POTW – Beauty in Decay

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We may not have any abandoned French Chateaux or even abandoned asylums nearby, but we do have some modest abandoned little chapels in our local cemeteries. The light is constantly changing, bringing out new colours and textures and there is … Continued

POTW – Crabapples in the Rain

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This week’s Picture of the Week is from our rainy visit to Arley Hall, definitely a home from home. There’s something wonderful about the colour when it’s raining, and it is some reward for wandering about getting thoroughly wet!

POTW – Volcano!

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On 5th November we went to the Bonfire Night and Fireworks Display at Lancashire Mining Museum, along with a couple of thousand other people. There’s something almost hypnotic about watching a bonfire catch and grow, and this is my favourite … Continued

POTW – Take Three Girls

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Picture of the Week shows three lovely ladies with a sense of style. There were some great outfits this year, so we’ll be back next time around, probably April 2023.

POTW – Wonderful Whitby

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We love going to the Goth Weekends at Whitby, the town is full of life and a general Good Feeling. Here’s some Lovely Ladies who are clearly having a Very Good Time!

POTW – Derelict Chapel Interior

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Atherton Cemetery has two derelict chapels sitting next to each other and there is another at Tyldesley. These always hold a fascination as we always want to know what lies within. This image is from a sequence shot when we … Continued

POTW – Very Cosy

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I didn’t ask, but this was an oddity at Lancashire Mining Museum, previously known as Astley Green Mining Museum. It was a gorgeous, sunny Thursday afternoon and I was shooting location pictures for a soon to be seen review. This … Continued

POTW – Infra-red in Tyldesley

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The new IR-converted DSLR is going well, and this week some warm weather tempted me out into Tyldesley Cemetery in the hope that there was plenty of IR light around. And there was. I liked the tones that came out … Continued

POTW – TPS at NEC

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I do like quirky titles for images, and this week the Picture of the Week is from The Photography Show at the NEC. The quirky title has a quirky image to go with it, courtesy of the exhibition organisers who … Continued

POTW – Crail Harbour

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One of our favourite small harbours from the Fife coast, Crail is worth going back to. My family has been visiting here since the 1930s, so it has a bit of history with us, well documented in old family photos. … Continued

POTW – A Week in Fife

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We are back from a week in the Kingdom of Fife, one of our many favourite spots. We were very lucky with the weather, although the weather was not a problem from within the concrete walls of Scotland’s Secret Bunker. … Continued

POTW – Infra Red Adventures

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For this week’s Picture of the Week I have chosen a black and white infra-red image from my new Samsung GX20 camera, that has been converted to shoot infra-red images. I have wanted one of these for a while as … Continued

POTW – Victoriana

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Victorian architecture, plants, a river, old bridges, an aviary and a fernery are all part of this delightful trip back in time to a slice of Victorian splendour. A little decay around the edges here and there adds to the … Continued

POTW – The Romance of Film

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Yes, deep inside my soul I’m a hopeless romantic, so here is my view through rose tinted glasses of the joy of using film. I’ve used quite a bit of film in the past, enjoying every facet of the experience, … Continued