Girafferacing's posts from January 2020

With a few hours to spare before I started my course today I took a gentle drive along the Somerset coast, taking photos when I stopped. Just before lunch I…

For several years now I’ve hankered after an Olympus XA, an iconic rangefinder camera released in 1979. The camera has acquired a cult status in recent years…

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…

When I popped round to see my friend Alan today his dog Marley was happily ensconced in front of the television, taking a closer look at the programme being…

I felt the need for some fresh air and a fix of nature this morning so I drove down to Rainham Marshes for a little time with the birds. The water levels have…

I’ve always had a soft spot for the architecture of the Natural History Museum, with its menagerie of animals visible at every turn. The most obvious member of…

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…

Looking back at the montage of the nine most popular pictures I posted on my architecture account on Instagram in 2019, I realised a few weeks ago that I…

Every time I visit Sheffield station I look at the enormous water features in Sheaf Square and wonder how best to photograph them. I’ve taken pictures before,…

After a week of anticipation, the latest batch of negatives from my pinhole camera returned today. I shot two films, so I’ll share them as two separate posts,…

Today I was able to join some of my camera club friends for a photographic jaunt to London – superbly organised by Nick. With a carefully planned timetable we…

While waiting on the platform at Bank tube station yesterday evening I had nine minutes before my train so I got my camera out to pass the time. I played with…

I visited Cambridge today, armed with both my pinhole camera and a digital camera, planning a mix of street photography and long exposures. However, I got so…

While stuck at home printing music today my neighbour put out a call for someone who might be willing to walk Teddy while her children are poorly. I didn’t…
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