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The last autumn swell

December 2, 2018

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A weekend of pumping surf in North Devon was a nice way to say goodbye to the autumn of 2018.   XT-3 w/ 16-55mm & 100-400mm Just got back from a stormy battering on Lundy, check back tomorrow or next day for the pix Advertisements

2019 Estpix (Uphill Gardening, bespoke Exmoor furniture & decking) Calendar.

November 7, 2018

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New calendar now available, by post or pick up. Tenner. Or two pints of Lowenbrau if you are local…… Cheers! Now for sale £9.99. The Estpix Calendar has come along way since Andy Irons appeared on the cover of the first one published back in 2000. Since then it has gone through many changes, culminating […]

Chasing shadows up on the roof

August 27, 2018

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It’s ‘heather’ time on Exmoor, mid to late August, and the stags are in full, soft velvet before it imminently sheds, to reveal their battle amour and the abruptly hard new-season antlers in preparation for the autumn rut. Rut, rut, rutting. It can be a fractious and emotional time as the new flood of hormones […]

Joon 18

June 22, 2018

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#joon18. Here we go again. Photos taken in June; in and around where I live: Woolacombe, north Devon…. Updated almost daily. Please join in using hashtag #joon18. Please leave comments below. 1. Grannie’s bonnets in black and white. 2. Bramble 3. Ewe 4. Atlantic shimmer 5. Summer beach 6. Even Dock Leaves have invader beauty. […]

Spring 18 & the last swell of winter

June 20, 2018

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It was a wet winter. The Atlantic conveyor belt delivered storm after storm and rain was the major theme. Westerly winds lift moisture from the ocean and deposit it on the west coast of Europe, it also whips up swell, and for UK surfers it’s ‘The Season’. Time to skip work or raid the kids […]

Snow in the sand dunes

March 18, 2018

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Woolacombe. Sunday March 18th. Photo essay. Not to be reproduced without permission. Best viewed on a large screen. Click on the pic. Fuji XT-2 w/ 16mm JPEGs straight outa the cam with a little exposure compensation. Coming next: More Lundy

Catching oysters on a cold winters day

February 3, 2018

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In a gap between downpours, on a cold winters day, I took advantage of a super low tide and walked from Main beach here in Woolacombe to Grunta beach without getting my feet wet (waterproof shoes). As a consequence of the super moon, the tide drains out to near zero allowing us walkers to pass […]