Wet Feet & Waterfalls

My last set of Teesdale images for the time being. I'd visited the area because I wanted to shoot waterfalls, and in particular some long exposure shots that allow the spray and streaming water to blur into milky whiteness. A bit of a photography cliché but I didn't have that particular T-shirt. The trouble with…

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Hackneyed?

On my short exploration of the parts of England that I don't usually reach I eventually arrived at Hackney, and Sutton House.  Now Hackney is not just a place-name, without the capitalisation it is defined here as Middle English: probably from Hackney in East London, where horses were pastured. The term originally denoted an ordinary riding…

Teesdale Grandiose

John Greengo, an international photography educator, describes three approaches to nature and landscape photography; the grandiose landscape, the intimate landscape and specific details. A story on different levels, which may be dictated by the conditions you find on the day. Back in the early summer of this year I got up early to go and…

666 is no longer alone*

* Genesis - Supper's Ready   People attach special significance to certain numbers whether they're religious, freemasons, or just seeking the advantage of a little luck.  Depending on which sources you read, any number from 1-25 (and many more beyond that including the number of the beast in my title) has special meaning in the bible.…

“You’ll know it when you see it!”…

...is how I referred to the difference between baroque and rococo when discussing decoration with one of the National Trust volunteers at Claydon House in Buckinghamshire.   I'm afraid that the same does not apply to you dear reader as I shall explain. For nearly four centuries this has been home to the Verney family,…