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There's an old saying the one should suffer for your art, well I have today. I found a location for this weeks Black and White Challenge, the subject of which is Dereliction and decay, that is not very far from where I live. I drove there this morning but found it difficult to park so I decided I would walk there this afternoon. Bad move, I set out at a determined pace up the hill, my legs ached from yesterdays walk but I gritted my teeth and carried on, then my calf muscle stiffened and became painful. I made it to the top of the hill and down the other side, then out onto the road by which time I was begining to limp, the road has no footpath so I made my way along a field edge that was waterlogged only to find that there was no way back to the road at the far end. With a heavy heart I admitted defeat and returned home no photo taken for the challenge or today's blog.
I did manage to get to the photo club tonight to see the excellent print presentation and wonderful talk by Dave Wilcox. So here is a photo of Dave, on the right, talking to Bob, our club chairman, and Malcom, our competition secretary.