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Polite, New Plank and Infrared

A few more images from Friday.

 Polite
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I cut through an alleyway and spotted this lovely jumble.

New Plank
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My Garden in infrared
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It wasn’t really infrared weather on Friday but I had just found my Hoya R72 filter and thought I would give it a try. The sigma only goes up to 800asa so the exposure was quite long, 2 seconds at f5.6. I really must get that (Ailanthus altissima) Tree of Heaven  pruned before it gets there.

Friday trip to town

23-09-2016

Actually took the bus to town this time so I could walk out to an area I haven’t visited for years, Leicester’s Abbey Park.

Bat Brolly 
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Well it looked bat like to me.

Abbey of St Mary of the Meadows
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According to the information board the Abbey was founded in about 1143 and closed in 1538 by Henry v111 (who else !) so it lasted for nearly 400 years.

The Abbey Church ruins
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The Gate House
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I then got besotted with a modernish door I found just behind the Gate House !
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I also took along a film camera with me, hopefully should have processed the film by tomorrow (Sunday).

Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum

Just on the edge of Riga is the Ethnographic Museum, I first visited the site in 1993, at that time it was just getting started so it was really good to go back and see how it has come along. They have lots of exhibitions, festivals, and craft fairs throughout the year, not to mention an excellent shop/cafe that sells lovely food and Latvian beer.

Here are a few photographs from the museum site, as usual could have spent a lot longer looking around.

Old Wooden Mill
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Roof Detail
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Bee Hive
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Mossy roof on this old farm building
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While we were waiting for my relatives at the end of our visit this lovely affectionate cat came and sat by us demanding lots of fuss, a great way to end our day.
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Looking for inspiration

Really missing my relatives in Latvia and the vibe of Riga. Inspiration/enthusiasm is at a bit of a low point. Went to a music gig at a local bar last night, a friend of mine was playing he’d just come back from a holiday in the USA, visiting music cities (Memphis, Nashville, & New Orleans) The gig was great, some friends turned up, a lot of beer was consumed so feeling a bit delicate today ! But I feel a little bit more inspired.

One from last week !
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Glass Bricks in HDR
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The Red Shoes
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Retired MotorHome

Well it just keeps on raining here in my part of the UK. I needed to go out though to collect some euros from the post office and grab some food and bits from town. At least it was dry for the first 10 minutes of my walk. I have a thing about old motorhomes amongst many others things. I spotted this one just around the corner near to where I live. The one plus point about the rain is that Mimi, one of my cats is curled up on my lap while I’m writing this post, and she’s purring away keeping my blood pressure where it should be :>)

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Hymer