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Showing posts from May, 2008


One more? Oh go on then.

Sword with bananas for scale

Did anyone tell you that you have the most beautiful eyes?

"Listen, all I'm saying is that if one of you ever so much as mentions camping again, I'm going to kill you."

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.

Heron, Thames, Richmond, London


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.

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?

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

Aylmerqc's suggestion

Kew Gardens

Rape Fields, Oxon

Misty Morning south of Lower Heyford

Golden Pheasant

Etched glass, Kew Gardens

What do you get if you cross Bojo with a pheasant and a judge?

Skull / Scythe, Oxford Canal

Faded Glory

Oxford Canal

Oak, Oxon

All of MP3 dot com: По-русски

Ah how the mighty have fallen. Used to be that this site (now 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).