Today’s trip out was our regular visit to Aldeburgh for fish and chips, and then a visit to Snape for a look at the River Alde there.

I have taken The Scallop before but went bananas on the processing today…too much? I like it so it stays 😉

More photos after the break…

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We had cabbage with our tea tonight (Shepherd’s Pie if you’re interested). The left over leaves immediately caught my eye for a quick macro black and white abstract sort of shot..nand I made 3 of the shots into a triptych…


Despite being up early doors I still didn’t have a shot for today until late into the evening when I broke out the 50mm f1.4 and played with lines and a narrow depth of field.

I enjoyed the abstract nature of this picture of a floor lamp in our living room.


This is one of those shots that needs to be taken again…but next time it needs to be done right…a number of school boy errors, but the worst one was taking everything down and putting it all away before checking the photograph was OK.

There has already been too much fixing done on this photo…and a lot more needs to be done. In the end I decided I would keep this version for the moment and update with a “proper” version later on.

This shot basically laid the ground work for the images that were to follow through this next week…


It does exactly what it says on the tin – it was freezing and it was foggy!


I am not a portrait photographer!

I don’t know why portraits cause me such issues, stick me in front of a landscape and all is fine, put a human in front of me and I can barely operate the camera…it’s very odd because I don’t have problems talking to people (well, apart from boring them to death if the subject moves onto music)…

Anyhow, Bishop’s Stortford Camera Club had a workshop night with two separate portrait set-ups, one high key and the other low key – here’s one of each…by the way, the title certainly does not reflect on the models who put up with my blundering quite patiently.


Another emergency “what’s on my desk” shot! This time a metal torch is given the macro treatment.


I popped over to Barling on the Essex coat this afternoon. Shortly after I got out of the car I saw this strange branch formation appearing our of a large pond – it was quite intriguing with its reflection duplicating the effect


It’s been a cold and very foggy day today in Dunmow…at least where I live. If you walked up to the High Street you got above the fog and it was a clear blue sky…still very cold though.


This is no reflection on what actually happened on Christmas Day – we had a lovely day (and a very pleasant morning walk in Rowney Woods, which we had all to ourselves)…but it was an amusing title.