Out and About: Stow Gardens

A visit to Stowe gardens on Monday proved to be on one of the few decent days of weather in between all of the terrible rain storms we have been having in the UK and which have caused so many terrible problems in the north of England. In Buckinghamshire the sun was shining and for … Continue reading Out and About: Stow Gardens

Faux infra-red trials – 2

Here’s the second infra-red test, this time on a building, a temple at Stowe.  Perhaps not such a pronounced effect as the statue picture, but then again real IR photographs don’t always work, it depends on the light and subject. >>©<<

Out and About

Yesterday I went to Whipsnade Zoological Gardens in Bedfordshire.  I went there last year with the family, but this time it would be purely to take photographs. I used the D7100 and partnered it with a 70-210 f/2.8 zoom, which on an APS-C D7100 would mean it was acting like a 105-315 zoom.  This is … Continue reading Out and About

Out and About

Today's photograph is from Charlecote Park where I went on Wednesday after an abortive attempt to go to Compton Verney to see the Martin Parr exhibition. Anyway the latter didn't happen so as I was passing Charlecote I popped in. I spent the next two and a half hours, wandering around the gardens, watched herds of deer … Continue reading Out and About

Busy day

It has been a busy day today.  I had a meeting in Long Compton at 10.00 for a newly-formed Visual Art group for the Royal Photographic Society.  It was a very interesting and productive day.  There were new as well as old faces there all eager to get the group up and going. We had … Continue reading Busy day

Out and About

This weekend Mrs M and I took the first trip this year down to Batsford Arboretum, just outside Moreton-in-Marsh in Gloucestershire. We like to go and have a look at the gardens and trees a few times a year to take in the fabulous colours that swap and change through the seasons. The Arboretum is … Continue reading Out and About

Out and About

Today I was out and about at Lyveden New Bield a National Trust property in Northamptonshire. The lodge and garden were created by Sir Thomas Tresham between 1595 and 1603. Upon his death in that year, the family wealth depleted, the estate passed to his son Francis Tresham. However Francis along with his cousins Catesby … Continue reading Out and About

Latest Commission

I have just finished my latest commission.  I used Peak Imaging to print the image and the frame came from EZE-Frame. The picture is being purchased as a retirement presentation. >>©<<

On Real Photographers. An article by David duChemin

I make no apologies about highlighting another article from my favourite photographer/writer, David duChemin. This man just gets better and better. His latest blog post called 'On Real Photographers', takes issue with all those 'Professional' photographers who complain that there are two many people taking pictures / owning cameras / selling photographs / giving away … Continue reading On Real Photographers. An article by David duChemin

Library of Birmingham Photography Archive threatened with closure and staff cuts

Just before Christmas, Birmingham Council announced that they are proposing significant cuts at the Library of Birmingham, and particularly to close the Photography Archive and remove the entire staff. Professor in the Culture of Photography at the University of Brighton and Financial Times photography critic, Francis Hodgson wrote a post on his blog, Another One Bites … Continue reading Library of Birmingham Photography Archive threatened with closure and staff cuts