Category: Photography

  • Hunting Comet NEOWISE

    Hunting Comet NEOWISE

    There’s a new comet in the skies, and it’s perhaps the most visible comet we’ve had for 25 years. Comet NEOWISE (or more formally, C/2020 F3) is so named because it was discovered by the NEOWISE space telescope back in March. It’s now visible in our skies and is actually pretty bright if you go…

  • View to the City

    View to the City

  • Spring Sunday

    Spring Sunday

    On Sunday I went for a walk locally, taking in the farms and fields that are around the green belt near where I live. Today, and the rest of the week are set to be wet and gloomy. So here are some sunny pictures from the weekend! A few more pictures are over on Flickr.

  • BFI Archives Tour

    BFI Archives Tour

    Note: If any of the images are blurry click through to Flickr. There’s also a much bigger set of photos over there! One of the benefits of being a member of the BFI is that occasionally they do things like have tours. I put my name in the hat for a tour of the BFI’s…

  • Red Moon

    Red Moon

    I’m currently watching For All Mankind on Apple TV+. The series is one of a handful that Apple has made free for a “limited time.” Coming from Ron (Battlestar Galactica) Moore, it was for me the most intriguing of Apple’s launch series, and I’m a little under halfway through it and really enjoying it. The…

  • Wester Ross

    Wester Ross

    In what now seems like an age ago, although it was actually just a couple of weeks ago, I spent the week in Wester Ross, a part of the Scottish Highlands that I hadn’t really visited before. It’s that part of the western Highlands that includes Torridon, Gairloch and Ullapool. I was based in a…

  • Winter Sun

    Winter Sun

    A few more from this series on Flickr.

  • Experiments with Acrylic Ink and Water

    Experiments with Acrylic Ink and Water

    The other day I was drinking a cup of tea in one of those cafés where they provide the hot water, tea bag and milk separately. I let the tea brew before stirring the milk in and was entranced by the smokey effect of the milk being stirred into the water. Then I went to…

  • View From Waterloo Bridge

    View From Waterloo Bridge

    Taken just after sunset yesterday. A ten-second exposure, so the London Eye is turning and the “Starflyer” swing ride creates some nice lighting effects. Also nicely visible are a crescent moon and venus. Click through to Flickr for larger versions.

  • UCI World Championships – Harrogate 2019

    UCI World Championships – Harrogate 2019

    With the first home cycling World Championships since they were at Goodwood in 1982 (which very much predates my interest in cycling), I was always going to be spending late September in Yorkshire. There were a series of events held over a week, but I headed up after the time trials had taken place, reaching…

  • Painted Lady

    Painted Lady

    Only seen every ten years or so, there are currently millions of Painted Lady butterflies in the UK. At the weekend, I saw them everywhere, and the above is one of my favourite images. Note the curled proboscis – effectively the butterfly’s ‘tongue.’ More photos over on Flickr.

  • Lego Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

    Lego Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

    Yes – I built one of these. I even queued at the London Lego store to pick one up in person. It’s fantastic!

  • Cindy Sherman – National Portrait Gallery

    Cindy Sherman – National Portrait Gallery

    The Cindy Sherman exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London right now is well worth visiting.