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Friday, 27 March 2015

Nuts - Jays v Squirrels

Jumped on a train to Ipswich today in order to have a wander around Christchurch park. Mabel wasn't anywhere to be seen, nor were the mandarin ducks. However a pair of jays and a squirrel with half an ear missing kept me entertained.




Thursday, 19 March 2015

Saffron Walden & Great Chesterton

Took a trip to Saffron Walden back in February, when the weather was sunnier and warmer than it is currently. On the way home we visited Great Chesterton - recent foray into genealogy has shown that some of my maternal ancestors lived hailed form that area.

Lenses I had with me were the Pentax SMC DA 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6, a good all purpose street lens and a manual focus lens, unfortunately I can't recall which of my 135mm I took with me and I don't think it's recorded anywhere in the Exif....

What follows is a random assortment of things that caught my eye.





Wednesday, 18 February 2015

One Billion Rising - Norwich 2015

14th February is a global day of action to demand an end to violence against women. The United Nations estimate that one in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That’s one billion women. All around the world people drum, dance, rise and raise their voices to say ‘no more!' Just as this group of people in Norwich did, this is a revolution through dance. You can read more on the official web page http://www.onebillionrising.org/about/campaign/one-billion-rising/



Wednesday, 11 February 2015

A few from Cambridge

Well the resolution to keep on top of photo sorting didn't last long - these were taken a month ago (at time of writing.) It was nice to see a bit of blue skies and sunshine in January though.

Friday, 9 January 2015

The Lion's Part 12th Night Celebrations 2015

It was cold, it was foggy, it was crowded, the light was dire - that's the excuses made.

Meanwhile The Lion's Part once again put on a (free) fun event in London. What a great first event for 2015! The 12th night Celebrations are always very enjoyable and very entertaining. Challenging to photograph but that's all part of the fun.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

New Year's Resolutions

I don't make them, I always think anyone who does sets themselves up for failure. I don't think I know of anyone who has ever kept a resolution made on January 1st. However.... I would like to keep more on top of sifting and sorting my photos this year, there are hundreds that I never got round to sorting last year.

I go for a walk most days, always with camera in hand just in case. Just in case can produce anything from zero to a couple of hundred photos. So not a resolution, more a decision to do better, and with that in mind here's a slideshow of some of the photos I've taken since Christmas day.

West Mersea RNLI Boxing Day Dip 2014

Boxing day was cold! Despite this we decided to head off to West Mersea for the first time ever. The aim was to watch and take photos of their Boxing Day dip. Did I say it was cold? It was and so the dip was over in minutes! Got to admire the hardy dippers though, and all for a very good cause. Great atmosphere and photographer friendly too.