Category Archives: The Human touch

The Conversation

I was sitting in a light airy canteen overlooking the Thames yesterday having a snack and watching the conversations going on around me. Body language can be fascinating. There were couples slumped in chairs saying nothing, groups of women convulsed … Continue reading

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At the top of the steps

Today’s image is of the pedestrian footbridge that crosses the railway line at Heyford station. We stopped here actually to take a look at the Marina on the side of the Oxford Canal that runs directly alongside the railway. The … Continue reading

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Descending the Staircase_2

I don’t often re-work or edit images previously posted but on this occasion I’m making an exception. Do enlarge the image to see the full effect. Today’s image is a cropped version of the full frame image that I posted yesterday … Continue reading

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Descending the Staircase

Retirement offers opportunities to do what you want when you want. It’s a freedom that is unrestricted by many of the issues that shackle us all during our working lives. One of the things we enjoy is visiting Country Houses … Continue reading

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High Wire

Mountaineering, Hiking, and Skiing are not the only sports in Zermatt. There’s Paragliding (Parapente), Mountain Biking, Canyoning, Via Ferrata, Zip wires and similar high wire acts in the Forest Fun Park. We happened to be passing under this as a … Continue reading

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Standing Still

I was in London again yesterday for a meeting, and had lunch afterwards with my daughter at King’s Cross. King’s Cross railway station has recently undergone a major redevelopment that includes the addition of a vast semi-circular departures concourse with … Continue reading

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Standing on the Edge

A quick post today. In London for Pat Metheny’s concert at The Barbican last night. Absolutely superb. I was in London at the Photographers Gallery ten days ago to see Burtynsky: Oil (sadly finished now). As always, compact camera in … Continue reading

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The Ninety Second Shoot

Luck happens. But also luck comes to you if you are looking for it. Sometimes it happens fast and when you least expect it. You need to be employing that ‘seeing eye’, camera in hand, ready to react, almost without … Continue reading

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Heading for the exit

Perhaps an appropriate image for a Friday, when many of you will be leaving your place of work later today, looking forward – I hope – to a weekend away from it all. Today’s image is from a London gallery … Continue reading

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In Step

I’m outside my comfort zone photographically with today’s image. I seldom photograph people. And I felt very self conscious standing in a wide open space with a compact camera that at times (by the way you hold it) can feel … Continue reading

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