Digital Photography


As much as I bang on (and on) about how rubbish winter is, it almost feels worth the suffering when you know it’s almost over and you have the longest possible time until it swings around again.

When I spot an explosion of blossom against a blue sky it feels amazingly significant and life-affirming. I imagine how big a deal this must have been for my cave-woman ancestors and how it would have looked exactly the same. For her it would have meant the hope of warmth and life to come and I bet she snapped a sprig of blossoms to keep in her cave as a reminder of warmer, lighter, fruitful days ahead. These photos are my sprigs and this blog is my cave…

a blob of blossom

blossom and blue skies

more blossom and more blue skies


more quince

white house

euphorbia and houses

euphorbia close-up


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  • Reply
    25 February 2014 at 20:30

    Hi. I love your website and photographs. I have a couple of questions. My hubby got me a DSLR for xmas and I am a COMPLETE novice. Can u recommend any websites our blogs with the absolute basics? Also do you know of any free photo editing software so I can get to grips with the camera before investing in Photoshop?
    Thanks, Cath x

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      28 February 2014 at 17:11

      Hi Cath – welcome to the wonderful world of photography! It probably seems like a lot to learn but i am sure you’ll soon get the hang of it. I would have a look on YouTube – there’s nothing quite like seeing a camera used before your eyes to help get the lesson across. Good luck! :)

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    26 February 2014 at 22:02

    So jealous of you to have spring come this early! Though it’s probably just right on schedule in Europe. We’re still enjoying a seemingly endless winter in Canada. Wheee! Sigh. Beautiful shots!

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      28 February 2014 at 17:08

      We had NO snow this winter so I am a tiny bit jealous of you too… I think I’d rather have the springtime blossom though :)

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