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 πŸ˜‰


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 Β£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 πŸ˜‰


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 πŸ˜‰


I popped up to the end of the Stansted Airport runway this afternoon to get some shots of the planes flying overhead. As an bit of a bonus I walked across to where there is a steep drop in the land and bumped into a couple of fallow deer – one of them was about 10 yards away…needless to say they took one look at me and legged it in the opposite direction.


I have been known to take the occasional photograph of Doctors Pond. When Debbie (my wife) saw the colour version of this she groaned and said I was clicheing (I might have made up that word) my own cliches!

Now, I had gone out with the intention of taking a black and white picture (although not of Doctors Pond) because there was some really nice cloud formations and lots of deep blue sky…hang on a minute…I’ve never done a black and white picture of Doctors Pond…

Debbie was not impressed πŸ˜‰