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Watching the Sea, in Photos There’s something compelling, and thoroughly relaxing, when we stare into space. I suspect this is partly why so many people flock to the seaside, or any large body of water. Water often represents a huge expanse of nothing,  just a horizon to focus on. Nothing to clutter our thoughts, absolute […]

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Flower Photography Close Up Work with Micro Four Thirds Lenses Before I say anything else, this isn’t a post about true macro photography and the many techniques (and equipment options) which go with it. Instead, I’m going to talk about an area of day-to-day photography which many of us enjoy, and the kind of lenses […]

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Sussex Country Show 2016 Like many parts of rural England we have our own local institutions here in Sussex. As you would imagine, these are invariably going to revolve around countryside pursuits. At this time of year we have local horse races, agricultural shows, and country fayres such as the Sussex Country Show 2016 which took […]

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South of England Show Ardingly 2016 Living in rural Sussex means that we have plenty of local institutions to enjoy, and very often these revolve around traditional country pursuits. The South of England show (held in the picturesque village of Ardingly) is one of them. It attracts the finest breeders (both equine, livestock, and small […]

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Olympus 12 to 40 f2.8 on Brighton Beach We had a heatwave in England today – just for today temperatures reached around 27°. After a distinctly cold early Spring this was quite unusual. It also brought the tree pollen out in full force and I was pleased to get away from my birch trees in […]

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Butterflies at RHS Wisley 2016 RHS Wisley Gardens in Surrey are wonderful to visit if you have an interest in horticulture. However the winter is a fairly barren time for display gardens, but there are still events worth considering. The tropical butterfly house is one of them. The exhibition takes place for a few weeks in […]

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Brooklands Motor Museum New Years Day Gathering 2016 (Apologies for initially posting this in the wrong section of the website). So …… I’ve attended (and photographed) this event several times over the years, whilst missing the last two occasions thanks to appalling weather conditions. In that regard, it was a near miss again this year, […]

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It’s that time again already. I’ve got into the habit of posting an end of year summary – rather like an increasingly non-PC version of the standard letters some people include with their Christmas cards. I’ve never been very good about revealing my thoughts and opinions publicly, but sometimes it doesn’t hurt to show the […]

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