Sunday, November 29, 2015
This building is currently closed having finished as the Aura nightclub in 2014. It was built in 1936 as the Doric cinema and closed in 1964. Since then it has been used for night clubs and also the Orange Pub. Planning permission for flats was recently refused. These locals show the general desire for it to be returned as a local amenity - Cinema/bowling alley etc - Newmarket currently has no entertainment other the pubs and nightclubs.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
Just the right conditions for a visit to the Ouse Washes at Welney. Although there were not many swans coming into feed there was plenty of activity to keep a party from CCC occupied. A few of my favourites including the first showing four species of duck, the splendour of a male mallard in good light, a pair of mute swans in complete synchrony (their rings are consecutive numbers!), whoopers flying in and then squabbling, a rook chasing a sparrowhawk, male pochard as the sunset lit the water and the final sunset itself with a bit of 'creative' input (those brushes get everywhere).
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
Sometimes serendipity can play a part in creativity - here are some very strange images taken with the Fuji X-T1 sweep panorama mode - by mistake moved along the wrong axis!! Not very repeatable but managed a couple more after the first boats one, which is not quite in focus. I also include two 'correct' sweeps though I have gone a bit close at the tops, one image where I moved a bit fast and one multiple exposure image. Last four images normal mode just to show what a beautiful morning it was on Wednesday after the storm.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
I arrived in Southend on Tuesday just after lunch to get a bit of a walk before an evening lecture to Hadleigh Camera club (thanks for the usual warm welcome). It was high tide with intermittent rain and a gale force wind. After observing a few hardy souls biking and dog walking I got out of the car and braved the elements. Most of the shops and cafes were closed but some were open and a welcome relief from the wind and rain.
By 3 o'clock the rain had stopped and the sky cleared to show a glimpse of the moon as the lights came on.