Monthly Archives: March 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Arranged

For the theme of ‘arranged’, I almost went with a picture from when I saw the Changing of the Guard at Horseguards Parade last year, but in the end I thought this was a better fit –  literally. These boats … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Through

To me, ‘through’ in photography means a shot which has a framing effect, so I went for this one. It’s a college in Cambridge I don’t know which one, unfortunately) complete with bikes, courtyard and fountain.

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Book Review: The Remains Of The Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro

We’ve had this book on the shelves for years and I finally got around to reading it a few weeks ago. I knew very little about it, just that Merchant Ivory had made film of it and it had something … Continue reading

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Kind Of Awesome: Japanese ‘Tron’ – Style Light Dance

I can’t embed this because it isn’t on Youtube, but do yourself a favour and watch this. It’s practically flawless and is incredibly effective. It’s a bunch of dancers busting a move in Tron – style light suits on a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

For this week’s challenge, I chose this picture. It’s the largest Lego Christmas tree in the world, as displayed in London’s St Pancras Station last Christmas. It was 10 metres high and quite a sight! Certainly a bit different to … Continue reading

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Years ago, I got a lovely leather notebook as a present. I wasn’t sure what to do with it as it was too nice to waste on everyday scribbled notes. Eventually I settled on using it to record a selection … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

Quite a vague theme this week, as contrast could refer to both the contents of the photograph and the colours within it. This shot is of Coventry Cathedral, which was badly damaged by German bombing in World War Two. The … Continue reading

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What Would You Do If You Woke Up In The Middle Of The Night?

About a week ago, the BBC posted a report about how sleeping solidly (or trying to, at least) through the night is a relatively modern invention. There is some evidence to suggest that in the past it was very common … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Distorted

Interesting theme this week. I considered a few photographs before plumping for this one. If you can’t tell (and you probably can’t) it’s taken from the back seat of a car as we drove through a tunnel. This brings back … Continue reading

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Kind Of Awesome: Best Rope Swing In The World

This is crazy. It looks insanely fun but it would take some guts to take that leap!

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