A second visit to the Phyllis Currie Nature Reserve, specifically for some bug photography. Unfortunately there was a very strong breeze blowing keeping a lot of the flying insects down. I still picked up a few shots including, just as I was leaving, the featured shot of the meadow grasshopper as he very kindly posed for me on a gate post…he was tiny though!

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Time to feature some of my wife’s current product line – this time we have sewing cases featuring Hello Kitty fabric…and some sparkle! You can purchase these and similar at The Crimson Rabbit Etsy store


It’s turning into a bit of an experimental period. Today I dug out my old lens baby and had another go at getting something of interest out of this peculiar lens. I’ve definitely not mastered it!


I regularly see a lot of rabbits on my morning walks around Dunmow. Today, I had my infra-red camera with me so wondered what a rabbit would look like…wonder no more – I like how the eye has come out particularly.


We had a Pinhole and Film Evening with Bishop’s Stortford Camera Club this evening…all sorts of old, hand made and frankly odd contraptions appeared and were used to produce all sorts of images…most of which, due to them being taken on film, we can’t see yet. I knew I would want to post something today, rather than wait for my film to be processed (I used both a Holga and a Practika film camera) > I took this with my very modern Nikon D800, fully digital, and then aged it in Topaz. I may post some of the film shots as and when I get them developed.


Plenty of Dog Roses springing up on my walk around Dunmow – here’s a triptych of three varieties.


Highly recommend a visit here. It’s only a small reserve but has plenty going on. 

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The honey bees are enjoying our chives at the moment…


We had the most enormous thunderstorm this afternoon – the rain absolutely hammered down…it did cool the atmosphere down as it had been extremely muggy before the storm.


Was working in Great Yarmouth so stopped off on the way home at Caister-on-Sea to photograph the sand-dunes with my infra-red camera.

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