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  • 52 for 2014 Week 42

    Here I was again on Saturday afternoon with no shot in the bag because of work pressure and a dull damp misty day to boot so I got on my Bike and wenr for a ride around my local area, the first shot was within 1 mile the second oddly enough is a scen...


    19 Oct 2014 9:38AM | Read


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  • 52 for 2014 Week 41

    This week I thought I wasn't going to get a shot at all I haven't been able to get out of the office at all for picture taking, however, on the way to work on Friday I saw the light on this Church in Tavistock and was able to stop for a minute to tak...


    12 Oct 2014 8:36AM | Read


    Views : 473

  • 52 for 2014 Week 40

    This week I was privilaged to have a guided tour around Tyneham Village on the Army Ranges at Lulworth, culminating at Worbarrow Bay, here are some of the shots I was able to get with the gorgeous weather that we had. Worbarrow Bay St Mary'...


    5 Oct 2014 8:53AM | Read


    Views : 426

  • 52 for 2014 Week 39

    This week I was struggling having not had chance to get out so I went for a walk around the Village that I have lived in for 30+ years. I found this. Here's another from the same walk. As always, comments welcome.


    28 Sep 2014 8:51AM | Read


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  • 52 for 2014 Week 38

    A shot of Whacker Quay in Cornwall this week. And a B&W version. As always, Comments welcome.


    20 Sep 2014 5:50PM | Read


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  • 52 for 2014 Week 37

    I was on walkabout this week on Braunton Sands in North Devon and I came across this derelict boat on Crow Point. Here's another view. And another. This is the view from one of the big sand dunes in the "Burrows". As alway...


    14 Sep 2014 8:53AM | Read


    Views : 272

  • 52 for 2014 Week 36

    This week we have had some nice weather and I have had the chance to be out in it. This old Tin Mine building is in a Farmer's field so I was only able to shoot from his gate with the zoom. This is a B&W version that I think is more "period", ...


    7 Sep 2014 8:38AM | Read


    Views : 277

  • 52 for 2014 Week 35

    I pass this scene every day from work, this time we had just had a storm and the rainbow presented itself as I was leaving work. As always, comments welcome.


    31 Aug 2014 8:53AM | Read


    Views : 364

  • 52 for 2014 Week 34

    This week's shot is of a Dartmoor Hill Farm showing the bleak exixstence they have. I used a 0.3 soft ND Grad to hold the sky and a tripod so I could get good DoF. As always, comments welcome.


    24 Aug 2014 8:38AM | Read


    Views : 241

  • 52 for 2014 Week 33

    Yesterday I went to a local RAF 1940's show where everyone was dressed in period clothes with loads of old vehicles and a cople of replica Spitfires. Here's one of them. Here's the original colour version. As always, comments welcome.


    17 Aug 2014 8:46AM | Read


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  • 52 for 2014 Week 32

    This week I had some really good skies up on Dartmoor so despite it being almost midday I went up to Yes Tor and photographed the highest point on Dartmoor, High Willhays. I think it shows the "Golden Hour" is not the only time you can get good lands...


    10 Aug 2014 8:37AM | Read


    Views : 306

  • 52 for 2014 Week 31

    I took this shot on a walk around an old Palmerston Fort at Tregantle in Cornwall. The sun was out and the textures caught my eye. As always, comments welcome.


    3 Aug 2014 9:08AM | Read


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  • 52 for 2014 Week 30

    Monday lunchtime had me out of the office for a change and gave me chance to shoot this shot of New Bridge on High Dartmoor, 0.9 ND Grad was used to hold the sky. As always, comments welcome.


    27 Jul 2014 8:14AM | Read


    Views : 293

  • 52 for 2014 Week 29

    Last minute dot com this week, I had a bad week at work and wasn't able to get out for any shots so Saturday was it. Fortunatley the weather was good for me and one of my favourite photo haunts is nearby so I managed to get this shot of the Burrator ...


    20 Jul 2014 8:59AM | Read


    Views : 396

  • 52 for 2014 Week 28

    I was at a "Wings and Wheels" do last Sunday, this classic Ford Zodiac MkII was there also. I have converted it to B&W and added grain to give it that "classic" look. But here's the colour version anyway. As always, comments welcome.


    13 Jul 2014 8:58AM | Read


    Views : 238