Lockdown and Photography

With the UK once again in lockdown, there are many asking is it ok to carry on with my photography. The rules say you stay home and only leave home for essential matters, with taking exercise being one of the allowable reasons. When I would normally go out with a camera, I would not say it was for exercise it would be for the purpose to capture images. Although it is probably the only exercise I do get, I do not frequent gyms and do not play sports. During the first lockdown, I was out frequently with my camera, and only in my local area. I chose times when it was quiet, early mornings and evenings, I want to avoid contact with people and made sure I was not near anyone, in fact, I would choose to do this at all times even before Covid-19 reared its head. There are arguments that photography is good for your mental health, and it probably is, but...
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With a passion photography since the 1980's, photographer Andy Sears started building a library of botanical and macro images. With The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers, Andy gained his licentiate in 2016. Like most photographers, Andy based in rural Hertfordshire, finds himself exploring other subject matter, including fauna, food, product photography, and just about anything that catches his eye.   ...
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Ayots Hertfordshire

Ayot St Peter and Ayout St Lawrence can be found in rural Hertfordshire, close to Welwyn Garden City. The are is particulalry photogenic especially its array of churches both old and new. The is also Shaws Corner, once the primary residence to playwright George Bernard Shaw. and now a National Trust Property open to visitors. St Peter's Church in Ayot St Peter is an Arts & Craft style church dating back to 1875. Ayot St Lawrence has two churches in stark contrast, the old church in ruins (although well preserved) and the striking new church described as palladian in style. ...
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