The time just before sunset is my favourite for capturing beautiful skies, especially when the effect is enhanced over a body of water. These shots were taken in September, on a day trip to the Island of Spetses, off the Greek mainland. I have visited this island before and am always enchanted by … Continue reading Glow: Sundown in Spetses
Street Art, San Franscisco, USA. The murals are large-scale and they convey powerful social and political messages that encourage you to 'stop, look up and listen,' and perhaps even change your perspective. Scale
Pedestrian Two young sadhus chatted cheerfully, as they took a chance to let their feet rest out of their sandals, at a railway station. A young man, on first glance well-dressed, lay in a deep sleep by a busy roadside. It was his cracked and coated feet that told of a long, sobering hardship. … Continue reading Pedestrian street life
In warm climates the window openings allow movement of light and air in both directions and you feel at one with your wider environment. On our first evening in Hydra, I decided to wear a crisp, all-white cotton outfit, my favourite combination in the heat, and by chance, so did my companion. We walked leisurely, … Continue reading Windows, for the soul
Bougainvillea brings me immense joy, whenever I catch sight of it, because it tells me that I must be abroad in a hot climate. I have seen it in Australia, India, Greece and Spain, amongst other countries, and its profuse, pink foliage is hard to miss. If there is a breeze, then the pink blooms … Continue reading Flower of the day
via Photo Challenge: Layered Layered A short flight to Athens, a bus ride to the historic port of Piraeus and just over an hour's crossing of the Saronic Gulf by Catamaran and I was on the idyllic island of Ydra (also known as Hydra) last week, taking a few days out from autumnal England, to … Continue reading Layers in the Saronic Gulf
In our consumer society - the waiting objects for sale, look as weary as the vendors. Photographs I took on a walkabout in San Francisco with my old Panasonic Lumix, 2010.
Structure I was in India early last year, visiting family and on the last day of the trip, we made a trip to Old Delhi and Chandni Chowk. We took a rickshaw that weaved its way through the impossibly narrow alleyways, miraculously avoiding contact with the busy heaving crowds. We whizzed past a myriad open … Continue reading Old Delhi Flats and Cables: Structure
via Photo Challenge: Corner Last year I received an exciting invitation to the wedding of a friend I had met in Greece, several years earlier. I had seen her every year since then, at the end of each summer, when we visited a favourite spot amongst the Dodecanese Islands. She spoke Spanish, Greek … Continue reading A magical corner of the world
via Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny! (There seems to have been a glitch and my original writing accompanying the photograph has disappeared. I will try to re-write it from memory but it is not easy trying to recreate spontaneity.) Photographs used in iconic posters have made a lasting impression on me. We used to … Continue reading Shiny…and not so much.