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The sky in the water: Manea Pit

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Vegetation follows the baulks of the flooded clay, not gravel, pit. Most pits in these parts are dug for gravel, the Manea Pit was dug for the re-enforcement of the banks of the washes. From the Manea Pit Management Plan … Continue reading

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Community KAP workshop Nr2

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If the weather permits a walk along the bank of the Great Ouse should furnish some intresting views. A downwind walk anlong the riverside is a pleasure, with a kite aloft the aerial view can be captured… As far as … Continue reading

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On the Washes: the water margin

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The kink in the Western bank between Earith and Sutton Gault is the ‘Gullet’ it’s a feature I can’t fly directly over, unless its blowing a gale, as it forms one corner of the approach to Meadowlands aerodrome. The Gullet … Continue reading

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OWLP KAP workshop No1

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The Ouse and Holt Island. A canoe party paddle past St Ives Hemmingford Meadow and Holt Island: pasture and osier beds on the Ouse floodplain. Only the brave turned out, it was cold (4c) windy and early. Sunlight was sparse … Continue reading

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Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership: KAP event

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This is the first of a series of kite photography events planned as part of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership (OWLP). The duration is approximately 2 hours. The workshop is limited to 10 persons and up to 5 kites will … Continue reading

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Speed the plough

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The last tractor ploughing at the Prickwillow Ploughing Festival 2015…this is GPS guided work, perfect parallel. When freshly ploughed the sandy clays of the ancient river beds shine through the black fen:I almost gave up on this, the forecast was … Continue reading

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This nadir shot was taken as the kite over flew its own line…. Camera flight time 15mins 236 exposures captured. Shot interval :5s Path: clickPanPro ‘A’ Canon S95 Exposure: CHDK KAP UAV 3.5 Shutter release: USB one shot Tgt Tv: … Continue reading

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A pattern of dyke, level and drain on Halvergate Marshes

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Take the train  from Norwich to Yarmouth and, as the railcar rattles its way from Acle towards the sea you pass along flatlands dotted with windmills, this is a windy place and the little train often rocks with the gust … Continue reading

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Fly & forget : the camera settings

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The bitter screaming westerlies have abated and there’s a break in the cloud cover…time for KAP but on this day I had to work so at the risk of being a lunchtime dork in the park I took my kit … Continue reading

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