Archive for the 'Photography' Category

Evening in Provence

[link] Monday, July 28th, 2014


Evening in one of my favourite parts of the world.

Cloudscape with vineyards

[link] Monday, July 21st, 2014


On the road to Lorgues this afternoon.

Waiting for…?

[link] Monday, June 23rd, 2014


The garden, Leckhampton, Friday afternoon.

The canopy

[link] Sunday, June 15th, 2014

The Canopy-blogsize

Smoking break

[link] Thursday, May 29th, 2014

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Soho, London, April 2014.

Anne’s pad

[link] Monday, May 26th, 2014

Girl at Anne Hathaway's cottage

I was just trying to frame this view of Anne Hathaway’s cottage from the garden when a young girl jumped up and paused to have a good look. One of those moments.

The one-world selfie

[link] Friday, May 23rd, 2014

This is amazing. And sweet. And touching. To celebrate Earth Day NASA asked people to send in pictures of where they were on that day. They received 36,000 images from over 100 countries, and assembled them into a gigantic (3.2 Gigapixel) zoomable image of the planet.

It’s the only home we’ve got. Such a pity that we’re heating it up. In the end, it will fix itself. And in the process maybe fix us too.


[link] Sunday, May 18th, 2014






At Home



What does on in one of our nestboxes.

Capa’s Longest Day

[link] Thursday, May 15th, 2014


Lovely Vanity Fair piece by Marie Brenner about Robert Capa.

The orders came to Life war photographer Robert Capa in London from the United States Army in the last days of May of 1944: You are not to leave your flat for more than an hour at a time. Your equipment must be packed.

Capa was one of four photographers chosen to cover the first days of the United States Army’s massive assault on Hitler’s Europe; he had just enough time to hurry from his apartment on Belgrave Square to buy a new Burberry coat and a Dunhill silver flask. The need for bella figura had been at his core since his childhood in Budapest, where appearances and charm were means to survive… Read on

The Reader

[link] Friday, May 2nd, 2014


A scene in an Oxford churchyard. Reminded me of those appalling photographs of the charred remains of Iraqi soldiers incinerated while retreating at the end of the Gulf War.