Bokeh – Week 2/52 of 2014

I must be crazy. Not only have I taken on another 52 challenge but last week I decided to revive Highlights and Shadows, which is devoted solely to HDR photography. Wikipedia describes Bokeh as, In photography, bokeh (Originally /ˈboʊkɛ/, /ˈboʊkeɪ/ boh-kay — also sometimes heard as /ˈboʊkə/ boh-kə, Japanese: [boke]) is the blur, or the... Continue Reading →

The Dee Estuary

The Dee Estuary, on the North Wales / North-West England border, is one of the United Kingdom's premier birding locations for wetland and shorebirds. But I wasn’t there primarily for birds, although they do feature in this blog, mainly because you can’t miss seeing them if you visit the estuary. According to the Dee Estuary... Continue Reading →

52/2013 Week 43

With off-shore winds and a high tide predicted today it seemed like a good idea to visit Talacre Bird Reserve. The tide would force the birds who use the estuary, further on shore, hopefully giving me some good photo opportunities. Talacre Bird Reserve has a hide where you can sit or stand and watch the... Continue Reading →

Cathedral Quarries Cave

Cathedral Quarries is a set of disused inter-linked quarries for green slate. The quarry site features various chambers and tunnels which are now managed by the National Trust; they are open to the public. On the day we visited it was raining heavily and descending into the valley the first obstacle we encountered was road... Continue Reading →

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