2020 Week 17 – Different Views

It was a handheld shot, my X-E3 camera with a wideangle lens (XF16 ƒ 2.8) under the giant poppy – with the exposure and focus automatic I was relying on the camera to make it work and it did! I really like this shot, perhaps…

2020 Week 16 – Nature and People

This week was a time to wander the streets, just a little, and to get close and picturesque. In the streets I found a lady peering from her sitting room, a photo taken surreptitiously, but it shouldn’t offend her. I found attractiveness in dandelions, a…

2020 Week 13 – Lockdown Starts

We started our “lockdown” this week. It’s in quotation marks because it’s not that serious, practically speaking. Or it isn’t in villages and other rural locations because we have somewhere to get out to and to walk. Our garden is large enough to provide us…

2020 Week 6 – Meeting Old Chums

The Fin Fest took place in the Knights Templar pub in London on Friday 7 February. It was a chance to meet friends, colleagues, from a long time ago, but I missed it. Because I was having a leisurely lunch with some of those friends…

2020 Week 2 – Night and Turbine

The night shot is of the pub next to the church in our village. It is often the case, it seems, that the churchgoer can visit the pub after church; on the other hand there used to be a rule in devout communities that you…

Week 40 – Polluting Traffic on our Street

You have about 2 minutes’ warning on our street when one of these highly powered polluters is approaching.  They whistle occasionally, but it’s the sound of the wheels, rubber covers barely effective at muting the trundle, that tells you a steam traction engine is not…

Week 27 – An English Country Fête

You’re not going to be bowled over at the excitement of an English Country Fête, particularly one at a very small village.  But it was very pleasant to visit Hatley in Cambridgeshire and see the sights brought together by a few dedicated people, drink some…