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Forest floor

A few shots taken one bright morning in Epping forest a few weeks ago.

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Minimal gear taken ( my street photography setup) as we were visiting family for the weekend and car space was short. Fujifilm X-M1, Fujinon 18mm F2R, Manfrotto PIXI mini tripod, Wellington boots.

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Guy Fawkes night

Visited family this weekend. On Saturday eve we all went to see the local fireworks display held at St John’s church hall. However, the grounds were at full capacity upon our arrival, so we decided to stay and view from the roadside.

Worked out much better for me as I found a much better place to get photographs by including the floodlit church.

A fab display.

Pizza followed.

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A fiery start

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Today got off to a spectacular start with this fabulous sunrise. Luckily I was out early enough to capture it and ran around like a headless chicken, taking as many shots as I could from a few different viewpoints. It was also a bonus to have one of the fishing boats being launched at the same time.

No filters used this time as I was using my smaller mirrorless camera and a mini Manfrotto tripod.

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Mist at Bodiam

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Heading home on a cold clear Friday night, I thought there would be a good chance of mist the next morning. So, alarm set for 6am I set out for Bodiam castle. The weather didn’t disappoint.

I arrived while it was still relatively dark, so I set up the camera and tripod using the light from the car boot before trundling off toward the castle.

Though my main focus was to capture any mist coming off the moat, I did stop to take one or two shots looking out across the fields.

 I decided to use the foliage to frame my a lot of my shots, as the sky, looking from the south east corner,  was pretty plain. It wasn’t until I walked round to the north west corner, that the sky proved to be a little more dramatic (once the sun had started to rise above the layer of mist). It was here that I bumped into another photographer, who I had a nice chat with as we snapped away.

All shots were taken at 10mm (crop sensor) and filtered with a 3 stop ND grad. (See phone snap below)

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