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DarylH's Blog


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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


    Views : 362

  • 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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  • Trial and Error

    Last Monday night was adventure into the relative unknown - how to take fireworks photos? A bit of background reading, gave an insight into exposure times and aperture and a starting point. So off to Fowey Regatta we went, well in advance, to allo...


    22 Aug 2013 10:16AM | Read


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  • Cornish Industrial Heritage

    Following on from a previous blog, a lot of work has been completed on the World Mining Heritage site in the Luxulyan Valley. The most recent is to renovate the muddy clay path that ran alongside Carmears Leat and it has revealed remnants of the tram...


    31 Mar 2013 3:24PM | Read


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  • Cornish Luggers 2012

    For the second year running, I visited the Cornish luggers festival at St Ives. Organised by the St Ives Jumbo Association, it gives the opportunity of seeing these vessels that were once closely associated with St Ives and Cornwall. This year, the ...


    4 Sep 2012 6:52PM | Read


    Views : 647

  • Cornish Industrial Heritage

    After the weather battered the county over the previous two days, today brought some respite from the wind and rain. So I made another visit to the Luxulyan Valley to try and record more the Industrial Heritage therein. With works ongoing to repai...


    9 Jun 2012 9:55PM | Read


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  • On the doorstep

    So often what is on your doorstep is overlooked, I used to live within 5 miles of the radio telescope at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire and yet I never visited it. It could be seen from most parts of the county, an iconic shape in the distance. I now ...


    4 Jun 2012 6:25PM | Read


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  • Tell me why I don't like earlies....

    Despite have worked shifts for the best part of 23 years, I still dislike early shifts. But on Friday, I made it out with the camera for the sunrise. Well actually, I didn't quite see a sunrise, more cloud than predicted on the weather forecast but ...


    14 May 2012 10:53AM | Read


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  • The buzz is coming back...

    My birthday treat, to celebrate on a gorgeous day, I headed over to Holywell Bay to do some exploring of possibilities. I had only been once previously and just within the dunes, so it was off up the coast path towards Penhale Point. Strong sunlight ...


    14 May 2012 10:48AM | Read


    Views : 357