Sunday, 21 February 2016

RAF Barnham

The club visited this one-time nuclear bomb store near Elveden.  Three of the four watchtowers have been restored, and one is still derelict.  The nuclear parts of the bombs were kept in these individual stores, the explosive parts in larger blocks.  A few of the stores have been repainted.  The base was used from 1956 to 1963.  

Friday, 19 February 2016

Table Top Tryout

A bit of fun at the Social Club, all bringing different objects to photograph.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Welney Washes

Ann was here at 6 am.  The swans went the wrong way.  I arrived at a more civilised hour and we spent another three hours photographing the waterfowl.  One coot was high on something and chased all the others, sometimes walking over ducks in the way.  

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Wicken Fen

It was a magical calm sunset from the Boardwalk Hide, with four female Marsh Harriers cruising the reed beds and a lone Barn Owl occasionally being buzzed.  We photographed one female Hen Harrier.  Canon 5D III with 560mm lens at ISO 2500 with 1/640th sec.

Monday, 15 February 2016


Not being inspired to photograph the artwork, I took pictures of the photographers.  There were many with tripods.  The lady in purple against a purple Trinity Hall is my beautiful wife.  

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Evening in Cambridge

Fortified by warm undies and a coat stuffed with the down of a thousand ducks, I ventured into a cold  Cambridge with a standard lens on the camera.  Pic 1 - Great St. Mary's church; Pic 2 - Market Square; Pic 3 - Rose Crescent; Pic 4 - Trinity Street. 

Friday, 12 February 2016

Dishes of the Day

A very muddy walk to photograph the radio telescopes on a dull day.  Last time I used wide angle lenses and this time telephotos.  

Monday, 1 February 2016


This Great Spotted Woodpecker was a frequent visitor to our garden before we put up a new fat ball.  He tried clinging to it, but seemed to prefer this acrobatic manoeuvre.