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November mist

OK, OK, I know I am in the wrong month and should be looking forward to spring…but I’m indulging my autumnal senses again with an image of November mist rising in early morning sunlight.  Apart from the eerie quality of … Continue reading

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Sundown by the Thames

Photographs rarely simply record a scene – the composition and focus selected by the photographer guide our eyes, and help to tell a story or ask a question about what we are looking at. Today’s image in some ways subverts … Continue reading

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Reflecting windows

At first glance, today’s image looks very neat and symmetrical, but on careful examination it’s full of untidy disruptions to that sense of order.  One of the columns of windows sits slightly recessed from the others, carving a deeper line … Continue reading

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Misty landscape

I spent New Year in Dorset, much of the time amidst driving rain and strong winds, though thankfully not nearly as serious as the devastating weather which has affected other parts of the country.  It was certainly not peaceful weather, … Continue reading

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Towering pillars

Today’s image shows the magnificent interior and towering pillars of Gorton Monastery near Manchester.  It was designed by Edward Pugin (son of Augustus Pugin who worked alongside Charles Barry on the creation of the Palace of Westminster).  Gorton is a … Continue reading

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London at night photography tours

In the new year, I am running a series of night-time photo walks in partnership with the London Transport Museum, and I am pleased to report they are selling out fast!  Night-time is such a fascinating time to see the … 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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The courts at night

I seem to be getting quite a few bookings for night-time walks via Secret London Photo Walk at the moment – so I thought I’d post up a night picture today.  This was from a stroll I took along the … Continue reading

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A long break

Well, it’s been around three weeks since I last posted up a photo – sorry about that!  I’ve had a busy few weeks toing and froing from the WW1 battlefields of France and Belgium with tour groups, beginning with a … Continue reading

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