Monthly Archives: July 2019

Return to Gleichen

Dear Reader,

Today, we step aside from the Devon coast, of which there will be more soon, and return briefly to the prairies.  On Sunday, J and I went for a ramble on what I now call the Gleichen, Arrowood, Mossleigh loop.  The paved roads were familiar but some of the gravel roads were new.  Though I am not a fisherman, I appreciate the idea that catching fish is a bonus to just being out there afloat.  Looking for fish is a pleasure on its own. J hadn’t been out to the prairies for a long, long time, and also thoroughly enjoyed the ramble.

In a complete break with tradition I thought it might be interesting to share with you the dozen Sunday fish before they are cleaned.  These photos are fresh off the line and are in their pure raw form (converted to jpeg and compressed for the web).  I haven’t even changed the colour profile let alone performed even the smallest of adjustments or spotting.

Cheers, Sean

On the Edge – Walking Part 1

Dear Reader,

Today is day 3 of the Great Devon Family Ramble. In Devon you walk. You can walk on the shore or you can walk on the cliff, but you walk, and it is a real pleasure. The sea is always there, and where there is the sea there is usually a horizon that beckons. Today’s photos are from different walks on different days at different times.

Some of you may wonder, mmm I wonder if there is a link to the “The Thin Line” series. The last of today’s photos answers that quesstion.

Cheers, Sean

Dawn to Dusk

Dear Reader,

Today is day 2 of the Great Devon Family Ramble. Over the course of the week I returned to the beach near Westward Ho multiple times – it was close, rewarding, and immensely appealing.

Cheers, Sean

Ahh To The Sea

Dear Reader,

My family and I have returned from a family celebration held close to Bideford on the North Devon (UK) coast, where we spent 7 nights. Over the coming days I will be posting any number of explorations in a currently unknown order. This series begins with one of life’s great treats, and that is to wander aimlessly along a beach watching anything, everything, nothing – all the time thinking of very little.

Technically I had been wanting to experiment with a neutral density (nd) filter. A 5 stop nd filter allowed for an exposure of around 2 sec at f16.

As always, I welcome and look forward to any comments or emotional responses you care to share.

Cheers, Sean