This is after the heatwave came. I went to take pictures of Victoria Park, for my spring homage, in recognition of the previous springs I’ve been here, and what they meant to me. (I will try, as hard as I can, not to sneer at myself for my grandiosity. You hear that, insecurity? I can… Continue reading Unfamiliar Obstacles
Posting late, in celebration of Twelfth Night. These are not my best pictures, largely because I was too busy enjoying the walk and trying to keep up with my family to worry about whether they were blurry or not. But I’m telling myself that it gives the images an ethereal quality, as if they were… Continue reading Christmas Eve Full Moon
Everything was so bright, But I knew it was all going to die. I decided to capture the moment, But I stopped halfway through. I don’t know why. I got distracted. My heart aches. Was it really only last Sunday, that I walked here and was so happy? Or the week before, when I walked… Continue reading November
From the Tower to St Paul’s Yet another aspect of the art of taking pictures that I am yet to master is the ability not to feel like an utter prat while doing so. A self-confidence thing, I suppose. This time, experiments in clumsily fishing out the camera when everyone else around me is doing… Continue reading Still South, Low Tide
South London Before the season turns. Those awkward first green days of autumn, when the air has too much edge for summer, but it’s still warm enough out that I get sweaty in my jumper. Still, I’m glad I made it up here before we lost the trees.
This is Lanhydrock, a National Trust house and garden near Bodmin in Cornwall. We’ve been coming here all my life, so it was bittersweet to make pilgrimage last week. We were a little late for the best of the flowers, but I think I still got a few good photos. I know very nearly nothing about taking… Continue reading Lanhydrock, on the penultimate day of spring
Never, normally, is the sand beyond the rockpools uncovered. In the glorious aftermath of the eclipse, we walked from the cliffs at Pendower over towards Curgurrell. All was blue, green and yellow.