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2012-07-03 15:32:48 (30 comments, 8 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Fishermens Hut
Awre, Gloucestershire, England.
#TuesDecay

A 104 second exposure using a Hoya R72 Infrared filter of an abandoned fishing hut on the banks of The River Severn, Awre, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Taken on a meet with +Ben Locke & +Julian Provis.

Uploaded towards #TuesDecay  curated by +Ian Ference.

Most reshares: 8

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2012-07-03 15:32:48 (30 comments, 8 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Fishermens Hut
Awre, Gloucestershire, England.
#TuesDecay

A 104 second exposure using a Hoya R72 Infrared filter of an abandoned fishing hut on the banks of The River Severn, Awre, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Taken on a meet with +Ben Locke & +Julian Provis.

Uploaded towards #TuesDecay  curated by +Ian Ference.

Most plusones: 92

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2012-07-03 15:32:48 (30 comments, 8 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Fishermens Hut
Awre, Gloucestershire, England.
#TuesDecay

A 104 second exposure using a Hoya R72 Infrared filter of an abandoned fishing hut on the banks of The River Severn, Awre, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Taken on a meet with +Ben Locke & +Julian Provis.

Uploaded towards #TuesDecay  curated by +Ian Ference.

Latest 50 posts

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2014-11-29 20:20:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

363
River Severn, Awre, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.

Sorry I haven't had much time for G+ or photography for what seems likes ages, I hope you are all well.

363
River Severn, Awre, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.

Sorry I haven't had much time for G+ or photography for what seems likes ages, I hope you are all well.___

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2013-12-02 17:39:31 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Light at The End of The Tunnel.

Uploaded towards #MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) curated by +Hans Berendsen +Charles Lupica +Jerry Johnson +Manuel Votta +Steve Barge +Nurcan Azaz

Light at The End of The Tunnel.

Uploaded towards #MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) curated by +Hans Berendsen +Charles Lupica +Jerry Johnson +Manuel Votta +Steve Barge +Nurcan Azaz___

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2013-11-28 19:06:58 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

A 4 minute long exposure after sunset, River Severn, Westbury On Severn, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.

#ThirstyThursdayPics curated by +Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra
#LongExposureThursday (+LongExposure Thursday) curated by +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi

A 4 minute long exposure after sunset, River Severn, Westbury On Severn, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.

#ThirstyThursdayPics curated by +Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra
#LongExposureThursday (+LongExposure Thursday) curated by +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi___

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2013-11-27 16:49:39 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 


This was taken a while back in The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.

#WildlifeWednesday curated by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus


This was taken a while back in The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.

#WildlifeWednesday curated by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus___

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2013-11-07 15:42:01 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Here's one from a while back for #LongExposureThursday (+LongExposure Thursday) curated by +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi

Here's one from a while back for #LongExposureThursday (+LongExposure Thursday) curated by +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi___

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2013-11-06 15:24:19 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Came across this little fella whilst out walking the dog in the Forest behind our house, he was most obliging.

#WildlifeWednesday curated by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus

Came across this little fella whilst out walking the dog in the Forest behind our house, he was most obliging.

#WildlifeWednesday curated by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus___

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2013-11-05 20:20:49 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

It's been a while since I have had the opportunity to take any LE shots. This is the first in a short series of coastal LE shots taken on a recent trip to Cornwall over last weeks half term with the family.

Lee Big Stopper, 0.6 Hard Grad - F16 @ 75 seconds.

#SeaTuesday (+Sea Tuesday) curated by +Julia Anna Gospodarou

It's been a while since I have had the opportunity to take any LE shots. This is the first in a short series of coastal LE shots taken on a recent trip to Cornwall over last weeks half term with the family.

Lee Big Stopper, 0.6 Hard Grad - F16 @ 75 seconds.

#SeaTuesday (+Sea Tuesday) curated by +Julia Anna Gospodarou___

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2013-05-28 11:13:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Looks good +Ben Locke, look forward to seeing the sire become populated with your shots and trips, warts and all!

Looks good +Ben Locke, look forward to seeing the sire become populated with your shots and trips, warts and all!___

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2013-05-25 19:49:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Haven't had much time for photography recently - hopefully I'II have a chance over the next few weeks.

#WildlifeWednesday curated by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus

Haven't had much time for photography recently - hopefully I'II have a chance over the next few weeks.

#WildlifeWednesday curated by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus___

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2013-03-05 17:13:38 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Float
Another shot from my recently IR DIY converted Nikon.
Many thanks to +Julian Provis for doing the conversion for me.

Float
Another shot from my recently IR DIY converted Nikon.
Many thanks to +Julian Provis for doing the conversion for me.___

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2013-02-17 20:50:39 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

*IR Test II

On a meet with +Ben Locke at Sgwd Gwladus waterfalls, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales.

Another shot from the IR converted D40x, basically as shot with a slight contrast & S curve adjustment.

*IR Test II

On a meet with +Ben Locke at Sgwd Gwladus waterfalls, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales.

