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The dining room in Ye Olde White Hart Hotel, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, England, UK, in late December, 2009. The building is very old, dating from Tudor times and overlooks the River Crouch. It is very popular with boaters because of the fine marina there. Straight from my Canon PowerShot S3 IS camera.
Featured in THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER THING on 24 December 2011

I have been heavily involved in photography since 2006 and it has pushed my other interests into the background. I have always used Canon cameras, but recently treated myself to a Nikon Coolpix.

At this rate I will soon need a wheelbarrow, when I go out on a photoshoot! Most of my pictures are handheld, as I do not like working with tripods. They are a nuisance to cart around and it takes ages to assemble the things. However, for certain kinds of photography they are indispensable.

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  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely atmosphere!

  • Thank you, Pamela.

    – kathrynsgallery

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajalmost 3 years ago

    lovely work!

  • Thank you, Ana.

    – kathrynsgallery

  • MaryinMaine
    MaryinMainealmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much for this lovely feature, Mary. A very merry Christmas to you and your family!

    – kathrynsgallery

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 2 years ago

    Lovely capture of this delightful setting for a special meal !

  • Thank you, Trish. Unfortunately the setting was better than the food. This was a five star hotel and we had ordered a full English breakfast. It came swimming in a sea of grease, so I had to send it back and request that my sausage and bacon be grilled, not fried. I have difficulty in digesting greasy food and when you are paying the full whack, you want the full service. Anyway, they brought another breakfast with grilled bacon and sausage, but the stupid chef had then poured a load of grease from the fried egg over them. I was livid, so, to my husband’s horror (he seemed to think that I should just put up with it or starve rather than cause a fuss), I went out of the dining room to complain in person. Believe me, the next day I got grilled sausage and bacon and a poached egg, but if it had been left to my Significant Other, who seems to believe that we are there for the convenience of hotel staff (particularly pretty waitresses) and not the other way around, I would have had to make do with a couple of slices of toast, which by the time it arrived at our table, had lost its warmth. Added to this, the bedroom, while clean, was like a deep freeze. When we arrived in sub zero temperatures, no heating had been on in it for the previous five days, because the hotel owner was such a miser. He had not even gritted the car park, which was like a skating rink. I had just had an operation for the removal of cataracts a couple of days previously, so a fall might have caused bleeding in the eye and resulted in blindness. I had to hang on to Michael like grim death in case I slipped. My teeth were chattering while we unpacked our cases. Then it transpired that on a nighttime only one of us could have a bath, as the miser turned the hot water off at a certain time, so Michael got it for his, but I had to make do with a strip wash. I had always fancied staying in a Tudor building, so, really, it ruined our Christmas. Our daughter has three children and a small house, so staying there was a possibility while they were still small, but not now that they are fully grown, as there just isn’t the room. We therefore we decided that the best thing to do was to stay overnight in a hotel and just spend the days with them. We did not want to stay there again, so the next time round we rented a thatched cottage, which turned out to be a different kind of nightmare, but that saga will have to keep for another time! Needless to say, I am not recommending this establishment, which under different management could have been A1.

    – kathrynsgallery

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