New lens day

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I decided yesterday that it was time to stop obsessing, choose a supplier and order a 400mm lens. Early this morning, just after I arrived back in the house from photographing a sunrise, I received an email telling me that … Continued

Mono Monday: Selfie

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Alternative title: Nokia, with frizzy bokeh. Second alternative title: Oh, Suzannah – what have you made us all do??! I had a wonderful surprise this morning: a parcel arrived from Canada, containing a portrait of Roley, and a lovely fleecy … Continued

Dog of the Day

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Meet Bertie, a fifteen-and-a-half week old wire-haired fox terrier. “We’re having to do a lot of training,” said Bertie’s mother, “because there’s quite a lot of terrier in these. I mean – we had Westies before, but these… well, yes, … Continued

No such thing as bad light

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Firstly, thank you for all your kind thoughts and good wishes about Arthur. I have to report that we’ve had a mixed day today. This morning he seemed fine, and ate his breakfast with relish; he then went to the … Continued

Anemone

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We’ve had a rather difficult week here, for reasons that I’ve found it hard to blog about. Last weekend Arthur’s health took a sudden and dramatic turn for the worse, and for several days we feared that we were about … Continued

Fair exchange is no robbery

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Although I don’t think the birds see it in quite that light. The nearest bird feeders to the house are a good ten or twelve metres from the back door, and I don’t have a lens long enough to do … Continued

Hoar frost

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The freezing fog returned last night, and was much thicker – when it finally got light this morning, the garden looked like this. Arthur went out straight after breakfast and hunted scents noisily for quite a while, but it was … Continued

Frosty

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I woke this morning to freezing fog, and though it didn’t last long enough for a proper hoar frost to develop, there was still plenty to photograph in the garden when the sun began to break through. I’ve been rather … Continued

Mono Monday: Tradition

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When I read the theme for this week’s Mono Monday it was an easy decision to photograph some of the traditional buildings in Stratford-upon-Avon – a town which trades enthusiastically on its traditions, and where, to be fair, a Georgian … Continued

Black on black

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The weather was miserable today, so I was looking for something to do for Wet Play, and I thought it would be a good idea to tackle the second half of this week’s challenge in A Year With My Camera: photographing … Continued