Blue Skies

St Paul's Cathedral

It wasn’t quite as cold outside as I would have liked today. My favourite winter days are chilly but sunny. Cold enough that you need to wrap up warm (preferably a bit frosty) but not so cold that you can’t bear walking around outside (not that it’s ever that cold here). Even so, I still went to a cafe and forced down a hot chocolate. It’s still winter after all.

A Peaceful Spot

Fence post and field

Another weekend back in Yorkshire and and another view. This time from a quiet spot right next to where I grew up. It’s a good place to sit, stare and think.

Have a peaceful week!

Silent Night

Cast iron lampost at night

This Christmas we had some family visit us for the day and we cooked a roast turkey dinner for everyone. When everyone had gone home in the early evening we went for a walk to enjoy the City at one of its quietest times of the year.

St Mary le Bow church

I still struggle a bit taking night time photos without a tripod but in spite of the graininess, these 5 came out OK and document a little bit of our walk.

Ye Olde Watling Pub and Christmas lights

I hope you have had (and are possibly still having) a happy, restful and peaceful festive season, however you celebrate it.

St Paul#s cathedral and Christmas lights

Globe theatre at night

St Pancras Light

St Pancras Station

I was in St Pancras Station today for the second time in 3 days and I took quite a lot of photos but I really liked the patterns and shadows created by the sun streaming in through the windows at the northern end of the building. I wonder where that aeroplane was flying to/from…

 

A Web of Confusion

Spider's web with blurred background

A bit like last week, this photo was something of an accident. I was out on my balcony yesterday morning cutting back some plants that have died down and I spotted this spider’s web.

This web was on the outside of the balcony railing which kind of limited my choice of angle for a start. Then, of course the auto-focus couldn’t quite get to grips with a spider’s web so I went into manual mode and took a snap.

I didn’t look at the picture until I checked it on my computer screen later in the day and it wasn’t quite what I’d expected. It’s a lot more abstract than I thought it was going to be, which I guess is down to the wide aperture and the fact that the trees in the background were quite a way away.

It left me quite confused for a while because I couldn’t work out if I loved this photograph or if I should delete it. In the end I decided I did like it. I think it’s just a bit different from a lot of photos I take so it’s taking a bit of time but it’s starting to grow on me.

Does your creative work ever surprise or confuse you (or is that just me!)?