Browsing All posts tagged under »Exmoor«

All six seasons in one day on top

October 29, 2021

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We’ve all got a bit too comfortable with our weather prediction apps. “it’s not what they said” has replaced “it’s that fine rain that soaks you through” in our everyday greetings. Well at least where I live anyway. So it was at a promise of big skies that prompted a early autumnal visit to the […]

Woolacombe Village Hall

October 26, 2021

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has got a new roof and to celebrate there has been a series of events recently to get the local community back in the hall. (My memories date back to when the hall was called ‘Hall 70’ (guess when it was built?) and as a visitor from Bristol on a family holiday; we saw Blithe […]

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 […]

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.

Between the lockdowns

January 14, 2021

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That is between Lockdown 2 and Lockdown3, or Christmas 2020 ‘The Superspreader Event’ as it was also known. There was alot going on in the run up to Christmas, with the usual stuff to do, some work and the release of my calendar, with all that entails including those fun daily trips to the Post Office. […]

The story behind the photos

December 19, 2020

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In the beautiful North Devon Calendar 2021. This is the twentieth year that I’ve made a calendar, the 2000 version was a single A4 card page and featured a picture of Andy Irons (the famous Hawaiian surfer who came to Cornwall for a contest in 1999). In those days I was a freelance photographer and […]

Beautiful North Devon Calendar 2021

November 17, 2020

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It’s here! After a tedious lead up, mainly due to the current situation, I am pleased to announce that the new calendar has arrived. This years edition has a different feel to it and is perhaps, more atmosphereic that previous calendars. The reason for this is of course due to the first lockdown.  This meant that […]

The colours of Autumn

November 7, 2020

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Autumn, the season of melancholy and mellow fruitfulness is for many such a sad time of year. Summer is a distant memory, the nights draw in and the chill returns to your breath. However, the last hoorah of nature before the winter lockdown is such a joyous time of the year for photographers but it […]

Classic Views and Cute Thatches

September 22, 2020

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Another circular walk on Exmoor and this time it’s a classic, or the classic. Up Bossington hill. Starting at the iconic Selworthy Church, which is still periodically coated with a mixture of lime and tallow to protect it from the elements, making the distinctive white building visible for miles around. Up to the top of […]

From Prayway to Limecombe

September 2, 2020

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Everyday has been like a bank holiday, and with the mother of all bank holidays; a sunny end of August one, bearing down on us, it was time to leave the village against the incoming hordes and get up on the roof again. Ashcombe up to Prayway head and back down Lime combe to Simonsbath […]