He hesitated a moment between Major Tom and Rocket Man. Either would have been a fitting soundtrack to his last spacewalk. In the end however he chose neither Bowie nor Elton but the Grateful Dead’s Dark Star as a musical epitaph as his oxygen slowly but inexorably sputtered out. (279 characters) It’s time once again … Continue reading Twittering Tales
Photo Credit: Susan Spaulding Another street corner It was like any other nameless street corner in a nondescript island town. It could have been in the Caribbean or in the Pacific or on any other Tropical Island. There was just the right number of stray dogs and random children kicked up the dust with a … Continue reading Sunday Photo Fiction (21.4.19)
The tips of my fingers felt soiled contemplating the greasy buttons. I cringed, reaching for a clean white handkerchief. The phone rang. I held the handset well away from my ear. “Deep breaths. Tomorrow no handkerchief. Repeat after me. OCD is treatable.“ This is my entry to this weeks Twittering tales. I’m writing this on … Continue reading Twittering Tales #132
Anne-Claude baked some scones this morning so I thought it would be a good occasion to test my skills as a budding Food Photographer. I’ve tried to incorporate food styling, lighting and general tips I’ve picked up on YouTube. I have an advantage over you in that I have that fresh baked slightly cheesy smell … Continue reading Cheese Scones
I enjoy taking photos of the food we prepare and eat or of food we order in the restaurant. I’ve decided to take my food photography to another level so I’ve been paying closer attention to other peoples photos of food and learning about equipment and techniques. YouTube is a particularly interesting vector for learning. … Continue reading Foodie Photos
One of our favourite pastimes is to watch the wildlife in the field next to our back garden, and we’ve noticed that as time goes by, birds, and small mammals, adventure closer to the house than they used to. I showed you a Greater Spotted Woodpecker a while back, and now Squirrels adventure into our … Continue reading Wildlife from our window
I took a photo in the garden the day before yesterday with my mobile phone, and although I was pleased with the result, I though the red was a little pinkish, and slightly unnatural. I decided to take a few more with my Mirrorless Sony (A7R), but when I loaded them into Lightroom I was … Continue reading Oh no, such a silly photographic error!