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Can you see the tenuous link to yesterday’s photo? I know it’s neither a window or a reflection, but you just can’t beat firing air gun pellets at water filled balloons and photographing the resultant explosion!

This was done using a trigger trap and 2 flash guns at Bishops Stortford Camera Club this evening – very straight forward but great fun.


I love these mars ice creams you get – they taste fantastic. I thought they’d make a great macro subject…


I was working in Harlow today and for once it wasn’t raining so I popped down to Parndon Mill on the River Stort and grabbed some shots – this was a favourite location back in my first 365 project but now I usually work in Hatfield I don’t have the opportunity to get down here very often (this is only the 2nd time I have worked in Harlow since moving just over a year ago). It has to be said…very little had changed 😉


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.


Another of my more regular haunts for photography. This is the lake in the middle of Hatfield Forest, always a good spot for a sunset and we were treated to a belter this Sunday evening.


I’ll sometimes go out with a very particular idea of what sort of picture I want to create. I don’t always achieve what I’m looking for, but when it comes off I do feel such pleasure in the final image.

This is one such shot, a long exposure black and white shot of the John Webb Windmill at Thaxted…just what I had envisaged before leaving to take the picture.


Look through this web site and you’ll see many shots of Doctors Pond in Great Dunmow…not least becasue I only live about 20 yards from it 😉

I’ve never had any issues photographing this until today. Whilst photographing this I was approached by a woman who demanded to know what I was doing. I explained I was photographing the sunset over the pond – she thought I was photographing her…I assured her I wasn’t and showed her the images I had taken…this was not good enough for her though and she felt I should have asked hr permission to take these pictures – I told her in no uncertain terms that that was not going to happen. You’ll notice in the below image…you can’t see her…’nuff said!

 


One of my more regular places to photograph is Rowney Woods near Debden and Saffron Walden in Essex. This, as you will gather, was not taken in the woods, but rather out on the wheat fields behind the woods. The farmer had just harvested the wheat and had left these large bales of straw on the field. This was shot at sunset (as I’m sure you can work out). This image definitely benefits from being seen full screen – just click it and you’ll get the larger version.


Oops. somewhere along the line I missed posting week 28’s photo…not sure how that happened!

So, the Bishops Stortford Camera Club had an opportunity to get to the top of the spire of St Michael’s Church in Bishops Stortford. Getting up there meant a long spiral stone staircasr to the bell ringing area followed by two sets of ordinary ladders which got you up to the bells themselves…I looked at the next, very long, open ladder that led to a narrow beam that had to be crossed to get out of the spire…and came down…there was no way my vertigo was allowing me up any further.

I retraced my steps, shaking, just in time to see the cupboard containing the churches clock workings being opened up and caught this shot – its a miracle it’s sharp I was shaking so much!


I love this picture, OK?

Mooching around Rowney Woods the wife and I came across this band of hoodlums waiting to set upon any unwary walkers, they certainly spotted us. I particularly like the male in the middle – he has such a great expression on his face…wonder if I can find this bunch in October when he has his antlers on?