Tag: photography

  • The Great Conjunction

    The Great Conjunction

    The above was what I managed to get earlier this evening with my DSLR, a 70-200mm lens, with a 2x teleconverter. Annoyingly, there’s also a lens converter in the mix, so this is a sub-optimal set-up with respect to the glass I’m using. I’m also at the edge of London, so not exactly in a…

  • Comet NEOWISE: Part 3

    Comet NEOWISE: Part 3

    After a week of mostly cloudy weather, Friday night looked like it might be slightly clear. But I also wanted to find somewhere new to take pictures. As it happens, I ended up where I was previously. I cycled over to a high point on a road near a local country park. But I was…

  • Comet NEOWISE: Part 2

    Comet NEOWISE: Part 2

    Following my previous attempts at photographing Comet NEOWISE, I went out again late on Sunday evening. With Nautical Twilight ending at just after 11:00pm, I headed off just before then to see if the visibility would be decent for another stab at photographing NEOWISE. I was keen to get out on Sunday because the weather…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • North Norfolk

    North Norfolk

    I spent a few days in Norfolk over Easter, and along with a few bits of video I shot prior to that, I made this video. The drone footage was shot with a DJI Mavic Pro, while the remaining footage was shot with a DJI Osmo Pocket. The accompanying photos were shot using the same…

  • Orchids – Colours of Colombia at Kew Gardens

    Orchids – Colours of Colombia at Kew Gardens

    Somehow it has been years and years since I last visited Kew Gardens. I managed to visit on the penultimate day of their Orchids – Colours of Colombia exhibition, which seems to have proved wildly popular. I got down to Kew just after opening on Friday and the guy at the ticket desk suggested that…