Another shot from the IR converted D40x, basically as shot with a slight contrast & S curve adjustment.___

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2013-02-09 11:49:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

IR Conversion Test Shot

A test shot from my newly converted D40x using a piece cut from a Hoya R72 to replace the hot mirror. My sincere thanks to +Julian Provis for his expertise in doing the conversion.
Basically replacing the hot mirror means I can now use the camera as a dedicated IR body and have no need to attached a Infra Red filter in front on the lens meaning easier composition and shutter speeds that enable handheld shots (although I will no doubt be adding the Lee Big Stopper to creat some LE work in the future).
The first version has been channel swapped, whilst the other is a B&W to show the difference in what can achieved.
ISO100, F8, 1/200th sec - handheld.

IR Conversion Test Shot

A test shot from my newly converted D40x using a piece cut from a Hoya R72 to replace the hot mirror. My sincere thanks to +Julian Provis for his expertise in doing the conversion.
Basically replacing the hot mirror means I can now use the camera as a dedicated IR body and have no need to attached a Infra Red filter in front on the lens meaning easier composition and shutter speeds that enable handheld shots (although I will no doubt be adding the Lee Big Stopper to creat some LE work in the future).
The first version has been channel swapped, whilst the other is a B&W to show the difference in what can achieved.
ISO100, F8, 1/200th sec - handheld.___

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2013-02-06 18:42:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

River Severn, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. Taken a little while ago with +Ben Locke 

River Severn, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. Taken a little while ago with +Ben Locke ___

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2013-02-03 19:02:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Out and about in The Forest of Dean over the weekend with the family - I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Out and about in The Forest of Dean over the weekend with the family - I hope everyone had a great weekend!___

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2012-12-21 16:42:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Last one from me for this year - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone on G+, I have been blown away by the quality of the work from my regular contacts. Thanks for all the feedback and comments, hopefully next year I will have time to become a bit more active again on G+.

Last one from me for this year - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone on G+, I have been blown away by the quality of the work from my regular contacts. Thanks for all the feedback and comments, hopefully next year I will have time to become a bit more active again on G+.___

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2012-11-29 18:10:00 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Recede
Many thanks to all the regulars who take the time to view and comment on my work, your kind words are really appreciated.

A 30 second exposure - Porlock Weir, West Somerset, Exmoor National Park.

#thirstythursdaypics  
#longexposurethursday  

Recede
Many thanks to all the regulars who take the time to view and comment on my work, your kind words are really appreciated.

A 30 second exposure - Porlock Weir, West Somerset, Exmoor National Park.

#thirstythursdaypics  
#longexposurethursday  ___

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2012-09-11 18:29:36 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Prolong
A 20 second exposure of sun rise looking over Falmouth Bay, Cornwall, England.

Sorry I haven't been around much lately - I don't seem to have much free time at the moment and have a few projects lined up over the next few months so I will be taking a break from G+ for the immediate future.....I'II still look in occasionally so keep the great shots coming and I'II catch up with you all soon.

Prolong
A 20 second exposure of sun rise looking over Falmouth Bay, Cornwall, England.

Sorry I haven't been around much lately - I don't seem to have much free time at the moment and have a few projects lined up over the next few months so I will be taking a break from G+ for the immediate future.....I'II still look in occasionally so keep the great shots coming and I'II catch up with you all soon.___

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2012-07-05 19:10:08 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Porlock Weir
Porlock Weir is a small coastal hamlet on the West Somerset coast at the foot of Exmoor National Park.

Uploaded towards #LongexposureThursday  curated by +Francesco Gola 
and #ThirstyThursdayPics   curated by +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra 

Porlock Weir
Porlock Weir is a small coastal hamlet on the West Somerset coast at the foot of Exmoor National Park.

Uploaded towards #LongexposureThursday  curated by +Francesco Gola 
and #ThirstyThursdayPics   curated by +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra ___

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2012-07-03 15:32:48 (30 comments, 8 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Fishermens Hut
Awre, Gloucestershire, England.
#TuesDecay

A 104 second exposure using a Hoya R72 Infrared filter of an abandoned fishing hut on the banks of The River Severn, Awre, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Taken on a meet with +Ben Locke & +Julian Provis.

Uploaded towards #TuesDecay  curated by +Ian Ference.

Fishermens Hut
Awre, Gloucestershire, England.
#TuesDecay

A 104 second exposure using a Hoya R72 Infrared filter of an abandoned fishing hut on the banks of The River Severn, Awre, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Taken on a meet with +Ben Locke & +Julian Provis.

Uploaded towards #TuesDecay  curated by +Ian Ference.___

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2012-07-02 16:55:35 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Bossington Beach
Exmoor National Park, Somerset.
#MinimalMonday

Bossington beach is composed of a steeply shelving shingle bar that has extended across Porlock Bay.

This is one from the archives -  I have previously uploaded a slightly different composition in B&W but I like the colours in this and the more minimal feel without any headland. Slightly longer exposure in this one at 181 seconds to bleach out the sky.

