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Site Moderator. Originally from Edinburgh, now living and shooting around Rotherham.
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  • Day 187: Ironhenge

    One of Rotherhamís hidden bits of art, taking under the sort of moody sky Iíd love to see from Stonehenge one day. Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 18mm; ISO 200; F/9; 1/60s. VC off.0


    28 Feb 2012 10:48PM  |  Read


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  • Day 186: Looking back and forwards

    Whilst we were trying to plan our wedding reception today we ended up reminiscing and pulling out the old photo albums. I still kick myself when I think about the fact that I spent three years living in heart of the Lake District, and then took ...0


    27 Feb 2012 10:46PM  |  Read


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  • Day 185: Crab Spider

    This little fellow (and he was small, as youíll see if you skip forward a bit) was trucking across the floor of my home today. I relocated him to the sink to see just how close I could get, sticking a +3 dioptre on to the front of the lens, and ...0


    26 Feb 2012 10:43PM  |  Read


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  • Day 184: Ridge and furrow

    I like the lines of the field echoed in the patterns of the clouds. Another quick one today on my way to work. Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 32mm; ISO 200; F/7.1; 1/800s. VC off.0


    25 Feb 2012 10:42PM  |  Read


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  • Day 183: A cure for indecision

    Todayís title just as easily describes the Tamron 18-270mm PZD as it does my dinner. Itís great not having to sacrifice your options when youíre faced with uncertainty. Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 18mm; ISO 800; F/5.6; 1/4s. VC on.0


    24 Feb 2012 10:40PM  |  Read


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  • Day 182: Snowdrops

    With the first signs of warmer weather now starting to appear, I decided to photograph some of the local flora. There was a large clump of these snowdrops just by the road outside Wentworth, apparently in their prime. Iíve cross-processed this s...0


    23 Feb 2012 10:22PM  |  Read


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  • Day 181: Starfish teeth

    Detail from the underside of a dried starfish. The area you see here is about an inch across, and was taken with a +3 close-up dioptre bought for £20 mounted on to the Tamron 18-270 PZD. Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 270mm; ISO 200; F/18;...0


    22 Feb 2012 12:57PM  |  Read


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  • Day 180: The very limit of distance shooting Day

    Todayís shot has pushed it, to say the least. I was (according to my cameraís built in distance monitor) 59.6 metres from this heron (about 180 feet). Iíve cropped as far as is possible before the pixels become obvious, and clicking on the image...0


    21 Feb 2012 11:01PM  |  Read


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  • Day 179: Paper tortoiseshell

    I spent several hours today trying out a rather advanced bit of folding, but the paper split in the final stages. So instead of seeing the completed model, Iím giving you another texture shot, with one of the interim stages. It looks like Iím go...0


    20 Feb 2012 7:12PM  |  Read


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  • Day 178: Cotton wool and toothpicks

    A simple shot from the banks of Bolton Ings. Sometimes you canít let things get in the way of a good walk. Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 42mm; ISO 200; F/8; 1/800s. VC on.0


    20 Feb 2012 7:11PM  |  Read


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  • Day 177: Owler Bar

    I went to Monsal Dale today with a friend from my local camera club, and despite getting quite a few shots that I liked, it was this one that I liked the best. We started our day in a monsoon, then got clear blue skies, before snow, and broken c...0


    19 Feb 2012 6:14PM  |  Read


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  • Day 176: Pomander

    This was part of my fianceeís ensemble at her friendís wedding a couple of years ago. This is exactly the kind of thing we are having to consider now, so itís been brought out of storage for a closer inspection. I have to admit, for foam flowers...0


    19 Feb 2012 6:12PM  |  Read


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  • Day 175: Pepper

    Iíve been in the house on my lonesome today while my fiancee has toured South Yorkshire in pursuit of the perfect wedding dress (which I am told she has now found). As such, Iím raiding the fridge for subjects. If you are going to shoot close...0


    19 Feb 2012 6:11PM  |  Read


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  • Day 174: Erosion management

    I visited the RPS print exhibition in Barnsley today with a friend, and from there we headed over to the Peak District. We saw a pair of helicopters making regular trips between two points, and went to investigate. It turns out that one of the l...0


    15 Feb 2012 8:39PM  |  Read


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  • Day 173: Natural grace

    Whilst my fiancee was trying on wedding dresses, I took a look around Sheffieldís Botanical Gardens. This young fern drew my eye, and I spent quite a while choosing the best combination of focal length, aperture and working distance to get the e...0


    15 Feb 2012 8:38PM  |  Read


    Views : 10064