Somerset Towers project

I’ve always enjoyed photographing old churches, especially rural ones that I’ve stumbled across in Somerset (St Etheldreda in West Quantoxhead is my favourite so far). For a little while I’ve been meaning to get round to seeking out more churches and having a series of outings. A couple of weeks ago I happened to learn about […]

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Andromeda Galaxy

Some time ago I got a new telescope – a Celestron 130EQ-MD Newtonian rather than a Celestron NexStar 127 SLT Cassegrain-Maksutov formula. In short, it is more sensitive to light but sacrifices magnification. It’s perfect for deep-space observation like nebulae and galaxies, while the Maksutov is better for observing planets which are much brighter and […]

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Art photographer

Ever since I tried my hand at sort-of-abstract fine art photography, I fancied dressing as a 1960s art photographer. I’ve had the idea of taking a self-portrait like this for ages, but I only just had the motivation to try it as this week’s Photo Challenge is to take a self portrait. Taking self portraits […]

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