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“To know ahead of time what you’re looking for means you’re then only photographing your own preconceptions, which is very limiting, and often false.” - Dorothea Lange

HDR photography by Timothy Selvage of the entrance into St Olave's Priory.

 

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HDR photography by Timothy Selvage.

 

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Old Sarum (Latin: Sorviodunum) is the site of the earliest settlement of Salisbury, in England. The site contains evidence of human habitation as early as 3000 BC. Old Sarum is mentioned in some of the earliest records in the country. It is located on a hill about two miles north of modern Salisbury next to the A345 road.

 

Old Sarum was originally an Iron age hill fort strategically placed on the conjunction of two trade routes and the River Avon. The hill fort is broadly oval in shape, 400 metres (1,300 ft) in length and 360 metres (1,180 ft) in width; it consists of a double bank and intermediate ditch with an entrance on the eastern side. The site was used by the Romans, becoming the town of Sorviodunum. The Saxons used the site as a stronghold against marauding Vikings, and the Normans built a stone curtain wall around the Iron age perimeter and a centrally placed castle on a motte protected by a deep dry moat. A royal palace was built within the castle for King Henry I and subsequently used by Plantagenet monarchs. A Norman cathedral and bishop's residence were built at the western end of the town.

 

In 1219, the cathedral was demolished in favour of the new one built near the river and the townspeople moved down to the new city, then called New Salisbury or New Sarum. The castle fell out of use and was sold for materials by King Henry VIII.

 

By the 19th century, the settlement was officially uninhabited and yet still had formal parliamentary representation, making it the most notorious of the rotten boroughs that existed before the Reform Act 1832.

 

It is now an English Heritage property and open to the public.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Sarum

 

Texture 162 by Anna Lenabem: www.flickr.com/photos/lenabem-anna/5656167157/

I have been out of photography for quite a long time...well long story short..I ruined my equipment in one of my treks back home..and I couldnt get back on the saddle..just not feeling it anymore..I am still trying to grapple with it at times and I hope I can come around quickly enough...

 

Anyway, I am in the UK for a few months and eventhough I could not venture out much as it has already become pretty cold and murky here, We had a lovely sunday and thought I shouldnt be wasting it...So we had headed to the Warwick Castle. This is the boathouse across the Avon River.

 

I happened to buy a new camera before I got here (yes a new one) and I am again taking my steps back into where I used to be...for so long, but then I find it extrememly difficult to do it..I hesitated a lot but then shot a few pics out there and thought of sharing one and make myself more regular with all your streams...

 

Hope all is well with you all and I sincerely thank everyone who wrote to me and visit my stream asking about how I am doing...there is never such a feeling that you get out of someone dropping by to ask of you...Thanks again for all that and I hope I will be able to regain my confidence and my long lost passion...

View of Matlock river Derwent walk.--Matlock, the county town of Derbyshire, is a former spa town situated at a sharp bend in the River Derwent, where it turns south to carve its way through the ridge of limestone which bars its route towards Derby. Just downriver of the main town lies Matlock Bath, which is enclosed by the limestone cliffs of the gorge and contains the main tourist attractions of the locality.

  

Matlock church at Matlock TownIn many respects Matlock seems quite a new town, certainly when compared with Buxton or Bakewell for instance. The reason is that Matlock was an unimportant collection of small villages centred around the church until thermal springs were discovered in 1698. Even this did not lead to an immediate development of Matlock because the route down the Derwent was blocked by Willersley crags at Cromford, so the road to Matlock from the south arrived by a circuitous and hilly route.

  

Matlock BathThis situation was remedied by the cutting of the road through Scarthin Nick near Cromford in 1818, though Matlock had already begun to gain a reputation as a rather select spa by then. The Victorian era saw the development of Matlock Bath as a fashionable resort and the construction by John Smedley in 1853 of the vast Hydro on the steep hill to the north of the river crossing at the centre of the town. This enormous hotel functioned as a spa until the 1950s, when it closed and was taken over by Derbyshire County Council as its headquarters.

 

The coming of the railways in the 1870s transformed Matlock again, this time into a resort for day-trippers from the Derby-Nottingham area and further south. From then on Matlock spawned tourist attractions in the form of show caverns, cable railways, petrifying wells, pleasure gardens and even recently a theme park. The evidence of the change which came over the place can be seen best at Matlock Bath, where the amusement arcades along the main road provide a sharp contrast with the elegant Victorian villas above.

