Thursday 29 July 2010

Hot 'n Cool - # 46/10

A tiny bit of post-processing, but on the whole "as it came" straight out of the camera, and I'm pleased.  The lads buying the sun glasses were pleased too: choosing and posing. "How do I look?"

Tuesday 27 July 2010

The dog in the jacket - # 45/10

Continuing the series of people, animals and water-borne homes at Kingston we have the dog wearing his regulation British/European/International Standard Compliant life jacket.  It is a very hot day. The brollies are to keep the sun off. The villa in the background is the one seen from a distance in yesterday's "train crossing bridge" shot.

Monday 26 July 2010

A house on the river - # 44/10

I have uploaded this full size for those who want to click on it and see all the details.

Sunday 25 July 2010

Grayscale joyride - # 43/10

The day we took the the steamer to Kingston.

Thursday 22 July 2010

Barge paradise - # 42/10

There's no denying it.  The converted barges moored alongside what were once the old Kingston industrial wharves for wood, coal, leather and brewers' malt and barley are much loved and well cared for homes. They make a colourful show at any time of year. 

Wednesday 21 July 2010

It's a dog's life - # 41/10

"Boat People, dwelling alongside on the Thames at Kingston.

Tuesday 20 July 2010

Walking home - # 40/10

Canbury Gardens on a Summer evening, along the riverside at Kingston upon Thames.

Tuesday 13 July 2010

Beetle hunt - # 39/10

Another of my moody Ham House offerings - (a bit "same-ish" and in a rut?). The lavae of a carpet beetle (they eat valuable old carpets) have been found unexpectedly in an unusual place. (The hunt constantly goes on in the background).  A thorough clean-up must be started immediately.  I'm lucky because I get called in to take photos of the event.

I chose this because I liked all the shapes, curves and angles; the soft and the hard; the light and shadow.  It makes a mundane clean-up into an event that engages the sentiments.

Monday 5 July 2010

Saturday 3 July 2010

Ambush on Clarence St. - # 37/10

Clarence St., Kingston on a Saturday.  Chuggers (Charity Muggers) and Touts lie in wait.  Note the perfect deployment of forces; the way the net is spread.  Two punters approach, but we know the encounter will be good natured and most will depart smiling and even with their wallets and bank accounts untouched. The experience will be enjoyed by all.  It's street entertainment.