Mono Monday: Fancy

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In my childhood a “fancy” meant a small fancy cake – not a sensible date loaf or seed cake such as one’s mother made on a weekly basis, but the kind which might turn up on the table at a … Continued

101 uses for a macro lens

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Number 23: wildlife photography. It was a tough call between this shot and this one – both taken over the Avon at Stratford this afternoon. They’re both cropped a bit, but not crazily so, and I had to straighten this – … Continued

Emergency swan blip

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It was dog bath day today so we went to Stratford, me with camera as per. But it was a miserable brown and grey morning, with almost no people about and no interesting dogs. So I’m afraid I had to … Continued

Sunset

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After essentially wasting half a day attempting to take a decent selfie to use for my profile on various sites, I drove over to Broadway this afternoon to pay the bill for Arthur’s most recent lab tests and collect a … Continued

Sherpa

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“He’s three quarters malamute, and one quarter husky – that’s why he’s a bit porky.” Emma Davies sent out a challenge today to those of us taking her on-line course, to choose a subject and make a collection of photos … Continued

A glimpse of sun

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It was a lovely morning in our little valley, so after walking Arthur and doing a few chores at home I went off with the camera, looking for landscape shots. To my surprise, as soon as I made it up … Continued

Sempervivum

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I’ve had another busy day – I managed to take several very tedious things off my to-do list by treating them like a finger-food buffet and nibbling a little from each in turn, repeatedly through the day – but it … Continued

Mono Monday: Beginning

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This shot depicts the beginning of taking down the Christmas decorations this morning – a job I hate so much that it invariably brings on a rash of displacement activity. Today for example I found that I had a sudden … Continued

One day, twelve pics

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I know that a number of blippers have already signed up for the photography course run by the photographer Emma Davies, A Year With My Camera, which promises to provide inspiration and challenges through 2016. If you haven’t already taken … Continued

Dog day morning

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This is Rupert – I think. It might be Rufus…. but I think it’s Rupert. R and I were walking along Henley Street in Stratford this morning, between a cup of coffee and the cinema (where R had reminded me … Continued

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