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Autumn photography course

I am privileged to be running an autumn “Introduction to digital SLR photography” course at the National Trust’s magnificent Ham House and Gardens on 3 October this year.  A course I ran at the property back in the spring was … Continue reading

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A gate in the woods

I wrote a few weeks ago about a lovely stroll we took up the “zig-zag” path in Hampshire, recommended to us by some wedding photography clients. It was indeed a beautiful walk; but as we wandered up that winding, hillside … Continue reading

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Branches in the sky

I wrote the other day about finding a little haven of peace in the midst of the bustling town centre at Hertford.  Arguably, it’s easier to do that in a country town than in the middle of a huge city … Continue reading

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A castle haven

I used to take a stall each month at the Hertford Craft Market, in the Corn Exchange in the middle of the town.  It was good fun, but being an all day event I usually needed a break at lunchtime, … Continue reading

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Enter vaults here

Continuing my little architectural and photographic journey through Hertford, today’s picture is a little detail from a much larger piece of wall signage in the centre of the town. It’s actually on the wall of what the larger sign tells … Continue reading

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Colours and textures

As children, many of us are fascinated by the colours and textures of the world around us.  I think one of the challenges of a photographer is to rediscover that childlike delight in the spectrum of colours that surround us, … Continue reading

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What catches your eye?

It’s often fascinating to look back at old photos and just to notice what caught your eye.  Today’s photo offering is another one from my Hertford collection, taken several years ago, and it shows the rather beautiful war memorial in … Continue reading

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Spring colour

I’ve just been teaching a residential photography course at Denman, the college of the Women’s Institute in Oxfordshire (for any interested parties, I am running the course again in September!).  On one of the days, we spent quite a bit … Continue reading

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Living with depression

I suffer with depression.  Or, as I generally prefer to say, I live with it. Thanks to the courage of plenty of people far braver than I am, and their willingness to speak out about mental ill health, that statement … Continue reading

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Toothache

It was the toothache that really struck me. Not my own, you understand – I am not about to turn this into a blog about my ills and ailments.  This toothache was about 100 years old. Allow me to explain. … Continue reading

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