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 [...]

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 [...]

Birthday Memories, courtesy of Facebook

Today is the 'dreaded' day; another year, another period of reflection and anticipation. I was just looking through Facebook, at the 'memories' section, where I could see posts from previous birthdays, and firstly, it's hard to believe that it's 2 years since I celebrated my 60th with a wonderful party in Gabiano, Italy. I know [...]