Photo of the Day – 24 May 2017: Chelsea Flower Show

Posted on 26th May 2017 by Admin under Event, Location, Photograph, Technique
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I have been going to the Chelsea Flower Show for a few years and it is always an enjoyable day out.  It represents the ultimate in gardening, even if everything on display is a construct.  Ephemeral, the show gardens exist for a brief period with one ultimate aim.  To be in peak condition when the […]

Photo of the Day – 17 May 2017: Misty Morning on Sark

Posted on 17th May 2017 by Admin under Location, Photograph
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I will have more to say about Sark, the fourth largest of the Channel Islands, in a later post.  In the meantime, here is a shot which I took this morning.  After a couple of days of overcast weather with just a bit of sun, the forecast of heavy rain for the day proved to be […]

Photo Retrospective – The Street

Posted on 13th May 2017 by Admin under Comment, Equipment, Location, Photograph
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When starting this blog just over a year ago, I was not entirely sure what I would write about.  My only idea was to do pieces on anything which came to mind and see how I progressed.  As anyone who has been following me for the last few months will observe, my main interest lies […]

Photo of the Day – 10 April: Ely Cathedral

Posted on 21st April 2017 by Admin under Comment, Location, Photograph
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Ely was close to the route home from Norfolk, so I took the opportunity to stop off there.  It is somewhere I have long wanted to visit.  The cathedral is the tallest building in the area, dominating the city and its surroundings.  It is from this visibility that it derives its nickname, “Ship of the […]

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 […]

Photographing a Hockey Match

Posted on 22nd March 2017 by Admin under Comment, Equipment, Photograph, Technique
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Usually I do not bother with giving out technical details of my shots.  In most circumstances there is little benefit, other than satisfying curiosity, from knowing the camera used or the exposure settings.  For learning about photography, it is better to understand the approach and motivation for taking a shot rather than the purely mechanical […]