It was last year that I was out and about, driving in the countryside between Hucknall and Watnall, near to the village of Greesley in Nottinghamshire, England. I stopped off down a side road to take some photos of a beautiful countryside scene when I turned and noticed some smoke coming up over the little hill further down that side road. I decided to walk to the top to see what the smoke was from. Well, here was this lovely cottage down a picturesque country lane, full of autumn colour. I had to capture this scene. As a bonus, the owner of the cottage, Mr. Pike, came to greet me and invited me over for a cup of tea and we had chance to chat. He know so much about the area and has invited me to come back so he can give me a tour. I have yet to take him up on the offer as things have been quite hectic around my place for some time, but I will, and soon. Mr. Pike is also a wonderful artist as well, depicting scenes from WW1 / WW2. Very moving artistic work.
Canon EOS-1Ds Markll
28-300mm IS zoom lens