Monday 29 June 2009
Saturday 27 June 2009
I just love the shape of those chairs. It's a timeless design, seen in cafes for at least 100 yrs.
Friday 26 June 2009
Wednesday 24 June 2009
Monday 22 June 2009
Saturday 20 June 2009
Another snap taken during my little episode high up on the roof of Ham House. The formality of the 17th century garden is best viewed from up high where you never can be. In the 18th century the English Landscape movement took over and the style changed.
It's just a snap, so please forgive the cut off corner, the tilting horizon etc. and the inclusion of the edge of the roof.
Thursday 18 June 2009
Properly trained, using the safety harness and following the health and safety directions I went on to the roof of Ham House in my mission to repair the unrepairable. But instead of doing that I took a photo for the "Roofline Series". Rooflines - being up there, where you want to be.
This is the view, looking East-North-East towards Richmond Hill. The Thames is just out of the picture at the left edge.
Wednesday 17 June 2009
Tuesday 16 June 2009
Another one in Teddington High St. Look closely. You will see there are two front doors. One for the shop and one beside it for the flat above the shop. Painting the roof decoration (which is made of wood) must be a nightmare.
Monday 15 June 2009
Saturday 13 June 2009
Friday 12 June 2009
Thursday 11 June 2009
Wednesday 10 June 2009
Tuesday 9 June 2009
Monday 8 June 2009
Sunday 7 June 2009
Enormous quantities of rain are coming into Britain from America and from France. Globe Trotter of Portugal and Peter of Paris seem to be using this as an opportunity to tweak my nose about B&W images and clouds. Hey, Chaps! It's You and the Others; not Me!
Anyway. This picture was done in colour, but looked as if it was natural B&W - not a "hue" to be seen - so I tweaked it a bit with some yellow and orange tonal adjustments in the "greyscale". I suppose that now Jilly in Menton and Richard in Zurich will grumble about some aesthetic and technical points, and say they don't like it: and Nathalie in Avignon will just smile.
But you must agree: the bricklayers did a fine job.