Last Tuesday, I happened to be out in the garden and looked up at the crescent moon, a jetliner trailing a modest contrail was approaching from the east. The jet was heading for the crescent and looked as if it would pass directly in front of it. I considered for a fleeting moment whether or … Continue reading Evening pursuits, pet.
With apologies to Joni Mitchell… Woke up, it was a Chesham morning, and the first thing that I heard, was that noisy prick on a moped, and I mouthed a few choice words, and he came tearing up the road, at well over 30 miles an hour. Won't you go away, you've ruined my day, … Continue reading Chesham Morning.
Monday 16th May 2022. 04:12 hours. Woke up, got out of bed… Didn't drag a comb across my head, went into my office room at the back of the house and sat and stared at the Moon. Well, I would have if it hadn't been for the thick layer of cloud that was depositing a … Continue reading Bastard weather.
In the 1980's, being arty-farty with 35 mm film wasn't impossible, but it was tricky. This image below is deliberately double exposed in an effort to be the aforementioned arty-farty. You had to take one exposure then, after winding the film forward to reset the shutter, wind the film back hoping that you didn't wind … Continue reading Arty-farty photo.
Flicking through the pages of the interweb the other day in one of those serendipitous ways that one does, I came across a website devoted to John “Hoppy” Hopkins who was, the website told me, "One of the best-known counterculture figures of London in the 1960’s, not just as a photographer and journalist, but as … Continue reading Experimental poet
5th June 1983, 38 years ago today (at the time of writing this), the Space Shuttle approach and landing test vehicle OV-101 "Enterprise" visited Stansted Airport - way back before Stansted was the sprawling behemoth that we know and love today. Sometimes, when I tell people that a Space Shuttle visited Stansted I get "that … Continue reading Enterprise at Stansted
Unaccustomed as I am and late to the game anyway…But then again, why not?#2020PhotoChallenge as set out by TRAVEL WORDS Adventures and Postcards from the road: https://traveltalk.me.uk/2020-photo-challenge/ May’s challenge is; Being Creative with Light.I think I’m still in May, just - anyway, not so much being creative as just being in the right place at … Continue reading #2020PhotoChallenge – May
The first camera I ever bought was an Olympus OM-1, I'd had cameras before, hand-me-downs, Kodak Instamatics with the cartridge film but the first camera I went out and chose for myself was the OM-1. I went to the local camera shop in Lower King's Road, Berkhamsted and handed over just in excess of £100.00, … Continue reading Flash, bang, wallop, what a picture!
It was a rainy Saturday morning in Racibórz; later that day there was a beautiful wedding ceremony, two friends who I'd met separately a couple of years back had met each other. The rain eventually stopped. The day just got better and better. Edit. I wrote the above as a quirky excuse to use the … Continue reading Racibórz from under a red umbrella.
Further to my piece about things that you have to be in the right place at the right time to see...Yesterday as I was walking to work through the cemetery I stopped and looked behind me to look at the Sun. Not directly, never look directly at the Sun and now I've turned into a … Continue reading Set the controls for the heart of the Sun