Lavender, West Sussex

Lavender Seedling, West Sussex August 2020

Writing this, in early August 2020, I hope things are well with you.

How are you spending lockdown?

For my part, I’m so be getting into different routines – here I was just about to water some lavender seedlings – when I thought I would take a quick photo. For some reason, i thought that lavender would be easy to grow, but I’m finding them to be very slow! Lots of learning when you try something new!

Like most of my photos these days, I’m using my phone, I find if I turn it upsidedown, I can get quite close and gives a pleasing almost worm’s eye view of things.

On Victoria Peak – Hong Kong

Leaves on “The Peak” – Hong Kong 2010

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 funicular railway up Victoria Peak, the main attraction is the shopping centre at the top. But if you go out and keep walking up hill past the millionaires’ apartment buildings, being passed by vehicles with screaming transmissions, you finally get to the park at the top – which is where I took this picture. Sometimes, it is nice just to sit there with a cup of tea and look at Hong Kong below you.

I believe the film was Shanghai GP3, which isn’t very well known in the UK. I have had mixed result with the film, sometimes showing pretty poor quality control. On other occasions, it has been fine – like here.