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I took a walk down to the Thames Barrier with my camera the other week and took this long exposure shot of Number 8, which is the second nearest barrier to the South shore. Featured is the black and white version but you can also see a colour version below.

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We spent a pleasant hour on a very rainy day in the Design Museum.

Here’s an abstract of the ceiling.

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I’m the Chairman of Bishop’s Stortford Camera Club for the next two years. The season runs from September to April, but we always run a series of events throughout the year on most Tuesdays and occasional Saturdays. This year’s first Saturday trip was to the Henry Moore Studios and Gardens in dreadful weather for photography…blazing sunshine! 

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We visited Rainham Hall today which is a different type of national Trust property in that, because it has had over 50 different occupants with no one family using for any length of time, it doesn’t have a consistent history, so it has been used as a family home, a photographers studio and a Day Nursery, amongst other things.

The current display which opened yesterday is about its time as a Day Nursery during and after the second world war. It was very interesting and nice to come across that sort of institution where all the children appear to have been well looked after and were very happy whilst there.

If you want to see a rather more standard shot of the Hall…

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Today’s trip out was our regular visit to Aldeburgh for fish and chips, and then a visit to Snape for a look at the River Alde there.

I have taken The Scallop before but went bananas on the processing today…too much? I like it so it stays 😉

More photos after the break…

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Despite being up early doors I still didn’t have a shot for today until late into the evening when I broke out the 50mm f1.4 and played with lines and a narrow depth of field.

I enjoyed the abstract nature of this picture of a floor lamp in our living room.


This is one of those shots that needs to be taken again…but next time it needs to be done right…a number of school boy errors, but the worst one was taking everything down and putting it all away before checking the photograph was OK.

There has already been too much fixing done on this photo…and a lot more needs to be done. In the end I decided I would keep this version for the moment and update with a “proper” version later on.

This shot basically laid the ground work for the images that were to follow through this next week…


It does exactly what it says on the tin – it was freezing and it was foggy!


It’s been a cold and very foggy day today in Dunmow…at least where I live. If you walked up to the High Street you got above the fog and it was a clear blue sky…still very cold though.


Today’s shot is a straight forward black and white of telephone cables in the fog…obviously I’ve fiddled with it to make it this very high key image.