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Hi, thanks for dropping in.  I was away from Shutterchance for several years, but now I'm back. 

We live in Kent, in South East England, in an area full of historic buildings, and small modern malls.  The River Medway runs through the town;  once it was used by Sunday afternoon boaters.  We have a castle, well, the ruins of one, but it does have a long history of defending both the town and nation, right up to and during World War II.

I take photos of anything that takes my fancy, and these days that is mostly water, trees. flowers and buildings.   I use a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 camera mostly, with my Huawei P20 Pro Photo.  I also use an elderly Olympus C70z, an elderly Olympus VG-70 and a Canon Power Shot pocket size, any of which will be found in my pocket or handbag. So I never has less than 2 cameras (Lumix and Huawei) with me, often it is 3.

 I have an Clympus E410, with 3 lenses including a 70-300mm, and a set of macro lenses which I rarely use and various filters, which mostly lives in the cupboard because it is too heavy and bulky to carry around and my hands can no longer hold it really steady.

When I'm not looking after my husband or taking photos,  or working on the the internet (we are online sellers of used books, postcards, ephemera and other things) I like writing short stories, articles and letters.  


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Panasonic Lumix

Olympus digital camera C70 Zoom

Olympus M70 pocket camera

Canon Powershot pocket camera

Olympus DSLR E-410 and 3 lenses including a large zoom; also a set of macro lenses.


ACDSee 8 ..... my everyday, most used programme

ACDSee14 ..... my newest, which is replacing ACDSee 8

Photo Collage Platinum ..... my second most used programme, I would be lost without it 

PhotoFiltre ..... programme for fun and experiments, but what you see isn't always what you get when the results are printed.

FotoSketcher ..... still learning this one, for a long time, I'm sure it has potential I just have to do more work with it.

Serif Draw Plus ..... Endless possibilities for fun with photos additions (not editing), and the results can be saved as JPGs

Serif Page Plus

Serif Photo Plus

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