Life through the Lens (29 November 2020)

As my previous series came to an end, I had the idea to post some of my own photographs.

When my eyes were better, I used to enjoy photography. I had some decent kit and was around just as digital photography was taking off. Although it was strictly a hobby for me, two of my photos were published. One rural shot of hay bales ended up in a brochure made by the UK’s NFU (farming), another ended up in a coffee-table book about lighthouses. I wasn’t David Bailey but a couple of times, I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time.

I thought I’d share some. All these photographs were taken by me, I own the copyright so if you’d like to use any, go for it. Just so long as you don’t use them to make any money.

My aim is to publish weekly again but this time, on Sunday afternoons. I’m just going to repeat this spiel each week, too, for the benefit of new readers, so you can safely skip to the camera graphic to save reading the blurb each time.

If you look at the category above (high on left, by the date), I’ll put every photo in that same category so you can find previously-published photos. If I feel a photo needs some explanation, I’ll maybe write a line or two to go with it. Like the last time, I’ll keep going until I run out of steam. Oh, and feel free to join in, if the fancy takes you.

I’ve linked to a higher-res umage under each photo.

A red deer stag, just at he start of rutting. With hindsight, I was dumb to get so close – he could’ve had me if he’d wanted to, and it would have been my own fault.

The Red is the most majectic of UK deer. We do have pockets in the wild (there are some in the New Forest, not far from me) but they like to keep themselves to themselves. Whilst I’d like to pretend that this guy was wild, this photo was taken at Bushy Park, in west London, so whilst he lived as wild as possible, they probably put food out, and he’d have been used to eejits like me.

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed IT systems for banks, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing from home, plus do some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

9 thoughts on “Life through the Lens (29 November 2020)”

  1. When I was very little and we didn’t have a garden I used to be taken to Richmond Park for my fresh air and exercise. One time I went and patted a stag on the nose. when I ran back to tell my parents and aunty and uncle they didn’t believe me! Did I really get that close to his big antlers or have I misrembered!

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    1. Well, they must certainly be used to humans there. But I’m sure you would have also been scared – we had cows come running towards us while out walking once and, something of that size, we were petrified. I guess they thought we had food for them – they were not at all malicious, just boisterous.

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