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Arvorphoto's Blog

Arvorphoto

Thank you for visiting my corner of EPZ and welcome to my humble abode.
Please come in and look around. I hope you enjoy looking at my portfolio.
Any comments that you may have, are greatly appreciated.

If you require any information on how I have created an image, please feel free to contact me. Im only too happy to share my little bit of knowledge. To note, I tend not to use a great deal of processing but again, Im happy to discuss my workflow using Lightroom and Photoshop.
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  • All about patience

    Photography is all about patience. Having got the bug for astrophotography with the visit of Comet Neowise, I have been waiting for the right conditions to photograph the Milky Way. This has proved incredibly frustrating trying to get the right cond...0

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    11 Sep 2020 9:23AM  |  Read

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  • The swing gate swings no more

    The swing gate swings no more. Burrator Halt (originally Burrator Platform) was built in 1924 initially to serve the dam workers involved with the dam extension and then opened in 1925 to the public as the area around Burrator Reservoir had become an...0

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    10 Sep 2020 8:48AM  |  Read

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  • Thinking out in the field

    The aim of this post is that I intend to return to the location and add to this blog post with the further developments in the process. Last Monday, I headed on to Dartmoor and to a much photographed location. After trying out some different idea...0

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    17 Jun 2020 9:13AM  |  Read

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  • Fireworks an update

    I have twice blogged on the subject of fireworks. Since then I have only had a few occasions where I have returned to the subject that I first attempted back in 2013 but I have to say that the most successful exposures remain around the 1 1.6 secs ...0

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    21 Aug 2019 9:04AM  |  Read

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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...0

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    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...0

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    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...0

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    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 ...0

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    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...0

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    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 ...0

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    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...0

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    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...0

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    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...0

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    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...0

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    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...0

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    1 May 2017 11:14AM  |  Read

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