STOP looking at your camera once you have taken a shot. This is just lazy photography. You know if you have taken a good shot or not. And besides, when doing this you will often miss the better shot. We didn't have this luxury in film days and our pictures weren't too bad !!
When i was young i wanted to fly, now as i age i'm happy just to walk.
Time, or our concept of time, passes far quicker than we realise. But, by closing your eyes we can instantly transport ourselves back to wherever we remember. We can time travel within our own lifeline. This is one of England's most historic monuments. Stonehenge. Supposedly constructed over 4000 years ago it is today seen as … Continue reading Travelling back in time
The actor Steve McQueen once said that "racing is life. Everything that happens between is just waiting for racing". It is an oft quoted remark used by motorsport fans around the world. The last 18 months has borne this out, showing us that everything that happens between major events in our lives is just waiting. … Continue reading Waiting for racing.
Climbing tall from tiny seeds, the sunflower towers over all, overseeing and demanding attention in the late summer garden. Their arrival heralds the beginning of the end of those long hot summer nights, those dreamy days of heat and light when all but the mad dogs lay in rest. Those energy sapping days of iced … Continue reading Summer daze
The palette of summer, Nature's canvas so skillfully adorned, Everything perfect in just the right place, The yellows and reds and blues and greens, All shades of the rainbow changing with light, Every day something new, every minute a gift, Til the days start to shorten and the colours do fade, Winters rest well earned.
The long, tall golden summer grass, defying the breeze as it climbs to the sun. Singing to those who can listen, it's soft call gently breaking the silence on a peaceful evening, nature's lullaby to soothe and heal the mind.
This is Conwy Castle in North Wales built for Edward 1st between 1283 and 1287. Situated at hte mouth of the River Conwy, with the mountains of Snowdonia in the background, the castle and its walls are a UNESCO Word Heritage site.
The cyanotype is an old method of producing a photographic print without the use of silver. It produces blue positive prints by contact printing negatives or you can create a photogram by placing objects directly onto the paper. The light sensetive chemicals that coat the paper react to sunlight and after being exposed for around … Continue reading Old fashioned photograph printing