Author Archives: LensScaper

About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'.

Adopting Panels

One of the ideas I experimented with during our period of lockdown over here in the UK, and since, is the creation of panels of images. I think water lends itself to this approach in particular. Water is seldom still … Continue reading

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At some point over the last two and a half years all of us will have experienced some form of Lock Down. Our liberty was curtailed. In the UK there was a period when one could only leave the house … Continue reading

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The Ascent of Mont Blanc

On this day (8 August) in 1786, Mont Blanc was climbed for the first time. It marked the beginning of mountaineering in the Alps as over the next 100 years all the major peaks in the Alps were conquered one … Continue reading

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The quiet wood

Despite living in West Sussex for six and a half years, I am still discovering areas of woodland within a 15 minute walk of our house. This is my most recent ‘find’. I think it may have been deliberately planted … Continue reading

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Hi everyone. It must be about 21 months since I last posted an entry on this blog. It’s surprising how something that was so much part of my life was knocked off the board so comprehensively by the Covid pandemic. … Continue reading

Posted in MountainScape, Uncategorized | 18 Comments

Cubist reflection

This is one of the more bizarre reflections that I’ve captured  from the Docklands area of east London. Whether the glass facade was planned to reflect its neighbours in such an outrageous way or whether this happened purely by chance … Continue reading

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Window Abstract

Reflective glass is often a bonus to the photographer. In some cases it is pure reflection, often subject to a degree of distortion. In other cases – and this is an example – you get a mix of see-through and … Continue reading

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Towards the Light

The concept of time feels warped. It’s another facet of Lockdown. The weeks drift by alarmingly fast (we’re back to Monday again when I clean a bathroom), and yet the individual days seem to drag. It helps to keep busy. … Continue reading

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The Lost Normal

I haven’t blogged for months. Lockdown knocked ‘Normal’ into the long grass. We had to adjust to the strictures of a new so-called Normality. The familiar flow of a day was disrupted and with it went so many features that … Continue reading

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Back to the Mountains

It’s the season of short days and long nights; time to work on the image archives. I’m busy preparing a new iteration of a talk about Alpine photography titled ‘High ‘n Wild with a Camera’ and in the process re-living … Continue reading

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