1. Christmas Chicken?

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    With tv chefs encouraging everyone to cook something different for Christmas dinner, this prize hen is looking a little worried…or maybe it was the gathering of red kite’s circling above adding to that look in its eye. Maybe it was just me and my camera… Merry Christmas to one and...
  2. Red Meat

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    Market day and the European Union descends with its wares, including this German stall selling a winter warming roast pork roll. A crowd had gathered just to take in the gorgeous aroma. Vegetarians must have been fainting on the spot. What caught my eye was the glowing red backdrop on...
  3. NEX 5N and 43mm Limited lens

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    Contrived contraptions…don’t you just love them! The reason so many budding enthusiasts like the Sony NEX 5N is because you’re able to marry all kinds of lenses with the help of adaptors. No question, Leica M lenses and their M cousins from Zeiss and Voigtlander are the best, most compact...
  4. 30 year Christmas tree

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    On a cold and wintery day I ventured forth into the wilderness…well, the Chilterns, and on my photographic travels came across a man and his dog admiring a fine 40ft fir tree. We nodded and exchanged good-mornings, as is the country walkers code to do so, and then he pointed...
  5. Frosted Dawn

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    Having a few a technical difficulties with hosting servers, so site has been up and down a bit, and it may go on for another week, but not much I can do… I enjoyed a lovely early morning walk along the Thames riverbank again, everything coated in a beautiful hoar...
  6. NEXt step

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    One of the attractions of the NEX 5N, was its size, its sensor size and flexibility for using some very tasty (manual) lenses to create a kind of techno-rangefinder camera. This is a rather alluring shot of NEX 5 and Leica M lens…of course, the even poorer man’s budget means...
  7. Animals in Groups: Wolves

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    A slight tangent from what I usually post, but as a designer working on many children’s books, I use a lot of photographs in the course of designing books and recently a series called, Animals in Groups contains a title on Wolves, an animal that holds a particular interest for...
  8. First NEX shots

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    Very quick first outing with new Sony NEX 5N & 16mm lens; a quick lap of the local graveyard just to try out the camera and see how the camera performs in use. Shooting in Aperture mode, with second soft key set to ISO function, its actually very easy to...
  9. Cold monkey, wet bear and lone coyote

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    I recently made the annual pilgrimage to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition held at the Natural History Museum in London. Roughly 41,000 entries are whittled down to the hundred or so finalists covering a range of categories. The range and quality of photographs are amazing and the exhibition...

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