Coming home from a Camera Club meeting I had a spare 30 mins around sunset to stop off, so I took the long way home and came back via Debden. I stopped off a the church and walked down to the lake where there was a lonely Swan and (briefly until he saw me) a Grey Heron. This was one of the last shots I took and includes none of the local wildlife but I like it because it reminds me how peaceful it was down there. This really captures the mood perfectly.


I’ll not bore you with yet another pointless shot of the moon…instead – you can have a shameless plug…

My wife hand makes lots of knitted and stichware  – ideal for Christmas presents – I am her “official” photographer. Pictured here is one of her most popular products…the Slothy Purse. Check out her Etsy store for this and many other lovely goodies ideal for Christmas – The Crimson Rabbit Burrow


I was in Great Yarmouth on business (I know – last month California and Texas, this month North Norfolk – globe trotter 😉 ) today and had 10 minutes at lunchtime to pop down to the beach…which, on a cool (but bright) November day was, not surprisingly, deserted.

It was still nice to take in a bit of sea air though…


That title finds my tongue firmly in my cheek, however, within 30 mins of my wife placing this item with attendant photographs in her Etsy store it was snapped up…if only everything was as simple as that 😉 If you are looking for some handmade knitware or some decorative figures have a look in her Etsy shop here.

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My wife put the Christmas decorations up earlier this week, including this Tomte that she made.


I like detail shots, but I’m not good at either seeing them or capturing them, so I am really trying to force myself to find these types of shots. I was quite pleased with this one from my walk down at Lower Holbrook today.


There used to be a swan sanctuary in Mistley so you always get a large selection of swans marching around on the road side but it was these greylag geese (Anser anser) that I particularly enjoyed this lunchtime.

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The Church at East Bergholt in Suffolk was due to have a bell tower built in 1525, however, due to a lack of money this was never completed so a bell cage was built in 1531 to house the bells – this image shows the bells within the cage –

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Another visit to Alton Water in Suffolk. This lunchtime I parked up at the main car park and set off to visit a part of the lake I hadn’t been to before. There’s a large outcrop of land that juts out into the main lake giving a nice view of the reservoir in both directions…it’s also a good spot for Grey Herons (Ardea cinerea) to hide away from prying eyes (or cameras). I spotted this one on the opposite bank and allowed me to photograph him/her for a short while before getting irritated and flying off. 

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Our Alessi Duck timer seems to have sprung some eggs…