Inquisitive companions

August 29th, 2013

Tilly and I had a lovely early walk at Wimpole Hall today. But we weren’t alone…

Calves at WImpole Hall

As the poet said,

Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive
But to be young, with four legs and a waggy tail, was very heaven.

Sports hound

June 9th, 2013

Had fun with some high-speed shots of Tilly chasing her ball on the college hockey pitch this morning.



You can click here to see a few more.

Tilly still had energy left afterwards to do her meerkat impression, though…



A crawl in the woods?

May 6th, 2013


I’ve been experimenting with low camera angles – something that hasn’t been so easy with my Canon 6D, since it doesn’t have an articulated viewfinder, so to get shots like these you normally have to lie on the ground if you want to see what you’re taking. But the built-in wifi means that you can, instead, put the camera down low and use your phone as a viewfinder, which is what I did today.


The shallow depth of field was deliberate – I quite like the effect.

Inebriated cephalopod

April 17th, 2013

I love this photo, posted on Facebook recently by Mark Littlewood.


Top Cat

January 29th, 2013


This beauty was surrounded by admiring photographers on Sunday morning, and seemed to enjoy the attention.

The Englishman Abroad

September 13th, 2012

Complete with fashionable headgear, knobbly knees, trusty hound, and Brompton (on kind loan from John)

Even mad dogs and Englishmen have been choosing early evening for cycling excursions here: it’s been very hot over the last few days. Light showers have made for a more autumnal climate today, though, which makes a nice change.

You’ll notice that, despite this being prime Tour-de-France country only a few miles from the Col de Tourmalet, my parents and I have somehow managed to cycle in the one flat valley in the area.

That’s just for our warm-up training, of course…

How I stop Quentin from working….

July 16th, 2012

…when we really should be going for a walk…