Entries from February 2007

Pure Romance

Fish and chips for Valentines’ Day supper. Pure romance, just eating with Jo in a traditionally tatty fish and chip restaurant in Bexley, Kent.

The Scruffy Professor

Going against the “no photography” rules in the National Portrait Gallery, I simply had to ask this man to pose for a portrait. As we walked down the stairs together, he told me that he had stopped off in London on his way home to America after a month-long tour of India, where he had… (Read More)

A Light In The Darkness

We drove around back streets before asking a local for directions to the cliff-top lighthouse above Cromer, on the north coast of Norfolk. Against advice, we bumped up a narrow track to a small clearing, gained grudging permission from the lighthouse keepers to park the car, and set out through the drizzle to photograph the… (Read More)

Flickr’s Dirty Little Secret

Some of you may have noticed that photos posted to flickr don’t match quite with the original versions. Resized down automatically to create the default sized images, they are also sharpened and (questionably) have their saturation enhanced. There’s a blog entry going into more detail here. Speaking from experience with image production for web use,… (Read More)

Thurne Dyke

Leaving the car parked in mud, we walked a little way along the side of a narrow dyke to a main water way in the Norfolk Broads. As I was scouting the best place from which to shoot this, the Thurne Dyke wind pump, we found a large rabbit stumbling along, almost overcome by myxomatosis.… (Read More)