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Canvey Island

Canvey Island

About 4 years ago I visited Canvey Island for the first time and really enjoyed walking around its town and its Industrial area. I had to deliver some equipment to Southend just before Christmas and, because the weather wasn’t great, I dodged the beach at Westcliff on Sea (well, the

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Beached
b&w

Thorpe Bay, Southend-on-Sea

I spent an incredibly blowy afternoon walking amongst the boats at Thorpe Bay this afternoon. I had hoped to be able to get some nice long exposures with great reflections in the water, but that wasn’t to be with the gale blowing in from the sea. Still, I was able

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Point of Interest
black and white

Dovercourt Lighthouse and Scaffolding

I had a couple of pictures I wanted to go out and get last weekend of the lighthouse over at Dovercourt. It’s an hours drive away so I was not overly pleased to find the lighthouse surrounded in scaffolding…still, I’d got out and I have photoshop…so I got to it

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The Passing of Time
beach

185/365v3 The Passing of Time

I popped over to Walton on the Naze this afternoon to try and photograph the old pill boxes and bunkers that have fallen into the sea following the erosion of the coast. Last time I had a look at these was about a year ago…they’ve really suffered at the hands of

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abandoned

Welcome to Canvey Island

This week’s jaunt was a quick drive down to Canvey Island, just down the coast from Southend, home of Calor Gas and Dr Feelgood…it’s a pretty industrial place…but quite fascinating. Infamous for a massive flood on the 31st January 1953 that cost the lives of 58 people (including 3 in the

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Ran Aground
abandoned

Maldon Promenade

I visited Maldon on Saturday around sunset…a good time of year to visit as all the kiddies fairground and paddling pools are closed down so, whilst there were still plenty of people taking the air, it wasn’t as busy as it gets in the summer months.

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Half a Rainbow
Essex

315/365v2 Half a Rainbow

This was a bit odd as it didn’t appear to be raining anywhere, indeed there were very few clouds around at all, as you can see…

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Into the Blue Lagoon
Manningtree

313/365v2 Into The Blue Lagoon

Looking down into the sea at Manningtree from the top of these stairs did not look anything like this…I think browny grey would be a better description of the colour. It’s amazing what you can do with a bit of photoshop – it now looks like the pool that the

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Rainbow Over Maersk
cloud

291/365v2 Rainbow Over Maersk

I took a drive across to Walton on the Naze today. When I arrived it was completely overcast and starting to rain. After a rather depressing walk along the pier…to find the end of the pier was closed I returned to the car to ponder my next move. Rather than

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Mark Seton

Mark Seton

I'm an amateur photographer who enjoys music. I'm currently the Digital Secretary of the Bishops Stortford Camera club (and am a past Chairman) and I hold both LRPS and CPAGB distinctions.