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Hello and thanks for dropping in - are you certain you're not lost? I enjoy taking photographs just for the pleasure of it - although my composition skills are pretty much non existent, now and again I get it right, but that's half the fun. Thanks for looking and I hope you get pleasure from the images. Vote if you want, dance, sing, if you like but be nice
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  • Of castles and men

    We took a trip to Caerphilly today, home of the cheese as they will have it, despite it not having been made there for many years. Seeing the castle - there is one and it's a little hard to miss - gave me pause to reflect while sitting in the car and...0


    3 Aug 2013 9:59PM  |  Read


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  • More on butterflies

    I wrote of getting drenched when having set out to spot butterflies and thought, having cleared my head of the monkey chattering on the subject, that the matter would be closed. But no. This morning I remembered my shoes. The half decent ones I'd bee...0


    3 Aug 2013 8:32AM  |  Read


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  • Amazing weather

    Out this morning at a loose end - another one - and I'd a thought to attempt some butterfly shots. I've not done them before, everyone seems to be doing it so it has to be easy. Right? A comfy bench, excellent sea views, sunshine and surrounded by me...0

    2 Aug 2013 2:50PM  |  Read


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  • Time wasting

    A group of three fishermen were attempting to launch their boat from it's car trailer. Being a bloke, I'm an expert at many things and settled down on a comfortable rock to enjoy the spectacle. It was obvious that the trailer was too far short of the...0

    6 Jun 2013 7:21AM  |  Read


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  • What a difference a day makes

    We've been in our new home around six months and last Sunday was the first real hot day we've experienced. What a difference! Kids on bikes, scooters, skateboards and skates, couples, singles and groups, canoeists, model boats, yachts, dinghies, even...0

    5 Jun 2013 7:44AM  |  Read


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  • The nocturnal habits of swans

    Well, not really, but do they ever sleep? Out for a wander at 04.10 - no, don't ask - and I found myself drifting along the local lakeside. Spotted from some distance, they came up and shadowed me all the way until I got too spooked and made a sharp ...0

    12 Jan 2013 8:17AM  |  Read


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  • Never mind the hamster

    My computer ate my camera card! It's the second time of happening and, yes, I did change the card after the first instance in case that was at fault. Both times it happened I'd taken world beating shots, of course, and had reviewed most of them in ca...0

    9 Jan 2013 10:05AM  |  Read


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  • Of cats

    Cats are funny folk. I know all the locals, who belongs and who doesn't and I'm fairly sure they all know me, I get "shouted at" from quite a distance some days and ignored from quite close up just as often. There's some who go out of their way to be...0

    5 Jan 2013 3:34PM  |  Read


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  • Old feet

    Been out and about today, not a lot, but for me, a fair bit. My feet hurt now. Not in a sore feet soak 'em in a bowl of hot water sort of way, more like they've had a bit of a squeezing from the old troll under the bridge. The bones hurt. Hmm.... I r...0

    4 Jan 2013 9:09PM  |  Read


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  • Bleurgh

    It's all a bit damp and miserable, the weather's not much cop either. Seems that if you do go out - down here at least - it's either blowing a gale and wet or wet and blowing a gale. May the gods bless the first manufacturer to have produced base lay...0

    3 Jan 2013 10:58AM  |  Read


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  • Yet more sillyness

    I got given a prime lens - secondhand so it's all about recycling and stuff - and the adaptor finally arrived yesterday so I was let loose to try it all out today. The sun was shining, the tide was out, dogs of all varieties were running around ( w...0

    1 Jan 2013 8:54PM  |  Read


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  • Cold & stupid

    Here's the thing, when you realise, or should it be, when you find yourself so cold you drop the lens cap which you couldn't feel anyway as you forgot your gloves (nice, thick, thermally ones) and the wind bowls it away over the cliff edge, you didn'...0

    1 Jan 2013 9:43AM  |  Read


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  • New years eve

    Got taken to our local - and very pleasant - wethies for dinner ( chicken tika for those who simply have to know) and am now chillin wid a glass o lager while listening to de vibes on Radio 2. Ha, old farts know how to do it in style. Probably get an...0

    31 Dec 2012 6:19PM  |  Read


    Views : 321