Thanks to everyone who has added me to their circles recently and has taken the time to +1 or leave a comment on one of my posts.

Uploaded towards #MinimalMonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré.

Bossington Beach
Exmoor National Park, Somerset.
#MinimalMonday

Bossington beach is composed of a steeply shelving shingle bar that has extended across Porlock Bay.

This is one from the archives -  I have previously uploaded a slightly different composition in B&W but I like the colours in this and the more minimal feel without any headland. Slightly longer exposure in this one at 181 seconds to bleach out the sky.

Thanks to everyone who has added me to their circles recently and has taken the time to +1 or leave a comment on one of my posts.

Uploaded towards #MinimalMonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré.___

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2012-06-29 17:38:24 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Keep
Llansteffan Castle, South Wales.
#InfraredFriday
#FilterFriday


Hoya R72 IR Filter F22 @ 140 seconds.

A new IR shot from last weekend, spent in lovely sunny South Wales with the family. My ten year old son did a pretty good job at staying still for 2 minutes and 20 seconds.
Sorry I haven't been around recently, I had a bit of time yesterday to catch up with some of my circles recent stuff - been really busy just doing normal family stuff since my wife started her new job, also trying to catch up on some maintenance stuff around the house.

Llansteffan Castle stands on a hill south of the village, overlooking the Tywi estuary. It was one of a chain of castles the Normans built to guard the river mouths in the early 12th century. But its history as a stronghold goes back much further, with the Norman castle taking advantage... more »

Keep
Llansteffan Castle, South Wales.
#InfraredFriday
#FilterFriday


Hoya R72 IR Filter F22 @ 140 seconds.

A new IR shot from last weekend, spent in lovely sunny South Wales with the family. My ten year old son did a pretty good job at staying still for 2 minutes and 20 seconds.
Sorry I haven't been around recently, I had a bit of time yesterday to catch up with some of my circles recent stuff - been really busy just doing normal family stuff since my wife started her new job, also trying to catch up on some maintenance stuff around the house.

Llansteffan Castle stands on a hill south of the village, overlooking the Tywi estuary. It was one of a chain of castles the Normans built to guard the river mouths in the early 12th century. But its history as a stronghold goes back much further, with the Norman castle taking advantage of the existing earthworks of an Iron Age hillfort. Like many other castles in the region its early history is marked by repeated attacks and capture by the Welsh. Late in the 12th century the castle came into the possession of William de Camville. The de Camvilles held Llansteffan until 1338, and during this time converted the castle into the stone fortress that remains today. They temporarily lost the castle to Welsh attacks in 1189, 1215 and 1257, but managed to regain the castle and repair and further develop the defences between each attack. 
This shot shows the Inner Gate in the Upper Bailey and was at one stage in the castle’s history its main entrance, this three storied rectangular tower would have been connected to the curtain wall with a brief length of masonry topped by a wall-walk.

Uploaded towards #InfraredFriday  curated by +Paula Cobleigh & +Ingo Schobert 
and
#FilterFriday  curated by +Laurie Rubin.

Have a great weekend everyone!___

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2012-05-02 17:29:47 (19 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Piglet 2
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.
#WildlifeWednesday

This was taken a few weeks ago on a really great afternoon spent with +Ben Locke out and about in the Forest. This one came running right up to me, and got so close that I couldn't focus on him.

Uploaded towards #wildlifewednesday curated by +Mike Spinak.

Piglet 2
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.
#WildlifeWednesday

This was taken a few weeks ago on a really great afternoon spent with +Ben Locke out and about in the Forest. This one came running right up to me, and got so close that I couldn't focus on him.

Uploaded towards #wildlifewednesday curated by +Mike Spinak.___

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2012-04-22 19:03:16 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Gone
Woolacombe Bay, Devon, England.
#ZenSunday
#SundaySubtleLandscapes

Sunset on the North Devon coastline uploaded towards a couple of Sunday themes -
#ZenSunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Kitcher & +Nathan Wirth.
#SundaySubtleLandscapes curated by +Steve Sieren.

Gone
Woolacombe Bay, Devon, England.
#ZenSunday
#SundaySubtleLandscapes

Sunset on the North Devon coastline uploaded towards a couple of Sunday themes -
#ZenSunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Kitcher & +Nathan Wirth.
#SundaySubtleLandscapes curated by +Steve Sieren.___

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2012-04-18 18:22:52 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Piglet
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.
#WildlifeWednesday

Wild boar piglet taken a view weeks ago on a meet with +Ben Locke - have a look at his stream for some truly stunning wildlife shots.

Uploaded towards #WildlifeWednesday curated by +Mike Spinak.

Piglet
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.
#WildlifeWednesday

Wild boar piglet taken a view weeks ago on a meet with +Ben Locke - have a look at his stream for some truly stunning wildlife shots.

Uploaded towards #WildlifeWednesday curated by +Mike Spinak.___

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2012-04-16 18:53:14 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Bluebells
Kidnalls, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.
B+W ND110 ISO100 f14 60secs - tripod.
Slight breeze, hence the 10stop trying to capture the movement of the leaves.

