Week 30 0f 366 challenge

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Happy dog on the beach.
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After 4 years away, a sea swim with the local triathlete group
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Promenading a parrot on the pier
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Still experimenting with macro extension tubes.
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Aww, just 5 days old.
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Levitation photo shoot.
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Rained ALL day – must be school summer holidays. Why did I put that awful Instagram filter on this picture?

 

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Port Lympne Wildlife Park

How I could sit and watch these beautiful beasts at Port Lympne Wildlife Park for hours. So much so that I’ve bought myself a years membership to this park that is just about 45mins drive from here. I hope the apes are more cooperative the next time I go 🙂

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Week 29 0f 366 Challenge

When there are lots of things pressing on your time, and the weather may have been awful and you haven’t been wandering, or the son has been home for 3 weeks demanding your attention, or…, or…, or…, producing a photo for this 366 challenge can become very consuming some days. I shall try my very best to finish the year but, would I do it again? I’m not so sure because other things I may have liked to be doing have suffered because of it – one of which is spending more time blogging other photos I may have taken.

Anyway, here’s last weeks batch:

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Don’t get into town often on a Friday night nowadays. I remember it to be much more lively than this.
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With Pirate’s Day coming, those pot flags need a few skull and crossbones stencils.
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Pano shot across the old town.
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SOOO nice, I got in the sea this week.
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Experimenting with macro extension tubes…. Keep practising.
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High tide and ND filters at Rock-a-Nore.
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Awkward – reminded me of the TV character Frank Spencer.

Week 28 0f 366 Challenge

It is only days until #2 son flies off for months and months of adventures in SE Asia so we all got together at the weekend. And then, he with his sketchbook and me with a camera, we visited the local wildlife park. Great week.

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Flowers for the house
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#1 son and lovely girlfriend
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patterns on the pier
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Down the valley towards the old town.
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Just a big ‘ole pussy cat
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Imagine the things they’ve seen and captured between them.

Sunday’s post was a multipicture post – how could I choose just one?

Fishing boat paraphernalia

It seems like ages since I was last on the fishing beach at Hastings. So, today I took a walk with a 50mm prime lens to see what fishing boat paraphernalia I could find. Hope you like them.

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Nets, huts and bulldozers
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Big boat, little boat…
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The tenacity of nature
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On her last legs
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Lobster/crab pots
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With barnacles
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and colour coordinated
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Pot flags
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In the colours of Hastings
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Laid out to dry
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Ready for the morning’s catch.

Kingley Vale to Bosham

Sometimes my better half excels himself and so it was the case a few weekends ago when he packed us in the car and off we went towards West Sussex. Through a forest of ancient Yew trees at Kingley Vale to the top of the downs, we climbed before breakfast. On to Emsworth for a wander before heading to Dell Quay where we had a lovely early dinner in the Crown and Anchor – if you’re ever in that area it serves THE BEST dressed crab. And finally, for the finale, to Bosham, my favourite village on the South Coast, for sunset

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A very small dog in a very big tree.
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Fungi and a giant, killer slug
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Yew planted for medieval long bows and arrows.
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From the downs to the sea.
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Time has passed since this boat last went to sea.
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Waiting for dressed crab on the estuary side.
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Land locked at low tide.
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Sunset at Bosham.

 

Week 27 of 366

What a week it’s been. #2 son is home for a couple of weeks and after years of failing to drag us along to the huge festival at Glastonbury, we conceded to the much smaller, more local Love Supreme festival (link to more photos) that focuses on jazz and soul music. Despite spending 3 nights in a tiny hiking tent, we were truly spoiled and came home aurally satiated.

Thankfully, there was a lounge area supplying wifi so the first 3 photos were edited in mobile Lightroom on the ipad. Although it doesn’t have all the functions, I have to say I was impressed. But as for the slightly soft focus…. well, that’s my fault.

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Son and girlfriend excited for the oncoming weekend.
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Grace Jones put on a show never to be forgotten.
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Wonderful, wonderful Burt Bacharach
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I see no hexagons, Prof. Brian Cox
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Fishing nets at Rye Harbour
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I love what happens when kids are raised on fantasy literature.
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Well, have you seen the price of houses recently?

Love Supreme Festival

WHAT a weekend. Non-stop jazz, soul and funk amidst the rolling Sussex Downs at Glynde.

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Friday before the crush.
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Glamping in the other field
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Gentle welcoming
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Native Dancer
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These hard-core festival goers showed us the ropes.
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Saturday swing lessons before breakfast.
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Fantastic to see some very talented newcomers.
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The sun did shine sometimes.
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A great performance by Lianne Lahavas
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Grace Jones was hot on Saturday night.
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Bouncing light
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And teasing the audience
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Grace Jones confetti bomb grand finale
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Sunday – Average White Band
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Caro Emerald was more naughty than you’d think.
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Oh, this man. Closed the festival and bought tears to my eyes. Burt Bacharach.