I was reading an interesting Guardian interview with the veteran photographer Ferdinando Scianna - you can find it here - and he offered up this thought about what photography should be considered as being art.
The UK is currently parched. Many readers in properly hot regions may be harrumphing (or whatever other unimpressed and dismissive noises they wish to make) as we are experiencing a heatwave here getting in to the mid 30's (that's centigrade, other temperature measuring scales are available) and exclaiming 'That's nothing, we have (insert insanely hot... Continue Reading →
As you can probably tell if you have visited me before, I do like to mainly shoot and present my pictures in black and white. But some days and some views - especially if the seas are spectacularly blue - need the colour left in them. This view is looking south on Cornwall's Atlantic north... Continue Reading →
Hope you like the titling technique... If you can't think of a good title, just take a few relevant words and smash them together (hat tip to 'Richard Osman's House of Games' Answer Smash round). Anyway, I chose to take my camera with me on one of my daily dog walks, although with low and... Continue Reading →
Something weird happened. I'm sorry if you followed a link for a new post and it now says there is nothing there. My last post published for a second time for some reason (someone playing with buttons they don't really understand, I expect... ahem...), so I deleted it. The original, posted earlier in the day,... Continue Reading →
I like a gnarly old Hawthorn tree. They're a stoic kind of tree, not fussy about position and soil quality at all, seeming to just get on with doing their thing wherever they find themselves growing. Most don't end up being trees at all, just a constantly trimmed piece of a mixed hedgerow environment, so... Continue Reading →
This question was asked of me by a friend, who I think was angling to have someone take their forthcoming wedding pictures for them on the cheap.
I know I have taken, and posted, a lot of photographs of this place, but that is because I am normally there at least three or four times a week. The bank to the left is the inner wall of the Iron Age fort remains, the deep gulley surrounding it being created by the moving... Continue Reading →
My Redbubble store occasionally sends me an email starting 'Congratulations, you've made a sale!' When I say occasionally, I do mean it's very much at the 'Oh wow, yes! I forgot it was still there...' level. So a recent email informing me of the purchase of one of my images as an extra large canvas... Continue Reading →
I do like to watch wildlife, but have never saved enough money up to purchase a proper wildlife photography equipment set-up. Something always wipes the savings pot out when I've got close to having enough for my ideal lens; new boiler, unexpected car problem, washing machine packing in, roof blowing off... I have a twenty-five... Continue Reading →