Photo of the Day – 9 April 2017: Dawn on the River Ant

Posted on 19th April 2017 by Admin under Comment, Location, Photograph, Technique
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If you had asked me where I expected to get my favourite image during my camera club’s long weekend in Norfolk, I would have said How Hill.  The River Ant, which is the location of this photo, flows past and is a scenic spot.  We had visited the previous day and opted to return for […]

Photo of the Day – 8 April 2017: Norwich Cathedral Interior

Posted on 15th April 2017 by Admin under Equipment, Location, Photograph, Software, Technique
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Another shot of Norwich Cathedral, this time of the interior looking from the Choir towards the High Altar.  The cathedral normally opens later in the morning, but our group had permission for a shoot beforehand when there was no one else around.  The only proviso was that we did not enter until after Morning Prayer […]

Photo of the Day – 7 April 2017: Cloisters

Posted on 13th April 2017 by Admin under Comment, Equipment, Location, Photograph, Technique
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This is what could be described as a “classic” shot of the cloisters at Norwich Cathedral.  A polite way of saying that others have done it before.  It would be a surprise if they had not; few worthwhile locations are unique in photography, especially in the UK.  Only the early pioneers who were shooting their […]

Photo of the Day – 6 April 2017: Tracks

Posted on 12th April 2017 by Admin under Equipment, Location, Photograph, Technique
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Recently, I went with my camera club on a long weekend to Norfolk. It is a part of the country I have not visited since childhood when my parents regularly took the family on holiday to West Runton, near Cromer.  Those were idyllic days as the owner of the cottage where we stayed owned a […]

Photo of the Day – 29 March 2017: Nesting Swan

Posted on 5th April 2017 by Admin under Location, Photograph
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There cannot be many jobs which have not changed over several centuries.  One such is the position of swanherd at the Swannery in Abbotsbury, Dorset.  It dates back at least to the 14th century, with the first written record in 1393.  In practice most likely predates that.  The swanherd was originally a member of the […]

Photo of the Day – 11 February 2017: Cat in a Window

Posted on 12th February 2017 by Admin under Comment, Location, Photograph
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It was cold and it was dull.  No complaints about that, it was what the weatherman had predicted.  Less welcome was the constant sleet which had not been in the forecast.  I had joined the London Region of the RPS for a street walk in the Greenwich area, making sure to wrap up warmly for […]

Photo of the Day – 19 January 2017: Wind Turbines

Posted on 23rd January 2017 by Admin under Comment, Equipment, Location, Photograph
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This is not the shot I envisaged I would obtain when I went to Reculver in Kent.  Landscape photography always has an element of fortune and this occasion was no different.  It was circumstances rather than my initial intentions which ended up dictating the eventual image.  This was my first visit there and I went […]

Photo of the Day – 2 January 2017: Nelson, Moon and Venus

Posted on 2nd January 2017 by Admin under Astrophotography, Comment, Location, Photograph
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Date wise, this image is going to appear out of order on my blog, but I wanted to publish it on the day I took it.  Earlier this evening in the West End of London I saw Nelson’s Column below a waxing Moon and the planet Mars.  It made for a remarkable sight.  One of […]

Photo of the Day – 2 November 2016: Return to Portland Bill

Posted on 28th November 2016 by Admin under Location, Photograph
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The shot below is what I had been hoping to get on my previous visit to Portland Bill a few days earlier.  A view along the rocky pensinsular illuminated by the setting sun.  On that first occasion I had been frustrated when the sun disappeared behind a bank of cloud on the horizon.  The compensation […]

Photo of the Day – 1 November 2016: Burton Bradstock Beach

Posted on 19th November 2016 by Admin under Comment, Location, Photograph
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Taken during a walk along the beach at Burton Bradstock.  If the cliffs look familiar, it might be because they are one end of a sandstone formation which terminates at West Bay.  That is the port town in Dorset which was the main location for the filming of the Broadchurch TV series.  At West Bay, […]