No lockdown for wildlife.

So here we are still in lockdown. It is admittedly a bit looser than a few weeks ago, but there are still many restrictions.  Lockdown does give me plenty of time to watch, and photograph, the wildlife in the garden.  We have a good-sized garden pond and it has lots of critters in it; newts, […]

What do do in lockdown

So here we are still in lockdown.  While the rules do allow us to drive to a place for exercise, photography might not be considered as exercise.  Given that, it’s probably better to stay in the house and garden if you are concentrating on photography. We have been blessed with some gorgeous sunny days recently, […]

This too will pass.

I went for some exercise recently.  The lockdown rules in the UK allow the use of a vehicle to drive a “reasonable distance” to where a person will exercise.  I drove a few miles to the Ridgeway.  The car park I arrived at was empty, so I considered it reasonable to park there and walk.  […]

Street is neat (again)

There are as many stories at our feet as there are at eye level or higher.  It’s definitely worth looking down at your feet for images.  If you are afraid of the journey I’ll take you there gradually… This image shows that one department, the pavement painting one, has not communicated well with the sign […]

Macro lens + mobile means you can stay at home!

The cameras on mobile phones continue to get more and more accomplished, with AI and computational photography coming to the fore.  My Huawei Mate 10 Pro has both those features but I also have a nice low tech device that helps me make images.  It’s a clip-on macro lens made by Bauhn.  I got it […]

Watch what you are doing!

If you sell things on eBay how do you make your adverts stand out and sell quickly or for more money?  Well, one way is to make sure your photography is as good as it can be.  I have seen many examples of photography on eBay where a little thought would have made the images […]

Look for images everywhere!

I look for images everywhere, but the trouble that it can delay my non-photographic life.  Here’s an example: Last week I was going back to my car from shopping at a local supermarket.  I pushed my trolley towards the trolly park and saw a long row of other trollies.  I saw a pattern, and wondered […]

Putting the graphic into photographic

This is a post about composing your image.  Some folks go on about the so-called “Rule of Thirds” as if it was the law.  Spoiler alert: it’s not!  By all means compose your images carefully, but don’t get caught by the “it’s the rules” trap.  Sometimes images cry out to be treated as graphic design […]

Christmas greetings!

Just a quick message to wish my reader a “Very Merry Christmas” and a “Happy New Year”! May your bokeh always be smooth and silky. Have a great 2020!

First (Street) among equals?

Last weekend I was up in Manchester for a social event.  I stayed in the First Street district, which is all shiny new office and entertainment buildings.  There’s a lot of glass, and a lot of rectangles.  I popped out one morning with my Lumix TZ-100 compact camera to try and capture the feel of […]