Frosty bokeh

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I spent about half an hour this morning tracking last night’s light dusting of frost around the village, only to have R tell me that his favourite photo of the day was the thistle I’ve put in as an extra. … Continued

White on white

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I didn’t achieve much that was actually useful today, but I did have a go at the first part of this week’s challenge in A Year With My Camera, which as I mentioned yesterday is to shoot something white on … Continued

Side-lit

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I have spent quite a lot of today reading tributes to Alan Rickman, who has died of cancer at 69 – one of the nicest being from a friend of mine who used to work at the RSC and knew … Continued

Messy

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I had to go to the doctor’s surgery this morning, for a steroid injection in my troublesome shoulder. I’ve been a little concerned about it, having heard various unpleasant stories, but the procedure went very smoothly – the most difficult … Continued

Spring blossom

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Whoa! Back up a moment…. it’s 12th January! When I went looking for a macro shot today, almost the first thing I found was a tree in the hedgerow across the road from our house which definitely shouldn’t be in … Continued

Mono Monday: Fancy

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In my childhood a “fancy” meant a small fancy cake – not a sensible date loaf or seed cake such as one’s mother made on a weekly basis, but the kind which might turn up on the table at a … Continued

101 uses for a macro lens

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Number 23: wildlife photography. It was a tough call between this shot and this one – both taken over the Avon at Stratford this afternoon. They’re both cropped a bit, but not crazily so, and I had to straighten this – … Continued

Emergency swan blip

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It was dog bath day today so we went to Stratford, me with camera as per. But it was a miserable brown and grey morning, with almost no people about and no interesting dogs. So I’m afraid I had to … Continued

Sunset

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After essentially wasting half a day attempting to take a decent selfie to use for my profile on various sites, I drove over to Broadway this afternoon to pay the bill for Arthur’s most recent lab tests and collect a … Continued

Sherpa

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“He’s three quarters malamute, and one quarter husky – that’s why he’s a bit porky.” Emma Davies sent out a challenge today to those of us taking her on-line course, to choose a subject and make a collection of photos … Continued