- Black & White Photography
- Country Walking
- The Railway observer (RTCS)
- Dorset Life
These are the magazines that I subscribe to. Currently, I am reading the Railway Observer from the Railway Transport & Communication Society and Dorset Life.
With some degree of bias, I am happy to say that Dorset is a beautiful County, and I like to keep up with what is going on there. Ken Ayres is a regular contributor to the magazine. He is a very talented photographer. He and I used to be members of the same camera club, back in the 70’s. Apparently he still asks after me. The thing about the magazine is that it contains some seriously lovely pictures. I also especially like that in the front of each edition is a small map that marks each place mentioned in the magazine.
This months edition mentions places that I know very well. It’s really nice to be able to read about and see pictures of places that you know, but haven’t visited for quite a while. Some places I see several times a year, others I haven’t been to in literally decades.
This months issue in particular talks about Creech Barrow. I’ve lived pretty much in the shadow of this hill for many years. It always made me think of a volcano, of course it is isn’t. I think when I next go back, and I have the time, I would like to go up there again. One fact mentioned is around the clay that I knew was mined from under the hill, I hadn’t appreciated that the mining had caused the summit to drop by 4 metres.
The magazine also introduces me to new places and sights that I haven’t seen before. Some of them I most definitely want to visit.