I had a day in that there London to see the Don McCullin exhibition at the Tate Britain, highly recommended if you get the chance.

On my way home I found myself at Oxford Circus and decided to pop down to Tottenham Court Road and visit an often photographed staircase found in Heal’s department store, The Cecil Brewer staircase was installed in 1916 with its Bocci chandelier being added in 2013.


Bishop’s Stortford Camera Club had a day out down to the River Orwell and Pin Mill today and I got some shots of the abandoned boats.

Conditions weren’t ideal as it was blowing a gale and was heavily overcast all day so I decided to to shoot HDR shots all day (which I haven’t done for a while).

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A rather pretty sunset behind Doctors Pond in Great Dunmow that drew me out this evening


Another glorious day meant it was way to hot to venture out until 8.00pm in the evening. With sunset not until 9.20pm that’s not such a problem, the woods were still really dark with the heavy summer canopy blocking out much of the sunlight…so, this is a public footpath we (still) haven’t followed across the field of barley. I haven’t done any HDR for a while – so it was nice to run this shot through Photomatix to create this shot.

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A very pleasant day out at Petworth House down in Sussex rather spoiled by a dreadful journey home that culminated in us having to drive through Central London (although we did get to see Tower Bridge rather closer than we had wanted!). The A3 and M25 really do leave a lot to be desired!


A very rude woman sat in a convertible car started shouting at me as I stopped to take this photograph…she was, apparently, watching a chap drag in a fish from the pond…something that happens about 40 times a day during the fishing season, What the silly woman didn’t realise was that, if she simple asked politely I would happily have backed away…strangely haranguing me from her car didn’t achieve the result she wanted. They moved the car along to continue their surveillance of the “fisherman” uninterpreted  by my use of the public footpath!

I ended up with this picture of the Easter decorations that had been added to the barrier 😉


A had an early evening potter around Great Dunmow and got this shot of a tree bridging the River Chelmer.


Another early morning shot of this tree from my morning walk, it’s noticeable that the green shoots are beginning to show themselves as all the birds busy themselves with the coming spring


We had to pop into Chelmsford this afternoon so I popped into the Cathedral to grab today’s shot, it was a real grab and run job…but it came out OK…


I thought I’d be able to get to this rather lovely wind-pump just outside Lowestoft a good 40 minutes before sunset after working in Great Yarmouth today. As always, the best laid plans meant I turned up just before sunset – this picture was the first I took as I approached the mill.

My one piece of luck was that there was a sunset at all, it having been grey and rainy most of the day…so I was pretty happy…after the break there is a second shot looking away from the sunset which has a completely different feel.

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