Bluebells

May 10, 2008


Bluebells

Originally uploaded by Mr_Chips

There are some great rambles around the Cowleaze wood area near Stokenchurch. At this time of year ~ May ~ the bluebells are fantastic and if you quint your eyes they look like a blue carpet through the trees.
You could try moving the camera vertically with a small aperture and getting a blur effect. It is much better doing this than using Photoshop.


Thames at Hambledon Lock

November 16, 2007

Thames at Hambledon Lock, originally uploaded by Mr_Chips.

After an early morning photography I went to the Henley Rowing museum to see the ‘In the Footsteps of Henry Taunt’ photographic exhibition. A comparision of Victorian pictures of the Thames with early digital photography. I like the way the pictures were exhibited next to each other – the Victorian view with the contemporary one. You could see what had changed – very little actually.
I preferred the Victorian pictures. They seem to have more character than the current ones but I may be influenced. Old always seems better.
It was Henry Taunt who made the river a tourist attraction through his pictures.