Category Archives: Art photography

It appears that I may be a man of great expectations…..

A pin ball wizard I am not, but it does appear as though the ball that I hopefully fired some months ago has avoided the first pitfalls, rung some bells, set some lights flashing and is now rushing towards ….who … Continue reading

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An empty vessel….making very little noise…

At a time when much of the surrounding world is flooded, I am feeling completely drained. I am content, but without impetus. This inertia has led me to take pictures of inert and empty objects. In truth, most of my … Continue reading

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DisapPEARing act…

The last of the sweet Williams said their farewells to 2013 in the warm tones of the setting winter sun….and I shall do the same. A very Happy New Year to you all….see you next year.

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All Black on Toast…

A cold morning found me doing vigorous exercise in the kitchen. I was cutting thick slices off a dense pain de campagne whose bottom crust was putting up a good fight against my bread knife. As the first slice fell … Continue reading

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Bewitched…..

A beautiful November morning which magically transformed itself into dark, rain filled afternoon reminded me of Kingsley Amis’ dazzling description of a hangover, which I reread today in a blog that has become a favourite of mine, namely The Bully … Continue reading

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Fish and ships..

As the title of this post is totally disparate, but seemed a good idea at the time, I have included a picture of a ship….or boat, to be precise. It may only serve to show Christian Harkness, a fellow blogger … Continue reading

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It could so easily have become a crock…..

“Nuts” I said to myself “my chances of photographing that rainbow are fat and none”. As I ran upstairs to grab the camera I caught sight of the carrier bag full of walnuts which two of our grandchildren had collected … Continue reading

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Amazing place..

As I stood, bent against the wind this beautiful morning, on the shoreline of the Anse d’Aiguillon, this remarkable place put me in mind of the opening passage of “Great Expectations”, sadly without the appearance of an unlikely benefactor…”the dark … Continue reading

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Making the beast with two backs…..making it do what?

When I first heard this phrase, apparently loaded with sexual euphemism, it only brought to mind my vain attempts to create animal silhouettes on a wall in the beam of a torch. As a schoolboy I was more than a … Continue reading

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Beau laid……

Sitting by my computer I can see and hear the rain lashing against my window, making me remember the sun and blue skies of yesterday afternoon when the sun light seemed to saturate the colour of everything that it touched. … Continue reading

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