I remember, Septembers in love

September 15, 2021

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It’s been a long old shit wave/ flat spell wait but finally, hurricane Larry delivered the goods; a classic and much fabled September swell. What’s not to love; light winds, sunshine, easy surf and every man and his dog straining at the bit, wound up by Medina and Carissa’s ‘World ChampionsHip” display the day before.. […]

When the year gets older it starts wearing purple

September 15, 2021

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Well that was a hectic summer, busy, busy, busy. Congestion, snarl-ups, queues and everyone wanted to head to the beach when the sun was out. It was mayhem. We can now embrace autumn in a slightly less frenetic mood. Small tortoiseshell Common Blue (male) Common Blue (female) Looking into Somerset from Devon and looking into […]

Posted in: Exmoor, North Devon, Somerset

Boardmasters in black and white

August 16, 2021

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I set myself a projeckt for the 2021 Boardmasters surf festival, the target was a dozen portraits in black and white. The tool I chose was the Fujifilm XT-3 coupled with the Mitakon 33mm f0.95, a Chinese lens that is only manual focus. The results are below, no captions – just photos – jpegs straight […]

Summer; how it started..

July 10, 2021

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With skylarks and fresh beech with dappled shade. Plenty of fences and warm valley floors. The cotton grass nodding in the bog and sheep taking cover in the shade, while children swim in the Barle. But the summer storms weren’t to be held back, and rain and mists descend.  so it’s back to the woodlands […]

Pink Lundy

May 31, 2021

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Lundy in the unseasonably cold month of May and it’s full of the bells, the blue bells (as witnessed in the previous post) but not just them. There is also another harbinger of summer;  the iconic coast-path flower, sea thrift, the prettiest pink ever. Also known as sea pinks, or the cliff rose, cushion pinks, sea […]

Blue Lundy

May 26, 2021

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  With umpteen visits and ‘stays’ on Lundy over the last (hhummty) years, it seems that I have never had a May stopover, which seems logical as it’s a very busy time for the last of the serious surf contests and, preparation for the start of the holiday season in North Devon. Both have ran […]

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All around your hat

May 23, 2021

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An impromptu portrait session within minutes of landing on the island. David and Majorie sitting on a bench, and as ever with portraits, it’s all about the props. In this case – it’s the Lundy hat, bar tat. Oooooh, David. Fujilove

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Shinny happy bluebells

May 11, 2021

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Back to my local bluebell wood, now in full bloom but this time in a daylong downpour. Despite how good it was for the garden, was it worth the soaking, for both me and my kit? See for yourself and if the shinny leaves and delicate flowers don’t lift your spirits, have a word with […]

Border lines

May 11, 2021

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Four photos from a bimble along the border last week. No check points or machine-gun posts, just a crappy exmoor fence and freedom of movement between Devon and Somerset. Still cold but a few signs of the late spring on Exmoor finally blooming.         Fujifilm velvia Coming next; more bluebells.

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Combesgate candy

April 29, 2021

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One of the best walks around Woolacombe at the moment is; up the donkey path to Twitchen wood and back down by the stream. Short, sweet and full of colour. The bluebells are the divas of the show but there are strong supporting roles, not least the heady smells and bright white flowers of the […]