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Stately homes

Today’s picture is of Wilton House, a very grand stately home which I had the pleasure of visiting a couple of years ago; some of you may remember earlier pictures of its splendid Laburnum walk.  One of the things I … Continue reading

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House through trees

St Paul’s Walden Bury was the Queen Mother’s childhood home, and the gardens were also one of the first places I was privileged to shoot when I left the civil service to become a photographer.  I have always loved this … Continue reading

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Flowers beyond the window

Compositional techniques like framing and leading lines are not just about making pretty pictures, they should also be a key part of the way in which each picture tells its story.  With something like framing, the relationship between the frame … Continue reading

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The church in the garden

Today’s image shows one of my favourite churches in London – St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden.  Originally built in the mid-1600s by Inigo Jones, it has become associated with the acting profession; and inside, plaques in memory of members … 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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Just noticing

As you will no doubt have spotted, things catching my eye are a regular feature of these posts.  For me, a key part of photography is “just noticing” what is around you.  That’s not to say it’s artless, as there’s … Continue reading

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Garden walk

In the course of my work on the First World War, I am starting to learn a fair amount about Rudyard Kipling who not only lost his son in the conflict, but also helped the Imperial War Graves Commission (as … Continue reading

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