27 January 2008

One last one from today - another hdr I'm afraid - in the courtyard at the V and A

Beautiful sculpture at the V and A

More from the V and A

From Bishop to Saint - 1892 - Sir Alfred Gilbert

I've posted this guy before but I've wanted to go back to the V and A for a long time as the picture previously taken by me was pants. This does this amazing sculpture a better service. The face is about 4cms tall, to give you an idea of scale.

V&A Pics - some advice

Word of advice - you need a permit to use a tripod in the V&A. I didn't know until a very nice security guard came over and told me after I'd already shot a few off, as it were (results mixed - they may or may not appear here at some stage). Anyway, she was very nice about it. Makes getting that D3 with low-noise-at-high-iso-rating all the more important.....

21 January 2008

Fog, Thames, Richmond

I quite like this picture and yet something about it doesn't quite work - I think it is the square structure to the left - makes it unbalanced. Anyway, taken a few weeks ago by the White Cross on a foggy day when the river flooded.

19 January 2008

Truro Cathedral

Just testing.

Blondes aren't more fun

So a blond prig on something called the ACA Show in Australia tries to take Corey Worthington (the lad with the party, you know the one!) to task about his party that went wrong. Thank god he has more about him than she does - watch here.

9 January 2008

Square Pig, Holborn

"A small glass of red wine please."
"We don't do small glasses."
"Well, one of your regular glasses then."
"Certainly sir. That will be £5.35."
I could, of course, pay that for the whole bottle and not have to sit in a decaying canteen at the bottom of an office block. But that would be to miss out on the whole "Square Pig" (oh how we laughed at the witty play on words) experience.

Auf Wiedersehen Facebook

Porn photos? No, not that. Stupid programmes that I wasn't interested in? No, not that either. Quizzes? Nope, annoying though they were. None of these made me deactivate. It was Experian. Everywhere. So, you have built up a credit profile of me against my wishes? And you want me to pay for this? And you want me to read about your company every time I visit facebook? Well, sorry, that's enough. I hated you before I ever went on the site because of your business model. And if I hated you then I loathe you now, more, even, than British Gas. Quite a feat for six month's worth of advertising. Anyway, goodbye FB, it wasn't so good after all.

If it is OK with you....

I really am very pleased to be able to present to both my readers the following email. I am sorry for the plagiarism, but to echo the words of my great friend Mr Peter Frank, I apologize if the contents hereunder are contrary to your moral ethics:

From: Peter Frank
Private Email: pfrank44@live.com
Subject: Inheritance Fund
Date: Jan 9th, 2008.


I apologize if the contents hereunder are contrary to your moral ethics, but please treat it with absolute secrecy and personal courtesy. I am Peter Frank an Auditor in a commercial Bank here in UK, In the process of auditing our bank accounts this quarter, I and one of my colleagues recently discovered that there is a dormant account valued at the sum £10,000,000.00 (Ten Million British Pound Sterling) and after due verification of this account we discovered that the account owner is late and that is why the account has been dormant and as such a £10,000,000.00 has been lying in the bank unclaimed.

The idea of presenting a foreigner to act as his next of kin came into our mind, as you know the said deceased is a foreigner as well. Hence, that is how and why we have contacted you to present you as his next of kin, so that the £10,000,000.00 will be paid to you and we can both disburse the fund according to the percentage we will agree upon.

In view of this, I am seeking for your co-operation and understanding to stand as the next of kin to our deceased customer, to enable us claim the fund from my bank.

Hence, if this proposal is OK by you and you do not wish to take undue advantage of my trust, then I hope to bestow on you. Please kindly get back to me immediately only through my personal contact email; pfrank44@live.com

On getting your response, we shall agree on the percentage ratio on which we shall disburse the £10,000,000.00 between us, as we intend to invest part of our own share in real estate or any lucrative business in your country, and we would appreciate if you can put us in the right part where we can invest our own share in your country. I will not contact any person or company until I hear from you, so as to enable me decides on what to do next.

Be rest assured that this business is 100% risk free.

We wait for your prompt response.

Best Regards,
Peter Frank.
Private Email: pfrank44@live.com


6 January 2008

Christmas Lights, Twilight, St Ives, Cornwall

Twilight, St Ives, Cornwall

View over St Agnes, Cornwall

Working the vegetable plot, Corzola, Sierra Nevada, Spain

Garden in Ubeda, Sierra Nevada, Spain

draft Olympics poster

The 2012 font is wrong and I don't think the white works but otherwise I am quite pleased with this effort. As to why it was created? Why I have no idea.

Boat , Padstow, Cornwall

The flag is that of Cornwall.

Truro Cathedral

Lone Surfer, St Agnes, Cornwall

Apparently there were approximately 150 people on the beach on Christmas day and a large number went swimming... Madness.

M, Soho