Category Archives: Fen Landscape

Tyre Fire

It’s beautiful and appalling: a pile of worn out motor tyres dumped and set alight leaving a mass of soot, charred rubber and a tangle of rusted reinforcing wire like spun burnt barley sugar.  Beautiful for: the abstract expressionist contrasting … Continue reading

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Fen Landscape – Quy Fen Pit

The water level in the coprolite pit at Quy Fen is exceptionally high.  This winter (December, January and February) has been the 5th wettest since records for the UK began in 1862.

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Fen Landscape – Kingfisher Bridge

‘Since 1995, the Kingfishers Bridge nature reserve has transformed 250 acres of farmland into a variety of wetland habitats and become a vital sanctuary for numerous endangered species of the Fens. Situated some ten miles north of Cambridge and bordered … Continue reading

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Fen Landscape – Padney Fen

View north across Padney Fen from Kingfisher Bridge Nature Reserve. What’s under wraps here? Early potatoes?

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Fen Landscape – Willingham

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Rain approaching over Willingham, Cambridgeshire, 14th March 2021.

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Fen Landscape – Quy Fen

Two views of Quy Fen taken 30 minutes apart, 12th March 2021.

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Fen Landscape: Rampton

Walk of contrasts along Cow Lane yesterday: fly-tipping and a skylark singing; smooth blue sky and dark furrowed fields; and a flail cutter violently attacking hedges and a flickering flock of lapwings.

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Fen Landscape – Cottenham Lode

20th February: sunshine, blue sky and a mild south wind; skylarks singing over North Fen; the first Brimstone of the year, half flying, half blown, across the garden;  sunset at half past fine.  Signs of spring – reasons to be … Continue reading

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Fen Landscape – Rampton 2

Forty minutes sitting in the car on Cow Lane, Rampton, yesterday waiting for the rain to stop drumming on the roof.  The clearing sky over Cottenham crept towards us with patience-testing slowness.  The eventual rewards: a good walk, a spectacular … Continue reading

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Shutter Hub – Postcards from Great Britain

Further to posts on 28/11/19, 14/2/20, 15/3/20 and 18/6/20, I’ve submitted five more photographs to Shutter Hub’s Postcards From Great Britain project – today is the final deadline for entries. This set covers Fen landscape, which I’ve explained as follows: … Continue reading

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Fenscape Cottenham

Heavy rain as I was leaving for Cottenham yesterday. I should say, ‘More heavy rain’, as we seem to have it every day. The ground is sodden and wherever we walk the paths are muddy. More record breaking rain in … Continue reading

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Fen Landscape, Rampton

After a wet October and some miserable days in early November, Friday 13th shed its triskaidekaphobia image – bright and clear it was late autumn at its best. We walked Cow Lane from Rampton towards Willingham. I photographed again the … Continue reading

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Fen Landscape – Landbeach

On a walk at Landbeach, Cambridgeshire, 17th October 2020.

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Fen Landscape – Paul Hart

Paul Hart (see post 20th September 2020) has a very distinctive take on Fen landscape, published to great effect in his three books Drained, Farmed and Reclaimed.  But he’s not impartial.  He shows a controlled, ordered, utilitarian landscape, a social, … Continue reading

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Edgelands – Paul Hart

Press release about the new exhibition of work by Paul Hart at the Fen Ditton Gallery. ‘Few artist photographers have turned their critical lens on the Lincolnshire Fens: one of the most productive yet haunting agricultural landscapes in the UK. … Continue reading

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