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Female Mallard Duck
Doctors Pond

Ducks on Doctors Pond in Dunmow

In this post one duck actually, a female mallard who allowed me to photograph her earlier this year. It wasn’t my intention to use this image today, but a friend of mine saw a print of the picture and loved it and I know he was trying to find a

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Street Food in Brixton on the London Photowalk
Barbecue

The London Photowalk – Brixton

I think this is the first picture on the blog that isn’t from Essex. This was taken on the last London Photowalk which visited Brixton and this image was picked as one of the best of the day. I’m going on my 2nd London Photowalk today – visiting Richmond. If

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Heading Out of Broxted Church
Broxted

Leaving Broxted Church

The second image in the Broxted Church series and we’re leaving already! Don’t worry, we’ll be back inside Broxted Church soon.

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Chicken salad sandwich twice please
chicken

Chicken Salad Sandwich Twice Please

I was talking to my wife about what I had for my lunch today – my favourite Marks and Spencer sandwich – the Pastrami on Rye – its lovely, rammed full of salt, but lovely! It reminded me of some pictures I’d taken of a sandwich I built for myself

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Storm Clouds over Finchingfield
Essex

Sun and Showers at Finchingfield

On Sunday I pottered over to Finchingfield to have a look at the Church there and see if there were any opportunities to get some interesting pictures of the village itself. As you can see, showers were never far away… I was quite lucky with the weather, it meant Finchingfield

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Dunmow from Doctors Pond
Doctors Pond

Doctors Pond – Dunmow

Pictures you see of Doctors Pond are usually taken from the North Street end of the pond looking towards Star Lane and the tennis courts, and that’s fair enough it’s an obviously attractive picture. This picture, on the other hand, is taken from the Rosemary Lane side looking towards Dunmow

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Chelmsford Cathedral
Cathedral

Chelmsford Cathedral

I was working in Chelmsford the other week and took the opportunity to pop across to the Cathedral to create some HDR pictures of it. This was originally a church built arond 800 years ago. It became a Cathdral in 1914 and, as with many Essex churches, has a section

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Shoe Last
cobblers

A Shoe Last in the Dunmow Lock-Up

Continuing the short series of images taken from the Dunmow Lock-Up this is an old shoe last: Each shoe last is designed for a particular heel height, toe shape, and type of footwear. Many styles of shoes can be made on the same shoe last , but the toe shape

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Broxted Church Winter
Broxted Church

Broxted Church

Broxted Church was the local church of journalist John McCarthy. He, along with Terry Waite and Brian Keenan, was taken hostage in Beirut on 17th April 1986 and held for more than 5 years, being released on 8th August 1991. The Church has two specially commissioned stained glass windows –

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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.