Close-up of love padlocks on Tumski Bridge, Wroclaw
Never thought of Poland as a tourist destination, but after spending five days in Wroclaw, I’m ready to go back again. Beautiful landmarks, great food, and amazing people.
Here is a close-up picture of the love padlocks on Most Tumski, a most original expression of love and friendship.
Red Arrows at Farnborough International Airshow 2008
The Panasonic Lumix FZ18 was an amazing bridge camera. Except for interchangeable lenses, it had the qualities of a DSLR; it allowed precise control when taking pictures, from setting exposure to manual focusing. This picture was taken with the Lumix shortly before I upgraded to a Nikon D40. As the situation demanded, the depth of field was set to cover from the hyper-focal distance to infinity, then the camera pointed in the direction to capture the Red Arrows as they flew into the frame. The only weakness of the Lumix FZ18 was the amount of noise it produced. This picture is captured at ISO 100, yet is more grainy than pictures at ISO 3200 from modern DSLR cameras.
Moving walkway in Paris Metro
My pet peeve when travelling on the Paris Metro was stopping at one station and following confusing signs down endless corridors only to end up at a different station a couple of blocks from our intended destination.
Priscilla holding Sacha wearing fairy wings
Candid photography is my favourite genre. I like pictures that are unique combinations of events, feelings, and places. While a beautiful landscape can be re-visited and a portrait re-created, a moment remains truly unique.
Tour Montparnasse in Paris
I thought I wouldn’t enjoy wandering about in a strange city, but I quite liked our Parisian strolls. We might even go back.
Because I know the person so well (and not just because I took the picture), I can fill the before and the after of this instant with countless stories. Others can only wonder.
Old door of Saint Michael’s Church in Basingstoke, UK
Saint Michael’s Church is opposite Festival Place shopping mall in Basingstoke, Hampshire. Besides its age, the church is interesting in that it bears the scars of aerial bombing by the Germans in their attempt to destroy a nearby ammunitions factory during World War II. Next to the church stands a former school. On the outside walls, there are still deep marks left by pupils who used the bricks to sharpen their slate pencils.
Spaghetti with Bolognese sauce and garlic bread
After a very long time away, I’m making a comeback to photography tonight.