Monthly Archives: September 2016

Crossing Lines

It never fails to astound me how many wheezing sickly asthmatics there are in the world of elite sport. And how many champions have overcome chronic obscure cardiovascular ailments whose names and symptoms take several pages of fine print to describe and which can be treated only with powerful doses of drugs of the sort…

Inspector of Sunrises

I have often thought of myself as the inspector of sunrises and moon sets, to borrow a turn of phrase from Henry David Thoreau, but seldom has that early morning habit of mine, of being out and about on my bicycle, inspecting the dawn, been put to better use than this morning. I had planned…

Indian Summer

Promenade at Hastings, East Sussex, England on a hot summer day

I have been rather enjoying these days of Indian Summer, either strolling along the seafront, mid afternoon, in blazing sunshine, with my cameras on my back, or pedalling down the darkened street in my short sleeve shirt with the sultry night air circulating around me. It’s funny though, how perceptions can change. As I was…

Penny (Eye) Candy

There aren’t many things you can buy with a penny these days. Indeed, if I were to go down to one of the old-fashioned English sweet shops on the seafront, with their sticks of rock and jars of so-called ‘penny candy’  I would be surprised if I could buy so much as a single mint…

Old Lang Syne

I look at this image and find myself almost thinking of it as a photo of a stranger, but that is really me cycling through the rugged Kimberley region in Western Australia on a hot clear day with photographer Ian Lloyd coming up behind me in a helicopter, which was being piloted by one of…