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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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Flower head

Whilst out over the weekend leading a photography tour in London, I was struck as many others have been by just how many flowers are coming into bloom.  There’s blossom on some of the trees, and in places not only … Continue reading

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Imperfect beauty

I learned a new term yesterday, thanks to my good friend Scott in New York, who commented on yesterday’s image and introduced me to the Japanese phrase wabi-sabi.  According to Wikipedia, this refers to an aesthetic of beauty which is … Continue reading

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Trees framing trees

We are back to my ongoing obsession with trees today, I’m afraid!  The leaves of the tree in the foreground frame the cluster of trees in the background here, which I feel helps draw you into the image.  The trees … Continue reading

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Sunset

I promised landscape after the last few days of abstract meanderings, so here we go.  Sunset pictures are often considered to be principally about the colours, but I think that’s only part of the story – the shape of the … Continue reading

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Pattern in the sky

I recently caught part of a TV programme my partner was watching about the architecture of new houses.  One of the architects was explaining how he had been inspired by a photograph taken looking up at the sky through the … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Inn Fields

Lincoln’s Inn Fields, I am told, is the largest public square in London.  Tucked in next to one of London’s four great Inns of Court, it is today a beautiful space in which workers come for a lunch or coffee … Continue reading

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A view across the valley

After the Easter weekend, I am heading out into the countryside of Oxfordshire to spend a few days teaching photography in the magnificent surroundings of Denman College.  We will spend some time taking photographs in that splendid setting, as well … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the machine

When I used to live out in the Hertfordshire countryside, one of my favourite walks (with or without dog) was on a footpath which ran up through a nearby farmyard, then out over the crest of a hill beyond, before … Continue reading

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Wood for the trees

There’s something endlessly intriguing, I find, about paths winding through woodland.  Perhaps it is the way the light breaks softly through the canopy of branches, or the way in which the leaf-litter strewn underfoot and the web of twigs overhead … Continue reading

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