You Hoo! (365: 4)

You Hoo! (365: 4) – Future Gary says: A truly awful picture that might have been improved by clean glasses and more depth of field.

Morning Shower (365: 3)

Morning Shower (365: 3) – The camera only has a 10-second self-timer, so I had to take a load of test shots the day before so that I could get the shot right on the day. I have to get to work, so time is tight.

Trim (365: 2)

Trim (365: 2) – A once a week task to stop my beard becoming unruly.

Dressed Rehearsal

Dressed Rehearsal – I’m not going to have much time to get my shower shot, so I need to see if it will work in advance.

Quick Pic (365: 1)

Quick Pic (365: 1) – A quick picture for the first day. I just love the light in the bathroom, and the mirror comes in very handy for seeing the picture on the camera’s display.

Mirror Ball

Mirror Ball – I took this picture of one of the mirror balls I used to construct the garden mobile when I was testing my new Fuji Finepix camera. The colours of the Virginia Creeper in the background are wonderful. One-minute read, 3 pictures

Smoke, No Mirrors

Fawley Refinery, taken from (mid) Southampton Water. One of the early photographs I took when I bought my first digital camera. 3 pictures

Smoke, No Mirrors – Reprise

Smoke, No Mirrors – Reprise – One of the early photographs I took when I bought my first digital camera.

Sailing on the River Thurne

Sailing on the River Thurne, Norfolk Broads. This could be August 1999. It could be 2000, or later…

Falcon

Falcon – Ink Drawing. Falcon was an abandoned lifeboat conversion. She later broke up. Langstone Harbour – Portsmouth.

Erica Felicia

Erica Felicia – Ink Drawing.

The Cheesewring

The Cheesewring (Cornwall, UK) – Ink Drawing.

Bennett, Goring, Allman

Bennett, Goring, Allman – I’m pretty sure this was the year Bob and Ann turned up unexpectedly.

Robert’s ‘Official’ Christening Picture

Robert’s ‘Official’ Christening Picture.

Old cuttings of my father

Old cuttings of my father – I’ve had these pictures for years I thought it’s about time I posted them. +1

The Power of Mnemonics

A friend posted a mnemonic on Facebook for the sequence of the royal houses of England in chronological order. It reminded me of one my uncle taught me, which in turn reminded me of a couple I learned at school. Two-minute read, 2 pictures

Hadham Hall School, October 1968

Hadham Hall School, October 1968 – Today (March 11, 2021), spurred on by an email I recently received from another ‘old boy,’ I did a quick stitching job on the pictures. Unfortunately, neither Photoshop nor Lightroom’s auto stitch could merge the images, so I ended up doing so by hand. As the image is low res, and time is short, that was the extent of my repairs to the photograph.

They Built Their Own Yacht

They Built Their Own Yacht – Packed away in a box under the bed I found this newspaper cutting from 1960. It tells the story of how my father and a work colleague built their own yacht. I’ve also written about some of my early sailing experiences, in particular a couple of attempts at drowning myself. Five-minute read, 5 pictures