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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and also my favourite. I just love autumn and winter; I love the colours, I love the weather and I love the general feeling of excitement around Hallowe’en, Bonfire Night and, of course, Christmas. Dog walking in a frosty park is a joy for both the dog and me. Yesterday was a gloriously crisp, white morning and Martha and I had a good game of chase in the low morning sun, when I managed to photograph her waiting for me to throw her ball. Here is Martha, intent on play.

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November morning sun

Autumn is here, soon to be winter, and it’s my favourite time of the year. I absolutely adore the period between mid-October and early January (yes, I even like the dark nights and mornings!) and I find it especially good for photography; the autumn colours turning into spindly bare-branched trees, low-sun, mist, fog, snow… some of my favourite photography subjects. We had a beautiful morning on Sunday so I managed to get out and take a few photos, the first of which, November morning sun, is posted below.

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CityScapes – Light Space & Time art competition

I entered another Light Space & Time art competition recently, the theme of which was CityScapes, and was absolutely thrilled to come second in the Photography & Digital category, while coming sixth overall. The photograph I submitted was Walking Into A Dream, which was taken a few years ago in the little alleyway between Manchester Town Hall and the Central Library.

This has been another huge boost to my photography, especially as I haven’t been able to do anything new recently owing to some ill health. I really am now looking forward to getting out with my camera once I’m back to full fitness again!