Looking back

Its a funny time of year isn’t it? I don’t usually notice this so much as I have this year, but I seem to be in a sort of limbo. It’s not quite Christmas yet, but it’s dangerously close, and I’m not sure I am ready! So I was surprised to...

Funny face!

I had a wonderful trip to Iceland in February and was looking back through some of the images. One pair of images made me laugh out loud. I had caught a horse in the act of biting his mate, and he looks so guilty, it’s just hysterical having a nibble Caught in...

More from Norway

I mentioned in a previous blog that I had images of reflections in the harbour in Norway. So here are a few of the images for you to see how vibrant the colours are. The huts are generally painted red, apparently because in the past the best and most readily available...

Bonfire night

Bonfire night is always freezing cold in my memory Do you love the fireworks? My abiding memory of bonfire night when I was small was of toffee apples and an amazing firework display. The weather was crisp and dry, the bonfire was enormous and roaring up to the sky,...

So what else is new?

My recent visit to Norway was a bit special. The reflections in the harbour were particularly impressive and might make a new scarf, depending on the suitability of the file I have chosen. More on that later. Also it was memorable for the lighthouses. The most...

Reflections

For a photographer reflections can be a bonus or a nuisance. If you are in a room with loads of mirrors it’s important not to appear in the picture yourself unless that’s your aim! If you actually want the reflections they can still be tricky to manage....

Singing in the rain!

When I was young I loved the film singing in the rain, with Gene Kelly dancing down the pavement in and out of puddles and round the lampposts. I also loved the Fred Astaire films, and there’s one where he sings “Isn’t it a lovely day to be caught in...

The devil is in the detail

I am not sure why it is the case, but often when I have completed a photoshoot I can’t ‘see’ what the images are like. It takes a while to visually digest what’s there, and see it for what it is. Maybe others don’t have this problem, but...

How do you store and display your pictures?

Don’t leave your pictures in hostile environments What do I mean by that? – no I don’t mean at the in-laws! Too hot? Too damp? Forgotten in a corner? Well here’s what happened to one of mine which is a picture I absolutely love and had mislaid. Sad to say it was...