Another Leaf in a Park, Singapore 2009

Singapore, 2009

I love here how the picture goes from blurry to sharp, from left to right in the frame. And where it is sharp, you can see the structure of the leaf.

I used my new camera of the time, a Canon Powershot G9 to take this. The reason it is worthy of mentioning, is because sharp close-ups are really hard to do handheld. Especially on something like a leaf, which is nearly always slightly moving.

This photo also reminds me of a time when I spent a lot of time in Singapore. I loved walking in the backstreets. It is the only place I know where Borders Bookshop would fill on Friday and Saturday nights.

Tree in the Park, London

St. Jameses Park, 2018

I have a theory, that my real hobby is walking and that photography just happens along the way. I think people have said similar things about golf.

I was really drawn to the colour of the leaves on the tree, which looked a little like flames. And then there was the very short, neat grass which all looked a little unreal.

It was a beautiful autumn day, with very direct sunlight undiffused by clouds. I’m amazed that there aren’t lots of tourists in the background, because there were lots around.

Looking at it, it makes me think a little of Anthony Browne books, like “Voices in the Park”.

Again, all done with an iPhone.