Tag Archives: texture

In the centre of Amiens

This dramatic war memorial is in the centre of one of my favourite French cities – Amiens – which I am lucky enough to visit quite frequently when leading First World War battlefield tours.  I find the imposing scale of … Continue reading

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Textured surface

When I’m teaching new photographers, one of the things which seems to excite people most is the move from Auto to Aperture-Priority function, allowing the photographer to control the depth of field in their image.  In basic principle, it is … 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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Patterns and rust

I had the pleasure of taking two people on a night-time photo walk of London a few days ago.  One of them commented that a key challenge of photography is actually finding the time to do it; and one of … 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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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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The view through

Apologies for the break in transmission over the past few days – I’ve been focussed on my academic study, and trying to keep away from the distractions offered by the computer!  So to help with my end-of-week relaxation after stressing … Continue reading

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Abandoned lantern

Those of you who look at these photo posts regularly, probably won’t be surprised to see today’s picture – the rich textures in the wood, the patches of rust on the lantern, and the decaying leaves gathering around it are … Continue reading

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A spring bloom

People often talk about “the dark days of winter”, though in my experience there is plenty of light and colour if you choose to look for it.  Today’s bright and fresh image is a bit of a cheat, as it … Continue reading

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A leaf, at rest

After yesterday’s spring like image, today’s is decidedly autumnal!  This is from a piece of work I did for a hospice a few years ago, in which I was asked to create some photographic images for their corridor walls.  I … Continue reading

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