An evening at Landermere Quay

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A very sociable evening spent with colleagues from Clacton Camera Club at Landermere Quay. The light faded quickly so any opportunities had quickly to be taken. Maybe one or two ‘keepers’ from the trip.

Highwoods scouting trip

I took the chance whilst in Colchester recently to scout Highwoods Country Park in Colchester for a possible future photographic shoot. What a great place to while away a few hours, with a lake, pond, streams, woodland and open grassed areas all of which are home to a wide range of flora and forna. I shall definitely be back.

 

The main entrance and car park is off Turner Road in Colchester near the General Hospital with very reasonable parking charges. The interesting visitor centre is also situated by the main entrance, as are the toilets.

Thoroughly recommended.

Madeira Wasted

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I’m just back from a thoroughly enjoyable holiday in Madeira. Yes I have a few hundred shots from my weeks stay but they are just holiday snaps. Don’t you just hate the budget airlines that restrict the kit that you can take along? Of course, I’m not mentioning friends and family that give one the hurry up!

Clacton Camera Club

Although a keen member of the Alresford Camera Club I’ve been really struggling to make the Thursday club nights. I decided to the join Clacton Camera Club recently, which meets on a Friday. Both are excellent clubs and I can recommend them to any aspiring or accomplished photographer in the N.E. Essex area.

It is always helpful to view other photographers work and to get their views on your own, besides entering club competitions. There are always some good speaker nights in the programme too.

Don’t be shy, join in the fun.

Maldon Shoot

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Another afternoon, another trip out, this time to Maldon and the Chelmer Estuary. Low tide and lots of glistening mud in the full sun with a cloudless sky. Some interesting detail shots to be had around the barges alongside the quay, but the jewels were to be found further out into the estuary opposite Northey Island where several old wrecks lay rotting in the mud.

Sadly other commitments didn’t permit any sunset shots. The ice cream was good though.

West Mersea Shoot

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A very pleasant afternoon out in West Mersea, although the light was very harsh with clear skies. Not too much to show for a few hours but a couple of keepers as the sun went down.

It’s always so tiresome having to sit in the pub over a couple of pints waiting for the sun to set!

Clacton Air Show

Red Arrows

Two great days of sunshine and broken high cloud not only brought out the crowds but ensured reasonable conditions for photography. The Red Arrows rarely disappoint.

Time to be brave.

Whilst the site has been ‘live’ for some time now, today is ‘coming out’ day, and my efforts are in the public domain.

The Facebook page is also ‘live’, with the intention of reaching a wider audience.

I hope you’ll call back sometime to view my latest images.

Website Launch

It has been a while coming, but today sees the launch of my new website dedicated to monochrome imagery. Previous websites of mine have been based on templates from photographic host sites, but this is my first built from scratch. I hope you like it.

My passion for black and white photography dates back to the 1950s and my Box Brownie, progressing through wet darkroom days to the current digital darkroom with Photoshop, Lightroom and variety of useful plugins.

Call by again to view my latest images.