My name is David Jefferson and I live near the historic English market town of St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. I enjoy taking photographs of beautiful landscapes and flowers. My photography helps me as a designer of stitching card and string art patterns. I created the patterns available from the Stitching Cards, Form-A-Lines and String Art Fun websites.
An unforgettable ski run starting at the top of the Lagazoli cablecar (2,275m). It is a stunning descent through awe-inspiring scenery overlooking the Fanes valley. At 8km in length you descend over 1km in altitude. This run has been officially classified as red but can be attempted by intermediate skiers. Highlights include a frozen waterfall in the mountain face and finishing the run by traversing a frozen lake by horse tow.
4a is my favorite red ski run in St Johann in Tirol, Austria. It starts at the top of the new Eichenhof chairlift. The video is slowed down by 50% to give the viewer a smoother experience. It was filmed on 5 February 2018.
The following stills are from the video.
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The Vyne, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK, National Trust property. This was a chance to see this usually off-limits part of the Tudor mansion before 41 miles of scaffolding came down marking the end of a £5.4m roof project. Viewing points enabled visitors to get an insider’s view of the project as well as vistas of The Vyne Estate including the wetlands and parkland.
Mottisfont house, Romsey, Hampshire, was dressed for Christmas with statement trees, piles of presents, dramatic flower arrangements and handmade decorations crafted by talented National Trust volunteers. Each room had a different colour theme.
It looked like Christmas Eve at Basildon Park, Berkshire. The curtains were drawn as if it was evening at the house. There were sumptuous decoration and giant trees throughout the house, all drawing on Lady Iliffe’s French-Mauritian roots.
Ascott, Wing, Buckinghamshire is a half-timbered house originating from 1606, transformed by the Rothschilds in the late 19th century. The extensive gardens, are an attractive mix of the formal and natural with specimen trees, shrubs and beautiful herbaceous borders. We visited in August 2017.
The Stowe National Trust property in Buckinghamshire features gardening on the grandest scale. Picture-perfect views, winding paths, lakeside walks and temples create a timeless landscape, reflecting the changing seasons. Full of hidden meaning, the gardens were created as an earthly paradise and still cast their spell today.
We visited this National Trust property in August 2017. The Tudor-style house has a courtyard and gardens. This video features the large walled garden with its fortified tower built circa 1347. The walled garden is divided into separate areas featuring bedding plants, old-fashioned roses, shrubs, an area for ornamental fruit and vegetables and a maze without hedges.
If you are thinking of visiting Iceland this slideshow will give you an overview of what you might see. In June 2017 we flew into Reykjavik, Iceland and then did a ten day circuit of the country on a tour organized by Saga UK.
Places shown in the video in order of appearance are: Laxa i Kjos, Hvalfjordur, the hot springs at Deildartunguhver, Hraunfossar waterfalls, Borgarnes, the black church at Budir, Arnarstapi, Djupalonssandur, Kirkjufell, the Glaumbaer turf houses, Akureyri botanical gardens, the Asbyrgi canyon, whale watching at Eyjafjordur fjord, Godafoss waterfalls, Lake Myvatn, Grjotagja, Jarobodin nature baths, Namafjall, Dettifoss waterfalls, Reydarfjordur, the Jokulsarlon lagoon, Hofskirkja turf church, Svartifoss, Skogarfoss, Vik, Reynisdrangur sea stacks, Halsanefshellir, Seljalandsfoss, Pingvellir, Stokkur geyser and Reykjavik.
The following stills are from the video.
Iceland – The Jokulsarlon iceberg lagoon was the scene of two James Bond movies.
Iceland – Hraunfossar waterfalls consist of springs of water that emerge from under the edge of a lava field.
Iceland – At Halsanefshellir there are beautiful basalt column formations.
Iceland – Skogarfoss has a splendid sheer fall of water.
Iceland – A lighthouse on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
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