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Some days you just have to use what you have.

This shot is from my morning walk and is one of those emergency shots you take, just so you have something in the bag. Today I was glad to have it as this was the best part of the day weather wise and I really didn’t fancy trying to create something this evening…so here you have a typical Essex bridge, concrete and ugly as sin, but it keeps my feet dry as I cross the River Chelmer.


All things Orwell…the bad weather certainly didn’t reach Suffolk today!


It’s a big bridge and standing under it makes you feel really small…I’ve taken it’s photograph a few times, this one definitely shows its power. Should we be worried about the gap in the middle?


I still haven’t got the shot I want of this bridge, but I was quite happy with this one. I may need to go and work on the processing a bit more…


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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Back to the spot I was at last Friday, this time looking in the opposite direction at the bridge.


After yesterday’s disappointing picture I was a lot happier with todays effort.

I enjoyed the three swans heading in one direction with the four Canada Geese heading in the opposite direction appearing to be the only traffic heading under the bridge…of course, this is the main river channel into Ipswich, so actually there had been a few boats sailing under the bridge while I was there.


We were talked into joing English Heritage when we were last in Nothumberland, and I have to say, we worried whether we would get our monies worth. Well, I’ve been to Audley End about 4 times this year so far and I always find something new to look at. It is a lovely building and I was really pleased with how this panorama shot came out.


This is my Les Paul Studio guitar, much loved but recently not much played. At the moment I tend to play my acoustic guitar due to being very lazy! It’s just so much easier picking up the acoustic than digging out the amp, peddles, cables, plugging it in, tune it up and then play it. It does see much more action than my Stratocaster, which I have to fetch from the spare bedroom if I want to play that!