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The 12 Months to Christmas

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2020. The year that never was. It's been gruelling in some ways, but in others not so bad for someone who's happy enough sat in front of a computer screen. Not all the time of course, and we have been out and about for exercise as well as for work. I'm going to look back at 2020 now and select an image from each month, just to see what came out of the strangest year we've probably ever had.

January: Life was still in full swing and so was ADAPS. The wild beasts were brought to us for a shoot, and this is one of them.

February: Playing with the Fujifilm medium format system for an EPZ review. Sophie was still Sophie and hadn't decided to change her name yet.

March: Coronavirus arrives and shoots were restricted to a few venues that remained accessible. This is Astley Green Colliery Museum, now known as Lancashire Mining Museum.

April: My attention turned to finding and renovating this Pentax Auto 110 Speed Bag.

May: I was in a Monochrome Mood, looking through my Pentax Q-S1 images shot as Bold Monochrome JPEGs.

June: I was exploring Unusual Portraits.

July: Arley Hall, a perennial favourite haunt.

August: We joined the Ashy-headed goose at Martin Mere for a visit of two. Pre-booked. Socially distanced.

September: Delving into my archives. This is the library at Muncaster Castle.

October: Looking again at old portrait shoots. This one of Phoebe is a firm favourite.

November: Ready for a holiday and thinking of Crail in Fife. Sadly, no holidays in sight.

December: Old shots in a new way of a very familiar scene that is still accessible.

So there was 2020, although there were rather more images than those. Let's hope 2021 will bring brighter times, and in the meantime A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all! I'll be back with another blog on Boxing day, so see you then hopefully!

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