Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Ow! L

This adult tawny owl flew into the window of a neighbour's house early this morning and was only discovered about 2.30 in the afternoon.  Clearly unable to fly, it was taken to a raptor and owl centre at St. Ives.  More news as we get it.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019


Caterpillars of the Eyed Hawk Moth on apple leaves against various backgrounds.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

NPP (Day Three)

Some black and white renderings of greenhouse details.

Saturday, 12 October 2019

NPP (Day Two)

Inside the walled vegetable garden we found greenhouses in various states of decay.  These are the colour images I made.   The last two are double exposures.

Friday, 11 October 2019

NPP (Day One)

We arrived at Launde Abbey, former lair of Wolf Hall villain Thomas Cromwell, for the Nature Photographers' Portfolio biennial meeting.  We stayed in the Stable Block (second and third down) and not in the silent retreat 'Shepherds' Huts' named Hilda and Cuthbert.  The food was excellent. 

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Rainbow Over Are 'Ouse

A clear sky and rain at dusk brought a lovely rainbow.  Dog Person thought it was great!

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Last Races of the Season

The MGCC races took place on only one day, but it was a warm day (for Snetterton Heath, anyway).
I used the 14mm and 35mm lenses around the paddock.  The last race started at ten past six and had to finish by six thirty to comply with noise restrictions.  At six fifteen, when I took the picture, it was a lovely sunset.  

Friday, 4 October 2019

Wrest Park Colour Day

With Barry & Sue, Chris and Jane, Philip Earl, and of course Ann, to Wrest Park in Silsoe for a day looking at colour and the use of flash.  Models Alice and Kyren were the subjects of our efforts.

Friday, 30 August 2019

Our Day Out

We went to Newnham by bus and the girls played in the park and had lunch. Then we went to the Botanic Gardens and played hide and seek.  Meredith borrowed my camera and took 200 photos.

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Had I Told The Sea

This poem on a wall in a disused WW2 bunker at Dovercourt seemed a bit classy for graffito, so I checked it out, and it's part of a poem called In the Summer by Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani (1923 - 1998).  It reads:  Had I told the sea what I felt for you, it would have left its shores, its shells, its fish, and followed me.

Monday, 26 August 2019

Bank Holiday Barbie

A very hot August Bank Holiday, and Matt sweated over a barbecue.  Peter and Holly came, and Duncan brought his mother and his twins Finley and Hannah.  When we had eaten, the children played in the sprinkler and the hammock.