Last week, Sheryl and I made our way over to Cheshire to meet our friends Lynne and Mike. It’s a year since they tied the knot in Lymm, and they were returning to celebrate their first anniversary. We were privileged to be invited to join them, and arranged to meet them at the Gauntlet Birds … Read more Running the Gauntlet
See the p365 here.. Well, it’s over. I gave it my best shot, but it was not to be this year. Sadly, a very brief but dramatic bout of food poisoning – likely Norovirus, given the symptoms – forced my p365 project to the point of no return, with 2 absent days. According to the … Read more It’s Over! My p365 Failed!
May genuinely started out looking quite promising, at least in regard to my photography. The weather was beginning to improve and the colours were beginning to shape up. My new job was a social hour catastrophe, though, but pretty ideal for shooting photos – mornings and early afternoons to myself, evenings and nights given over … Read more May Goes Pear-Shaped
For context, see my previous Suburban Fox post: It’s nearly a year since I first attempted to capture the suburban foxes in my area. Since then I haven’t really tried particularly hard to do a better job, although it’s always been my intention to do so. However, since my last attempt I’ve acquired some new … Read more The Suburban Fox – Part 2
It’s probably fair to say that, photographically, April was something of a slender month. The loss of my walking buddy at the end of March obviously plays a significant role in that, but also that I started a new job. The new job had, shall we say, interesting hours. They tended to lean more heavily … Read more The Slender Month of April (A Review)
This update was mainly written before the end of March when Maisie passed away, and this has changed things greatly. Rather than discard this update, I’ve decided to post it, albeit edited and somewhat out of sequence now, because it focuses mainly on the enormous photography differential between February and March. The earliest months of … Read more February & March Update
Squeezed in on the last day… Photography First What an unexpected start! Whereas the lead up to Christmas saw me struggle photographically with the transition from Autumn to Winter, the New Year has really started very well. There are reasons, of course, and firing up my new p365 project has definitely been key. I think … Read more January in the Can
Bits fall off cars. It happens all the time; mostly nuts and bolts and bits of trim. Some of these things I happen upon, as I’m walking the dog. If, like me, you’ve suffered punctures at unfortunate times or in difficult places, you might understand how I developed the compunction to pick up anything that … Read more Found in the Street
The Lockdown 20 project is a subset of personal images from a very limited number of overall images shot during the lockdowns and interludes in the year 2020. These 20 images exist, directly or indirectly, as a consequence of our society’s response to Covid-19 and, were it not for Covid-19, would never have been taken.
While reviewing 2021 recently for this blog, I noted a glaring hole in site updates spanning all of 2020. Fifteen silent months, in fact, from August 2019 through January 2021. The elephant in the room is obviously Coronavirus, which consumed society for most of 2020, but this doesn’t entirely explain the silence on this blog. … Read more The Lost Years