This one was taken 2 years ago, the bluebells are just appearing here in The Forest of Dean, hopefully be able to get some new shots soon.

Sorry I haven't been on much the last month or so. My wife has been poorly, now on the mend thankfully, and my creaking old PC has had a re-install after a few weeks of crashes - hopefully now sorted.
So I will try and catch up with everyones streams over the next week or two and hopefully get some images processed to share with you all.

Bluebells
Kidnalls, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.
B+W ND110 ISO100 f14 60secs - tripod.
Slight breeze, hence the 10stop trying to capture the movement of the leaves.

This one was taken 2 years ago, the bluebells are just appearing here in The Forest of Dean, hopefully be able to get some new shots soon.

Sorry I haven't been on much the last month or so. My wife has been poorly, now on the mend thankfully, and my creaking old PC has had a re-install after a few weeks of crashes - hopefully now sorted.
So I will try and catch up with everyones streams over the next week or two and hopefully get some images processed to share with you all.___

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2012-03-18 15:06:45 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Adder

First adder shot of 2012, taken last weekend. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

Adder

First adder shot of 2012, taken last weekend. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.___

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2012-03-12 19:04:50 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Flux
Nash Point, South Wales.

Uploaded towards a couple of Monday daily themes - #MinimalMonday curated by +Olivier Du Tré & #MinistractMonday curated by +Tom McLaughlan

Flux
Nash Point, South Wales.

Uploaded towards a couple of Monday daily themes - #MinimalMonday curated by +Olivier Du Tré & #MinistractMonday curated by +Tom McLaughlan___

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2012-03-05 19:20:19 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Flow
River Severn, Gloucestershire, England.
#MonochromeMonday
#MinimalMonday

Uploaded towards a couple of Monday themes, #monochromemonday curated by +Bill Wood +Hans Berendsen & +Charles Lupica
and
#minimalmonday curated by +Olivier Du Tré.

Flow
River Severn, Gloucestershire, England.
#MonochromeMonday
#MinimalMonday

Uploaded towards a couple of Monday themes, #monochromemonday curated by +Bill Wood +Hans Berendsen & +Charles Lupica
and
#minimalmonday curated by +Olivier Du Tré.___

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2012-02-29 19:09:46 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Roe Deer Series
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.
#WildlifeWednesday

As requested by +Ben Locke & +Takahiro Yamamoto all 3 together. Thanks guys!
I haven't been around much lately and my time may be limited in future as my wife started a new job this week, meaning once I get home she goes off to work.......I will try and fit in as much G+ as I can!!

Uploaded towards #WildlifeWednesday curated by +Mike Spinak.

Roe Deer Series
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.
#WildlifeWednesday

As requested by +Ben Locke & +Takahiro Yamamoto all 3 together. Thanks guys!
I haven't been around much lately and my time may be limited in future as my wife started a new job this week, meaning once I get home she goes off to work.......I will try and fit in as much G+ as I can!!

Uploaded towards #WildlifeWednesday curated by +Mike Spinak.___

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2012-02-25 20:31:55 (14 comments, 4 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Down
River Severn, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.
#SunsetSaturday

I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend - glorious weather here in the Forest today. Would have liked to have made it to this location tonight for sunset, but it didn't happen - so this one is from a previous visit last month.

Uploaded towards #SunsetSaturday curated by +TJ Kelly.

Down
River Severn, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.
#SunsetSaturday

I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend - glorious weather here in the Forest today. Would have liked to have made it to this location tonight for sunset, but it didn't happen - so this one is from a previous visit last month.

Uploaded towards #SunsetSaturday curated by +TJ Kelly.___

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2012-02-22 19:15:34 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Roe Deer
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.
#WildlifeWednesday

1 of 3 shots, in sequence - take off, flight and land - see other 2 shots in the album. Taken on a recent outing with +Ben Locke who was showing me the ropes on finding deer and boar in the Forest of Dean.

My first upload towards #wildlifewednesday curated by +Mike Spinak.

Roe Deer
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.
#WildlifeWednesday

1 of 3 shots, in sequence - take off, flight and land - see other 2 shots in the album. Taken on a recent outing with +Ben Locke who was showing me the ropes on finding deer and boar in the Forest of Dean.

My first upload towards #wildlifewednesday curated by +Mike Spinak.___

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2012-02-22 19:08:39 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

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2012-02-21 17:43:19 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Cavern
Disused Iron Mine, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.
#Tuesdecay

A shot of me standing in a churn - which is a word used in the Forest meaning an underground void caused by the mining of the Iron Ore which would have filled the space left.

Sorry I haven't been around much lately, been busy with work in the run up to half-term which was mostly spent enjoying some quality time with the family.

Uploaded towards #Tuesdecay curated by +Ian Ference.

Cavern
Disused Iron Mine, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.
#Tuesdecay

A shot of me standing in a churn - which is a word used in the Forest meaning an underground void caused by the mining of the Iron Ore which would have filled the space left.

