Saddleworth Brass Band Contest

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I don’t think of myself as a street photographer, but when the opportunity arises, anything goes as far as photography is concerned. Inspired by my friend Kerstin Arnemann, whose monochrome work is wonderful and who is currently doing a street photography project, I decided to try … Read more…

New Doodle

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Just for variety, here is a little doodle I did tonight…which was a nice change from shooting birds and wee beasties. The stages of making this image are at my Adobe Behance site: chriswiddall.myportfolio.com/projects   … Read more…

Canada Goose

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The Canada Goose is often described as a nuisance since it has bred so prolifically in our public parks and gardens. But we had great pleasure in watching a family of geese at Dunham Massey yesterday and it gave me the opportunity to practice … Read more…

Birds May 2016 Pikelow Farm

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Nature photography is becoming addictive. This could be my last visit to the hide at Pikelow for a while…as there should be plenty of insects around in the next few weeks to occupy my lens and my time…while many of the birds will undergo their … Read more…

With PermaJet at the Photography Show, NEC

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PermaJet ran some short talks at the Photography Show at the NEC this year and I agreed to be one of their team of lecturers to do three short talks on the Monday. Here I am with some prints made on Distinction paper, being aided … Read more…

Hartshead Pike

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Standing 267 metres above sea level, Hartshead Pike is thought to have been a beacon hill since before the Romans came to Britain and legends exist about Druid worship at the site. The hill has an unbroken 360 degree view across the borders of four counties, … Read more…

Brun Clough Reservoir and Millstone Edge, Standedge

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These images from Standedge and Millstone Edge on Marsden Moor were taken near sunset on 14th March 2016. Below: HDR panorama, Sigma 8-16mm lens on a Pentax K3 body. This is Brun Clough Reservoir at the top of Standedge Cutting, where the road goes over the top of the … Read more…

Birds March 2016

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Yesterday was the first really good sunny day for some time, so a friend and I set off for our favourite bird hide to photograph some small birds. I really enjoy watching them and the photography is a bonus. The birds don’t hang around for … Read more…