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Capturing flighty fellows - Swallows!

July 15, 2018 - In recent years the influx of swallows in late spring around the holiday town of Erdek has been something of a phenomeno...
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Crossing the same bridge, again and again!

July 08, 2018 - Villages can be wonderful places for a photographic scene. Unless you live in the middle of nowhere, or in the middle of...
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Been there a hundred times before...no excuse!

July 01, 2018 - If, like me, you're a frustrated photographer, you have to take every photo opportunity that you can get. Even if you've...
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Into the forest – Rushmere Country Park

June 24, 2018 - In the midst of Bedforshire there lies a forest. Ok, I know, Bedfordshire isn’t deepest, darkest Peru of Paddington fame...
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Muppet Moment 10 – Missing the shot – not adjusting the plan!

June 17, 2018 - How much planning is too much planning? I have done this a number of times, I can only hope it won’t happen again. Thou...
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Do photos need titles?

June 10, 2018 - It might just be the weird way my mind wanders from time to time, but I wonder about this every time I post a photo on t...
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There's more to Turkey than just beaches and blue sky! - Duden - part 2

June 02, 2018 - Last week I posted the story of the shots at the Düden coast waterfall, the impressive tidefall that crashes over the cl...
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There's more to Turkey than just beaches and blue sky! - Duden - part 1

May 26, 2018 - To many people Turkey is a summer holiday destination with guaranteed summer sun, temperatures and long beaches with war...
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Project: The Birth of Time

May 17, 2018 - The birth of time; a drop of refraction. Just as splash photography has to be tried at least once, I think water drople...
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Macro Lenses: Getting it all in focus

May 13, 2018 - Macro lenses are great to work with; true macros that produce the image in full on the censor and have a fixed aperture...
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Shards of Glass

May 09, 2018 - Or more precise, the Shard, made of metal and glass; or some other modern materials that I have no hope of understanding...
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Muppet Moment09 – Premature Termination

May 05, 2018 - I’ve hinted at this problem in a recent post about splash photography. So it seems time to share another of my MUPPET MO...
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Piering at Brighton

May 01, 2018 - Brighton beach, the UK one, East Sussex, on the south coast of England, is a wonderful spot for seascapes combined with...
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A summer holiday in Italy, what could go wrong?

April 27, 2018 - From my serialised adventures in the UK, from Wales and Yorkshire, and also posts from Turkey, you may have noticed that...
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The Tulips of Turkey

April 23, 2018 - Now Turkey, my adopted home, is famous for many things, but one thing that isn't internationally well-known is that the...
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The Multi Splash Project

April 19, 2018 - With a photo project, I am kept safe and out of trouble. My wife knows where I am, not getting run over by traffic going...
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Tip07: Doing it on public transport, and the benefits of using rubber!

April 15, 2018 - If the title made you think of something else, get your mind out of the gutter! Behave...this is a family blog! As I ha...
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Muppet Moments 08: Too, Too Dark!

April 07, 2018 - If you’re a regular reader to this blog you may have noticed that I like long exposures. I like the silky effect on wate...
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Haunted - Houghton House, Bedfordshire

April 03, 2018 - Ever heard of Houghton House? No? Actually, I am not surprised. I lived less than 10 miles away for 35 years and only f...
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Windmills from...Buckinghamshire?

March 29, 2018 - Windmills, they conjure up so many images of rural life, past (perhaps) less stressful times...and also of Spanish Knigh...
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Tip06: Finding differences at the same location:  The Bloody Poplars

March 26, 2018 - An intriguing name for a blog post! The Turkish name for this local park is Kanlıkavak, roughly translates as bloody po...
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Destination - Tenby!

March 22, 2018 - Anyone vaguely interested in landscape photography would love the Welsh coast. Picturesque beaches and villages, stunnin...
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Journey to Yorkshire 2017 – Part 5: Malham to Haworth and the end

March 18, 2018 - Leaving Malham we would take the Cove Road past Malham Cove and then head down to the Tarn. The beauty of the valley up...
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TIP05: Finding difference in the same subject: snowdrops

March 14, 2018 - There are many ways to understand which season we’re in, even though in the UK it can be confusing when grey cold wet da...
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Muppet Moments 07 - Raindrops keep falling on my lens…

March 10, 2018 - Ok, not raindrops. But seaspray keeps falling on my lens doesn't sound like a good song... If it was only raindrops my...
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Frustrating a photographer in the Wye Valley

March 06, 2018 - St Mary's Church, Ross-on-Wye, from the village of Wilton, Herefordshire. f/11, 1/80, 21mm, ISO100 Ross-on-Wye, Herefor...
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Journey to Yorkshire 2017 – Part 4: Janet’s Foss and Gordale Scar

March 02, 2018 - Sorry folks...bit of a long one, bare with me! The next morning. The patches of blue between grey scudding clouds were...
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Tips - Get out more 04: Tripod strap!

