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!