Wish Me Luck

July 31, 2013

Just dropped off a print of this pic to go into the annual National Portrait Gallery portrait competition.


Well I like it. It’s of Alison Rayner leading her group ARQ at the Vortex. It’s nothing like the sort of pic that gets picked by the NPG so I have even less chance than usual of being one of the 60 winners (no ££ prize except for the 1st), but if they fancy something different, here’s my offering.

Sadly the detail in the shadows that I spent hours putting into  the image didn’t come through in the overpriced print I had made. A lesson in itself. One thing to miss about leaving my teaching job is being able to work with the techs  there, in their time off of course, to tweak prints till they come through right.

Glorious Steampunk

July 14, 2013

Just another Sunday afternoon in South Tottenham….

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Coming soon, video of the Victorian steam engine that is lovingly maintained by boiler-suited volunteers and fired up on a few chosen days a year.  Today’s Victorian Mayhem brought in fans from far and wide.



What to do with a 100-foot south facing garden

July 8, 2013

(a) You can play tennis

Back garden

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