Cinnabar moth caterpillar

I’ve just bought a new Tamron 70 – 300 mm Macro Zoom from Camera World and I’ve been trying out the macro facility. Jan found these caterpillars in the Garden and they were an ideal subject to try the lens on. I’m pretty impressed with it – it’s not the best lens in the world, but at £80 from Camera World it’s a cheap entry into close up photography.

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Mrs & Mr Bear

These ornaments have sat in our garden for many years being weathered and I wanted something to take a picture of. With a nice wide open lens (well F5.6 which is widest my 200mm zoom will go) I managed to blur the background quite well.

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St Nicholas Church

James and I took a trip to St Nicholas church in Stevenage to take some photographs earlier today. James took his Samsung point-n-shoot, took lots of photographs and tried to wander over the church grounds. I had to explain that we don’t walk over graves. I found it difficult to get a good viewpoint of the church and couldn’t capture the full church with the spire from the front, road-side view even at  the widest setting of 16mm. This is […]

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St Mary’s church Aston

I took a drive out to a village which is quite close to Stevenage a couple of days ago called Aston to take some pictures of the Church there, which is called St Mary’s Church. I took several pictures from a variety of different angles, but I think this is the best of the ones I took – although it would be improved with some post processing to remove the telephone line which cuts across the top of the picture.

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Beach Huts at Wells next the sea

This is a picture of beach huts at the sea front in Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk taken in mid summer. Apparently my Dad told me he could have bought one of these for £200 about 50 years ago. I wonder what they would be worth now ?

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Howzat !!

I saw this character at Knebworth house, carved from a tree stump. As a cricket fan this looked exactly like an umpire responding to a cry of ‘Howzat !!’ His finger is raised and he’s wearing a reversed cap as if he’s been given it by the last bowler.

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Beach View

The family took a trip to Wells-next-the-sea while we were staying with my sister in Fakenham. We went in the late afternoon to avoid the crowds so we arrived there at about 4:00pm when I took this picture which I’ve called ‘Beach View’. I was interested in taking a variety of picture – family shots, beach scenes nature shots etc. James had brought his cricket set and Emma had a bucket and spade so after a quick game of cricket […]

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A visit to Knebworth House

This post describes a visit to Knebworth house which we took as a family visit Sunday 27th June 2010. We choose that day because it was the day that England were playing Germany in the 2010 world cup so we knew that there was a chance that there would be less people about. I also took the opportunity to take some photographs. Sunday 27th was a very hot day and we set out at about 11:15. James and Emma were excited about […]

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