Archives for February 2014

East Lyn gorge

So the flooding got worse, leaving me semi stranded due to road closures.  Luckily I can work from home, and didn't have to wade far to reach 'dry land' and friends willing to give me lifts to other places.

Including to Lynmouth.  The East Lyn is well beyond my kayaking abilities, but others are good/mad enough to run it, so I went along to take photos - a much needed change of scenery!

And an ideal opportunity to play with shutter speeds again (and, to a lesser extent, the variable ND filter).

Shooting in aperture priority, this is a 1/6s exposure.  I'm reliably... continue reading »

more floods

Yet more flooding.  I basically live on the flood plain, so there are quite a lot of fields that I haven't seen much of for several months as they've been under water.

Which is fine, because that's what flood plain is there for.

What's less good is when the rivers are flooded, the ground is saturated and it won't stop raining.  I.e. right now.

On Monday the drains gave up being able to drain (and/or backed up), and the main road started to vanish into a series of large puddles.  When I waded back from my tennis lesson it was completely covered at... continue reading »