They say, “Don’t work with animals or children”. But as you can see, some animals make good subjects. I like that he has given me good eye contact – I think I did something to get his attention (shameless preformer that I am). People make all sorts of claims for their portraits, but I thinkContinue reading “Inka, Somerset”
As a picturesque city, popular with tourists, Bath has a number of small museums. The Holbourne Museum is probably the prettiest of all of them. A few years ago it had a major renovation and now boasts a very attractive cafe with views of Sydney Gardens and the canal. They regularly host medium sized exhibitionsContinue reading “Gnomes! Bath”
How do you feel about symmetry? The waterlily is placed on thirds in the frame, but in itself symmetrical. For myself, I find symmetry rather unsettling – like a bow tie – so I like things to be slightly different.
Another detail. I just like the humour of this. If I remember correctly, I found this near Sydney Gardens, in Bath.
The Kennet and Avon Canal runs between Bristol and Reading and while once it was used for commercial transport, is largely used for recreation these days. There was a time when I used to walk along this towpath every day. It is popular with runners and cyclists as an alternative to the A4, which reallyContinue reading “Runners, Bath”
Details make me think. They sometimes make me smile. I think this is the “Mk2” version of the notice. I think the bits on the board itself were the first version – perhaps it wasn’t waterproof or wasn’t in primary colours. Note the capitals at the top and bottom in blue. I don’t think mineContinue reading “Please be Patient, Bath”
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”
A well-known photographic adage is “the best camera, is the one you have with you”. On this occasion, as I walked to Bath on a fairly chilly Autumn morning, I only had my iphone with me – so it is what I used to take this picture. When I look at photos, I’m looking forContinue reading “In the Morning, Batheaston”
Very misty this morning, which slowly turned into a heavy dew. I like how the drops of water magnify the details of the leaf. I was trying out how close my new camera would focus – quite close it seemed.
Self-Portrait, Royal Crescent, Bath 2016 I think most photographers want to watch rather than be seen. In this case, I was interested in the shadow from the tree, rather than the hunched form at the bottom of the picture. In this case, it was a brilliant day, dry and clear, so rather than use colour,Continue reading “Royal Crescent, Bath 2016”