North Street

We had the most enormous thunderstorm this afternoon – the rain absolutely hammered down…it did cool the atmosphere down as it had been extremely muggy before the storm.


Something simple today after quite a few busy HDR and macro shots. A silhouette of some of the houses on my street with the moon coming up behind them.


25Feb

Post Box

Post Box

This post box is just down the road from where I live on North Street in Great Dunmow, Essex.


Our one shot challenge for our City & Guilds course this week is “Down My Street”…I set it and am now struggling to come up with something interesting (although I do have a possible plan ;-)). So I popped out tonight and grabbed this shot. Unusually for me there is a human in the shot ;-). I was recently asked why there was never any people in my shots and whilst I do occasionally photograph people it is pretty unusual to have them in my more landscapey shots…so apologies for the young lady who got caught tonight!

If you would like a print of this picture you can get one here – https://shop.markseton.co.uk/Great-Dunmow/i-8wbxTsZ/A


15Sep

The Dunmow Carnival

The Dunmow Carnival chugs past our house every year…this year “chug” was the operative word as this tractor made it’s way up towards Dunmow High Street

A tractor struggles up North Street in Great Dunmow


23Apr

114/366 One Wet Road

It has rained, pretty much, all day today. We’ve had so little rain this last year it seems churlish to complain, nonetheless it doesn’t help taking a photo a day.

For today I’d tried a few things I wasn’t happy with and, as it was a quarter to midnight I stepped outside our front door and took this…

One Wet Road


07Mar

067/366 Out the window tonight…

This, I guess, is the second in the series of shots out of our landing window – you can see the first photograph here. This wasn’t intended to be a theme…but you never know.

This is an HDR, I was attempting to control the exposure of the moon but in the end I converted it to black and white and decided the blown out moon was more in-tune with what I was trying to create.

You will notice the window still needs a good clean;-)

Out the window tonight


10Feb

041/366 Out my window

This is the view we have out of our landing window across North Street in Great Dunmow. It’s a view we don’t see often because we live on a main road so we have net curtains up. You’ll gather it snowed again last night.

I had to spend ages removing all the muck from the window that was showing up on the original – the windows have been painted shut (accidentally) and in this cold weather I wasn’t going to bother to try and force them open!

The view out my window over North Street in Great Dunmow