Gordon Ridgewell

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The big beast that does things very much its own way…

The big beast that does things very much its own way…

Thursday 28 July 2022

Much though we all love country life, it does have its moments… Normally chilled photographer Gordon Ridgewell reports: “I can’t even sit in the garden tonight, with the big beast making loads of noise and everything covered with dust.”   Read more >

Gordon snaps a quirky moment… now it’s YOUR chance to whip out the camera and join our competition

Gordon snaps a quirky moment… now it’s YOUR chance to whip out the camera and join our competition

Friday 24 June 2022

We offer you Gordon Ridgewell’s latest quirky observation on life… “I have heard about the cat amongst the pigeons, but when I looked out the window I saw our cat amongst the partridges! “He is guarding the drive as the partridges find small seeds to eat in strange places.” As most of you will be […] Read more >

A right royal memory…

A right royal memory…

Wednesday 1 June 2022

As our glorious county is whipped into a state of patriotic fervour for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, our own elder statesman, photographer Gordon Ridgewell, has reason of his own to reflect. He tells us: “Sixty-nine years ago, I had just completed my RAF training and was picked to go on parade at Trowbridge in Wiltshire […] Read more >

Blue-sky thinking… or not

Blue-sky thinking… or not

Friday 20 May 2022

A sobering observation from photographer Gordon Ridgewell: “I was in the garden at 9.30 on a Sunday morning enjoying the lovely clear day and looked up and saw this aircraft polluting the sky overhead. “It must have been ideal conditions up there as it is one of the best ‘trails’ I have seen of late. I […] Read more >

Shades of Green

Shades of Green

Tuesday 17 May 2022

From Gordon Ridgewell… “A short walk around the village on a lovely spring afternoon took me by the cattle grazing in the water meadows near the River Cam. “It’s just amazing how many shades of green are showing. This gives me more pleasure than jetting off to some Greek island and lying on a scorched beach […] Read more >

Every cloud has a silver lining (usually!)

Every cloud has a silver lining (usually!)

Saturday 14 May 2022

A lovely image from photographer Gordon Ridgewell… but the back story is less enchanting… “The storm clouds gather over the mill and the water meadows are waiting but still no rain. It has been very dry over this part of Essex and the crops in the fields are beginning to show the lack of water. Read more >

Gordon gives us a taste of spring from Newport

Gordon gives us a taste of spring from Newport

Monday 11 April 2022

We haven’t been treated to a Gordon Ridgewell picture for a while, so let’s put that little anomaly to rest… He tells us: “I went to Newport church yesterday to photograph a Role of Honour they had found and Imperial War Museums Memorials asked if I could get a picture. “After leaving the church I […] Read more >

A strangely striking reminder of darker times

A strangely striking reminder of darker times

Friday 11 February 2022

Ace photographer Gordon Ridgewell today offers “conservation of a different nature with these Birds of the Sky”. “They cost around £3,000,000 each at auction these days,” he tells us. “A friend of mine who volunteers at IWM Duxford offered to take me to the Spitfire exhibition. “It is only five miles from my home village […] Read more >

Moon musings

Moon musings

Monday 17 January 2022

Nothing we can add to Gordon Ridgewell’s ponderings… “Look at the size of that! “When I pulled back the curtains this morning, I just had to get my camera. The distance of the moon from Earth is currently 404,516 kilometres. It was 07.58 and when I checked on sunrise time it is as exactly the […] Read more >

Deer, deer! Gordon takes his photographic opportunity

Deer, deer! Gordon takes his photographic opportunity

Monday 3 January 2022

Does anything escape the magic eye of Gordon Ridgewell? He shares with us: “I had a ride round the lanes at Littlebury Green and Strethall this morning and a few deer ran across the road, so I stopped and opened the car window. “About 30 of them were gathered just in the field, so I […] Read more >

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