306/365 Workshop

306/365 Workshop
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The clocks going back at the weekend mean that my commute home is starting to coincide with the oncoming gloom. It’s also starting to get a bit chillier, so there’s a definite autumnal feel about it.

The canal is barely lit along the path, so it was nice to see some light coming from these workshop windows. These buildings are quite old a very knackered, but have a certain charm.

This image was edited initially within in the iOS Photos app, where I applied the ‘long exposure’ setting from the original Live photo. I do like the effect its had on the water.

Here’s an earlier edit I did before converting to black and white. I will definitely do colour photos for my daily project next year.


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292/365 Grey

292/365 Grey
292/365 Grey by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

The weather at Disneyland Paris has been uniformly wonderful. Hurricane Ophelia very kindly sucked up loads of hot air from the south and left it over France for us, so we had constant sunshine and lovely warm temperatures.

We are now back in the UK and the weather is shit. As expected. This is the scene during my walk home from work.

So grey.

197/365 160


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There’s all sorts of lovely things to see at Nottingham Arboretum, including – as you’d expect – plenty of trees. There are also a good few little sculptures like this one dotted around too.

I was here today to guest with a brass band for a couple of hours. It’s always nice to play in the bandstand here.

92/365 Highfield’s Park


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Beeston is lucky to have so many green spaces nearby. One of my favourites just happens to be Highfield’s Park, a lovely lake with wooded areas, a play park and several arts spaces.

The lake is home to plenty of waterfowl, including a family of Egyptian Geese, as seen here. You can hire boats in the summer so can row among these beautiful birds.

This whole area is getting a much-needed rejuvenation this year, including some dredging of the lake (it’s pretty much solid silt these days), a new adventure golf course and some general improvements to everything.

I’m really looking forward to seeing how it all looks when they’re done.

86/365 Tiles


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I like to vary my commute route. I love to walk along the canal, but if I decide to take the shorter route along the main roads I happen to walk past Priory Church in Dunkirk.

The church looks like pretty much any other church around here, but they have decorated parts of their boundary wall with these beautiful tiles. They don’t look anything like as interesting in black and white (curse my project decisions!) but they are well worth walking along there to have a look.

A very nice addition to what is often an industrial landscape.