Category Archives: Fen Landscape

Fen Landscape 36 – Long Drove, Cottenham

Long Drove runs north-east straight for two and a half miles from Cottenham into the Fens; add another mile and a half of dog legs and you end up on the bank of the Great Ouse.  Drove: a herd or … Continue reading

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Lode Farm

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Land Lines

‘Land Lines’ is showing at the Fen Ditton Gallery, Cambridge, until 20th October.  It has been co-curated with photographer Paul Hart.  Hart’s published work includes Farmed and Drained, the first two parts of a three part series on the Fens.  … Continue reading

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Fen Landscape 36

Nothing much to say about this picture other than that I like the way the electric fence mirrors the overhead power line. Photo: Stow cum Quy Fen, Cambs, August 2019

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Fen Landscape 35

Visited Richard Heeps’ Open studio in Cambridge on Saturday (photo@richardheeps.co.uk).  I always enjoy his bold colour take on urban landscapes, interiors and quirky details.  Pleased to see Fen landscapes too – in colour and a fascinating alternative to my sombre … Continue reading

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Fen Landscape 34 – Crop Circle

Crop circles have been explained away as the result of magnetism, the weather, animal activity, changes to crops, the paranormal (including UFOs) and mischievous human behaviour.  This crude effort looks more like slightly drunken tractor driving.  Photo: Little North Fen, … Continue reading

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Haystack

One of the most widely reproduced images from the early days of photography is The Haystack by William Henry Fox Talbot.  It was taken in April 1844 using the calotype process, originally reproduced as a salted paper print and published … Continue reading

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Scarecrows

Two scarecrows from last week.  The different worlds of Fen farming and the National Trust. Photos: 1. Scarecrow, Landbeach, Cambs, March 2019; 2. Scarecrow, Ickworth House, Suffolk, March 2012

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U3AC Photo Forum 2018-19 19: Song Titles

The last session of term was a collation of members’ work based on song titles.  The minimal rules set by Tim were: images can be newly taken or from personal archives; the title can be any type of song – … Continue reading

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Fen Oaks

Cambridgeshire is one of the most tree poor counties in England (apparently Surrey is the richest) and the further north one goes into the Fens so woods and hedgerows become rarer.  A few do exist and are all the more … Continue reading

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