Lockdown Ramblings 2.0

Lockdown Ramblings 2.0

Well here we are again, our second national lockdown (or as Government Ministers seem to prefer, an intervention), and for day 1, the sun shone brightly so that by early afternoon there was even some warmth in the November air. As with my original Lockdown Ramblings post back in April, these shots were taken on [...]

August in Pictures

August in Pictures

August is like the Sunday of summerUnknown As we reach the final third of this increasingly strange, challenging and very unique year, I've been looking back over the past month with the help of the numerous photos that I took. August for us was literally a month of hot and cold - several days in [...]

Answering The Call

Answering The Call

"It's created a really special opportunity for those who come" - Andrew Jackson, Governor of the Tower of London Mrs E and I were watching BBC Breakfast on Friday (17th July), and saw an interview with the Governor of the Tower of London, Andrew Jackson, in which he discussed the financial impact of Covid 19 [...]

Around The World In 80 Matchboxes

Around The World In 80 Matchboxes

Phillumeny (also known as Phillumenism) is the hobby of collecting different match-related items, such as matchboxes, matchbooks, match covers etc. As Covid 19 continues to prevent any thoughts of travelling, I decided to relive some travel experiences of the past, but rather than scroll through tons of photos, I have another 'aide memoire' of my [...]

Lockdown Ramblings

Lockdown Ramblings

Usually my blogs are focused on travel experiences, but like the vast majority of people that share this planet, my travelling has been severely curtailed. These days, because of the lockdown in place here in the UK, my travels are limited to the permitted daily stroll around Staplefield, the West Sussex village in which we [...]

Reducing The Clarity

Reducing The Clarity

When taking photographs, we typically try to get them as 'pin-sharp' as possible; but keeping those hands steady, especially with a heavy camera and lens, can be quite a challenge sometimes. For those shots that are perhaps not as sharp as we would like, editing programmes such as Photoshop contain tools and options that can [...]