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Recently we have found a new favourite spot on a local river. It features a small but nice variety of waterbirds, including a family of ducks (we usually see…

Not much more to say really, other than to get out of the way. Top tip - if you can't get out of range, at least stand in front and you miss almost all of it.

I've just invested in a scanner and am uploading a few photos of personal sentiment that I want to protect for posterity. I'll put any that I think may be of…

Last year I posted some photos of fairly common garden birds as a bit-on-the side fun, although it was lovely how many of you clearly appreciated some of the…

Several years after my last woeful efforts I tried again to capture the moon at its most vivid, on this occasion at the time of the so-called Pink Supermoon. I…

Perhaps against the odds, our little town has developed quite the thriving little Café scene in recent years. I wanted to try to capture what I saw as the…

We seem to do a lot of train stations between us don't we? Are we mere closet trainspotters or can we claim that our artistic interpretation via the medium of…

Update: realised I double posted on epic and omitted another. New one now at the top... On Saturday I went to Birmingham, into the heart of Storm Dennis, to see…

As I explored eastern stretches of the River Thames and mused on the pace of change in London, as described here... https://www.photoblog.com/betterpolo/2020/02…

An overnight stay in Greenwich last week allowed to explore another stretch of the River Thames. For orientation, Greenwich lies east of central London and is…

There's always been something special about train travel on a Friday evening. It's an intoxicating mixture of escape, anticipation, nervous energy, crowds and…

Brighton is one of England's famous sea-side holiday towns, those famous bastions of bawdy humour, dodgy boarding house, fish'n'chips, Victorian piers, funfairs…

Not just tilting at them either, but (and I am approaching this with huge trepidation given the technical nature of what I am going to discuss here) also…

It seems strange now but, prior to our twin trips in recent years to South Africa, we didn't particularly have any strong opinions about, or impressions of,…

Bermondsey is in the borough of Southwark in South-East London. It sits just south of the financial area and a little bit further along from Wapping. It is…

In May we brought this adorable puppy into our lives, as reported here... https://www.photoblog.com/betterpolo/2019/05/27/a-new-arrival/ In the meantime he…

An offshoot of my rain-drenched photoshoot in the bleakness of urban Birmingham yesterday, I couldn't help but admire how much Brutalist architecture has…
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