I took just one photo today…this was it!


This is Alton Water at Lemons Hill. I really had a hard time choosing between this and the colour version for today’s photo…but I’m a sucker for black and white! You can see the colour version after the break..

I rather kicked myself as I’d left my phone in the car and didn’t have a watch with me…so counted…I was aiming for 120 seconds – it was actually 141 seconds…

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This photograph cost me a lot of money!

The aim of todays shot was a long exposure to get lots of streaky clouds…but I couldn’t get a long enough shutter speed even with my 10 stop ND filter…so I’ve bought a 16 stop ND filter to go with it – one of those new Hitech Firebrand ones everyone is raving about.

Visit again soon for my next excuse to buy more gear!


Weird light at lunchtime today as I dashed down to Lower Holbrook and took a quick march around the bay. I liked how (almost) all the boats were apparently itching to set sale into the River at any moment.


Mooching around the workshop at work this afternoon I came across this little tub of tiny screws.


This was originally called The Harvest, then my wife pointed out that actually, this was what was left after the harvest has taken place…

I’ve been driving past this field looking at these straw bales for a couple of weeks now. Today I was early enough to jump out of the car and photograph them. It’s just outside East Bergholt in Suffolk where John Constable was born, so it’s quite possible that he’d seen something similar, obviously not with the machine made rounds and definitely not with the A12 roaring past just behind him 😉


Been stuck at home all day today for one reason and another so could only mooch about in the garden to find a shot – got plenty of bugs, but I’ve posted lots of those recently so thought I would post this simple black and white shot of thorns from a rose bush.


Dashed out at lunchtime to see if I could find a photograph. I drove up to Alton Water, but I refuse to pay £3 for all day parking when I am only going to be there 30 minutes at the most…why no option to pay a pound for an hour? So, I jumped back in the car and headed down the road and eventually reached the end of the Shotley Peninsula which looks like a fascinating place to photograph. Quite run down in parts but bang opposite Harwich in one direction and Felixstowe in the other…there are definitely some interesting pictures to be had.

This shot, as you might have guessed is of the derelict pier. It’s all fenced off so you can’t walk along it – looking at it, I don’t think you’d really want to. Across the water you can see Harwich, directly behind me is the port of Felixstowe.

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This wasn’t the shot I wanted today – I found a great folly that I photographed, but because of the season (leaves, leaves and more leaves) I couldn’t get the angle to show you it was a folly. Never mind, just up the road was this field with the lonely tree…I went a bit film noir on the processing 😉


Tuesday night is Camera Club night and we found ourselves at Hopleys garden centre in Much Hadham. It was a lovely evening, although I do accept you wouldn’t necessarily know that from this shot…still 😉