MEUS a fringe event

We are very lucky here in the East of England in that we have a biennial photo festival that is in its infancy. It began in 2016 and our local group of contemporary photographers ran a show to coincide it. That was our Contradictions show based on the docklands of the River Orwell. This year […]


I’ve spent 8 days out of the last two weeks teaching Business Analysts to always ask the question ‘Why?’. Being a bit out of condition and not having harmed any film since 21st January and left it too late for early doors with the large format gear, I thought I’d better explore the Gipping if […]

Good Weather

These troughs that keep hitting us are beginning to get on top of my shooting schedule. Dear Lord, did we have some grim stuff over the weekend. I felt for people working at sea as I knocked up dinner for our guests on Saturday night. It is not that often the forecast starts with ‘There […]

Of things past

I took a day off yesterday and went up to town to take in a few photography exhibitions. I’ve been in town a lot of late but working between 0830-1730 means that there is no opportunity to take in the offerings, so it was back in on a cheap ticket and what a bargain that […]

Flower Power

Now then. Most people of a certain age would think I am about to start writing about the 60s with a title like this. Yes, I am in my 60s and trying to cram as much into the daylight hours as possible, and yes I think the Lib Dems suggestion of legalising cannabis is a […]

Couldn’t quite make it

I marvel at the herculean efforts that some people must make to get so close to a litter bin yet fail to manage to lift the lid and deposit their crap in in it. I made this image today after a speculative visit to the Strand, an officially classified Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Scenes […]


Yes, I know. Where have the first 4 months of this year gone? Here we are on Mayday, and from where I am sitting there is something about the klaxon call of the international distress signal that is ringing in my ears, Mayday, Mayday, Mayday. I am one of those who fear the likely dictatorship […]

Academician in the ascendancy

Of late I have started going backward, backwards that is as in the reverse direction to that which I normally pursue my early morning walks or bike rides. One sees things differently as the perspective is changed as is the light and shade. I don’t know why I have never clocked this as eye catching […]

Gummed up eyes does mean Spring is here

What an awful strap line but nevertheless very true. I could feel some changes coming on with my body all week and yesterday’s stroll and pause and stroll and pause along the Gipping at Barham manifested itself as reaction to tree pollen. The pussy willows were looking beautiful in the balmy spring air yesterday but […]

Of Labradors and Grebe

I went out this afternoon for a number of reasons; I needed a walk after too many hours testing website products on an agile project this week including this morning I needed to get my eye back in for wildlife especially as Spring is very much on its way I suppose it was seeing a […]