Herts

We drove out to Broxbourne Woods today for a walk. We hadn’t been for a few years so it was nice to see again. The Infra-Red camera got another outing…not as successful as previously, mainly because there wasn’t much new green life yet, but I still enjoyed this selection of shots…

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We had the unveiling of the Bishops Stortford Camera Club exhibition in the Jackson Square Shopping Centre in Bishops Stortford – it’s a great display and includes three of my pictures.

Walking back to the car I thought I’d see if there were any photographic opportunities with this building, which has won a number of design awards apparently.

Those who were in Bishops Stortford today will wonder about the sky – yes, it was unremittingly grey, so I added a sky shot I took a couple of days ago here in Dunmow which completed the picture quite well.


Despite living in the middle of Essex it is quite surprising just how much of the sky and the stars you can actually photograph. This shot was taken during the Bishops Stortford Camera Clubs studio evening. It was really busy inside so a few of us braved the cold and gathered on the edge of the cricket pitch to do a bit of light painting, light trails and sky shots. Bear in mind this is on the Herts Essex border and the planes fly past to land at Stansted Airport just a few miles down the road – dark skies they are not 😉


Every year I take part in the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk – groups of photographers meet up in towns and cities around the word and go out and take pictures – proceeds go to charity. So far I have photographed Bishop’s Stortford, Ozford, Much Hadham and this year Hertford.

I drive through Hertford three times a week but I’ve never visited – the most I have seen is the daily traffic jam on Gascoigne Way. So it was nice to have a look around the town – a town, as it turns out, that is steeped in history. Because of that history it felt right to give this picture a strong vintage feel.


At Bishops Stortford Camera Club tonight we had a photo challenge and we had 30 minutes to take some pictures, process as best we could and then show one of them.

This was my shot, which I originally converted to Black and White in camera. This is re-cropped and converted via Nik’s Silver Efex.

You’ll gather it was chucking it down and blowing a gale, hence the water splash on the image.