Five Weeks of Firsts: First Print

This is the last week of the ‘Firsts’ retrospective series (links to week one, two, three, and four), and looks all the way back to the second post ever on this blog.

This was the first picture I made that  I ever had printed larger than a 9×6.  It still hangs in my living room (I’m looking at it above the sofa opposite as I type this).

Paris circa 2010
paris circa 2010

I’ve tried to make the photo again, and better since 2010, but, for me, I’ve never bettered my first attempt – I think the mist is a very necessary component.

I did try this as a black and white conversion – it looks better on screen, but the sepia print is still better (regardless of what I said at the time!)

Paris, circa 2014 – trying again
Paris, Circa 2014
Different, and also printed, but not the first and not better.  Feel free to disagree

Five Weeks of Firsts: First Two Headed Deer

Continuing the retrospective from last week:

Week 2: Two Headed Deer

What Cerberos Might Have Hunted


OK, so it’s just an illusion spotted when I was in Richmond Park a while ago.  As it happens, it’s not the only illusion I’ve spotted over the years – here’s one in Paris:

In Front or Behind?

In Front or Behind?

(original post)

Five Weeks of Firsts: First Attempt on Lewes Castle

I’ve been in a bit of a retrospective mood lately, so the next few weeks will be a recap of some of my photographic firsts.  There’s no particular order, and no particular theme – other than they stand out for me.

Week 1: Lewes Castle

Lewes Castle and trees

This originally featured in a post last December.

Redux: Views of the Thames

Here’s a couple of photos I took this time last year (-ish); both different views of London’s main waterway.

Blackfriars Bridges: Building on What Went Before
Building on What Went Before

The Thames from Southwark Bridge
Thames from Southwark Bridge