Posted on June 20, 2015
All the colours of the rainbow – captured at the Blond Airshow last summer.
Posted on June 18, 2015
Five minutes walk down the road from here is this field, which last year had a late crop of maize. This year it’s been left fallow, but this is what it looked like in January.
Posted on June 13, 2015
In Abu Dhabi, August is off-season for anything to do with the beach – it’s just too hot. Which is why these pedalos were left high and dry on the sand until things started to cool off a bit.
Posted on June 11, 2015
With an open topic from Cee for this week, I was naturally drawn to one of my favourite subjects, particularly as it’s not listed for the coming weeks.
This image is a detail from a photograph I took of a ‘Red Hot Poker’ (Kniphofia if you want to be properly botanical about it) that flowered last week.
Not that I’m a gardener by any means (that is Madame’s domain; I just cut the grass and do some of the heavy lifting) but macro photography is one of my particular interests and flowers are an inexhaustible source of subject matter
Just so you can see where it’s come from, here is the original image. Fun with Lightroom did the rest.
Posted on June 6, 2015
Here’s one I’d completely forgotten about. This was taken with a compact camera at my daughter’s wedding reception almost ten years ago. Technically, of course, it’s a shocker (the metadata tells me that the exposure was half a second).
In mitigation, though, it was getting quite late by then and a fair amount of champagne had been consumed. Plus the composition – quite accidentally, of course – is quite pleasing.
And it’s nothing if not vivid.
Posted on June 4, 2015
Who doesn’t love a meerkat? This photograph was taken at Al Ain Zoo a few years ago. I particularly like the quizzical expression of the one on the left.
Posted on May 31, 2015
On a snowy day last year on one of our local walks we came across a group of Shetland ponies in a field. This one was particularly curious.