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 […]

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 […]

Photo of the Day – 11 January 2017: Ranunculus

Posted on 15th January 2017 by Admin under Equipment, Photograph, Technique
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The light in the middle of winter can be glorious.  The sun, if it shines, never gets that high in the sky and spreads its warm tones throughout the daylight hours.  The downside is that at this time of year it all too often hides itself away behind dense cloud.  After a string of successive […]

Photo of the Day – 31 October 2016: Spices

Posted on 17th November 2016 by Admin under Location, Photograph, Technique
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The Dorchester Curiosity Centre, tucked out of the way on an industrial estate, is well named.  Essentially it is a large, very large, shed full of half forgotten items from the past.  The stock is always changing, so each time I go there it is different.  It is a fascinating place for anyone to visit […]

Photo of the Day – 30 October 2016: View from the Pulpit

Posted on 16th November 2016 by Admin under Location, Photograph, Software, Technique
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  A trip to Portland Bill, which is situated at the tip of Dorset, for the sunset yielded mixed results.  After a dull start to the day, it had turned into a fine afternoon.  The sun was shining, but I could see a bank of cloud on the horizon towards which it was heading.  Something […]

Photo of the Day – 14 October 2016: Castle Stalker Sunset

Posted on 18th October 2016 by Admin under Location, Photograph, Technique
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It has taken a while to select this image of Castle Stalker at sunset as my selection for the day simply due to lack of time.  I spent a week in Glen Coe and the surrounding area, posting images as I went.  Shooting over a nine day period, which included four days travelling to and […]

Photo of the Day – 11 October 2016: Lone Tree

Posted on 13th October 2016 by Admin under Comment, Photograph, Technique
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After a couple of fabulous sunny days, conditions became overcast.  That can be challenging, although sunny weather when there are harsh shadows and extremes between the light and darkest parts of the scene can present its own issues.  In fact the light was excellent at the end of the day and I have several pleasing shots taken […]

Photo of the Day – 10 October 2016: Buachaille Etive Mor

Posted on 10th October 2016 by Admin under Location, Photograph, Technique
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Buachaille Etive Mor is the iconic mountain of the Glen Coe region and is one of the best known in Scotland.  No doubt part of its popularity is due to the grand view afforded of it from the main road which runs through the Glen Coe valley.  A tributary of the river which flows through the […]

Photo of the Day – 7 October 2016: Aira Force

Posted on 7th October 2016 by Admin under Photograph, Technique
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After a few days when it had been sunny, it turned overcast.  There was no chance of the light being suitable for a wider view of the landscape, but the conditions were perfect for this waterfall.  It is Aira Force which has a fall of around 20 metres. There is a light area at the top where […]

Photo of the Day – 17 September 2016: Eye to Eye With Bowie

Posted on 20th September 2016 by Admin under Equipment, Photograph, Technique
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This month’s photo walk organised by the RPS London region took place in Brixton. I went along partly because I used to work there many years ago and had not been back since. As much as anything, I wanted to see how the place had changed. Photographically, it was not as productive as the RPS […]