Category Archives: Fun

Today, Christmas Day, I thought I would visit the spot in Holford on the Quantock Hills of Somerset, where I scattered the ashes of my mother a few years ago.  It was a chance to get some fresh air and enjoy nature.  Being Christmas Day, I didn’t see many people.  Unrushed as I was, I took […]

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Last Sunday was the Lowland Games which takes place in a field in Thorney on the levels of Somerset.  I was one of the official photographers at the event and witnessed everything from fancy dress raft racing to terrier racing, ferret racing, wife carrying (through mud and sawdust!), the ‘Chunder Challenge,’ and mud wrestling.  All […]

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Every year Ottery St Mary goes a bit crazy on the 5th November.  Locals to the town race through the streets with burning tar barrels on their backs.  It’s something that has been going on for generations, for hundreds of years.  There are conflicting historical roots to the event.  Some say it pre-dates Guy Fawkes, […]

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A glassware photography experiment Over the years I have kept in touch with a number of good photographers and one thing that came up recently was glassware photography.  Photographing glassware has a number of challenges.  Dealing with glass means dealing with reflections.  Basically anything you put near something made of glass will reflect, but you […]

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