Will Post Lockdown Anxiety be a thing ?

My anxiety has been affecting me this past week or so and i initially struggled to understand why it wasn't going away. And then i realised. I am very nervous about coming out of lockdown. Here in the UK the lockdown is gradually easing. Schools are back, upto 6 people can meet up and from … Continue reading Will Post Lockdown Anxiety be a thing ?

Another sleeping stadium

Chester horse racing course, the oldest in the World, is another sporting venue in hibernation, awaiting the return of punters and all the other race goers who add to the carnival of a meeting. Starved of its excitement, the venue is re-inventing itself as a covid vaccination centre until such time as racing returns. And … Continue reading Another sleeping stadium

Be VERY careful what you write ! And What You TOUCH

Three weeks ago i wrote a post on here pointing out how colds, flu and other viruses don't seem to have been as prevelant this year. The link is here if you want to read it https://iansimpsonphotography.wordpress.com/2021/02/19/a-winter-without-the-common-cold-or-flu/ Well as i write this i am into day 5 of the nastiest stomach virus i have ever … Continue reading Be VERY careful what you write ! And What You TOUCH

Street photography in deserted streets on lockdown day 330.

Even idiots are allowed opinions. These days are difficult for us street photographers. There's nobody about. Well, thats technically not true, there are a few, but with most people observing lockdown measures it does make the art somewhat difficult. Never mind. So with layered clothing and gloves i had a walk around New Brighton today … Continue reading Street photography in deserted streets on lockdown day 330.

Back to normality

Its a week since i had my first covid19 vaccine. Since then i've tried to keep away from people or places that might give me the virus, in other words shops. Apparently it takes at least 12 days for your body to become immunised so it seemed rather silly to put myself at risk on … Continue reading Back to normality

Ode to Battles lost

"That whispering, suffocating, invisible virus that corrupted our world, stealing the weak and the frail and the old. Borne of air and transported by the fools and the selfish through every breath. We stand firm to suffer your bitter sting 'cause no matter how many or how long the battles rage you cannot win the … Continue reading Ode to Battles lost

The Winter Warrior

This is the latest of my photo compilations, called "The Winter Warrior". Alone and aloof through millennia the Winter Warrior has kept safe the souls of the weak. Through tempest and foul storm, blinding darkness and bitter cold she mourns her liege, her protector, her teacher, her love. She fears no beast or man. No … Continue reading The Winter Warrior

Pinhole photography, back to basics.

I've had a chance to get out with my pinhole camera lately, basically a wooden box with no lens. I loaded it up with a roll of Ferrania P30, a beautiful rich and very fine grained black and white film from Italy. A Christmas present. I love shooting with my pinhole camera, an Ondu 135 … Continue reading Pinhole photography, back to basics.

Thank you for your normality

Its normal to go to the shops. Even in a pandemic we take shopping for granted. We can buy whatever we like. We are spoiled for choice. Apart from face coverings nothing is different. We take these places for granted. But do we stop and consider the people, the heroes, who have given us this … Continue reading Thank you for your normality