23 May 2008

Locked forever in his heart

If you can't be arsed to click through to see the large size, etched onto the padlock is "Principessa I will always love you" and it is signed "Schultz".
I hope this catches on - I was imagining tens of thousands of these attached to Charing Cross bridge, so many that the structure itself threatens to collapse into the Thames under the weight of all that LOVE...

Prince Albert Memorial, Hyde Park

Public seating once more (yay!) - Hyde Park this time

Sitting ist verboten.

18 May 2008


Lily, b and w

Lily, colour

Get new Gmail! Now even worse!

OK hand that feeds and so on but why (oh why etc) is Gmail now slower than it used to be with a loading bar running before the page appears? This didn't used to happen (pardon the grammar). Some sort of upgrade? It has improved on my phone though, and maybe the two phenomena are connected in some way?
Anyway, I'm off out for a coffee and some freezing spring air.

13 May 2008

You can, I think, tell it was taken with a film camera

Taken using an old FM2 and some black and white film (sorry - can't remember brand of film). A number of points of note:
1. The prints, straight from the chemists are, without exception, awful - terrible lack of contrast and flat as pancakes.
2. It is nice to use a lens with depth of field again - this taken with an 85mm f2.8 - very old (second hand when I bought it about 17 years ago) but still, I think, producing nice results.
3. Perhaps a combination of digital for post-processing and film for the original exposure is the way to go?

11 May 2008

Canal at Llantysilio

Worth clicking on to see it large. Honest.

Pushing up wild garlic: In Memory of Edward Foulkes

There are less picturesque places to fertilize.

Dreadful photo, cute subject

I know, I know, awful picture. But look, ducklings! 14 of them! With one mother! Albeit that 9 and 11 look like they are fostered... Go on, click on it, you know you want to - those little fluffy features, their cute tiny wings...

Odd Terra Scratchings

What is going on at 53 degrees 00'14.05" Nth, 3 degrees 08'04,93" Wst? Weird ground markings is what. Anyone got any ideas (see Google Earth, satellite view for details).

Dee at Llantysilio nr Llangollen

Church Door, Llantysilio, Nr Llangollen, Denbighshire

Llangollen, Nrth Wales

1 May 2008

All of MP3 dot com: По-русски

Ah how the mighty have fallen. Used to be that this site (now mp3sparks.com) was the DBs when it came to getting reasonably priced music on the web (see Mrs Lemon's passim). Now, sadly, it takes me back to dial-up / 28kps days, and this with what is supposed to be an internet connection at this end that is one of the best BT has to offer ("oh yes sir, you should be getting up to 8 mbps" - yeah, as they say, right). Ah well, there is only a couple of dollars left on my account there so, unless and until the Russian mafia snaffle my card details I think overall the service has provided good value (may it RIP).

Welcome to Mrs Lemon's: Sic transit gloria mundi.

See more at http://patrickdoddsphotography.co.uk .

Something of an online zibaldone, albeit not on Tumblr where one might otherwise expect to find such things, "Mrs Lemon's Visit to Japan" takes its name from a poster seen in Cornwall advertising a talk at the local Women's Institute. I hope there is something here you like.

NB If you go back in time far enough on here some of the photos start to disappear - not sure why. Whatever is happening with the missing pictures, apologies.



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