Sorry I haven't been around much lately, been busy with work in the run up to half-term which was mostly spent enjoying some quality time with the family.

Uploaded towards #Tuesdecay curated by +Ian Ference.___

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2012-02-13 17:58:27 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Severn Bridge
Lee Big Stopper F14 @ 30 seconds.
Severn Bridge, Beachley, Mounmouthshire, Wales.

An outing from a couple of weeks ago with +Ben Locke to catch the setting sun on the Severn Bridge.

Info from Wikipedia
The Severn Bridge (Welsh: Pont Hafren) is a suspension bridge spanning the River Severn between South Gloucestershire, just north of Bristol, England, and Monmouthshire in South Wales, via Beachley, a peninsula between the River Severn and River Wye estuary. It is the original Severn road crossing between England and Wales and took five years to construct at a cost of £8 million. It replaced the Aust ferry.
The bridge was opened on 8 September 1966, by Queen Elizabeth II. The bridge was granted Grade I listed status on 26 November 1999.

Severn Bridge
Lee Big Stopper F14 @ 30 seconds.
Severn Bridge, Beachley, Mounmouthshire, Wales.

An outing from a couple of weeks ago with +Ben Locke to catch the setting sun on the Severn Bridge.

Info from Wikipedia
The Severn Bridge (Welsh: Pont Hafren) is a suspension bridge spanning the River Severn between South Gloucestershire, just north of Bristol, England, and Monmouthshire in South Wales, via Beachley, a peninsula between the River Severn and River Wye estuary. It is the original Severn road crossing between England and Wales and took five years to construct at a cost of £8 million. It replaced the Aust ferry.
The bridge was opened on 8 September 1966, by Queen Elizabeth II. The bridge was granted Grade I listed status on 26 November 1999.___

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2012-02-06 17:52:22 (27 comments, 2 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Put Frame
Lee Big Stopper & 0.6 Hard Grad F8 @ 30 seconds.

Taken a couple of weeks ago on the River Severn with fellow photographer +Ben Locke at one my favourite local locations. It's only 15 minutes away by car and due to the high tidal range (at 14.5 mts/48 feet it has the second highest range in the world) you never get the same experiance twice!

Put Frame
Lee Big Stopper & 0.6 Hard Grad F8 @ 30 seconds.

Taken a couple of weeks ago on the River Severn with fellow photographer +Ben Locke at one my favourite local locations. It's only 15 minutes away by car and due to the high tidal range (at 14.5 mts/48 feet it has the second highest range in the world) you never get the same experiance twice!___

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2012-02-04 17:04:09 (16 comments, 4 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Yorkley Lane
It has been snowing here in The Forest of Dean this afternoon, quite a light but consistent amount and enough for it to stick. Hopefully we should get more overnight meaning that tomorrow may bring some photo oppurtunities as well as some fun for the children, who are excited about buidling snowmen etc.
This one is from a couple of years ago and was taken not far from where I live.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone!

Yorkley Lane
It has been snowing here in The Forest of Dean this afternoon, quite a light but consistent amount and enough for it to stick. Hopefully we should get more overnight meaning that tomorrow may bring some photo oppurtunities as well as some fun for the children, who are excited about buidling snowmen etc.
This one is from a couple of years ago and was taken not far from where I live.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone!___

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2012-02-01 18:30:59 (23 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Finish
Lee 0.9 Proglass ND & 0.6 Hard Grad F22 @ 30 seconds.
30 minutes or so after sundown, River Severn, Gloucestershire.

Sorry I haven't been around much lately - I have been getting a website up and running. Normal service will be resumed shortly!

For anyone interested....www.jamesclegg.co.uk
Hosted by Zenfolio, they are one of only a few such sites that give the option of an integrated shopping basket for here in the UK. I know quite alot of the US based photographers use SmugMug, but they do not have the same selling options for over here.
Anyway I am basically using their free 14 day trial to see what I can do with the site.
Any feedback greatly appreciated!

Finish
Lee 0.9 Proglass ND & 0.6 Hard Grad F22 @ 30 seconds.
30 minutes or so after sundown, River Severn, Gloucestershire.

Sorry I haven't been around much lately - I have been getting a website up and running. Normal service will be resumed shortly!

For anyone interested....www.jamesclegg.co.uk
Hosted by Zenfolio, they are one of only a few such sites that give the option of an integrated shopping basket for here in the UK. I know quite alot of the US based photographers use SmugMug, but they do not have the same selling options for over here.
Anyway I am basically using their free 14 day trial to see what I can do with the site.
Any feedback greatly appreciated!___

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2012-01-25 16:24:02 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Burnham Lighthouse
Lee Big Stopper & 0.6 Hard Grad F8 @ 80 seconds.
Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset, England.

