Animals Can’t Own Copyrights

Animals Can’t Own Copyrights

When photographer David J Slater organised a trip to Indonesia, to set up a project to photograph macaque monkeys, and after a period of photographing and building up trust and a rapport with the monkeys, he set up a camera on a tripod, with a camera release to see if the monkeys would show interest in taking a self portrait, or selfie, as the Facebook generation would call it, as if a new…

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100 Years Remembered

Memorial and candlelight service is Abingdon on Thames.

100 Years Remembered

Memorial and candlelight service is Abingdon on Thames.

Not too mental

The long running medical evaluation continues, with yet another report arriving on the doorstop this week. This one evaluating my mental health following the index event on November 20th, 2012. I won’t go into detail about my mental state, though there were concerns of PTSD, which is possible with any life changing event. My quite thorough evaluation over two interviews was an interesting, if…

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Dark castle

Dark and brooding folly, Ruins in faded light, History shadows Castle Corfe, As night creeps slowly forth.

Pentax K-3 gunmetal

When black is too black, Pentax have unholstered their primary weapon of choice, the much lauded K-3 in a fetching gunmetal finish.

Feathers and Fur Owl X-Factor

Feathers and Fur Owl X-Factor

Nothing to do with X-Factor, it’s just shameless keyword use, but there is a vote involved in a similar popular vote and campaign for families to drum up votes for their fame seeking loved one. The Feathers and Fur Falconry Centre plays host to photography days, where eagle-eyed (or owl-eyed in this case) shutter junkies can capture some up-close and personal images of the birds of prey.

The main…

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The Drone has landed

Aerial and wildlife photography collide - not literally fortunately, in this winning image for a photographic competition sponsored by National Geographic.

The Drone has landed

Aerial and wildlife photography collide - not literally fortunately, in this winning image for a photographic competition sponsored by National Geographic.

Conflict, Time, Photography

One for your photographic diaries, this exhibition coincides with the centenary of the First World War – at the Tate Modern 26 November 2014 – 15 March 2015

It will include different perspectives which artists using cameras have brought to the sites they have depicted over different passages of time: from works made a few moments or one day after an event, to those made one year later or 10, 20,…

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Jungle cat

Bailey in training for the big bad world, explores the garden, channelling his inner Burmese tiger. Usually he demonstrates his inner tiger on the hand that feeds him.

Spitfire part exchange

Taking my car into the garage at Marshall Motors in Abingdon, which is on the same site as a used car sales lot, and the ultimate in promotional signage looms overhead…a replica Spitfire.