Monthly Archives: August 2014

A glimpse of Tower Bridge

I’m off to Dusseldorf for a few days, and very much looking forward to getting to know a new city – the views, the atmosphere, the people, the history.  But sometimes it’s fun to be a tourist in your own … Continue reading

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At the opera

OK, so the title of this post is a bit of a fib – I didn’t actually go to see an opera, sadly.  But a few months ago we did go on a guided visit to the Paris Opera House.  … Continue reading

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Castle gates

I’ve given pictures of Hertford a rest for a few days – much to everyone’s relief no doubt!  But today we are back in the town again for a look at the gates of Hertford Castle.  The dark mass of … Continue reading

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The blue hour

Charles Dickens was, I understand, famously unable to sleep.  As a result, he would sometimes walk the streets of London at night, later recording his experiences of the city at these unusual hours. When people visit London and are busy … Continue reading

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A trip to France

I am just back from a few days away photographing a series of WW1 commemorative events organised by the Western Front Association (WFA).  The trip began in Wiltshire, and broadly followed the route of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) in … Continue reading

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Getting abstract

I’ve often said that photography challenges and encourages you to look at the world in new ways – by spotting the play of light on water, noticing the pleasing texture of an architectural detail which others simply pass by, or … Continue reading

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Light on the water

I wrote yesterday about the importance of making and creating space – I was talking about photography, but could just as well have been talking about making space in life.  We are sometimes so busy that we fail to spot … Continue reading

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