Taken in appalling conditions at the weekend on a trip with fellow photographer +Ben Locke. It was very windy, hence low angle to shot (I am sure the tripod would have blown over had it been any higher), with severe gusts and sporadic drizzle. I think our outings may involve some sort of atmospheric change that renders all weather forecasts of bright sunny spells & nice sunsets as completely wrong! Be warned if you plan to meet us at the next outing :-)

Info from Wikipedia
The low wooden pile lighthouse or "Lighthouse on legs" was built in 1832 by Joseph Nelson, to complement the nearby High Lighthouse completed 2 years earlier. It is a total of 36 feet (11 m) high, with the light being at 23 feet (7.0 m) above the sand. It stands on nine... more »

Burnham Lighthouse
Lee Big Stopper & 0.6 Hard Grad F8 @ 80 seconds.
Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset, England.

Taken in appalling conditions at the weekend on a trip with fellow photographer +Ben Locke. It was very windy, hence low angle to shot (I am sure the tripod would have blown over had it been any higher), with severe gusts and sporadic drizzle. I think our outings may involve some sort of atmospheric change that renders all weather forecasts of bright sunny spells & nice sunsets as completely wrong! Be warned if you plan to meet us at the next outing :-)

Info from Wikipedia
The low wooden pile lighthouse or "Lighthouse on legs" was built in 1832 by Joseph Nelson, to complement the nearby High Lighthouse completed 2 years earlier. It is a total of 36 feet (11 m) high, with the light being at 23 feet (7.0 m) above the sand. It stands on nine wooden piers (legs), some with plate metal reinforcement.
The lights on the High Lighthouse were deactivated in 1993 so the decision was taken to re-instate the lights on this smaller lighthouse to aid navigation on the constantly shifting sands of the Bristol Channel.___

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2012-01-22 11:44:01 (19 comments, 5 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

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Lee Big Stopper & 0.6 Hard Grad F8 @ 121 seconds.
River Severn, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.
#ZenSunday

A colour version of a shot I uploaded a while ago.
Uploaded towards #ZenSunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Kitcher & +Nathan Wirth.

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Lee Big Stopper & 0.6 Hard Grad F8 @ 121 seconds.
River Severn, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.
#ZenSunday

A colour version of a shot I uploaded a while ago.
Uploaded towards #ZenSunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Kitcher & +Nathan Wirth.___

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2012-01-21 10:37:36 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

If you are relatively new to G+ then check this out - it includes some awesome photographers.
Thanks must go to +Thomas Hawk for compiling.

1,500!

Over the last three days I've posted three circles of 500 each of all of the photographers that I'm currently following on Google+. For the most part these are active, engaged photographes on Google+ and represent some of the people that you may want to get to know if you want to participate more in the Photo Community that has emerged on Google+.

The Google+ Photography Community is the most active, engaged, positive group of photographers I've ever seen anywhere on the web. I'm constantly blown away and humbled by the quality of the work that people post there day in and day out. More than just the work, the photographers that I've met on there, that I've hung out with on there, that I've hung out in real life with on there (HIRL), are such amazing people that I've been so fortunate to have gotten to know.

Alot of people ask me how they might get more involved with Google+. I'd say that you can start with checking out these folks and I think you'll find most of them are pretty easy to get along with and interact with. You can check out these circles here:

1,500 Kick Ass Photographers on Google+ (A-G, Part 1 of 3) http://goo.gl/WGdFw

1,500 Kick Ass Photographers on Google+ (G-O, Part 2 of 3) http://goo.gl/1yiS6

1,500 Kick Ass Photographers on Google+ (P-Z, Part 3 of 3) http://goo.gl/6nLZE

Thanks to each and every photographer that I've gotten to know at Google+!___If you are relatively new to G+ then check this out - it includes some awesome photographers.
Thanks must go to +Thomas Hawk for compiling.

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2012-01-21 09:43:48 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Little Dennis Blockhouse
Pendennis Point, Falmouth, Cornwall, England.
#SunsetSaturday

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend, hopefully going on a shoot to Somerset later today with +Julian Provis & +Ben Locke , the weather doesn't look to good at the moment, hopefully it may clear up.

This was shot about 20 minutes before sunrise, taken from Pendennis Point looking over towards St Anthony Head lighthouse, as a fishing boat passes Black Rock heading out into the bay.

Info from English Heritage
Little Dennis Blockhouse was built in 1544-46 as part of Henry VIII's chain of coastal defences to defend against possible French or Spanish invasion. It is located on the rocks just south-east of Pendennis castle. Sources disagree to whether it was dismantled in 1564 or whether it had developed by 1800 into a small fort with perimeter walls,... more »

Little Dennis Blockhouse
Pendennis Point, Falmouth, Cornwall, England.
#SunsetSaturday

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend, hopefully going on a shoot to Somerset later today with +Julian Provis & +Ben Locke , the weather doesn't look to good at the moment, hopefully it may clear up.

This was shot about 20 minutes before sunrise, taken from Pendennis Point looking over towards St Anthony Head lighthouse, as a fishing boat passes Black Rock heading out into the bay.

