Girafferacing's posts from April 2021

The last Sunday in April is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, so I needed no further encouragement to get out and about with my little wooden cameras. To add…

My final destination today was St Mary’s Church in West Bergholt, a redundant 14th century building which is looked after by the Churches Conservation Trust…

Today’s main focus was a redundant church I planned to photograph near Colchester, but I took a small detour to Flatford while I was out and about to shoot with…

It’s a year since I last put a roll of 35mm film through my medium format pinhole camera, so I decided it was time to have another play. Shooting this way…

After an absence of 15 months I finally made it back to Rainham Marshes today. I had a very enjoyable stroll around the reserve, always on the lookout for birds…

Every so often an event is held on Twitter to celebrate the joy that is Ilford FP4+ film. The FP4 Party is spread over three weeks, with week one being shoot…

After a few days’ wait, my colour pinhole negatives from my day in Clacton returned today. The film I used, Kodak Ektar, works really well on bright, sunny days…

It’s been an exciting spring at Hatfield Forest, with some new additions to our flock of Hebridean sheep. This is the first time our ranger Ian has bred from…

After my success in Great Sampford yesterday I went on another ‘church crawl’ this morning, taking in no fewer than four Hertfordshire churches, all within…

A couple of weeks ago I spent a couple of hours at Audley End, putting some colour film through one of my pinhole cameras. I got there early in the morning and…

After a reasonably successful start with my large format pinhole camera I had another go today, this time by the sea at Clacton. With a focal length of 58mm…

One of my birthday presents finally arrived in the post from Slovenia on Saturday – an Ondu large format pinhole camera. Rather than the roll film I’m used to,…

At long last we’re allowed to venture out with friends so five of us met in Cambridge this afternoon for a stroll with our cameras. I rarely take my best photos…

Cats often like to sit in unusual places, but Lucy has a different approach. She loves the doormat by our patio doors and takes great delight in hunting and…

Our daily stroll took us to Hatfield Heath this morning and we were amazed to find the church open, albeit in relative darkness. I took a few photos, especially…

The call of Goodwood was strong today as we made a day trip to Sussex to visit family. Sadly, there were no historic cars on track, but plenty of supercars –…

You get used to seeing warning signs around the countryside, making drivers aware of potential hazards, be it low flying aircraft, livestock or deer. However,…

The floor of Alsa Woods has changed colour over the last week or two, shrouded in a thick carpet of bluebell leaves. It’ll be a little while before the lush…
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