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'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.

The clouds lifted

After six days of dense low-lying cloud, above which I sometimes ventured only to find myself in the middle of a cloud sandwich, the weather started to change. There were patches of sun and blue sky on the final two … Continue reading

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Limited Visibility

The two words ‘Limited Visibility’ sadly sum up my recent experience of eight days skiing in Whistler. The weather was not kind to us. Low cloud or hill fog shrouded the mountains, and it repeatedly rained in Whistler, but snowed … Continue reading

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Facade

Just off Oxford Street in central London down an alleyway on the way to the Photographers Gallery you will find this facade. An abstract on a grand scale. Layered reflective strips creating a fractured surrealistic impression of neighbouring properties. A … Continue reading

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Eccentric windows

Some images immediately pose the question ‘Why?’. Why is there that large window-less space to the right of those windows? What is behind those windows? Perhaps they light a stairwell. This was taken near Victoria station in central London, an … Continue reading

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Decaying away

Autumn is so rapidly replaced by winter and the leaves almost perceptibly rot away into nothingness. But decay itself has a beauty. Walking familiar paths weeks after the leaves fell to earth there are images to be found. Leaves create … Continue reading

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Abundant Snow

There has been colossal snowfall across the Alps in the last few days and weeks, with resorts, including Zermatt, temporarily cut off by avalanches disrupting transport links. Avalanche protection, management and awareness has advanced dramatically in recent years and thankfully … Continue reading

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Surveyed from all sides

Last week (at the last minute, as per usual) I saw Rachel Whiteread’s exhibition at Tate Britain. She was the first woman to win the Turner Prize in 1993 and is one of the UK’s leading Sculptors, casting objects and … Continue reading

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