Category Archives: personal

Autumn has become an unpredictable event here in southern England.  Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t. Our seasons have become increasingly mild and damp and generally speaking autumn requires a cold snap to kick-off the process. We haven’t had one of those yet and so it was unsurprising that when I visited a local woodland […]

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Weald and Downland Museum with the Canon G5X I’ve recently completed a three-part review on my latest acquisition – the Canon G5X compact camera. Up until recently I’ve carried out my personal work with a small Micro 4/3 camera and an equally small kit lens. But sometimes I want to travel extra light, with just […]

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SADCASE Vintage and Sports Car Event West Sussex Having a separate section on my website purely for personal interest means that I can hopefully give local photo enthusiasts plenty of ideas for practice outings. Or perhaps even causes or societies they’d like to become involved with – blogging is a great way to help raise […]

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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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