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Nirvana

Lying on the grass at the top of our garden on Quickley Lane, the apple tree to my right, the silver birches behind me, the latter not yet condemned to death by the wasps' nest in their base. In the house, the rest of my family - mum, dad, brother, sister. Overhead, blue sky turning evening. Its the school holidays - near the beginning, not the end, so peace, and exciting, stomach-tingling thoughts of play. I turn and look at the grass up close: a ladybird; arcing blades of green; the world beneath my feet. I turn back to the sky - swallows flit about above: it is warm, it is quiet, it is infinite.
I'm called in for bed.

Prep

Peacock

Just Hank

Jane

Steps

Violinist

AOD

From the Window

Selfie

Mrs Lemon's Visit to Japan

The Malachites' 12th Night at The Geffrye Museum, London

Selfie. Settings as before.

Selfie: 1/2.5 sec; 200 ISO; flash at 1/5th power, rear curtain sync; f5.6. Converted to b&w in Photoshop CC*

*More information than you needed? Apologies. This post is actually for me, to help me remember what I'm doing next time I want to drag the flash.

The Lake Twins at work in Turner's House

Private View - The Lake Twins, JMW Turner's House, St Margarets

Rickmansworth II

We Don't Trust You

Rosebowl

Bust by NJH Dodds (my father)

Rickmansworth: Life on the Edge

Apparently it is Henri Cartier Bresson's birthday today, or would have been, had he been alive. In his honour, the day has been designated World Street Photography Day. I didn't know that when I went out with my camera earlier but, now I do, these are my contribution. Yeah, no people - I know. Next time maybe.

Port Eliot

Lydia

A couple more of the Lake Twins at Turner's House

B

B

Morning

Well now

At a Recent Wedding