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River Cam

We walked the tow path along the Cam upstream from Clayhithe on Tuesday.  The trees along the river were redolent of the heavy, cloying scent of late flowering ivy; and emitted the gentle hum of thousands of foraging bees collecting … Continue reading

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Ickworth House

Retirement in the safety zone.

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Rain

Rudbeckia on a very wet Tuesday.

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Ickworth Trees

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To Ickworth House (NT) today. Extraordinary trees with bones exposed by age in the park – sculptural forms and internal structures like eroded geological strata.

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Women Reading

I’ve signed up for a six week U3A Cambridge course, Reading women: Questioning Image and Meaning(s), run by Britta Dwyer.  Britta describes the course as follows. Why are women readers so over represented in the visual arts given the limited … Continue reading

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Traces of Erewhon – 1

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Cotswold Eating Out

Alternative eating out at the end of August.  1. Dunkertons, Dowdeswell Park, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham; makers of  premium organic cider for 40 years; Marque Bar opened in the heart of the Cotswolds 2020; smoky al fresco eating.  2. Beano in … Continue reading

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Fen Landscape – Cottenham

Early evening walk, Cottenham, 3rd July 2021.

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Beechwoods Revisited

Yesterday, first walk in the Beechwoods since early spring.  Almost dog and people free.  Wrens and blackbirds in summer song.  I had forgotten how dense the canopy can be in some places. Questions.  Are the woods at their most beautiful … Continue reading

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St Margaret’s, Hermingford Abbots

Walking at Hemingford Abbots and Houghton yesterday. Bells drew us to the church of St Margaret of Antioch after lunch.  It’s one of some 250 such dedications in Britain.  Margaret, is known as Margaret of Antioch in the West, and … Continue reading

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Final Frame – End of the Roll

From my reading about photography and photographers over the years I’ve accumulated a feeling that many a shoot has been saved by the telling image made on the last frame (not to be confused with a ‘film end’).  It’s probably … Continue reading

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Brandt for Children

Eighteen contributors to the Royal Academy of Arts Magazine (No. 151, summer 2021) were asked to nominate ‘The artists they think every child should see’. Just one, Lily Bertrand-Webb, herself a photographer, nominated a photographer. She said: ‘The photographer Bill … Continue reading

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Master of Photography

Last week was a modest feast of TV photography.  I watched the final of the re-run of Sky Arts 2017 Master of Photography contest (winner Gillian Allard); and caught the first in the BBC 4 series Great British Photography Challenge.  … Continue reading

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Bartlow

The pleasures of walking from Bartlow on Wednesday:  fresh air and quiet; rolling countryside (I spend too much time on the Fen edge); patterns of light and shade drifting across the landscape; fresh spring green oak and beech and hawthorn … Continue reading

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One Cold Hand Revisited

Did a four-mile circular walk from Bartlow yesterday. I saw this sign on the gate at the waste water treatment works between Bartlow and Ashdon. It took me back to making two early photo books: One Cold Hand – A … Continue reading

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