Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
So Yesterday, Darling! - # 09/138
Ham House has to be "felt" as much as seen. You are indeed back in the 17th Century. The light here is coming only from the dim, low wattage electric "candle lamps" that light the rooms one by one. The shutters are closed. The house is dark, waiting for the visitors to arrive. I wander, glimpse the scene and try to capture the feeling. Take yourself back to 1673.
Posted by Chuckeroon at 18:34 3 comments
Labels: Ham House, Richmond upon Thames, the National Trust
Monday, 28 September 2009
Girl in the window - # 09/137
Posted by Chuckeroon at 14:29 6 comments
Labels: BandW photography, Ham House, light and shadow, Richmond upon Thames
Sunday, 27 September 2009
Leaf lying in the dust - # 09/136
Posted by Chuckeroon at 09:15 4 comments
Labels: Autumn, Ham and Petersham, Richmond upon Thames
Friday, 25 September 2009
The Bar-Fly observes circles of influence - # 09/135
Isn't it strange how some people are "in" and some are definitely "out"? "Nobody ever tells me what's going on". "I've watched people going up and people going down; but they couldn't see it, or control it".
It's a long time since I did a decent "Bar-Fly", and I don't rate this one very high in the series. Bar-Flies are spontaneous but, actually, they aren't. They have to come together in a mysterious unplanned way, where numerous components just suddenly "fit". Like "circles of influence" in the cosmos and in human affairs, lots of other things have to happen in a precise way, and actually they are highly complex and organised forms of chaos.
Posted by Chuckeroon at 15:30 2 comments
Labels: BandW photography, Bar photography, Richmond upon Thames
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Texture and shadow........ - # 09/134
Posted by Chuckeroon at 17:05 3 comments
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
The shape of light - # 09/133
Posted by Chuckeroon at 17:35 4 comments
Labels: BandW photography, Ham House, Richmond upon Thames, the National Trust
Monday, 21 September 2009
The macaroon and the coffee cup - # 09/132
Posted by Chuckeroon at 18:03 6 comments
Labels: available light photography, BandW photography, light and shadow, Richmond upon Thames
Sunday, 20 September 2009
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning - # 09/131
Posted by Chuckeroon at 11:35 13 comments
Labels: BandW photography, Richmond upon Thames
Friday, 18 September 2009
No contest - # 09/130
Here's the colour version of the Ham Dip Pond (thanks for waiting patiently). For me there's no contest. The B&W is "busy" and confusing to my eye, whereas the colour removes the confusion. For me this image is not a gut-wrencher, but it pleases me more.
Tomorrow, some more musings. Can you stand it? It's going to be a stunner in B&W.
Posted by Chuckeroon at 16:24 3 comments
Labels: Ham Dip Pond, Richmond Park, Richmond upon Thames
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Portrait of Richmond - # 09/129
We'll continue the little discussion on the difficulties of B&W tomorrow, with the promised showing of the colour version. Thanks to "Richmond" and "Virginia" for their contributions/helpful comments.
Meanwhile, allow me a moment of self-publicity to announce the publication of the my photo-book.
It is available on Amazon - even on Amazon Japan I have noticed - and also in "The Open Book" an excellent independent shop at 10 King St. Richmond and in the shop at Ham House.
Stocks will arrive in the shops over the next day or two. I am grateful to the Publisher, Halsgrove, for the design and presentation of the book as one of their very wide range of books featuring the towns and regions of Britain.
Posted by Chuckeroon at 16:40 4 comments
Labels: book, Portrait of Richmond
Monday, 14 September 2009
Dilemma in B&W - # 09/128
Posted by Chuckeroon at 15:34 3 comments
Labels: BandW photography, Ham Dip Pond, Richmond Park, Richmond upon Thames
Sunday, 13 September 2009
Lone bench in B&W (Richmond Park) - # 09/127
Posted by Chuckeroon at 17:36 4 comments
Labels: BandW photography, Richmond Park, Richmond upon Thames
Friday, 11 September 2009
The fair golf courses of Coombe - # 09/126
The sinking September sun casts long shadows across the luxurious golf courses that stretch across the heights of Kingston Hill. Twice a year, for a short period in late Spring or early Autumn, you can go up in the evening and just drink in the scene, when the angle of the setting sun and the quality of the light are "just perfect".
Posted by Chuckeroon at 09:59 2 comments
Labels: Coombe, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Flash roses - # 09/125
Posted by Chuckeroon at 16:11 6 comments
Labels: flash photography, roses
Sunday, 6 September 2009
Urban landscape - # 09/124
Posted by Chuckeroon at 13:49 5 comments
Labels: night photography, Richmond upon Thames