Friday, November 30, 2018

Night Walk in the Rain in London

After attending the RPS Awards Ceremony last night at the Royal Society off Pall Mall, we walked via Trafalgar Square to Leicester Square to catch an Underground back to King's Cross area where we were spending the night. It had been raining and continued lightly giving great reflections on the pavements. Hand held down to 1/8th second so not all sharp

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Winter on the Cam

Yesterday felt like winter on a walk along the Cam. Parties of workers were out clearing up the banks. Lots of derelict punts and bicycles removed from the river.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

CRUFC Lose 17-20 in Hard-Fought Game

CRUFC were narrowly beaten in a tough match yesterday against second in the table Old Ethamians. These from jpegs shot at 4000 iso in very poor light but hopefully give a feel of the game.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Wimpole Hall, the National Trust and the Oak Leaf

 The National Trust chose the oak leaf as its symbol in 1932 - they ran a competition to find a design but as nothing was suitable they asked six designers to submit designs based on either an English lion, the rose, or the oak to represent English heritage.  The winning design was by artist Joseph Armitage (1880-1945).   Wimpole Estate has some fine oak trees including a narrow-leaved one near the Folly with an impressive spread.
The Church at Wimpole (not part of the NT property) has a long building history including refurbishment in the 19th Century in Gothic style, which incorporates many carvings of Oak leaves and Acorns along with other symbols of the church. The oak tree has been held in high esteem throughout history including the Greeks and Romans. The Druids frequently worshipped in oak groves (the word Druid was probably a Gaelic derivation of their word for oak, Duir, and meant men of the oaks). The spiritual appreciation of oak did not cease with the advent of Christianity and the Oak/Acorn symbol is commonly used.


Thursday, November 22, 2018

Multiexposures at Canon's Ashby Church

With time to spare and the rain falling heavily outside, I decided to play around with the multiexposure on my camera. Unlike the Canon with its very advance multi feature with the ability to do many shots with different blending modes, the Fuji only does two and in a basic blend mode. So here a few that I liked. Interested the way in the second image my eye sees the 'reflection' as embossed (top part) and original as concave. The sixth image is a single shot - reflection in a glass case, the next two are 90 degree rotations and the last two combinations of subject and a texture. I think the fly in the 7th shot was on the glass table reflected and not present in the horizontal shot.


Ann Miles Photography - My Favourite Images of the Past10 years or so