Arvorphoto's Blog


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  • Never give up

    Never give up I have many times been the last person to leave after a sunset. So often I have seen photographers depart as soon as the sun has set, only for them to miss an outstanding light show care of Mother Nature. And yet on this evening, I wa...


    18 Jun 2019 9:18AM | Read


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  • Waterfalls

    So yesterday was a quick trip to the nearby Golitha Falls following on from the Photo Month subject of waterfalls. Though motion blur can be a marmite subject, I love the sense of motion of water that it creates. To show the effects of shutter speed...


    21 Feb 2019 8:49AM | Read


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  • A cautionary tale.....

    Just back from a Christmas visit to the warmth of Seville, a fascinating lively city with tapas bars on every corner to relax at. The city has a variety of architecture influenced by successive changes of rule with a mix of Moorish and Christian infl...


    3 Jan 2019 11:48AM | Read


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  • Rural Idyll

    October 2016 saw me spend three days dodging cow pats in farmers fields whilst nursing a bad back and with some patience, waiting for clouds to pass. That said, the weather for mid October was exceptional really very warm and pleasant. This was a ...


    18 Dec 2018 11:51AM | Read


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  • Patience....

    One thing about photography in many genres, is the need for patience and by the bucket load sometimes. Invariably this revolves around the weather, the great British weather. It is the maker of many a photo though. You can take out many elements tha...


    17 Dec 2018 4:42PM | Read


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  • Thought provoking

    Back in September 2016, I embarked on a crazy weekend which involved a 728 miles round trip in 47 hours which took me to the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Museum, East Kirkby for the opportunity to photograph a Lancaster bomber at night. Backed up ...


    17 Dec 2018 9:07AM | Read


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  • Travel back in time.......

    So as the wind howls outside and the rain hammers on the windows this morning, it's time to put pen to paper so to speak. 2018 has been overall a quiet year on the photography side due to work commitments. However in June, I had the opportunity to vi...


    13 Dec 2018 8:43AM | Read


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  • The power of nature

    The arch is no more! The changing landscape at Porthcothnan Bay, transformed after a storm on January 7th 2014. Last Sunday was my first visit since those storms battered the North Cornwall coast when it was news that the arch had gone. To see how...


    23 Jun 2017 10:17AM | Read


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  • Close to home

    Saturday afternoon on the way to do some shopping, the old gaol and roof tops in Bodmin caught my eye with the late afternoon light catching it. Yesterday, I returned though for what I had in mind, the sky was a little too bland, the storm in the ear...


    29 May 2017 8:44AM | Read


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  • Learning curve

    And now for something completely different. Another learning curve. Saturday was a venture out to have a go at sports photography. So off to watch a cricket match. What became evident quickly was the limitations of my camera and memory card when s...


    22 May 2017 7:51PM | Read


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  • Bank Holiday Blues - Hasten back to Manchester

    The weather persists, yet more rain - a typical Bank Holiday Monday So time to reflect on a different adventure. The beginning of March took me on the long trek to Yorkshire and Hebden Bridge as a base for four nights. The original plan didn't qui...


    1 May 2017 11:14AM | Read


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    How time passes, over two years since my last post :( Those two years have seen a subtle change in direction and a move to exploring other avenues including people photography. So when an opportunity recently arose to visit the Black Country Living...


    30 Apr 2017 1:02PM | Read


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  • It has to be worth it

    Standing for 3 hours on a dual carriageway bridge above the River Avon on Bristol's ring road system in freezing temperatures may not seem appealing, but for me, the reward of three images far outweighs the three hours waiting. Having made a day ...


    4 Jan 2015 2:30PM | Read


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  • 2014 Trials and tribulations

    2014 - What a year For several months, everything went on hold when my wife fell seriously ill, it is very sobering when the consultant says 'Without an operation immediately, she WILL die' Then in June we had to say goodbye to our beloved ...


    1 Jan 2015 1:03PM | Read


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  • Trial and Error II

    Last night was another venture in to the unknown. This time, it was a visit to Fowey Regatta to see the Red Arrows. Now I have taken photos of moving objects before but these would be moving a good deal faster. Having been doing so much landsca...


    23 Aug 2013 10:03AM | Read


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