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While we’re supposed to be avoiding social contact it’s become ever more important to have access to outside space where this is possible. Sadly, common sense…

We’ve been lucky with the weather for all our monitoring walks at Hatfield Forest, but today our luck ran out. As I drove into the Forest snow was falling and…

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve spent some time photographing with my pinhole camera at both Hatfield and Epping Forests. With such a wide field of view it’s…

Having indulged in some slow pinhole photography at Hatfield Forest today I sat down on a fallen tree trunk for a few minutes and simply looked at the woodland…

It’s been a couple of years since Hatfield Forest was invaded by a flock of hawfinches – seasonal migrants from colder climates. Last week they returned and I…

Each month a colleague and I take a walk at Hatfield Forest, photographing the same points to help track the way the way the ground is coping with the footfall…

One thing digital photography lacks is that sense of anticipation as you wait for your films to be developed and return in the post. I sent this roll of…

Sunny winter weekends are often busy at Hatfield Forest – it seems to be one of those places everyone wants to visit for a walk when the clouds clear. Today was…

After a hard frost overnight, there was a distinct chill in the air at Hatfield Forest this morning. The low sun percolating through the trees opposite the…

After a week’s nail-biting wait, the developed negatives from my two initial forays with the Rolleiflex came back in the post today. On both occasions I’d used…

Before work at Hatfield Forest this morning I took an hour to go out and shoot another roll of film on my newly acquired Rolleiflex F2.8 before it goes away for…

One of my monthly duties at Hatfield Forest is a walk with a colleague, photographing specific points so we can track how the ground is coping with the changing…

Three months ago our pair of swans at Hatfield Forest had recently become parents to some cute bundles of fluff. Today I caught up with them again as they sat…

During my stroll at Hatfield Forest yesterday I noticed a swallows nest in the fishermen’s shelter. The adult birds seemed completely at ease, flying in and out…

Over recent weeks I’ve been shooting again with my Olympus XA1 camera. It’s a very basic little camera, with fixed focus and a 40mm prime lens so careful…

For my next photography workshop at Hatfield Forest we’re going to try some long exposure photography. Heavy duty Neutral Density filters are pretty expensive…
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