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The review: Do speed cameras help?

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Today’s scenic picture was taken in Woden Road South. Wednesbury was named after the Anglo-Saxon God, Woden. We have four roads named Woden Road, North, South, East and West. The general idea was to build wide roads around the town and then join them all up to make a ring road. This makes sense.. (more…)


The Sunday Ramble: Me an amateur?

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I dragged myself out of bed and went to photograph this Charity Bike Ride in Darlaston yesterday. I’m not really a morning person, but if they can get up and do something to help others less fortunate than themselves, then I can make the effort too. Besides, I think they can be proud of themselves today. (more…)


The Review: Birmingham floating market

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Last weekend I photographed the narrow-boats at Waterside Place in Walsall. This weekend they are in Birmingham doing a floating market.  Try to take a look at that this weekend, you could even take your camera! (more…)


The Review: first day of summer

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It’s the first day of summer here in the UK and we can now enjoy three months of mowing the lawn, washing the car and trying to get a bit of a tan. People will be getting their summer clothes out; the shorts and the tee shirts. There will be some sights out there to photograph in the coming weeks! (more…)


The Review: Life is so complicated

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Today’s picture is of the River Tame. Those flowers are dying off now, but it always looks good in May. The Tame is the subject of a heritage project now and they need a volunteer to help.The application seemed a bit too complicated for a job where you don’t actually get paid. (more…)


Photography: weekend pictures

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The weather was a little better last weekend so I managed to get a few unusual pictures. These steps lead to the top of an aqueduct. The elderberry trees make it more interesting and natural. The canal goes over the road quite high up. (more…)


The Sunday Ramble: Off with their heads!

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Today’s picture is of the Walsall canal. It’s quite well known to the people of Walsall, because the art gallery is next to the canal. I doubt if many people have seen the more scenic parts of the canal though.  Beyond those trees on the other side of the canal is Moorcroft Wood and Moorcroft Pool.

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The Sunday Ramble: small world

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If you’re a regular reader, then you’ll know that I go out on Sunday afternoon to take photos around where I live in the Black Country. Last Sunday, I saw this meeting of horse drawn enthusiasts and took a few photos. (more…)


The Review: a green and pleasant land

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The political parties have been asking voters to choose who should control local councils in the UK this week. I usually post nice photos of the Black Country, but much of it is ugly dereliction. Caused by a dereliction of duty by local politicians and council officials. This is England’s ‘green and pleasant land’. (more…)


Photography: Black Country tradition

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Horse drawn carriages are a tradition in the Black Country and so when I saw a meeting on Sunday, I took some pictures. I had the camera (Nikon D3200) on the sports setting, because the light changes quickly and I was shooting in lots of different directions. You can see the shadows in this picture and it was still early. (more…)


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