An Alien Invasion?

Lenticular clouds in the UK are a rare occurrence, so when I had seen these 'lenticular' type clouds in the sky on Friday I just had to stop and photography them.

Taken at Lyme Park, Disley, Cheshire.

wandon road, fulham, london

Some of the best beaches on Earth I dare say reside in a stretch of land in the south-western part of England - Cornwall. I always loved rocky beaches and back home I would try and get to some beaches which had some small arrangement of rocks some where...but when I went to Cornwall, I couldn't believe my eyes that there were so many beautiful beaches one after another from Looe to all the way to Bude.

 

It was a pretty tough trip mainly because the weather was not too good but I braved through the weather and managed some decent outings. There are plenty of photo ops and Cornwall is one place one should visit if they are in the UK. We were jokingly saying its a poor man's Scotland as there were many beautiful beaches that can be rivaled only by the pristine Scottish beaches.

 

'Nuff Said! This was shot in a quiet little beach called the Mullion Cove near Lizard. I loved the turquoise waters and the rocks that were peppered along the coast. The light was a bit tricky and the exposure I was aiming was difficult to pull off at that time of the day but nonetheless gave it a shot. This is just one RAW image developed in Lightroom. Its been a while since I did multiple exposures..gone are those days I guess...For some reason, the EXIF is not giving the details I desire..anyway here it is..

 

203secs@F11/11mm/ISO 100

Adjustments Made in Lightroom- ISO increase and fill lights added in the foreground to compensate for the dynamic range.

 

Thanks for viewing and have a nice week everyone!

Long exposure at Traigh Ghearadha beach, Lewis.

BOOM, BANG, KAPOW etc._Or Something Like That_Multi-Works_Orsett, UK.

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Stanpit marsh nature reserve, Christchurch UK

 

DEVON is a large county in southwestern England

 

The name "Devon" derives from the ancient Dumnonia, which was home to the independent kingdom of Brythonic Celtic speaking people who inhabited this area of the southwestern peninsula of Britain continuously from through the Roman era until partial absorption into the English-speaking Kingdom of Wessex some time in the eighth or ninth century.

Birmingham University, England

 

The Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower, or simply Old Joe, is a clock tower and campanile located in Chancellor's court at the University of Birmingham, in the suburb of Edgbaston.

 

It is the tallest free-standing clock tower in the world, although its actual height is the subject of some confusion. The university lists it as both 110 metres (361 ft) and 99 metres (325 ft) tall, whereas other sources state that it is 100 metres (328 ft) tall.

 

The tower was built to commemorate Joseph Chamberlain, the first Chancellor of the University (with the commemoration being carved into the stone at the tower's base), although one of the original suggested names for the clock tower was the 'Poynting Tower', after one of the earliest professors at the University, Professor John Henry Poynting.

 

The nicknames Old Joe, or simply The Clock Tower are used by the student population and local residents.

 

A prominent landmark in Birmingham, the grade II listed tower can be seen for miles around the campus, and has become synonymous with the University itself. There is a superstition, taken seriously amongst some students of the University, that if they walk through the tower's archway when it chimes, they will fail their degree.

 

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In Knowsley Safari Park, Liverpool, UK

at Durham Cathedral

click the "+" to view large on black.

Shooting Canola on a Sunny but misty morning

Weymouth, UK.

Taken and edited with an iPhone 4

Writing in the seaside summer sun… is it a novel? Whitstable, UK. I will be on a shoot for Bleeding London tomorrow so not much time tonight as I've got to pack my camera bag

In the huff! just usurped by a larger greenfinch from the bird feeder!

@The Queens House, Greenwich

 

And the way is to fly

Believing we can go even further

And dare to challenge why

To close our eyes and open them up to brace a new reality

Is not to fear the unknown

Daring to give one step ahead

Without ever looking back

 

by me

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E o caminho é voar

É acreditar que se pode ir mais longe

É ter a audácia de questionar

De fechar os olhos e abri-los de novo para uma nova realidade

É não ter medo de um vasto desconhecido

É ser capaz de dar um passo em frente

Sem olhar de novo para trás

 

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