Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Mystery Macro 5

mystery macro photo

A couple of days ago I found this in the house. Can you identify what it is? :-) All guesses will be kept in the moderation queue to give everyone a chance...

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

At the End of the Garden...

The neighbour's cat has been sitting at the end of the garden for days. I decided to investigate why! :-)

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Soap Bubble

soap bubble on grass

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Spur Gears / Cogs

Spur Gears / Cogs

Spur Gears / Cogs

Spur Gears / Cogs

Spur Gears / Cogs

Sunday, 27 May 2012


window in the ruins

It's a shame to see this former stately home now neglected, a crumbling ruin left to decay... :-( I wonder if anyone recognises the tower?

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Sign: Turn Left At The Baker's

Sign: Turn Left At The Baker's

Every time I visit Louth I'm on the look out for strange signs. Here's one I spotted recently in the market hall:

... Turn left at the baker's then right at the curry house... actually, there are lots of curry houses... anyway, on the left they've knocked down a house to create an alley. Go down there ...

The signs are created by the artist Rupert Clamp who pretended to be lost. He asked for directions and created signs from the directions he was given. So far I've manage to find 5:

Sign: You Can Cut Through Here

you can cut through here onto a greenway

I spotted another strange sign in Louth. This one was by Jackpot Pottery:

... You can cut through here onto a greenway. Go right onto the old side, carry on up to the main road, keep on up till the lights, then left ...

The artist Rupert Clamp pretended to be lost and asked for directions. He created these signs from the directions he was given.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Brimham Rock, Yorkshire

Brimham Rocks, Yorkshire

North Yorkshire's Brimham Rocks are formed from millstone grit and have eroded into curious shapes.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Ghost Sign: George Gregory

“George Gregory: Book Store, Lending Library. Well stocked with all the latest fiction”

The ghost sign on the corner of Grove Street in Bath is just above a Trompe-l'œil, a painting intended to look three dimensional. :-)

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Sunrise Through the Fog

Boston Stump in the fog

The temperature dropped to -8°C in Boston last night causing the tidal Witham to freeze. This morning the sunrise can only just be seen through the fog near Boston Stump.

Friday, 3 February 2012



This morning we had the first decent snow of winter and the first chance to take photos of individual snowflakes. Here's the best attempt so far. The trick is to pick out a snowflake with the tip of a knife and move it a cold black surface. :-)


The first was taken on matt black plastic. Photo 2 & 3 used black paper. I'm still looking for a less reflective background and a better way to control the light.


Sunday, 15 January 2012

The Meridian Laser

the Meridian Laser over London Skyline

The Meridian Laser is a line beamed into the night sky from the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. The line sits on the Prime Meridian and is visible up to 60 miles away. The picture below also shows Jupiter just above the observatory roof. :-)

the Meridian Laser at the Royal Observatory

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Sign: Down on the Other Side

sign: go down, down, down on the other side of the road

Here's another strange sign I found in Louth, this one on Vickers Lane:

... Go onto the main street. Right... go down, down, down on the other side of the road for a couple of minutes. You'll go past a couple of butchers' and a little tea shop, then turn right and it's just round the corner ...

The sign is one of thirteen created by artist Rupert Clamp in 2007-2008. Rupert pretended to be lost and recorded the directions he was given.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Early Morning in the Snow

sheep in the early morning snow

The morning after we arrived in Llanrhaeadr ym Mochant I went exploring. I discovered this scene on a narrow lane leading to Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall.

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