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Cambridge Bicycle

Bicycles are everywhere in Cambridge. It’s convenient and cheap and the only permitted form of self-owned transport that students can used in the centre of Cambridge.

Villefranche Impression

I liked the colours and patterns of the houses stacked up on the slopes at Villefranche in the south of France. I used BuzzPro to take some detail out of the buildings (simplify) and a mild pen-and-ink effect to create this painterly impression.

Tears on the Eye

It was a wet day on the London Eye. I focussed on the raindrops on the outside of our pod when at the top so there would be another pod in view.

Sir John at St Pancras

On the upper level at St Pancras railway station, above the Arcade concourse, stands a bronze statue of the former Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman, gazing in apparent wonder at the Barlow roof. Designed by British sculptor Martin Jennings, the monument to Betjeman commemorates the poet’s successful campaign to save St Pancras station from demolition in the 1960s. The 2-metre (6 ft 7 in)-high statue stands on a flat disc of Cumbrian slate inscribed with lines from Betjeman’s poem Cornish Cliffs: Continue Reading →

Paris Restaurants

Near the Gare du Nord, these restaurants seemed ablaze with colour and typify the buzz of Paris with eating on the street at almost any time of the year.

Ontario Homestead in the Fall

I was in Toronto for a conference in late September one year and hoped to catch some trees showing autumnal colour. I took a trip to Niagara Falls and on the way back we stopped at Niagara-on-the-Lake. I had prepared myself by taking a medium format Yashicamat 124G camera with me loaded with Fuji Velvia film. I saw this house and was struck by the colour of the leaves. I returned a few years later and gave a copy of the picture to the house owner – he was very pleased.

In Town and Unsupervised

This is part of a series of photographs taken for a Cambridge company to create a charity calendar to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust. Everything was shot on a chilly November day and theme was along the lines of St. Trinians schoolgirls. Quite appropriate since the cartoonist Ronald Searle was born, and lived, in Cambridge and St Trinians was based on a Cambridge school.

Homeward Bound

Trying to capture a bird in flight is not easy. I caught this young gull from a headland in northern France but the backdrop was a plain sea. The backdrop here is actually another cliff-top shot but taken in Pembrokeshire. I simply combined the two to make it a little more interesting.

Gulls at Dusk, Lowestoft Beach

I quite like the colours in this image and the peaceful nature of the scene with a deserted beach and a few gulls but it has never done particularly well.

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