All the Fun of the Fair

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Vivid.” In late October 2013 I took delivery of a new camera, a Fuji x100s. I’d bought it so that I didn’t always have to cart round a backpack with DSLR, plus lenses, plus filters, plus ….you get the picture. My enthusiasm for photography had got Read more about All the Fun of the Fair[…]

Martin Mere

BBC’s Autumnwatch might just have finished and the clocks changed only a week ago but, for me, the arrival of the Whooper Swans at Martin Mere heralds the start of winter. What a noise they make – you hear them long before you see them. So far there around 500 whoopers have flown in from Read more about Martin Mere[…]

West Pennine Moors

Haslingden Grane : an abandoned community. This valley was home to around 1500 people in the mid-19th century, with 600 in the village and the rest in dozens of farms and hamlets. By the 1920’s almost everyone had left due to decreasing opportunities for employment and the creation of three reservoirs in the lower valley. Read more about West Pennine Moors[…]

Foraging for Fungus……

……but only for photography purposes, not for fine dining! Apparently there are some 15,000 types of fungi in Britain and many will kill you on contact whilst some taste delicious. (I will continue to buy pick mine in the supermarket). Saw a few species in Boilton Woods at Brockholes. This one was the most photogenic.

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