A shot from the Musée Nissim de Camondo in Rue de Monceau, Paris. It was the private home of a Parisian banker who was a passionate collector of French furniture and art objects from the eighteenth century. This is one of the staircases. I like the shape of the stairs but felt I needed something more in the image. Visitors were wandering up and down the stairs and so I support my camera on the handrail at the top of the stairs and waiting for people to fill the gaps. I tried various shutter speeds and decide that 1/2s was going to give me the right amount of blur. I really wanted two people in the appropriate places but had to shoot them individually and combine them in Photoshop.
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.
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.
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 →
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.