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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…

I first tried to photograph the interior of this wonderful old water mill 10 years ago. At that time, a 50mm f/1.4 lens at maximum aperture just about let…

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…

I’ve been so distracted by the excitement of shooting on the Rolleiflex this week that I took my eye off the ball with my Prime Lens Project. I rectified that…

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…

Calke Abbey in Derbyshire has the sense of a place that was once a hive of activity, but that has since diminished almost to the point of being on the verge of…

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…

As a regular visitor to Wimpole Hall, I have a soft spot for its Georgian architecture and the glorious painting by Sir James Thornhill in the chapel. When I…

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…

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…

After a day in the city yesterday I got back to nature this morning, with a stroll through Hatfield Forest. The purpose of my walk was to finalise some shooting…

I had the pleasure of working the late shift on the gate at Hatfield Forest today, enjoying the early evening sunshine. I also enjoyed a visit from the Red Poll…

We took an unplanned visit to Wimpole this afternoon for a stroll around the farm and gardens. Inside the barn we found lots of piglets, many of them fast…
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