Creel Shape Lobster Pots

This HDR Black and White Art image of Creel Shape Lobster Pots located on Lynmouth Pier, Exmoor.

© 2018 Mark Stothard

Rhenish Tower, Exmoor

Rhenish Tower was built by General Rawdon to store salt water for indoor baths. It was later fitted with an electric light for use as a beacon. The original tower was built in c.1860. It was rebuilt as an exact replica after 1952 flood damage.

© 2018 Mark Stothard

 

International Space is over #Exmoor TWICE again tonight @exmoor4all @exmoornp

The International space station is TWICE over Exmoor National Park, today Thursday 29th March.

Time: 8:10 PM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 43°, Appears: 10° above SW, Disappears: 11° above E

and again

Time: 9:46 PM, Visible: 3 min, Max Height: 81°, Appears: 10° above W, Disappears: 79° above NNE

Backdropped by a blue and white part of Earth, the International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-130 crew member on space shuttle Endeavour after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 7:54 p.m. (EST) on Feb. 19, 2010.

Image © Nasa

International Space is over #Exmoor again tonight @exmoor4all @exmoornp

iss051e035113 (May 2, 2017) — The Soyuz MS-03 crew ship (foreground) and the Progress 66 cargo craft are pictured as the International Space Station orbits about 250 miles above Earth.
Last Updated: Sept. 25, 2017

Editor: Mark Garcia

The International space station is next over Exmoor National Park, today Wednesday 28th March.

Time: 21:02 PM, Visible: 5 min, Max Height: 62°, Appears: 10° above WSW, Disappears: 28° above E

International Space is over #Exmoor again today @exmoor4all @exmoornp

The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the moon at roughly five miles per second Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, Alexandria, Virginia. Onboard are; NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei, and Scott Tingle: Russian Cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Anton Shkaplerov, and Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai.

The International space station is next over Exmoor National Park, today Tuesday 27th March.

Time: 21:54, Visible: 2 min, Max Height: 44°, Appears: 10° above WSW, Disappears: 44° above WSW

Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

International Space is over #Exmoor again today @exmoor4all

The International space station is next over Exmoor National Park twice on Wednesday 6th December.

Time: 16:43, Visible: 4 min, Max Height: 62°, Appears: 41° above SW, Disappears: 10° above E

and again

Time: 18:18, Visible: 2 min, Max Height: 70°, Appears: 22° above W, Disappears: 70° above NW

Image © Nasa

International Space is over #Exmoor today

The International space station is next over Exmoor National Park on Sunday 3rd December.

Time: 17:42, Visible: 3 min, Max Height: 55°, Appears: 27° above SW, Disappears: 33° above E

Image © Nasa

Shopping for Oysters

French gentleman shopping at a French market for fresh oysters.

© Mark Stothard. Buy this image. ref MSP20100530_112648_D3S5669.


International Space Station next over #Exmoor @exmoor4all @exmoornp

The International space station is next over Exmoor National Park twice on Wednesday 13th September.

First at 4.27AM – Visible: 2 min, Max Height: 65°, Appears: 65° above ENE, Disappears: 17° above E

And again at 6.00 AM – Visible: 5 min, Max Height: 85°, Appears: 10° above W, Disappears: 31° above ESE

Image © Nasa

The Story and Inside the Darkroom of Legendary Photographer Edward Weston





I can only dream, however, I’m endeavoring to strive to the standard of Edward Weston in my Darkroom that I’m currently building.

This 14-minute youtube video shows how one of the legends of photography processed their photos? Here’s a tour of Edward Weston’s darkroom.

(note: there’s brief nudity).

Visiting Weston’s home with his grandson Kim Weston, photographer Marc Silber of Advancing Your Photography visited Darkroom where so many of Weston’s iconic prints were made.

From this, to this, #darkroom

Back in early summer my new office and darkroom looked like this, full of junk.

Well, I’m happy to say, an hour a day later, the office and darkrooms are now empty of junk.

The builder is coming the first week of October, in 4 weeks time, to give me a new floor, seal the walls and make light tight, ready for me to move analog darkroom and office in after services are installed.

Happy Times 🙂

Become an #Exmoor Patron!

Exmoor4all are looking for “Exmoor Patrons” who can help them keep Exmoor4all going and provide them with the opportunity to develop their platform even further.

For a monthly contribution, from as little as around 80p, you will receive rewards, from DJ Miles Tea & Coffee to special access to information and even a personalised 5* trip to Exmoor. And you will play a significant part in developing Exmoor4all and events like the Exmoor Food Fest.

Here is their story:

Exmoor4all started in 2012 on Facebook and Twitter as a community platform for locals and visitors and everyone else in between and beyond who love Exmoor, the small National Park straddling Somerset and Devon in England’s South West.

Over the past five years, Exmoor4all has grown to a website, an online shop, community events and, of course, other social media platforms. It is taking a lot of time and love and dedication to build up the community (Exmoor4all reaches regularly up to 150,000 people per week, and 75,000 people engage with us on Facebook alone) and this is why they are on Patreon:

The Background Story:

Exmoor4all is run by Elke Winzer. Elke is a single mum with two staaaaarving teenage boys and four dogs and moved to Exmoor from Germany over 15 years ago, but fell in love with the area a very long time before then, with a background in Public and Cultural Relations. A publisher of three books in a previous life in Germany (under the author name Elke Koessling), and have worked as a promoter for musicals, organised concerts, and explored the world as a travel journalist amongst many more things.

Starting Exmoor4all in 2012 as an online community which connects people from all over the world in their love for beautiful Exmoor. Helping local businesses promote their products, publish information about events, and, increasingly so, provide a calming refuge from a scary world out there.

Five years down the track they know that people love what they do. Constant engagement, production of outstanding posts and products, and the provision of assistance (when dogs get lost or owners of cows have to be found) take a lot of time. It is easily a full-time job which so far has been subsidised by taking on “normal” jobs. It would be great if – with your help – Exmoor4all could run full time and provide even more ‘customer service’ than before.

You can become an Exmoor Patron for as little as 80p per month (Patreon operates in US$, but of course your subscription is in GBP if you live in the UK) – and any contribution is not only much appreciated, but also comes with rewards to patrons.

To find out more, please pop over to the Exmoor4all Patreon site and have a look at all the tiers and rewards available:

Accreditations

Exmoor (Green landscape) © Leanna Coles