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    Experiments in early morning photography

    There is something magical about photographs taken in low light which makes even mundane and boring scenes look interesting. Well, living as I do in a fairly mundane and boring part of Hertfordshire I decided I’d try and liven up some pictures by taking them in the very early morning dawn light. Taking Pictures at Dawn I set out at about 7:15 am when it was still quite dark, and took my Pentax K5 fitted with my Tamron 10-24mm wide...
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    York Minster pictures

    Whilst we were on holiday in York we paid a visit to York Minster where I took a large number of pictures. Although I’ve published some of the pictures of my daughter and some other pictures in and around the Minster,  I haven’t published all my favourite interior shots so I’ve gathered them all here in a single post. Obviously, there are several parts of a church interior which are dark places, so a lot of these pictures were taken...
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    National railway museum York

    During a recent trip to York we visited the National Railway Museum which is conveniently situated next to a Park and Ride bus stop in the city. I assumed that I would need to use a fairly wide angle lens to take pictures of the engines, so I packed my Tamron 10-24mm super wide angle along with a Takumar 28mm f/3.5 and Takumar 55mm f/1.8 to use on my Camdiox focal reducer. As it happens I mostly used the longest...
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    Favourite Pictures – Tudor provisions

    My favourite picture choice is again from Kentwell Hall, but today it’s two pictures of the same subject. One of the rooms was set out as a normal Tudor house and this display of foodstuffs was arranged in the sunlight streaming through the window. It was the light which attracted me to the shot – if it had been a dull day I probably wouldn’t even have noticed it, but in the almost dark room this simple arrangement of food...

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