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When is a mask not a mask? » Gale Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

When is a mask not a mask? » Gale Photography As CV-19 continues to wreak havoc across the world, life somehow must go on.  In order to protect ourselves, things that we would have scoffed at in January are now a habit.  Photography can be used to record them for posterity. Until 2020 my main use for masks was when editing images in Photoshop, but now we must wear a mask when we go shopping.  I’ve found that the best…

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This is turning into a natural history website! » Gale Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

This is turning into a natural history website! » Gale Photography Lockdown has given me lots of extra time to examine my Oxfordshire* garden and its wildlife, more specifically the life that feeds or lives/dies, on my eryngiums. * Yes, I know I have a Wiltshire postal address, but that’s a quirk of Royal Mail’s systems. I’ve also had a chance to try out my Olympus’s “Pro Capture” mode for getting just the right shot of a moving subject.  It…

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Heading towards unlockdown » Gale Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Heading towards unlockdown » Gale Photography In the UK we are still in lockdown, though we are now heading towards July 4th.  On that day we can do some things that we haven’t done for ages, such as stay overnight at someone’s house, or go to the pub.  We still have to observe “social distancing”, though the rules are getting very confusing and blurred.  What hasn’t changed is the need to get exercise, so lockdown walks are the order of…

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This too will pass. » Gale Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

This too will pass. » Gale Photography I went for some exercise recently.  The lockdown rules in the UK allow the use of a vehicle to drive a “reasonable distance” to where a person will exercise.  I drove a few miles to the Ridgeway.  The car park I arrived at was empty, so I considered it reasonable to park there and walk.  It was a glorious day, and eventually I arrived at a place called “Wayland’s Smithy”.  It’s a Neolithic…

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