I always think that I’ll spend a bit of time on these sort of anniversary shots like the 250th shot of the year…I always either don’t realise it’s the anniversary or I simply don’t have the time or opportunity to get a good shot…rather like today.

From this mornings walk…he was a very busy squirrel!


It was a beautiful morning in Great Dunmow today, just after sunrise with the mist still lingering across the fields viewed from the top of Beaumonts Lane…lovely start to the day.

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Another frosty and foggy start this morning…everywhere was fairly unremittingly grey…until I reached the graveyard of all places, where this red watering can really did stand out. 

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Sunrise was one of those straight yellow/orange glow affairs due to the lack of any clouds in the sky this morning, so I turned 180° and photographed this pill box and the glowing sky behind me which looked a lot more interesting. Now, I have photographed this particular Pill Box (just behind the new Graveyard at the rear of Dunmow Church), but I’ve never had a strong enough photograph to publish…is it strong enough today…possibly not…but it’s the best I have 😉 and sometimes, that’s good enough.

It was a proper Halloween morning, thick with fog today so I trotted down to the Churchyard to get some hackneyed shots of graves and memorials in the fog.

I’ve always enjoyed this particular memorial, I think it’s the only one of its sort in the Great Dunmow graveyard (although I haven’t examined the graveyard in any great detail). I’m not sure I have particularly caught the foggy atmosphere as well as I had hoped…but there you go.

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I walk past the graveyard on my morning walk around Dunmow. Today the sun popped out just as I was walking past and the light on the tree was great…I then spotted the long dead roses and made this picture. The roses were really quite crispy…but in the final image they look almost fresh…


198/366 Church of St John and St Giles, Great Easton

When I first took up photography I spent a lot of time in Churches. I’m not religious, but, if you need somewhere peaceful with lots of different things to photograph to learn how to use your camera, then this is the place to go. I’m always careful to pay a small fee for the upkeep of the buildings, some of which are in serious need of repair. It would be a great shame to lose these historical buildings, whether or not you’re religious.

Having now moved from a cropped sensor camera to a full frame sensor, I have been surprised by the differences in the pictures taken…it’s taking a bit of learning to understand what you are going to get out of the camera, especially at the wide angle end…so…if you want me, I’ll be in a church somewhere 😉

Church of St John and St Giles, Great Easton

The second image in the Broxted Church series and we’re leaving already!

Don’t worry, we’ll be back inside Broxted Church soon.