Peruvian Street

It’s been ages since I did any street photography – but I managed to get back to it on my South American adventure.  Here’s some that made the cut; I’ll shut up and let them speak for themselves*.  Not having any better ideas, apart from heretically displaying them in colour, I shall show you them in chronological order.

Cyclist – Lima
Cyclist - Lima


Ollantaytembo side street
Ollantaytambo side street


Mercado Central de San Pedro  – Cusco I
Mercado Central de San Pedro  - Cusco I


Mercado Central de San Pedro  – Cusco II
Mercado Central de San Pedro - Cusco II


* Apart from the gas canisters you scrolled past to get to this note – I can’t figure them out either.  And that wasn’t the only bicycle I saw similarly laden.

Five Weeks of Firsts: First International Picture

Well, given the traffic on this site every picture has been seen internationally, but this was the first print I sent overseas after a customer spotted it in the 2012 A Day in the World book.  Feel free to order yours today!

Liverpool St at Rush Hour

Liverpool St at Rush Hour

Given that I’ve spent a few years working in London, this is not the only time I’ve photographed in Liverpool St Station – here’s a few very different pictures.

Familiar Stomping Ground


(Original post)

Liverpool Street Station

A picture of a train station taken from the "wrong" end of the platform from an elevated position

(The inventively titled original post is here)

And finally, another submission to the project – this hangs in my hallway at home.

Hurry Up and Wait

Hurry up ... and Wait

This post is a continuation of a retrospective series I started a few weeks ago, and continued with two-headed deer and otters.

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

Day to Night Heartwood Forest Walk

Last night the AD and I went on a group walk organised by the Woodland Trust and led by Murray Brown.  Timed to straddle sunset, and giving access to the forest after normal opening times, I found it very informative.

In my head, things quite often get classified into ‘interesting photogenic animals and insects’ and ‘wild plants’.  Now, at least, I can identify a few without labels or a reference book.  Such as:

Pineapple Weed and Wild CarrotPineapple weed and wild carrot exemplars held in a guide's hands

Aka: Matricaria matricarioides, and Daucus carota. The Pineapple weed is the closest, and the wild carrot is the larger flat flower falling out of focus to the rear.  Samples held by Murray Brown. There’s no instgramesque filtering going on here – I got lucky with the golden hour.

Kestrals and Hobbies were frequently seen, but at a distance and in failing light so reasonable shots were nigh on impossible (not that I didn’t try, but some things are beyond even the longest of the Nikon trifecta).  By the point I witnessed a murder of Crows politely requesting a Hobby to feed elsewhere, any shot was reduced to blurry silhouettes on a flat grey background.

I could hear robins, saw a host of Cinnabar moth caterpillars on ragwort, and there was plenty of sign of mammals but unsurprisingly the wildlife steered clear of a herd of humans stomping and bellowing about the place.

The walk finished with a brief observation of a barn owl nest by moonlight.  A 20 minute stakeout was highly optimistic. A night-long watch might have been fruitful, but at least the moon was pretty.

Heartwood Forest MoonAn almost Half-moon