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Pete's Blog


Photography and music are my two passions. I edited photography magazines for around 20 years and launched the UK's first digital imaging magazine. I founded ePHOTOzine and was owner / publisher until 2013. The photos in my portfolio are ones I like from shoots I do in any spare time I have.
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  • Interesting installation init

    If you are in the area it's well worth a visit to this years sculpture exhibition at Doddington Hall and Gardens. The exhibition features some amazing works, but one that stood out for me was by [link= ]Donna Bramall scu...0


    6 Aug 2014 10:56AM  |  Read


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  • Discovery

    I grew up in Sheffield and thought I knew most places. I've been back many times over the years and recently moved back permanently. Today I stumbled across a graveyard I'd never seen before...and it's fabulously over grown. The tidy part of this gra...0


    24 Jun 2014 3:56PM  |  Read


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  • Blue tits nesting - hopefully!

    The blue tits are back in the garden nest box again. This year there was less effort working on the hole, and now they're preparing the nest. Last year the neighbour's cat caused them to abandon the nest before eggs were hatched. Hopefully the same w...0


    1 Apr 2014 6:24PM  |  Read


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  • Careful with that reflection!

    Well here's a first - a reflection of the lens in the photograph and no mirror in sight. I spent today walking on Bleaklow moors and photographing the aircraft wreckage. I had a Lee graduated filter mounted on the lens which became mirror-like. I d...0


    19 Mar 2014 6:16PM  |  Read


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  • Stepping stones

    As I step away from ePHOTOzine I realise I leave an industry I've been deeply involved in for the last 36 years, either selling, using or writing about the equipment I've grown to love. My career started in retail where I learned about what photo...0

    16 Jan 2014 7:11PM  |  Read


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  • Voyage of discover

    The internet is a wonderful mind opener. Last night I went on a typical journey of discovery. I start by something catching my interest. Last night it was a keyboard, which lead me to browsing synths on eBay, minutes later I was looking at synth drum...0


    29 Nov 2013 10:40AM  |  Read


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  • Natural filters and fences

    Couple of things to write about today. Fences: I went for a walk into Clumber park to a spot that I have been to many times before. It's off to the left of Limetree avenue as you go out of the park. I discovered the area many years ago...and at t...0


    20 Oct 2013 5:14PM  |  Read


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  • Blackberry art

    It's fascinating how a photo shoot can progress. I have been helping a friend's son and mate set up a web site for their recently launched health and fitness business - I offered to help because I like their enthusiasm, and it also ...0


    7 Sep 2013 5:19PM  |  Read


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  • Buzz

    I spent a few minutes photographing bees today with the Olympus OM-D and 60mm macro. I really like the lens's internal focusing with large manual focusing ring. Although I found it easier with these bees to set the ratio I wanted (1:2 here) and move ...0


    4 Sep 2013 11:50PM  |  Read


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  • The Deep

    I went across to The Deep in Hull to photograph marine life. Many people buy fish tanks to house tropical fish and enjoy relaxing while watching them but I don't think you can beat the tranquil movements of a Jelly Fish. It's one of my favourite crea...0


    2 Sep 2013 12:47AM  |  Read


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  • Timing

    I spent the weekend visiting two reenactments - Sunday was over at the Rauceby War Weekend and today at the Sealed Knot English Civil War re-enactment at Newstead Abbey. I often play a game when I shoot at reenactments to see if I can capture the de...0


    27 Aug 2013 12:02AM  |  Read


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  • on the edge

    I walked along Stanage edge yesterday. The weather was good,with just one very brief appearance of rain and a covering of cloud, the rest of the time was glorious sunshine, with random clouds to create interesting patches of light and shade on the di...0


    19 Aug 2013 11:25AM  |  Read


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  • Graffiti

    Thanks to Josh for his blog and heads up on a graffiti spot near Sheffield Town centre. I called over on the way to Baslow Edge and visited the location myself. There's a car park next to it and everything seems cool, until you wander into the dereli...0


    8 Aug 2013 1:53PM  |  Read


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  • Youth Hostel

    Despite going way beyond my youth I've never stayed in a youth hostel...well that is until last weekend. I joined a mate and his two kids in a trip to Wales and stopped at the Pen-Y-Pass Youth Hostel. It was surprisingly good. Enough room to relax...0


    5 Aug 2013 8:50PM  |  Read


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  • Poppy field

    A good poppy field for those near the A57 (M1 to Worksop stretch) It's just before the small villages of North and South Anston when heading from the M1 to Worskop/A1. Park in the village and walk back on the road. There's a cut in on the left...0


    29 Jun 2013 5:49PM  |  Read


    Views : 1389