Girafferacing's posts from July 2020

My weekly visit to Audley End started under leaden skies this morning. I’d already decided to go digital today, using just one prime lens and the rain persuaded…

For some time we’ve known about the hedgehogs visiting our garden, thanks to the little gifts they leave for us. Over the last couple of months I’ve captured…

When we went to Brands Hatch a couple of weeks ago, alongside the digital camera and long lens I tucked in my little Olympus XA film camera. Already loaded with…

I crossed the border into Suffolk today, in search of interesting churches to photograph. The ones in Essex have remained almost entirely closed since the…

Along with many others I took the initial lockdown here to get ahead on some gardening and I planted all our seeds at the end of March. The sunflowers…

I made my now weekly visit to Audley End this morning, this time with the aim of doing some pinhole photography. I shot a single roll of film, but in between…

What a difference a day makes! Yesterday’s overcast skies were replaced by brilliant sunshine for race day at Donington Park. Ordinarily I’d have been pleased,…

After our day trip to Brands Hatch last weekend we took the plunge and booked for another fix of speed, this time for two days at Donington Park. One of the…

Since Audley End has reopened I’ve taken the liberty of booking a visit there each week, with the intention of following a different photographic path each time…

Some people enjoy pub-crawls, where they visit several of their local hostelries in turn. That’s not really my thing, but I’m not averse to the architectural…

One of the biggest frustrations of this year’s pandemic is the cancellation of all the historic racing events we were due to attend at Goodwood. While the…

One of the places I’ve been looking forward to visiting since lockdown is the British Wildlife Centre. This week they reopened their gates so we booked our…

A couple of weeks ago I returned to Hatfield Forest with two plans – to photograph the Red Poll cattle and to shoot a roll of film in the Rolleiflex. I shared…

After my rather soggy visit to Hyde Hall nearly a month ago it was wonderful to have a much dryer experience today. While I used my wide-angle lens in the…

One of the projects I started while we were in lockdown was shooting still life images with one of my pinhole cameras. It’s taken me a couple of months to…

As I rescued the trail camera from our garden this morning, I noticed a sleepy bumblebee on our buddleia bush. It was just beginning to wake up, moving slowly…

After a day on the computer I decided it was time for a brisk walk after dinner. I still can’t quite bring myself to leave the house without a camera, so I…
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