'Portrait Photography' Competition - Win A Samyang 85mm F/1.4 FE II Lens!

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  • DAY 49, PAIN AND PHOTOGRAPHY

    There's an old saying the one should suffer for your art, well I have today. I found a location for this weeks Black and White Challenge, the subject of which is Dereliction and decay, that is not very far from where I live. I drove there this mornin...0

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    19 Feb 2013 12:31AM  |  Read

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  • DAY 48, SUNSHINE AND FALLOW DEER

    The sun shone this morning and that tempted me to go for a walk in the forest. Before I did that I tried out an old Sigma mirror lens on my Canon 7D and although the results were better than before, due to the better light, they were still not good. ...0

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    17 Feb 2013 9:22PM  |  Read

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  • DAY 47 OF SUCCESS AND TIME TRAVEL

    I am pleased to report that I managed to capture a photo of a Germander today, not only that but I bought the sorry looking little plant for the princely sum of 1.50. So when I do get round to purchasing a macro lens the plant should be in flower an...0

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    16 Feb 2013 10:31PM  |  Read

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  • DAY 46 ON A PLANT HUNT

    Today I went on a hunt for a Germander, thanks to my dictionary and my Alphabet Soup challenge. the problem is that it is either a small summer shrub or a summer wild flower. Either way it is not much in evidence at the moment, at the garden centre I...0

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    15 Feb 2013 10:24PM  |  Read

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  • DAY 45, A FORAY INTO THE FOREST.

    Anyone familiar with Epping Forest will probably know the first picture :- The Kings Oak at High Beach. High Beach is a real honey pot for visitors with lots of car parking, open grass areas, good views, a tea hut, a toilet block and of course...0

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    14 Feb 2013 9:46PM  |  Read

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  • DAY 44, A TALK ON ARCHITECTURE

    This morning was spent attending a talk about Sir Frank Baines, an architect who worked for the Government in the early part of the 20th century. From humble beginnings in the East End of London he rose to be knighted and became a personal friend of ...0

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    13 Feb 2013 10:37PM  |  Read

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  • DAY 43 Transport

    My thoughts today were on transport because of the weekly black and white challenge and seeing the excellent entries already posted I had to find a different angle. I had to visit my local garage to fix up a service and Mot for my car next week. I ...0

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    13 Feb 2013 12:09AM  |  Read

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  • DAY 42 WHITE AND WET

    After yesterday's rain it turned to snow and I awoke this morning to the sight of three inches out of the window. (I supply the jokes, you make up your own punchline ;) ). Had I ventured out early I could have captured pictures of the glistening s...0

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    11 Feb 2013 3:01PM  |  Read

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  • DAY 41, COLD AND WET

    Happy Sunday! but sadly no sun, just rain and more rain and it is due to get windier and colder, wonderful. So I decided upon an inside out day, staying indoors and taking a picture out of the window. At this time of year the birds come in from th...0

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    10 Feb 2013 2:49PM  |  Read

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  • DAY 40, A 4O YEAR OLD POLAROID CAMERA

    What more appropriate on day 40 than to show you a Polaroid Land Camera dating from 1962. We probably all recognise the Polariod camera but why a Land camera? well it was invented by Edwin Land, see:-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_H._Land I ha...0

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    9 Feb 2013 9:05PM  |  Read

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  • DAY 39 AT WICKEN FEN, CAMBRIDGESHIRE

    If you have been taking an interest in my Alphabet Soup project you might have seen that this week's subject is FEN. I am lucky enough to live an hour or so from the fens of Cambridgeshire and in particular from Wicken Fen, a National Trust propert...0

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    8 Feb 2013 8:49PM  |  Read

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  • DAY 38 BOWLS AND BOTTLES

    Now it has to be said that you don't need a lot of bottle to play bowls, though having been defeated in a competition today I could certainly open one to drown my sorrows. Come to think of it I do have one bottle that I am partial to especially as it...0

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    7 Feb 2013 11:15PM  |  Read

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  • DAY 37 ALL MY OWN FAULT

    I have to admit that I slipped back into a mood of idleness this morning and did not get myself inspired to take photo's. Then a sense of guilt spread over me that I had not been to visit my eldest sister recently as I have been so tied up in what...0

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    7 Feb 2013 12:34AM  |  Read

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  • DAY 36 SOME GOOD SOME BAD

    Went to see my ex work collegues today and had lunch with Keith and a chat to bring us both up to date with our lives. His daughter is keen on photography so I made another recommendation on behalf of EPZ. After that I took another drive along ou...0

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    6 Feb 2013 12:01AM  |  Read

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  • DAY 35 OF MY 365. THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LENS

    Today it was my pleasure to help out a photography student by posing for a portrait session. It did feel strange to be the object under the scrutiny of the camera as opposed to the one pointing the thing. Especially as the photographer is the daughte...0

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    4 Feb 2013 7:35PM  |  Read

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