white poppy

I have an account on the social network that is making headlines at the moment. Mastodon, previously a little-known geek project (certainly was when I first tried it in 2017 anyway), is growing rapidly due to the meltdown of Twitter and its new owner, and a huge escaping herd of tweeters are migrating that way... Continue Reading →

profile pic

I noticed that I have never actually posted the full version of the picture I use for my profile image. It was taken in St Ives, Cornwall, a few years ago, and as you might quickly gather from the fact I took it, the man and dog in it are not me and my dog,... Continue Reading →

is it art? no. not yet.

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.

apologies

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 →

robin

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 →

Not dead yet

I know. You have been wondering haven't you? It has been said --by me on my 'About Bear' page as it happens-- that "I do enjoy the creative outlet of my photography–it’s just more often in sporadic bursts of relative enthusiasm rather than a continuous drive."But five months, without even feeling like I want to... Continue Reading →

Orchards in Devon

One of the few things I miss about where I used to live in Devon, is enjoying the orchards of thousands of cider apple trees that virtually encircled the village. The most spectacular experiences of walking the dog and watching wildlife around the acres of regimented trees, particularly at blossom time, is a hard thing... Continue Reading →

The Dandelions of #NoMowMay

Firstly, the personal news.I know it's been a long time, but I am well, thank you. I am also busy. Right, now that's out of the way, Plantlife UK are encouraging people not to mow their lawns for the month of May. This is an effort to improve the biodiversity of our gardens, which could... Continue Reading →

An Anniversary and Other News

It is the third anniversary of the day when this humble little blog, not really attended to with much in the way of care in the previous six or seven months, was featured on WordPress Discover. It went mad for a few days. Like from about 30 followers to 8 or 900 mad. Since then,... Continue Reading →

Dormant

Yeah, it's kind of been that way for me. I see, from some of the photo blogs that I follow on here, that it has not been the same for everyone. Many of them have been happily getting on in some form or another, posting new images and other content for viewers to read and... Continue Reading →

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