Info from English Heritage
Little Dennis Blockhouse was built in 1544-46 as part of Henry VIII's chain of coastal defences to defend against possible French or Spanish invasion. It is located on the rocks just south-east of Pendennis castle. Sources disagree to whether it was dismantled in 1564 or whether it had developed by 1800 into a small fort with perimeter walls, guardhouse and magazine. Either way it was always used as sub-defence of Pendennis Castle.
Little Dennis Blockhouse has a semicircular plan and is built of stone rubble with granite quoins. It features a curved gun rampart, and guns were possibly mounted there until the Napoleonic wars. The main gun port with flanking openings faced across the estuary and another gun-port faced out to sea.

Uploaded towards #SunsetSaturday curated by +TJ Kelly.___

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2012-01-16 17:43:04 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Mineral Gallery
Natural History Museum, Kensington, London.

Of all the Museum's galleries, the Minerals gallery most faithfully retains Alfred Waterhouse's original architectural vision. The original oak cabinets dating back to 1881 allow an uninterrupted view of the finely decorated square columns along the length of the gallery, and provide an airy display area to explore the mineral specimens.

Mineral Gallery
Natural History Museum, Kensington, London.

Of all the Museum's galleries, the Minerals gallery most faithfully retains Alfred Waterhouse's original architectural vision. The original oak cabinets dating back to 1881 allow an uninterrupted view of the finely decorated square columns along the length of the gallery, and provide an airy display area to explore the mineral specimens.___

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2012-01-15 16:41:46 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Hang Over
Lee 0.9 Proglass ND & Sigma CPL F22 @ 20 seconds.
River Severn, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.
#ZenSunday

A somewhat contemplative shot trying to portray the peace and quite that always comes over me at this location at sunset - no one else around, and all you can hear is the rush of the river.
Uploaded towards #ZenSunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Kitcher & +Nathan Wirth.

Hang Over
Lee 0.9 Proglass ND & Sigma CPL F22 @ 20 seconds.
River Severn, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.
#ZenSunday

A somewhat contemplative shot trying to portray the peace and quite that always comes over me at this location at sunset - no one else around, and all you can hear is the rush of the river.
Uploaded towards #ZenSunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Kitcher & +Nathan Wirth.___

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2012-01-14 13:03:50 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Feeling Old
Lee 0.9 Proglass ND, 0.6 Hard Grad & Sigma CPL - F22 @ 8 seconds.
River Severn, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.
#SunsetSaturday

Feeling Old? Well not as old as this ammonite, which could be anything between 65-240 million years old.
Ammonites are perhaps the most widely known fossil, possessing the typical ribbed spiral-form shell. They became extinct along with the dinosaurs. The name 'ammonite' (usually lower-case) originates from the Greek Ram-horned god called Ammon. Ammonites belong to a group of predators known as cephalopods, which includes their living relatives the octopus, squid, cuttlefish and nautilus.
Taken last night on a fairly cold, but, rewarding trip to the River Severn a few miles from where I live - one of my favourite local spots for sunsets.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Feeling Old
Lee 0.9 Proglass ND, 0.6 Hard Grad & Sigma CPL - F22 @ 8 seconds.
River Severn, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.
#SunsetSaturday

Feeling Old? Well not as old as this ammonite, which could be anything between 65-240 million years old.
Ammonites are perhaps the most widely known fossil, possessing the typical ribbed spiral-form shell. They became extinct along with the dinosaurs. The name 'ammonite' (usually lower-case) originates from the Greek Ram-horned god called Ammon. Ammonites belong to a group of predators known as cephalopods, which includes their living relatives the octopus, squid, cuttlefish and nautilus.
Taken last night on a fairly cold, but, rewarding trip to the River Severn a few miles from where I live - one of my favourite local spots for sunsets.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Uploaded towards #SunsetSaturday curated by +TJ Kelly.___

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2012-01-12 19:38:33 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Porlock Weir
B+W ND110 F11 @ 30 seconds.
Porlock Weir, North Somerset, England.
#LongExposureThursday
#ThirstyThursdayPics

Taken a while ago on a wet weekend with the family on a trip to North Somerset. This was literally a grab shot in between the showers, with me hunched over the tripod mounted camera to keep as much rain and spray off as I could. Photographically not as good as I would like but hey......this is all I got that day!

Uploaded towards a couple of Thursday themes -
#LongExposureThursday curated by +Francesco Gola & +Le Quoc .
#ThirstyThursdayPics curated by +Giuseppe Basile.

Porlock Weir
B+W ND110 F11 @ 30 seconds.
Porlock Weir, North Somerset, England.
#LongExposureThursday
#ThirstyThursdayPics

Taken a while ago on a wet weekend with the family on a trip to North Somerset. This was literally a grab shot in between the showers, with me hunched over the tripod mounted camera to keep as much rain and spray off as I could. Photographically not as good as I would like but hey......this is all I got that day!

