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Jab

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 This time last year I was in the Lakes photographing this, there was talk of a lock down but nothing was yet official. Today I'm off for my vaccine jab, what a strange year.

New toys

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 Lock down has been so hard on so many businesses, I have friends that run pubs that have missed out on so much income over the summer and Christmas periods and shop owner that have been unable to open even while big supermarkets have continued to sell the same types of things. On a personal note work just stopped for months at a time, but I am lucky that I can switch from commercial work to my landscapes and sell on-line if needs must. This still means that I'm down by about 80% on my income, so to make the decision to invest what little I have in my business might seem a bad idea. And it would be if I had no faith that the work will come back, but I'm sure that it will and when it happens I need to be in the best shape possible. The back bone of any photography business after the photographer is the cameras, when I set up over 10 years ago I was running just 1 body and that was a low grade one at that. So first on my list was a new body, nearly £1000 of D7000 the latest camer

Birthday blog

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  Yesterday was my birthday, it is also the birthday of this blog, as it started 13 years ago.  Little did I known that I would still be taking photos and blogging them 13 years later. Lock down has seen a change in how we do things, so yesterday I only had my wife and dogs for company, but ended the day by having a surprise birthday party with my friends from all over the country. This was of course done by zoom and made a really special end to what had already been a fantastic day. Now its back to work, sorting out my studio flash in the hope that I will be able to use it in the coming months.

Snow day

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 A scattering of snow over the last few days, so we grabbed a day to run around this side of the Peak District. It was great to get out and about.

Quick trip out

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 A quick run up in to the hills above Leek this Monday. One of the best bits of the job.

Long days

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 Two online meeting today before 10am, thats around 3 hours of work and the day has not really started yet. Thanks to zoom I did not have to travel so could attend both, and good as they were it is still not as good as meeting in person, I am missing seeing people. The picture is from Grindon moor, Caz dragged me out of the house at sunset to capture this view for one of her projects, and I thought I might as well snap it too. Now to sort out a presentation for tomorrows breakfast meet, all good fun.

One of those days

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 Not really feeling it to day, trying to get some work done but cannot focus on anything. Picture from the storm this past weekend. So now I've at least done something this morning even if it is only a blog post.