Wednesday, 20 May 2009


Sunset across the Thames close to Hammersmith Bridge.
Note the plane in the top right. This is in the approach to Heathrow...

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Journey to the Center of the Earth

or down into hell, as one commenter remarked:-)
Journey to the Center of the Earth
This is in St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest.

Saturday, 18 April 2009


In a hotel lobby, behind glass, under a spotlight.

Friday, 3 April 2009


A longish exposure (6s) with the camera balancing on a chapstick lying on the parapet. (Who needs a tripod:-)
Note the blue streak in the sky.

Monday, 30 March 2009

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Natural History Museum

Great architecture, wonderful lighting. And a museum too.
Natural History Museum

Saturday, 21 March 2009

From within

In honour of the first day of spring.
From within
Backlit by direct sunlight at noon. It can work:-)

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Boat Race

Last summer. Made good use of my polariser on this one.
Boat race

Sunday, 15 March 2009


Piazza Pretoria in Palermo, opposite City Hall. And a nice dramatic sky in the late afternoon.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

More than you would think

Time for spring...
More than you would think
I always like backlit flower shots, even midday like this.

Thursday, 5 March 2009


A nightly view of City Hall.
Very minimal processing: just white balance, a little noise reduction, and sharpening.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Thames from Putney Bridge

Took a walk on the Thames again tonight, and witnessed another gorgeous sunset.
Thames from Putney Bridge
Basically, straight out of the camera. It's a longish exposure: note the plane in the top right.

Thursday, 26 February 2009


Normally not one for heavy processing, I reprocessed this one, taken last summer. Quite heavily, for my standards, but I like the result.
This was during the Street Art exhibit at the Tate Modern. The artist is JR.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

London's Beautiful Tonight

Last night's sunset on the Thames.
London's beautiful tonight
This is real; I slightly nudged up contrast and saturation, and set the white balance to "cloudy".

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Cross Traffic

Sunset at Hammersmith Bridge, with some little boats just passing below.
Cross Traffic
Golden hour! Larger view at Flickr or Zooomr.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Sicily unplanned

Fast forward to last year. Two of the shots I liked best, both in Sicily, and both with an unplanned element. On the first one, this kid walks into the frame when it was too late to do anything about it (had to chimp to even known whether he was in or not). And he really completes the composition:-)
This is in the Valley of the Temples near Agrigento (which, confusingly, is a ridge).

The second one is the opposite - I was waiting for the last person to leave, but when I saw him in the doorway, I knew that that was the shot.
Into the Light
This is the Duomo in Siracusa.

Friday, 13 February 2009


Yet another blog. What to expect? For now, I'm not making too many promises, let's just see where this is going, if anywhere. I'll try and post here somewhat regularly. Mostly a picture with a brief associated story. I seem to gravitate towards landscapes and architecture. You'll see few holiday snaps or other personal stuff here. And no HDR, wild colours, and vignettes.
But enough talking already. Starting with a really old picture. An old favourite, and a scan from slide. It's a bit small, because IE butchered the scaling, and I don't want to assume you have a huge screen. Click the picture for larger sizes.
Blümlisalp Traverse.  A scan from an old slide I took in 1986.  If you look closely you can find two pairs of climbers following usg us on thon the ridge.
This is taken during the Blüemlisalp Traverse from the summit of Wyssi Frau (3650m) in Berner Oberland in Switzerland, looking towards Morgenhorn (3623m). You can see two groups of climbers following us; the first of the second group of 3 is just entering the light on the lower part of the ridge. (And note his shadow way below!) I think this must have been around 8am one day in July 1986(!).
We started the traverse in the Blüemlisalphütte (2840m) around 4am, climbed Morgenhorn, traversed to Wyssi Frau on the ridge you can see here, and from here continued over an even more exposed ridge to Blüemlisalphorn (3663m).
I'll post some more later, or see the links on this Flickr set.