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rambler's Blog

rambler

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

Many thanks for your interest in my portfolio and for any votes you may have been moved to give.
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  • 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...

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    25 Aug 2016 11:16PM | Read

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  • 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...

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    24 Aug 2016 11:03PM | Read

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  • A ramble through my week.

    Monday was a big day as the Tour De France or Le Tour came through Essex and passed within a quarter of a mile from where I live. I am not a cyclist though I did a bit as a youth, yes a long time ago but please don't rub it in, and I have always admi...

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    10 Jul 2014 10:17PM | Read

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  • Growing older but stronger

    Two things came together this week, out in the garden an old rose bush I had pruned back last year presented me with three beautiful blooms. Did it do this to thank me or just to wish me happy birthday, I would like to think it was the latter. I ha...

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    20 Jun 2014 10:22PM | Read

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  • A long standing wish.

    Ever since I saw my first picture of the roof in the British Museum I have wanted to go and see it for myself. Strangely I was talking about this with a friend at the bowls club and he smiled and said that he was the chap in charge at the time it ...

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    12 Jun 2014 11:33PM | Read

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  • Our green and pleasant land.

    A quick foray into Epping Forest today to take a shot for tonight's Black and White Challenge, never heard of it, shame on you, look it up immediately, well after you have read my blog that is. The point is that the old saying in the title is very...

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    29 May 2014 12:02AM | Read

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  • A spot of reflection.

    Whilst reviewing the shots I have taken this week this one stood out for various reasons. In the week when the Chelsea flower show has graced our screens this garden caught my eye, not on the screen but on a walk. it is in fact part of the l...

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    23 May 2014 9:48PM | Read

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  • Bowling along

    Today I was rewarded in pursuance of one of my passions, no I was not named as real ale drinker supreme or photographer of the minute despite my dedicated efforts. I was awarded this, I was given given this memento for my part in the spectac...

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    22 May 2014 11:25PM | Read

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  • Rambling on.

    On my walk today to find a picture of windows for the black and white challenge I spotted these. A pair of polygons. After a stop at a café for tea and toast I walked to a rose garden where this beauty was enjoying this morning's hazy suns...

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    21 May 2014 10:59PM | Read

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  • Subliminal messages

    It is quite some time since my last blog and a hoard of people, 2, have persuaded me to start again. I gave up in disgust, at myself, for missing my 365 by 20 minutes one evening last October and also at losing my internet connection when the cable w...

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    9 May 2014 10:38PM | Read

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  • DAY 201 AND BEYOND

    I am very sorry to have gone missing but my computer was hacked and my internet connection is still playing up. I am working on righting everything and will return shortly with an update blog. The 365 continues and I so miss posting it each day. B...

    14 Oct 2013 9:34AM | Read

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  • DAY 280, CLUB TALK

    I was asked to give a talk to my photographic society tonight on my 365 project. It has taken hours of work to go back through my blogs and re-file and rename all the shots and then put them into a Pictures to Exe programme. Consequently I missed ...

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    8 Oct 2013 12:51AM | Read

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  • DAY 279, ON THE WATERWAY

    From one form of transport to another with a walk along the River Lee Navigation. Once a thriving commercial waterway it is reduced to providing a home leisure craft and moorings for canal boats. At Broxbourne you can hire craft by the hour or the ...

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    6 Oct 2013 7:02PM | Read

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  • DAY 278, ON THE BUSES

    On the way to get my paper and see my friend Frank this morning I saw there was a rally for old London buses at the local village hall. It happens that both he and his father used to drive buses in London so we decided to give them the once over. ...

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    5 Oct 2013 10:57PM | Read

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  • DAY 277, CORN SOLDIERS

    The good news is that my broadband connection is not only restored but much faster than before. So I can now talk and talk to the world and openly reach out to say thank you. Having spent most of the day on the computer getting ready to give a talk t...

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    4 Oct 2013 11:15PM | Read

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