Sunday, 29 November 2009

From the Dogger Bank to Trafalgar via Tyne, and right across the Med - # 09/161



Hugely bad weather sweeps across the whole of Europe and the British Isles - torrential rain and wind.

So here's a rather dramatic looking shot of the Les Alpes Maritimes behind Menton taken last Summer. 

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Big Glitcher! - # 09/160


Wooo! Scareeee!

I've got 3 hard drives and suddenly the one carrying the main Lightroom Catalogue glitched.  Thanks to the excellence of Lightroom and having over 2,000 photos backed up on 2 drives I rebuilt the whole catalogue in a trice thanks to the Lightroom back-up catalogue system.

Don't ask me what happened, but here's a photo that does what all photos should.....it tells a story!  This character occupies the Ham House messroom. Yes. It's a scary one. 

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Who's hiding in here then? - # 09/159



I know that you enjoy the Ham House moments. 

Here the House has been "put to bed" for the winter and the conservation work continues while the visitors are kept firmly outside! 

The "conservation cleaner" is hunting for signs of the insect world who may have decided to try to move in and eat the house for dinner when no-one is watching.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Figures at the end of a gallery - # 09/158



You see the scene and sometimes your heart stops for a moment.  1 + 1 suddenly equals an infinity of emotion. 

Camera: Olympus C7070 wz.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

The pond, the inn and the pick-up truck - # 09/157



The pond is probably tens of thousands of years old - if not a hundred thousand; the inn is a listed building with original parts at about 600 years old, and the Japanese pick-up truck is a recent model.

The photo shows the Plough Inn and pond, remnants of the village of "Old" Malden, at the 1930s suburb of Worcester Park, within the Borough of Kingston upon Thames. You can drive past it all without even realising it is there.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Something else worth seeing - # 09/156


Following along after yesterday's "delight",  here are two little late 19th Century villas, well cared for in Canbury Park Rd, Kingston.  Please enlarge the picture and spend a few moments noticing the tiny details and little differences.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Disney-Land in Kingston upon Thames - # 09/155


After more than 60 years of familiarity with Kingston I have to confess that I had never noticed this group of houses until today.  To be fair, it is at a spot where, although I passed frequently, I was always on a bus or driving a car, or too tiny to pay attention to such a marvel.  However, it just goes to show how much we miss, or fail to learn about our surroundings.

This group is at the bottom of Kingston Hill near the traffic circle at the junction with Park Rd.  Amazing!  Enalrge the photo to appreciate some of the detail.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

The rain drop - # 09/154



We are having a wonderful Autumn, so this might be a bit unfair!