Tuesday, 31 December 2013

The Sun Comes Out in Derbyshire

The sun finally emerged from the cloud just before it sank beneath the horizon and we got some better pix than on the way out.

Monday, 30 December 2013

A Wet Day in Derbyshire

Playing Jenga up to 35 layers, then, there being no more moves, pulling the plug.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

City of the Dogs

A cold day in Buxton, the opera house open, more dogs that you can shake a stick at - collies, spaniels
and Westies mostly - and low sun.  Snap of the day was a merlin flying across the road near Hollinsclough.  Just when you need a camera!

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Kedleston Hall

A Palladian pile built for Viscount Curzon, who was Viceroy of India and now rests in this side chapel.  

Monday, 23 December 2013

Welney Washes

Two from the hides yesterday - 400mm + 1.4x converter.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Macro Shortbread

Cheap and cheerful macro set-up.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

It Wasn't Me!

Nuffink to do with me, Grandad.  I was abducted by aliens and when I asked them to change my nappy they dumped me back in this box.  I mean, look at my boat - I'm innocent, I bin framed.  

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Looking Like Her Grandmother!

Sadie helping her mum to wash the car this afternoon.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Lakenheath Sunset

Low sun and clean atmosphere after the rains.  Swans, Egyptian Geese and Harriers at RSPB Lakenheath Fen.  (The two harriers on the left are male Hens, the two on the right female Marshies.)

Wednesday, 4 December 2013


Sadie and Meredith last week.  Sadie was chain-watching 'Despicable Me 2', and drew a Minion in the corner of her chalkboard. 

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Wymondham Steampunk Fayre

Eccentric English antics in Norfolk today.

Friday, 29 November 2013

National Media Museum

Last weekend the club visited the Museum in Bradford, where I came over all arty with my camera.  Most unusual for me!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Sadie and Meredith

Photographed this evening.

Sunday, 10 November 2013


The rain arrived as forecast at Snetterton on Saturday, making for much more interesting images than in the dry races earlier.  The late afternoon sun came out for five minutes (Pic 2) and I experimented with slow shutter speeds and spray.  The No. 12 car was driven by Pietro Fittipaldi, 17-year old grandson of Emerson Fittipaldi, who was twice F1 world champion.    

Thursday, 7 November 2013

New Venue for CCC?

The Camera Club tried out Cambridge Rugby Club for size on Monday.  Soft seats and plenty of room to move about in the interval were popular features.  Fuji on a tripod with slow shutter speed.

Sunday, 3 November 2013


I'd just got into the Reedbed Hide at Fowlmere when this sparrowhawk had a go at something over the reeds.  It was unsuccessful and rose up into the wind.  The images were over-exposed.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Birding Firsts

Yesterday Ann and I went to Wicken hoping to see the Hen Harriers at dusk.  ISO cranked up to the stops, lens fully open, focussing failing, four seconds for the grey birds to glide out of the gloom and into the reeds.  Then today we were at Fowlmere watching a Water Rail preening at the edge of the reeds, when it flew!  I was so surprised I did nothing for two seconds, then I threw the camera at the bird.  This was the only frame with the Rail in it, below the focussing points.  But I've never seen a Water Rail in flight before.  

Thursday, 31 October 2013

The Cream Tea Run

Molly and Beatrice go to Finchingfield (again) for scones and jam and cream.