Hail Spring!

What a day this has been; the weather we’ve seen.Clear sky, sun’s heat; hail, snow, then sleet. I waited for the sun to return before venturing forth, camera in hand. The size of the hailstones needed recording. It was a lovely sight, but so cold and very wet underfoot. It may look like a blanket…

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Spring Snow!

Just a glimpse of early Spring 2021 Some of the sights after an unexpected fall of snow in early April.It was indeed magical to me – but from the cries of the ewes and lambs that morning, they weren’t quite so impressed. Hope you are all well, and able to keep positive.Marilyn, X

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Vernal Equinox Too

Vernal Equinox – Celtic Celebration Like the two Solstices, Equinoxes were times of celebration for the Celts. Their lives closely followed the turning of the year, the cycle of living and dying, and the pivot points when light and dark were equal had special significance. But like all peoples, nations, and belief systems not all…

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#11: Still Life

Still life is an accurate descriptor for this genre of image. But just because it is Still, doesn’t make it easy. Try capturing a group of youngsters – lambs, sparrows, puppies, children – on the move non-stop. Yet the best of the photos will probably be ‘cute’ if not the perfect picture you were seeking.…

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#10 – Close Up

My photographic style Despite having taken my first photograph sixty-two years ago, viewing the upside-down image of my parents on the family Kodak ‘box’ Brownie, I have never really got to grips with the technical aspects of photography. Given a choice of lens, I’m more telephoto than wide-angle, preferring detail to panorama. So while I…

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Challenge #9 Kitchen Gadgets

The kitchen is one of my favourite places, but not usually for photography. From Assembling a meal, Baking up treats, to Creating craftworks, I spend a fair amount of time in there. So here’s a few of my most useful or most used culinary gadgets. Trio of time savers: Slow cooker that lets me sear…

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