natural Wonders of Spring.

Last week saw the United Kingdom bake in hot and muggy weather, with temperatures soaring to nearly 30°c.

The hot, muggy and beautiful Spring weather came after a few months of heavy rain and recent snowfall.

It did feel good to ditch the coat for a change considering how hot the weather was last week, though I hope the warm weather returns again soon, as I want to get out and enjoy the warm weather more now that Summer is almost here.

How did you find last week’s baking hot weather? Did you enjoy it while it lasted?

I would love to hear your response.

Alex Smithson


Today, as part of the photographic collection of Croydon I produced last week and published yesterday, I continued to develop my photography skills further with the pre-installed Camera app, and as today was such a wonderful, lovely, peaceful and happy day, I couldn’t resist producing an up-to-date collection of photographs of Croydon. For this photographic collection of Croydon, I wanted to make sure that the beauty and essence of Croydon were captured in these photographs, considering that on a sunny and beautiful day like today, Croydon is vibrant, colourful, bold and bursting with life.

Shown below are the most current photographs of Croydon that I produced today.

What a better way to end March! For once, the weather has been lovely for a change and right at the end of the month too. It’s safe to say I was not at all disappointed with the way this photographic collection turned out and I am so happy with the final end result I have managed to achieve from this photographic collection.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this photographic collection I have produced of Croydon. All feedback is much appreciated.

Alex Smithson

Croydon in Broad Daylight

During the course of yesterday, and just before my 367 bus arrived today, I took some photos of Croydon again, but this time in broad daylight, and because I took these photos in broad daylight, this was the perfect opportunity for me to get these photos in before I headed home from college.

I was really pleased with one of the photos I took though, because I was able to get the photo of the area of Croydon that I’ve been wanting to get for quite a while now, and because there were no trams or buses going past, I was able to get the photo exactly how I wanted it to look.

I’ve taken these photos as I wanted to show the beauty of Croydon, as well as to how quiet it can be at times when there is not as much traffic on the road.

Again, I took these photos with the Camera+ app, which I strongly recommend you all get if you’re someone who likes to get a good photo, whether it would be something photography-based or not, and believe me, you won’t be disappointed if you switch to Camera+, it is that good to use, and you can adjust and change certain elements of how you want to take a photo before you take it, which is something that the traditional standard Camera app doesn’t have.

Please feel free to feedback what you thought of the photos I took in and around Croydon yesterday and today in the comments below. Your feedback is much appreciated.

Alex Smithson

The Beautiful Sunset of Whitstable Beach, Kent.

My auntie took these photos of the beautiful sunset 3 years back, but just by looking at these photos the sunset is absolutely beautiful, no matter what the angle. The reflection of the sunset shines down on the sea and gives off a sparkle, bouncing the reflection of the sunset off the sea.

The tide in most of the photos have gone out perfectly, forming a near-silhouetted landscape, leaving behind it trails of dirt, seaweed and rocks. The sunset up close hides itself behind the clouds, lighting up the cloudy sky.

The sunset in the centre of the photo makes the whole concept of the photo beautiful, as it is in full focus, perfectly in centre, and also shines down on the ground, directing a ray of sunlight onto the sea. This photo was perfect, as the sunset captured land at its darkest, and also darkened what looked like a building underneath it.

In the background on a few of the photos, you can see the boats are left from where the owners of the boats have left them after a days use. The sunset in these photos are out of this world, as the sunset close-up darkens almost the whole sky around it, as you can see one part of the sunset up close is a bright red-pink colour and that the other part of the sunset is a bold, vivid and bright yellow sun.

Overall, I thought the outcome of these photos that my auntie took were fantastic, the photography is beautiful, and I wanted to share these sunset photos to the world.

Tomorrow, I will upload a video of the sunset photos to YouTube, and I’ll also make the video available to watch from this blog via a new blog post.

Thank you for reading this post. I really appreciated the time you took to read about the beautiful sunset of Whitstable Beach, Kent.

Alex Smithson (asterisk15)