Girafferacing's Miscellaneous Posts

I did a little more practical research today in anticipation of my workshop at Hatfield Forest tomorrow. Having established that welding glass can work as a…

I had the opportunity to visit Michael Kenna’s exhibition in Bosham today, a retrospective of his 45 year career. I’ve often seen his wonderful black and white…

Early this morning we took the shuttle from Folkestone, through the Channel Tunnel, headed for Le Mans. Our destination was Chateau Chanteloup, just north of…

I had a little free time between classes this afternoon so I went for a stroll around the gardens at West Dean College. I’d reached the last few frames of the…

After endless grey skies and gales, an unfamiliar golden orb reappeared in the sky this morning. I wasn’t going to miss out on this, so I took a brief…

Astrophotography is rarely simple, but add in the vagaries of the British weather and the possible complications increase. We’re due to see a super blood moon…

I finally had to return the Canon tilt-shift lens I hired for Christmas today. It’s been a fun dalliance, which has made some aspects of my architecture…

During our stroll around the Winter Wonderland yesterday, I took a two pronged approach to my photography. As well as street photography I experimented with…

Two railway photos in two days – this is getting to be a habit! I headed to the local train station again this evening, this time travelling to Norway for a…

Standing on the station platform at Havant this morning my eye was caught by the spaghetti of leading lines, formed by the railway tracks, which were being…

It may be November, but the roses in our garden are still in flower, so we’ve been bringing the odd bloom into the house so we can enjoy them without getting…

Since the beginning of 2018 I’ve seen an increasing number of these solitary soldiers dotted around the country. They’re part of the commemorations for the…

I’ve been staying in Wales for nearly a fortnight now and every night I’ve hoped for a clear sky so I can do some astrophotography. I had a close call about ten…

Today was my last free day before our next group of students arrived at Llanerchindda. By chance last night I discovered that Vivienne, one of my Photoblog…

In recent weeks I’ve been shooting more film photography, alongside my digital work, and really enjoying the perspective it’s given me. I think harder about the…

One of the pleasures of my annual visit to Dean Close School is getting to look around the students’ art which is displayed in the cloisters. I took a stroll…

I went for a brief stroll before breakfast this morning, in the knowledge that the weather was likely to turn for the worse later in the day. I never tire of…
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