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  • 52 for 2021 Week 14

    A few shots from another week of more freedom to roam that found us out on North Dartmoor on Tuesday in some "changeable" weather that saw snow storms as well as warm sunshine with some nice clouds for the skies. 0


    11 Apr 2021 9:00AM  |  Read


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  • 52 for 2021 Week 13

    It was nice this week to be able to go out farther afield, on Tuesday we took a hike on the high Dartmoor, the weather was the hottest in years for that time of March so the skies were just clear but beggars can't be choosers so we went anyway and to...0


    4 Apr 2021 9:48AM  |  Read


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  • 52 for 2021 Week 12

    Here we are again another Saturday lockdown photowalk, hopefully the last as the restrictions are due to lift tomorrow. My walk route has an abundance of trees on the route, some silhouetted that look really impressive. Here's one of them, Fuji X-T...0


    28 Mar 2021 9:42AM  |  Read


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  • 52 for 2021 Week 11

    More lockdown exercise photography, same route trees in abundance, this time with a Pony in the shot. Hopefully soon I will be able to go further afield and get some different subject matter to shoot...... Again, Fuji X-T2 50-140 f2.8 handheld.0


    21 Mar 2021 8:58AM  |  Read


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  • 52 for 2021 Week 10

    Again, still in lockdown and having to stay local for exercise (hopefully on 29th March this will change) so same Saturday hike with handheld being the order of the day. Yesterday was a mix of heavy showers and sunshine which always give good photo-o...0


    14 Mar 2021 9:36AM  |  Read


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  • 52 for 2021 Week 9

    Once again, out for the Saturday exercise walk, same route (for now) from the house and back to stay within the rules. I found this Lonely Daffodil struggling to survive almost overshadowed by the fallen tree. This time I was out with my Leica M9s th...0


    7 Mar 2021 10:56AM  |  Read


    Views : 155

  • 52 for 2021 Week 8

    First week of no job and a birthday to boot. This week we took our first lockdown walk on a weekday as I can now but the rules still apply so handheld only for the time being. Same walk of 5+miles with my landscape kit on my back and my X-T2 along fo...0


    28 Feb 2021 9:22AM  |  Read


    Views : 149

  • 52 for 2021 Week 7

    So this Friday was my last day of work before embarking on a 2 year self funded photo project. I had to go to our closest company site to return all my IT equipment that I had been using to work form home. This Castle is on m y way home so I stopped ...0


    21 Feb 2021 9:07AM  |  Read


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  • 52 for 2021 Week 6

    Another Saturday walk for lockdown exercise, I happened to be just in the right place when these 5 ladies turned up for a drink. 0


    14 Feb 2021 9:30AM  |  Read


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  • 52 for 2021 Week 5

    No Saturday walk this week, needed to stay home so went for a Sunday walk instead. This week I have 2 for offer, one from early in the week when we had a really foggy night (reminded me of the old Hammer movies), The other is from the Sunday walk...0


    7 Feb 2021 3:45PM  |  Read


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  • 52 for 2021 Week 4

    Once again I only got Saturday to get out and the weather wasn't good but we waterproofed up and went anyway, fortunately my Fuji X-T2 and lenses are weather sealed. This road junction is 2 1/4 miles on the outward leg of our route which is a big loo...0


    31 Jan 2021 11:49AM  |  Read


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  • 52 for 2021 Week 3

    More lockdown and working from home so Saturday exercise is again the only time I can get out to take shots for this project. Where we can walk without needing to drive there are limited subjects for good shots, mostly trees and panos of the distant ...0


    24 Jan 2021 8:58AM  |  Read


    Views : 274

  • 52 for 2021 Week 2

    Still under the lockdown rules of no tripod, this week another hand held shot whilst out on exercise. I have seen these trees many times sometimes lit with low afternoon light that makes them look bright silver, even frosty. Not sure I captured them ...0


    17 Jan 2021 5:03PM  |  Read


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  • 52 for 2021 Week 1

    Given we have now been locked down I can now only get shots for this project whilst out on my exercise. I am working from home during the lockdown so my only opportunity for exercise is either lunchtime or evenings, I take the lunchtime option and I ...0


    10 Jan 2021 10:29AM  |  Read


    Views : 161

  • 52 for 2021

    I've been lax these last couple of years work has taken far too much of my time with photography being pushed to the back burner. This year I am going to make the effort starting with a new 52. This shot is the first taken on 1st Jan (exif says 2nd b...0


    3 Jan 2021 10:21AM  |  Read


    Views : 194