Monthly Archives: October 2015

Misty mountains

Last weekend I was back in Church Stretton for the third time in five weeks. It’s beginning to feel like home. This time I was there with Crosby Rambling Club. I had previously accompanied the leaders on the reccees for … Continue reading

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The Old Men tackle The Old Man

Last week Les, Chris and myself set out on a walk up Coniston Old Man (2635 ft/803m) in the Lake District. Our average age is over 70 even including ‘young Les’ but we don’t consider ourselves old. There was only … Continue reading

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Rusting away

I’m just back from the Lake District where I have visited Coniston. A hundred years ago the area was a hub of activity with many copper mines and slate quarries. Little now remains except for a few pieces of rusting … Continue reading

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Close up 2

I forgot to add what I think is possibly my best entry for the Close Up competition. Wing expansion phase of the White Satin Moth.   Taken with my Panasonic Lumix from a distance of about 7.5cm. 1/500 sec @ … Continue reading

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Close Up

My local camera club has introduced a set subject for our next monthly competition. It is CLOSE UP. I’m not sure if they just mean macro photography or getting in close to the subject. Here are my entries. At least … Continue reading

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Church Stretton, A beast of a ‘B’ walk

Yesterday I was back in Church Stretton to do a reccee for the forthcoming ‘B’ party walk with Crosby Rambling Club. Out leaders were Jean and Lynn. It was to be their first attempt at leading a walk and they … Continue reading

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