Light in photography and painting.

We’re going for the pictures speak a hundred words here. I love playing with a camera and light. Exhibit A: Dewdrops. Best taken from the floor, you may end up with wet feet/ knees. Exhibit B: sunset. This a blurred version with silhouettes – I think I was playing with a review camera for this […]

Big details, small picture.

One of the screener questions used in the pre autism diagnosis questionnaire is whether you’re a big picture or a small details person. I have no idea how to answer that question. As I’m sure I’ve written before (although I can’t put my cursor on where or when to link) when I was a systems […]

Colour my grey day

Right now I’m really enjoying photography, and particularly sharing it on Instagram, where there are some wonderful communities you can join in with by tagging your pictures. I thought I’d share a few of my favourites here. #colourmygreyday is for those days when you need a pop of colour. This evening’s picture, taken during this […]

What’s your X Moment?

Parenting, or indeed life, is full of blink and you’ll miss it moments. Once upon a time, that was what happened, if you weren’t there, you weren’t looking, you lost your chance. Then came cameras, Polaroids, digital cameras, and now most of us have that powerful camera in our pocket in the form of our […]

How does your garden grow?

Colourfully. I planted irises last year to grow myself a new header. They bloomed partly when we were away, so I didn’t get the pictures I wanted. This year the single blue one has flowered in the rain. It’s beautiful. But not quite what I want looking for in a header. Hm. I could use […]

The calming wild.

It is no secret that I am fond of outdoor time. Most days I try to get outside even if only into the garden, camera in hand. You can find little secrets and treasures everywhere, even in your own garden, if you look carefully. It’s all about perspective. I have two favourite walks at the […]

Solstice at the beach.

I thought Solstice was yesterday. (In my defence, it’s often on the 21st. Except when it’s not, like this year. Solstice is the moment the sun reaches its most southerly position, which was 4.49 am or some such, so this morning’s sunrise was the one to watch.) Shame, because yesterday’s was better. Happy solstice! Went […]

Wordless Wednesday – on the bike



It’s all about your point of view. The same flower, the same morning, the same camera. Just from two different points of view.      To me one looks warm and one cold. One could be morning and one evening. Or one summer and one winter. No, both today,  taken just a minute or so apart, […]

If you go down to the beach today

you’ll need to be careful not to get lost in the fog. Very very thick fog. No foghorns – I assume it was too thick for the ships to be coming in at all. I guess Operation Stack would have lorries lined up down the roadside. I don’t know though, because I didn’t leave town […]

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