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Almost like footsteps

A few years ago I undertook a short photography project which involved taking images in the streets near where I live – in the course of the shoot, I can’t have ventured much more than a mile from my own … Continue reading

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Dream

“Dream”.  That seems to be the simple message of today’s image, which I took a couple of years ago while researching a new photo walk in Bloomsbury…and it seems fairly good advice to me.  Rather prosaically, the word featured on … Continue reading

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A pot of gold

The faint trace of a rainbow through an overcast sky is what initially prompted me to take today’s picture.  The frequency with which rainbows crop up in legends and stories is testament to their power to tantalise us – so … Continue reading

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Too dark?

I’m sometimes criticised for making certain of my images too dark – and I mean in light levels as well as subject matter.  I’ve tried to change, but I’ve come to the conclusion I just like dark images.  There’s something … Continue reading

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Withdrawal symptoms

For those of you suffering from Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms, today’s picture should cheer you up.  It was taken a couple of years ago when I visited Highclere Castle, the location for much of the series’ filming.  It’s a stately … Continue reading

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An avenue of trees

When I’m teaching photography, one of the themes we usually look at quite early on is how to get a sense of depth into an image.  Leading lines, strong foreground and background, or inventive framing are all potentially powerful ways … Continue reading

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A different space

I’ve had an early start this morning for a research trip to Cambridge. I don’t particularly mind getting up early as it happens, not least as it gives me the chance to see London before it gets really busy.  This … Continue reading

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