Uploaded towards a couple of Thursday themes -
#LongExposureThursday curated by +Francesco Gola & +Le Quoc .
#ThirstyThursdayPics curated by +Giuseppe Basile.___

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2012-01-11 18:35:39 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Sgwd Gwladus
Lee Big Stopper & 0.6 Hard Grad F11 @ 203 seconds.
Four Falls Trail, Powys, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales.
#WaterfallWednesday

Great day out with +Ben Locke exploring a series of waterfalls in South Wales back in October.

Uploaded towards #WaterfallWednesday curated by +Eric Leslie .

Sgwd Gwladus
Lee Big Stopper & 0.6 Hard Grad F11 @ 203 seconds.
Four Falls Trail, Powys, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales.
#WaterfallWednesday

Great day out with +Ben Locke exploring a series of waterfalls in South Wales back in October.

Uploaded towards #WaterfallWednesday curated by +Eric Leslie .___

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2012-01-09 16:45:46 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Natural History Museum
Kensington, London.

The Natural History Museum is one of three large museums on Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, England (the others are the Science Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum).
Originating from collections within the British Museum, some of which date back to 1756, the landmark Alfred Waterhouse building, shown in the image, was built between 1873-1880. The new museum opened in 1881, although the move from the old museum was not fully completed until 1883.
The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 70 million items within five main collections: Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology and Zoology. The museum is a world-renowned centre of research, specialising in taxonomy, identification and conservation. Given the age of the institution, many of the collections have great historical as well... more »

Natural History Museum
Kensington, London.

The Natural History Museum is one of three large museums on Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, England (the others are the Science Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum).
Originating from collections within the British Museum, some of which date back to 1756, the landmark Alfred Waterhouse building, shown in the image, was built between 1873-1880. The new museum opened in 1881, although the move from the old museum was not fully completed until 1883.
The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 70 million items within five main collections: Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology and Zoology. The museum is a world-renowned centre of research, specialising in taxonomy, identification and conservation. Given the age of the institution, many of the collections have great historical as well as scientific value, such as specimens collected by Darwin. The Natural History Museum Library contains extensive books, journals, manuscripts, and artwork collections linked to the work and research of the scientific departments.
Like other publicly funded national museums in the United Kingdom, the Natural History Museum does not levy an admission charge.
Info from Wikipedia.___

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2012-01-07 15:55:05 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Twilight Pass
Black Rock, Pendennis Point, Falmouth, Cornwall, England.
#SunsetSaturday

This is one of the bunkering vessels that runs out of Falmouth Harbour on it's way to fuel a waiting ship out in the bay as the sun starts to rise over Carricknath Point.

Missed out on a meet today with +Ben Locke & +Chris Day in the Brecon Beacons - haven't felt well for the last couple of days, so keep an eye on their streams for some shots from today.

Uploaded towards #SunsetSaturday curated by +TJ Kelly.

Twilight Pass
Black Rock, Pendennis Point, Falmouth, Cornwall, England.
#SunsetSaturday

This is one of the bunkering vessels that runs out of Falmouth Harbour on it's way to fuel a waiting ship out in the bay as the sun starts to rise over Carricknath Point.

Missed out on a meet today with +Ben Locke & +Chris Day in the Brecon Beacons - haven't felt well for the last couple of days, so keep an eye on their streams for some shots from today.

Uploaded towards #SunsetSaturday curated by +TJ Kelly.___

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2012-01-03 18:10:36 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Cefn Coed
Nr Crynant, South Wales.
#TuesDecay

Located near the village of Crynant in the Dulais Valley five miles north of Neath, Cefn Coed Colliery was once the deepest anthracite coal mine in the world - the best coal came from the deepest seam called Big Vein, broken into at a depth of 750 yards.
At such depths and with frequent mining accidents due to methane gas and roof falls, it was one of the most dangerous coalmines in Wales, gaining the nickname ‘The Slaughterhouse’.
The site is now run as a museum and is well worth a look if you are ever in the area.

Uploaded towards #TuesDecay curated by +Ian Ference.

Cefn Coed
Nr Crynant, South Wales.
#TuesDecay

Located near the village of Crynant in the Dulais Valley five miles north of Neath, Cefn Coed Colliery was once the deepest anthracite coal mine in the world - the best coal came from the deepest seam called Big Vein, broken into at a depth of 750 yards.
At such depths and with frequent mining accidents due to methane gas and roof falls, it was one of the most dangerous coalmines in Wales, gaining the nickname ‘The Slaughterhouse’.
The site is now run as a museum and is well worth a look if you are ever in the area.

Uploaded towards #TuesDecay curated by +Ian Ference.___

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2012-01-02 18:34:56 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Vaporous
Field, Near Newent, Gloucestershire, England.
#MinimalMonday

Snowy scene from last year - we haven't had any cold weather of any note yet this year.

Uploaded towards #MinimalMonday curated by +Olivier Du Tré.

Vaporous
Field, Near Newent, Gloucestershire, England.
#MinimalMonday

Snowy scene from last year - we haven't had any cold weather of any note yet this year.

Uploaded towards #MinimalMonday curated by +Olivier Du Tré.___

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