Alice’s, London

Years ago, I used to live in west London and favourite thing to do on a Saturday, was to get up very early and slowly walk east and see how far I could get. Despite what people tell you, London isn’t a huge place and I regularly made it to St Paul’s. This photo comesContinue reading “Alice’s, London”

A Beautiful Visitor

Some years there are lots of ladybirds and others there are very few. I believe the Summer of 2010 was very rich in ladybirds, particularly this sort – which I had never seen before. A little research online, tells me that it is a Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia Axyridis), which is apparently an invasive species. AtContinue reading “A Beautiful Visitor”

Resting on Jianguo Road

One of the things I like about Shanghai, is how it has 4 distinct seasons. When I took this photo, it was Summer. And it gets hot and humid. So hot and humid, the walls seem to sweat. Time to find some shade and have a rest. The other thing I like about Shanghai, isContinue reading “Resting on Jianguo Road”

View from the Bar

Half a lifetime ago, I was a barman and Alex was one of my regular customers. I think he chose to hold the soda siphon because I had occasionally been known to give him a squirt from time to time. I quite like this as a ‘character’ portrait. Because I was using 120 roll filmContinue reading “View from the Bar”

Boys in Blue – Bangkok, 2010

Sometimes you look for pictures: sometimes they come to you. At the last minute, I had flown over to Bangkok to take a session with Gavin Goff (a noted travel photographer). I believe I was with him waiting on the platform of the metro when we met these young men. Much like supermarkets on Sundays,Continue reading “Boys in Blue – Bangkok, 2010”

On the Pier – Bognor Regis

An obvious view of beach at Bognor Regis. It was a gorgeous week day, when I caught the train down to Bognor. I intended to test a film camera, but it promptly jammed – which old cameras will do. So it was iPhone time instead. I like the neat, fluffy white waves which have beenContinue reading “On the Pier – Bognor Regis”

Georgetown, Penang

I always try to keep a camera with me, so that I can take pictures of things I see everyday. In this case, I was riding the bus into town, when a man sat down infront of me. And he held onto the seat handle in an unusual way, which made me notice his hand.Continue reading “Georgetown, Penang”

Dawn – Cedar Key, FL

I can’t believe I took this almost 20 years ago! The night before, I had driven down from Atlanta. The last few miles had been quite slow because deer kept jumping from the side of the road (might have made interesting pictures) in what was quite a rural area. Finally we pulled up at theContinue reading “Dawn – Cedar Key, FL”

On Victoria Peak – Hong Kong

Hong Kong is on my mind lately. Looking through my posts so far, I seem to be drawn to leaves, so many posts- and here is another. This time, I was using my Rolleiflex, peering down into a waistlevel finder. I like the shapes of the shadows. For most people, if you get the funicularContinue reading “On Victoria Peak – Hong Kong”