Not easy to shoot this sort of close-up macro work without a tripod. But, patience is a virtue and a bit of luck when it comes to insects, as they typically fly away just as I reckon I have got … Continue reading
Even the rubbish is posh in Sloane Street…..
Last night here in London. A walk by the river and a few drinks on a barge bar. Extraordinary rain storm just after I shot this picture. London was weeping for us….. yeah, right. 🙂
These two fellas were out collecting nectar and doing their bit for the cause of flower insemination. Micro Nikkor 105mm, handheld.
Newspaper seller on the concourse at St Pancras Station and the headlines showing some marked contrast. After thinking about possibl going to the Notting Hill Carnival a few days ago, kind of happy we didn’t…..
More floral loveliness in Wisley Gardens.
My best mate’s sister works at the Royasl Horticultural Society’s gardens at Wisley in Surrey. We went over for lunch and a walk around the gardens. I shot this just after a recent shower of rain, as we picked vegetables … Continue reading
An aloe plant in the tropical dome of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Wisley gardens. Shot with the 105mm Micro-Nikkor lens on my D300.
Long lines of pylons marching across the landscape from the power station, taking energy to homes in South Wales.
In the midst of many days of typically British summer weather, i.e. incessant rain. These flowers were a breath of colour. Shot with 105mm Macro lens.
During the twenty years or so I had lived in Wales before moving to Japan, I had never visited the Gwent Levels, an estuarine area between Cardiff and Newport on the River Severn. I found it today by accident after … Continue reading
The mist that had been earlier filling up the valley had almost cleared, with just this little band left above the church.
I was trying to shoot an handheld HDR of the entire panorama from my wife’s aunt’s house in Monmouth. But without a tripod it is difficult even with the motor drive firing five, bracketed frames to elinate all movement. The … Continue reading
I was outside trying to see shooting stars as the other night was when the Persids meteor shower was happening. I saw about ten or fifteen but didnt manage to get the experimental long exposures I was trying to shoot … Continue reading
This is shot from the field adjacent to Hiromi’s aunt’s house on top of the Kymin Hill outside Monmouth. I was looking across to the Black Mountains and Abergavenny in this shot, at a rain storm that was eventually to … Continue reading
Joe and Ami had a lovely time at the City Farm the other day. They especially enjoyed feeding the goats and making friends….
Hiromi had a lovely glass of fresh mint tea when we visited the Bristol City Farm in St Werburg’s. Had a great lunch there too.
Some mad looking plants in the Battersea Park.
This interesting and colourful fence was by the cafe in Battersea Park.
A beautiful and for me typically English sky; fluffy clouds and blue sky, fronted by a patch of green grass.
Joe on the Underground and on his way to the Science Museum.
I shot this from just next to the bridge into Battersea Park, not far from our friend’s flat. A mixed day on the weather front, so typically British!
We’d just had a light shower of rain and the drops were still sitting on the rose petals. These flowers smelled amazing. A very English garden indeed…..
Some very pretty wildflowers in all of the gardens just between Cheyne Walk and The King’s Road.
This sculpture on the Thames near the Dome appears like it has also been someone’s home at some point in time. Very cool. A slice of a ship. This HDR was made in Photomatix with a five-shot bracket.
Nice to be back in a country where you can regularly see huge lumps of real cheese in the market or shops……
A couple sitting and taking in the evening view in Trafalgar Square, looking down towards Whitehall and Big Ben.
The Gerkin, the Nat West Tower and construction cranes form this part of the London skyline, looking from The Globe Theatre across the river.
I’ve seen most of the ‘human sculptures’ down by the London Eye before but this fella was new for me and he was really good on the guitar too.
Walking towards the South Bank from Pimlico, I spotted this little scene across the road: the car on the right is a Maybach and worth about 300,000 Pounds. The Lamborghini on the right is, I think, the new Murcielago SP640 … Continue reading