Banksy Style Copyright Boy Graffiti

Banksy Style Copyright Boy Graffiti. Stencil piece that I spotted in Birmingham UK. I doubt it is actually done by Banksy, as there are now many artists doing the same or similar artworks since Banksy became popular. Nice piece though. Stencil pieces like this can be thrown up very fast, so they are great for putting up in places where not having much time (busy spots) is a huge factor. Picture taken with a Huawei Smartphone.



Blue Digbethany #WallArt

Another quick one from Digbeth. Created by MEF I believe. The Blue lady of Digbeth, Birmingham UK. Don't know why, but it kind of reminds me of the Medusa. Maybe its the stone style face and the blindy blue eyes. Picture taken with a Huawei Smartphone.


#Digbeth #Graffiti #StreetArt #Brum #UK


Laetiporus Sulphureus Fungus UK

Here is a Laetiporus Sulphureus Fungus. Also known as the chicken of the woods. Many of them are very big, and this one was no exception. It was huge. Some Laetiporus Sulphureus Fugus are much more colourful than this one. The one pictured here is quite pale in comparison. Still a nice example. Apparently, these are usually edible, and people / businesses actually sell them for a fair price. I should have picked it! Photographed in the UK last summer (Camera: Samsung WB500 / HZ10W).


#LaetiporusSulphureus #FungusUK #ChickenOfTheWoods #StillPaused


Devil Boy - Spaghetti Junction

A quick bit of graffiti artwork from underneath (near to) the Spaghetti Junction. Looks quite evil. That's why I called it devil boy. Not sure what the 9 in the middle of the forehead means or stands for. For those who don't know, the Spaghetti Junction is a series of high speed roads, an interchange, located in Birmingham, UK.


#DevilBoyGraffiti #SpaghettiJunction #StreetArtUK


Girl Face Graffiti Art

Girl Face Graffiti Art. Another excellent piece from Digbeth, Birmingham UK. See another one here. I get the feeling that this girl is most probably famous. A singer maybe. But due to me not watching television, and not really following anything "mainstream", I don't know who she is. I'm sure someone will let me know in the comments, if she is famous that is. Digbeth is a hotbed for urban artwork. Some great Graffiti down there. Might head down there again soon. Image captured with a Huawei Smartphone.



#facegraffiti #stencilgraffiti #urbanart #spraypaint #streetart #freehand


Muhammad Ali Boxer Graffiti

Muhammad Ali Boxer Graffiti. Great piece I photographed in Digbeth, Birmingham UK. The greatest of all time. Just like his old foe turned huge admirer George Foreman once said: Ali was bigger than boxing. And I tend to agree. Image taken with a Huawei Smartphone.


#muhammadali #greatestofalltime #floatlikeabutterfly #alitweet #ripali #legend #legendsneverdie


Canon EOS M50 Replacement Battery

Canon EOS M50 Replacement Battery. The fairly short battery life of the Canon EOS M50 camera has many owners looking for a good replacement. There are quite a few cheaper batteries out there for sale, as there is for basically all cameras that use a lithium ion battery. Most of the really cheap batteries from unknown brands are best avoided. Also, worth being aware of is sellers that appear to be selling original Canon batteries that are really selling fakes.


Read the reviews for the Powerextra 2 Pack Replacement Canon LP-E12 Battery and Dual USB Charger Smart LCD Display compatible with the Canon SX70 HS Rebel SL1 EOS-M EOS M2 EOS M10 EOS M50 EOS M100 Mirrorless Digital Cameras

For the M50 the model type would be the LP-E12. So be aware of this if you see original Canon batteries being sold for a price that seems a little too low. One problem, or symptom of using / buying a non-original battery, is the digital battery life meter (remaining battery life) won't work on the camera. Furthermore, some 3rd party batteries will not charge in an original Canon charger.

Thankfully, some "good" non-original replacement batteries for the EOS M50 come with their own charger. One of those definitely worth purchasing for the M50 is the Wasabi (Wasabi Power) 7.2 Volt 1100mAh. As well as coming with their own charger, these batteries are reported to work in the original Canon LP-E12 charger too. Great price for two batteries and a charger. Not forgetting, it also comes with a 3-year guarantee.

