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Holcombe Hunt, Rivington Holcombe Hunt, Rivington

By philtaylorphoto  
26 December 2018 Holcombe Hunt at Rivington, Bolton

Always fun to cover. In the past a hound decided to have a pee in the outer pocket of my camera bag, I've tripped over a frozen horse turd, narrowly missed being run over as a protester dressed in a fox outfit clobbered a car with a placard. This year the dogs seemed to think that the best way to clean the filter on my wide angle was by licking it.

This year's coverage got letters of complaint to the newspaper about how we failed to report on the activities of the the 'vicious, bloodthirsty hounds' and other allegations of bias. I'm just left wondering if filters and plastic lens hoods can take cleaning in boiling water, and if you can worm a lens? Next year, should I go full frame? Will the sealing on the L lenses be dog spit proof?

Tags: Photo journalism Horses Lancashire Hunt Hunting Hounds Holcombe Boxing day

Voters: Francois Lepinay, NDODS, mike9005 and 10 more


philtaylorphoto 20 334 2
1 Jan 2019 11:47AM
Can't quite see how my coverage ended up with this.

And, yes, this shot really does need the left hand side cropping out; it's the straight off the camera version wired to the paper from a laptop on the Skoda's parcel shelf with the phone on the roof to get a signal using it as a ground plane antennae.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.1k 2476 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2019 12:06PM
Good PJ - leaving the viewer free to interpret.
philtaylorphoto 20 334 2
1 Jan 2019 1:15PM
Of course, I could have driven the 10 minutes home to Lightroom on the PC. However, I couldn't get out of the area due to the Range Rovers and SUVs full of entitlement trying to get down a single track road in both directions.

It's very different from recent coverage of refugees and council estates where we had a stabbing over Christmas.
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1895 England
1 Jan 2019 5:49PM
It sounds as though 'blood sports' has assumed a whole new dimenstion!

I love the phrase about SUVs full of entitlement, by the way. My feeling is that they're rarely full of anything else...

Boiling? Probably not. Though I've found htat original Listerene is remarkably good at cleaning lenses, in combination with a good soft hankie.
philtaylorphoto 20 334 2
1 Jan 2019 6:14PM
Does it get rid of worms?
philtaylorphoto 20 334 2
1 Jan 2019 6:55PM
Isopropyl alcohol is usually good.

On the bad old days of hunting animals before the ban it was always a bit feisty. Guardian reading vegans with beards in 2CVs versus the Hunter wellies set.
Toobi_Won 10 77 8 England
1 Jan 2019 7:20PM

Quote:Isopropyl alcohol is usually good.

Having struggled with single malt in the past, I now find vodka to be more effective in removing the more stubborn deposits, Phil.Wink

Great image



Hope the lens improves in health

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