Waiting for the Present

Present I spotted these Gondoliers killing time in Venice last month. The scene reminded me of a saying from my school days about the child who was asked by his teacher to 'sit and wait for the present' and was then surprised that nothing came of the promise and he was then told it was … Continue reading Waiting for the Present

Serene

Serene Some gentle strains of music could be heard from a window above. It was appealing to step out of the Delhi hubbub and explore. The staircase wound around and led to a silhouetted wine bar. A group of lads sat sharing beers and banter. A couple sat in one corner quietly chatting, perhaps stolen moments together.  … Continue reading Serene

‘Just Priceless’

via Daily Prompt: Priceless A few ideas popped up in my head for this fantastic daily Word Prompt : The moment I realise that I have just managed to capture an elusive moment on my camera. 'Transparent' - an Amazon original drama - 'real' characters and family stories, cinematically filmed, an evocative title track, and … Continue reading ‘Just Priceless’

Shiny…and not so much.

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.

A walk by the river

I was lucky and managed to fit in a walk by the Thames, in Berkshire, today. I captured some riverside shots and contrasting textures were everywhere. I particularly liked the heavy metalwork, all painted in exquisite cornflower blue. One could almost feel the domed rivets which were well out of reach. The mini-rhubarb crumble pudding … Continue reading A walk by the river