Another third party bundle well worth considering is from UltraPro.. Two batteries and a charger for a very low price (also included is a cheap mini tripod). The reviews are mostly excellent.

Powerextra (pictured above) also offer a good replacement (2 pack). The battery capacity is slightly higher than normal at 1200mAh, as is the voltage @ 7.4V. However, it is known to be compatible with the M50 and comes with a USB double charger. Reviews are also impressive. Of course, as mentioned above, if you don't mind about the expense and want to keep everything genuine Canon, the original LP-E12 battery is for sale. You can find that for sale on eBay, Amazon and many other websites online.

Panasonic DMC-FZ50 Battery / Charger

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Replacement Battery / Charger. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, an excellent Bridge camera. Great image quality, and a unique design for a Bridge camera with its manual focus and zoom rings on the lens barrel. A true keeper, and one of my favourite cameras of all time. I'm sure you're well aware of its specification if you are here looking for the best quality battery for this model. So I'll get right on with talking about the batteries. I own a few.


Pictured: Best Panasonic Lumix CGR-S006 replacement: The Duracell DR9668

Looking for a compatible FZ50 two battery + charger bundle. Find that here

Of course, the original Panasonic battery for this model is the best replacement, but expensive. It lasts a long time when less than a year or two old. This is partly due to the lens of the FZ50 being fixed, which saves a lot of power when turning on, zooming, and turning the camera off. Anyway, there are so many after-market batteries for the FZ50, some of which are decent.

However, there are so many that are terrible. I have a non-original 950mAh replacement 7.2V battery from Germany (compatibility model: CGA-S006E), and that has been working really well so far.

Sometimes it just won't die, which is a sure sign of a decent battery. But, if I were to recommend one battery to you, due to how much of a minefield it is out there for replacement Li-ion batteries for the Lumix DMC-FZ50, I would no doubt go with the Direct replacement 700mAh (CGR-S006 + DMW-BMA7) offered by Duracell.

You can't go far wrong with that battery. And its quite cheap in price, too. So, rather than taking the risk on one of the many unknown replacements on eBay or Amazon, I would go with Duracell. Mine has been used extensively over the last year and is still going strong. It's also compatible with many other Lumix Bridge cameras, including the FZ7, FZ8, FZ18, FZ30 and quite a few more. Although be aware, the fit might be tight for some models.


Bill Gates Spotted Today In The UK

Found this poster with Bill Gates pasted on the side of a building in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham UK. The message reads: "Do you honestly believe that the same man who thinks the world is massively overpopulated now wants to save your life with a rushed, experimental, insufficiently tested vaccine?" They do have a point, and I'm happy to see that some people are at least taking some action, raising awareness and trying to make people think. Picture taken with an Apple iPhone SE2.


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Battery / Charger - Nikon Coolpix P900

Replacement Battery / Charger [EN-EL23] for the Nikon Coolpix P900 Bridge camera. Anyone who owns the P900 is no doubt aware of the lack of options for charging the battery (USB cable), let alone an external one while the camera is in use. So that's where a good external charger comes in handy. I know, the replacement battery and charger market, which is dominated by little-known brands can be an absolute nightmare. So many bad quality batteries and chargers have done the rounds, leaving many buyers with a bad taste in their mouths. 



Find this bundle for sale here [Compatible with Nikon Coolpix P900, B700, P600, P610 and S810c]

But the good news is, things have improved quite a lot over the last few years. As long as you do your research, chances are you will end up with an aftermarket replacement battery or charger that will leave you rather impressed.

That has been the case for me, and many other people. I've bought a few battery / charger bundles, one being from the brand VHBW (for a Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ50), and they have been excellent. BM Premium, pictured here, are also known to produce some good quality batteries and chargers for the low price. 

The model above is compatible with the Nikon Coolpix P900, B700, P600, P610 and S810c. The charger offers fairly fast recharging, and this bundle even comes with two 2200 mAh replacement Li-ion batteries. For the price its a real bargain. Reviews are generally very good (Amazon score: 4.7 out of 5).



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