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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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