Girafferacing's PhotoBlog

Once upon a time House Sparrows were seemingly ubiquitous, chirping away in shrubbery of every garden; living up to their collective noun – a ubiquity of…

I’m back in Wales, at Llanerchindda Farm, this week for a music course and it’s been a pleasure being able to watch the birds at such close quarters. I took…

I returned to Chichester Cathedral today. The main purpose of the visit was to give a lunchtime recital with the Parnassian Ensemble, but I was able to sneak in…

On my way back through London this afternoon I had a little unexpected free time so I took a detour via the National Portrait Gallery. The Martin Parr “Only…

During my visit to Tyntesfield today I found an artist sketching in the hall, who was revelling in the surfeit of details in lantern above the hall. I spent…

I’ve often seen Tyntesfield signposted from the motorway near Bristol but never had time to stop and take a look. Today I made sure I had time to spare on my…

After an unseasonably warm Easter the weather has decided perhaps it isn’t spring after all. During my day at Hatfield Forest today we were treated to four…

I cannily booked my train home from Liverpool for late in the afternoon, knowing that would give me even more time to explore with my camera. I headed for the…

When I’m visiting somewhere new, I always check if there are any nearby National Trust places to visit. Hidden away in the Georgian streets of Liverpool I found…

As I’ve traversed Liverpool over the last three days, I’ve clocked up around 18 miles. While my main focus was on the major pieces of architecture, I kept my…

After we’d finished in the Metropolitan Cathedral today we strolled down towards the River Mersey. The waterfront is a wonderful location for photography, with…

I’ve never been to the city of Liverpool before, so when I saw the chance to attend a workshop here with Astrid McGechan and Charlie Waite I grabbed it with…

Our garden has been host to a gaggle of boisterous starlings. They’ve been noshing the fatballs we put out at great speed, but this morning they transferred…

I finally plucked up the courage to fit the new pinhole to my Ondu camera today. This entailed using a hammer to knock out the old one, before slotting in the…

I recently finished off a second roll of film in my Ondu pinhole camera. This time I was more careful to ensure the camera stayed completely still on a tripod…

Sometimes the convergence of good weather and a bank holiday Monday just has to be enjoyed, and today was one of those days. Our destination this morning was…

I had the pleasure of working with a lovely group of people today, on the first of my photography workshops for the year. My aim with these introductory…
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