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Thanks for dropping by, I hope the pleasure you get from viewing my offerings matches the pleasure I got from taking them.

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  • Been a bit busy.

    Saturday was my daughter's big day so things have been a bit hectic. The Photographer In the middle of things was the official photographer, a real professional, and it showed as he marshalled everyone with a smile. He got his shots but also all...0


    27 Sep 2016 10:08PM  |  Read


    Views : 650

  • Art and Architecture

    The Black and White Challenge this week was to come up with something either Art Nouveau or Art Deco. My mind immediately went to a book about Charles Rennie Mackintosh that I had in my Ikea bookcase, however I discovered it was no longer there and I...0


    21 Sep 2016 11:24PM  |  Read


    Views : 523

  • Taking the plunge

    At the recent Clacton Air show the Army parachute display team dropped in. Conditions were bright with a cloudless sky but hazy which made photography tricky as regards focus and exposure. Add to that the distance between the display and myself meant...0


    15 Sep 2016 11:11PM  |  Read


    Views : 621

  • One down, two to go?

    Went for a walk with the camera today in an Essex countryside village whilst my lovely lady was singing at a birthday party in the village hall. I did not know what the place was like except that there was a pub so all looked fine. My first impress...0


    11 Sep 2016 10:41PM  |  Read


    Views : 694

  • What can I say.

    I woke late this morning with a headache and feeling very jaded. A cup of tea and breakfast was taken whilst i studied the news and emails etc on my laptop. A neighbour rang my doorbell to get help with his mobile phone and Ioaned him mine to make a...0


    9 Sep 2016 9:41PM  |  Read


    Views : 714

  • Here be dinosaurs

    Went out this afternoon to get a shot or two for the Black and White Challenge group and had stroll round my local woodland. It is a very small piece of Epping forest and gets very few visitors and it was no surprise when I flushed out a Fallow deer ...0


    8 Sep 2016 9:51PM  |  Read


    Views : 650

  • Not 'arf

    So a photographer has inadvertently taken a snap of the Government's plans to reintroduce Grammer (-OOPS) Grammar Schools. What is so wrong with that, I went to one, ok so they are not perfect but let's face it we do need something. As I exited the...0


    6 Sep 2016 9:24PM  |  Read


    Views : 686

  • Another boring night on TV

    Why is Saturday night entertainment so poor on TV, ah well I suppose it gives me another excuse to trawl through my picture library. I found two black and white conversions, one I posted in the Gallery, the second shot is here for your enjoyment. It ...0


    3 Sep 2016 11:18PM  |  Read


    Views : 633

  • Lovely Limone

    Earlier this year we visited Italy and went on a day trip to Lake Garda. Part of that trip was a stop of at Limone Sul Garda, a town that nestles under the mountains on the western side of the lake. We travelled by water taxi with time to take in ...0


    2 Sep 2016 11:09PM  |  Read


    Views : 693

  • Let your pictures tell a story

    Good advice I should say, so here goes. When you are in facing your dragons Or need some time alone Think carefully Don't go chasing rainbows or fall into Medusa's shadow Seek comfort in the House of the Lord, or the House of the Public, ...0


    31 Aug 2016 11:46PM  |  Read


    Views : 693

  • A day of Joy

    Each Tuesday I visit an elderly friend named Joy who moved into a care home last December. She is 97 and still very sharp witted and enjoys a good natter. She is named Joy because she was born on Armistice day 1918 and so she is looking forward to h...0


    30 Aug 2016 11:15PM  |  Read


    Views : 692

  • Two days on the tiles

    Not bad for a chap of my age though it did bring me to my knees. Who would have thought it would take that long to tile a small kitchen. Still job done though as a consequence no camera action. I shall just have to reveal my monopod creation that I h...0


    29 Aug 2016 10:50PM  |  Read


    Views : 685

  • All the fun of the fair

    To be fair it was a sort of carousel, on the pier at Clacton yesterday, that I took this picture with my 70 - 300 mm plus 2x converter set up. I am pretty happy with the sharpness considering it was at the 600 mm end though I had set an ISO of 500 ...0


    27 Aug 2016 11:03PM  |  Read


    Views : 602

  • On the eve

    No challenging photo's today except to try out my new 2x converter with a couple of 70 - 300 lenses. In neither case does the auto focus work correctly and so it is going to have to be manual for my big day out. I am off to the Clacton Air Show on th...0


    25 Aug 2016 11:16PM  |  Read


    Views : 652

  • My 70 Challenge

    It has been some time since I entered a blog entry and during that time I had my 70th birthday, in June of this year to be precise. My good EPZ friend Jack (jawdborn) recently told me he missed my blog and I sort of promised I would start again. Howe...0


    24 Aug 2016 11:03PM  |  Read


    Views : 709