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I love photography. I love the challenges of finding people and places that make interesting pictures. I love telling a story with photos. I love the thrill of overcoming adversity and obstacles, even danger (ie: standing in icy water up to my thighs, tangling with barbed wire, running from angry animals, risking being hit by moving vehicles or machines, nearly drowning, almost being electrocuted, dodging bottles thrown by drunks) to get that perfect shot which captures something amazing.....a moment, a look, a feeling, an idea, a small detail or commonplace event which most people are marginally aware of but never REALLY take a good look at and appreciate for what it is. I go places off the beaten track that no one else thinks of visiting, and take photos that no one else has taken of those places....hidden gems. Most of all, I love sharing the world and what I see in it WITH the rest of the world. Have a look and tell me what you think, or how it makes you feel. If you are looking for a specific image for use in publishing or print and want to use any of my images, please contact me and leave a message, so we can make arrangements. Cheers-
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A lovely brick Georgian millhouse, beside the watermill dating to the late-1600s.There has been a mill on this site since the Doomsday book was written (for 900 years). It has been rebuilt twice. This is the last original mill still standing in the local area.

The smallest cathedral in England, it was once known as the parish church of St.Mary...the beautiful modern wall painting inside was a commemorative work and is worth a look.

A lovely, and somewhat rare amalgamation of a medieval church nave and chancel with a Georgian tower.

The half-timbering in the walls and roof and the tall slender brickwork of the chimneys are characteristics of dwellings built during this time period, which lasted from the reign of Henry VIII in the mid 1500s all the way up to the late 1600s. The diagonal timbers near the corners are wind bracing used to protect the frame from "wracking" or leaning to one side. All timbers are joined with special mortice and tenon joints secured with wooden pegs.This house is a particularly nice example of Elizabethan architecture.

I know this place very well. Bet you did not know a Saxon settlement and prehistoric campsite was on the banks of the river here. I used to go fossil/ flint tool hunting there. Lovely stretch of river very popular with dogs and walkers.I took a shot similar to this one a few years ago.

Very colorful and busy, a good photo of a modern city in China.

Absolutely correct. It was also used in ancient Greece, Sumeria, Phoenicia, and in Celtic lands like Gaul and Ireland in prehistoric times. It is a variation on a simple Solar wheel in motion.Other ancient symbols used in modern architecture such as the double-axe and bundle of rods which have prehistoric and Roman origins show up in England too.

One of the oldest buildings in Essex, Harlowbury Chapel is Norman in origin and dates back to 1180 AD. It was attached to Harlobury Manor Hall and used as their chapel for many years gradually falling into disrepair. In the 1980s it was restored by a grant from English Heritage and work was done by the Friends of Harlowbury Chapel.

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