Posted on October 1, 2015
This is a photograph of the back of my watch. Except that it isn’t really my watch. It’s the one that was presented to my grandfather on the occasion of his retirement in 1961 – at the age of 74. Those are his initials: TC.
Rather like me, it’s a bit temperamental now, and sometimes stops for no obvious reason (also rather like me). But I’m proud to wear it.
Posted on September 25, 2015
The BurJuman Centre is one of the oldest shopping malls in Dubai, and features a couple of grand sweeping staircases, with elements of Art Deco. This is a view taken from the ground floor, looking up to the balcony and ceiling above. The image is almost abstract and works quite well in black & white, I think.
Posted on September 17, 2015
Quite possibly the world’s most expensive form of public transport(ation), gondolas pass beneath the Bridge of Sighs in Venice.
Posted on September 4, 2015
Palm trees cast long shadows across a path in Hili Oasis, near Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates, producing the illusion of depth in an abstract image that makes me think of something a space probe might send back from the surface of a distant planet. (Although that’s probably just me.)
Posted on August 29, 2015
Posted on August 20, 2015
Presenting a monochrome image of a flower that’s at least as interesting as the original is quite challenging, since one of the main selling-points of flower photography is the colour. Hopefully, though, this picture of a couple of crocuses does the job – helped by the lead-in lines provided by the leaves.
Posted on August 15, 2015
Not a refugee from a Transformers movie, but a close-up of one of the cylinders on a propeller engine from an old aeroplane.