February 27, 2018 - Some tripods are useful, they have their own bag, but, we enthusiastic enthusiasts, walking around looking for shots in...
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Muppet Moment 06 – Castled?

February 23, 2018 - Actually this is the Muppet Moment that wasn’t, but almost was! I’ve written before about missed opportunities, and thi...
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Original London Light Trails? Admiralty Arch

February 19, 2018 - I visit London two or three times whenever I go back to England. My home town being very close and the city is famously...
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Journey to Yorkshire 2017 – Part 3: Ribblesdale and the viaduct

February 15, 2018 - Journey to Yorkshire 2017 – Part 3: Ribblesdale Would I be able to see the viaduct? Yes! Would I be able to photograp...
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Tips – Get out more 03: Rain Covers

February 11, 2018 - If you don’t have solid weather sealed camera and lenses, (as I don’t), you need a decent rain cover to be confident sho...
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In-Camera Filters???

February 07, 2018 - In-Camera Filters??? Let's call them ICFs (As there are so many acronyms in photography already, another won't hurt!) M...
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Journey to Yorkshire 2017 – Part 2: Scalebar and Stainforth Force

February 03, 2018 - Day 1 set the pattern for each of the two full days that we would be here. English summers can be beautiful, and I truly...
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Muppet Moment 05: Stabilisers OFF!

January 28, 2018 - Image stabilisation is a wonderful thing. That little button on the side of the lens that gives you a few more levels of...
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Florence: How to photograph a city of icons?

January 25, 2018 - Florence, what a beautiful city! Small and easy to walk around, and full of interesting history in every street and on e...
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Journey to Yorkshire 2017 – Part 1: Haworth

January 21, 2018 - Yorkshire is a very large area north of the midlands of England, and split 4 districts. The East Riding, South Yorkshire...
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Muppet Moment 04: Filters bouncing light

January 17, 2018 - To filter light...that would mean to stop some coming through or to change it somehow. But what about when filters make...
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The Elidir Trail, part 4: Sgwd Gwladys to the end!

January 13, 2018 - Where did we get to...ah yes: Another twist in the river gorge and down and steep bank crowded by old trees. There we s...
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Get more lens time 02: Plan for the unexpected

January 09, 2018 - Many 'tips' sites and articles preach preparedness: using sun tracker apps to check the light, researching suitable phot...
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Cardiff; Shot of the Millennium?

January 05, 2018 - A professional photographer can visit the right place at the right light, meaning the golden hours on a day when the wea...
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The Elidir Trail, part 3: Sgwd Ddwli Uchaf to Sgwd Ddwli Isaf and Sgwd y Bedol

January 03, 2018 - People! Hmmm, I am not misanthropic by nature, but the traffic on the trail, of hikers and those wearing camera gear sta...
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Muppet Moment 03: Get your kit on!

January 01, 2018 - Every year I spend at least two weeks of late summer in the seaside town of Erdek, Turkey. It's in the west of Turkey on...
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Get More Lens Time 01:Clubs

December 30, 2017 - If, like me, you don't have the transport to get out to more locations, why not join your local camera club? Camera clu...
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The Elidir Trail, part 2

December 28, 2017 - With about at least 2 miles to walk on, half on this northern part labelled ‘moderately’ easy. To this day, I am not sur...
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The Trip that wasn't: Eymir Lake

December 26, 2017 - Eymir Lake is a beautiful place, just south-west(ish) of Ankara, near ODTU forest. Snow had fallen the day before, but t...
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Maximise Lens Time 01-Setting Expectations

December 24, 2017 - This shot was caught right at the end of the storm. It was hurried, I got lucky with timing. I had missed the best part...
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The Frustrated Photog

December 12, 2017 - The frustrated photographer. The Explanation, the background, the mission. Photography Tips and how NOT to do it, by an...
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