Head To Head

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY A patch of mostly dull and cold weather is giving me ample reasons for continuing with the scanning of the negatives of the long walk of the rather hot July of 2003. Today we are again back on the River Thames in SouthContinue reading “Head To Head”

Tales From The River Bank

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY BT excelled themselves today. Readers will remember that on 18th December I had cancelled my useless Broadband package, and retained the landline, having to create a new account to include £5 per month to keep my e-mail address. I was told that thisContinue reading “Tales From The River Bank”

Paddling Along The Thames Part One

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ENLARGED GALLERIES Given his abiding interest in Paddle Steamers, it was only to be expected that my friend Norman should celebrate his 70th birthday,     by hiring the Viscount to give all his friends a boat trip to remember. In the second of these images,Continue reading “Paddling Along The Thames Part One”

Birthday Girl

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today’s rainy day post begins with this morning’s scanning of some 1983 and 1984 black and white negatives. In ‘Across One Bridge And Under Another’ I published a colour photograph of Matthew on the bank of The River Thames at Putney with his driftwood find. This was towardsContinue reading “Birthday Girl”

Reflections

Jackie drove me to and from New Milton station today, for me to lunch with Norman at The Archduke. He and I both enjoyed the sweet potato soup starter and the chicken escalope with chips. Norman went on to pecan pie. We shared a bottle of Sicilian shiraz. The quill-like image on the windscreen ofContinue reading “Reflections”

Bags

I began the day with a wander round the garden in the morning light. Jackie has been steadily working away at the creation of her open air gardener’s shed. This is what it looks like at the moment: As she walked under the weeping birch she came alongside the growing log pile that I willContinue reading “Bags”

Where Did That Come From?

This morning I delved into the archives of black and white negatives. Firstly, I made three more prints for Norman, of his photographs for the book he is working on. He had not been happy with the first versions of these; two he considered too dark; and in one I had undeniably snipped the sternContinue reading “Where Did That Come From?”

The Hat

We had a remarkably smooth drive to Southampton Parkway where Jackie delivered me for the Waterloo train this morning.  The weather was unseasonably mild and the transport on time. From Waterloo I walked the St James’s Park route to Green Park, and took the Jubilee Line tube to Neasden for lunch with Norman. Stealing CharlieContinue reading “The Hat”

Contrasting Skies

In January 1964 I took four colour slide photographs of birds being fed at the Tower of London.  The best of these has been lost.  I had used it to produce a calendar for Mum a year or so later.  Sadly, of the twelve pictures selected for that present, this is the only one thatContinue reading “Contrasting Skies”

Panettone And Jam Pudding

13th November 2013 Jackie drove me to and from Southampton Parkway today for my visit to Norman. I took my usual Green Park route from Waterloo as far as Piccadilly, which I crossed and continued up Old and New Bond Streets to the next station on the Jubilee Line. It was high tide on aContinue reading “Panettone And Jam Pudding”