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Goldenwhite...
13th November 2017

I do so love this time of year... end of autumn and start of winter. Unlike the sudden leap of spring into summer, the transition of the current seasons is a more sedate pace - almost unnoticeable. With it comes some fantastic late afternoon light on a cloudless day. It produces a rich light for which I've coined the description of golden white - it really is what the name says. So although the hours of daylight are getting shorter, the rewards can be rich if you keep your camera at hand. I took this shot on my way to a portrait shoot - near the junction of Euston Road and Tottenham Court Road in London - a tad early for festive decorations but certainly adds a bit of cheer.
Sombre reminder...
10th November 2017

Suitably overcast skies... resulting in an understated look to a memorial for the allied landings in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. Taken on the day before this year's Armistice Sunday, the memorial is located in Milton Country Park on the outskirts of Cambridge.

Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compi├Ęgne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front. Since then, it has become the day on which the UK remembers all those killed in conflict.
Orange beacon...
09th November 2017

Belisha... beacon of light - today's sunset. This shot, of a zebra road crossing amber light against the setting sun caught my attention because of the lower level of yellow - below the dominant orange. To my mind it looked as if the yellow was a vapour escaping the globe lamp of Belisha Beacon lamp.
Capture the City ...
08th November 2017

This month's Cambridge 105 Radio's 'Capture the City' aired on Nov 4th - I chat with presenter Ian Daborn about capturing the departure of Autumn and Fireworks - catch up and listen Here.
Crystal yellow...
30th October 2017

All that's left of this year's colour, freeze-framed early today
A10 cloud cover...
26th October 2017

Riding as shot gun passenger allowed me to grab this dramatic cloud scene along the A10.
Desaturated the red in this photo so that the previously red car in foreground no longer dominates the scene. I reckon that, viewed from the camera and upwards, the clouds are a mixture of stratocumlus, a wisp of cirrus with a topping of altocumulus suggesting changing weather front on way.
October light...
24th October 2017

Delicate dawn light earlier today.
Parental pride...
18th October 2017

Hameeda Hussani arrived in UK 10 years ago from Afghanistan never having been to school or able to speak English. Earning money for her family by weaving carpets before and after school she was determined to forge a career in law. Hameeda has now achieved her first-class law degree at Anglia Ruskin University and she is now about to begin studying for her masters and a legal practice qualification. I first photographed Hameeda a year ago when when she and a fellow student had achieved success in a UK wide legal student competition.
Master of the bars...
17th October 2017

Gymnast Max Whitlock celebrates Honorary Doctor of Science awarded by Anglia Ruskin University. I've always been lucky enough to date to have only met and photographed gymnasts who are among the most helpful and friendly sports people to photograph - with their feet still firmly on the ground! Today was no exception with Max Whitlock MBE a five-time Olympic medalist, winning two golds and three bronzes, and a six-time world medalist on the same apparatus with two gold and four silvers.
Pioneers are first again...
14th October 2017

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Professor Stephen J Toope, and the Mistress of Girton College, Professor Susan J Smith, opened Swirles Court. Known for its pioneering spirit, Girton is the first Cambridge college to establish a base in Eddington.
Bus man's holiday...
13th October 2017

Even when on holiday the urge to keep on scouting out and photographing satisfying photographs is never far from my mind. A few days break last week in the south west of England saw get out and about to greet the rising sun - now returned it's back to work I go.
Way down upon the 'Swan'ee River...
06th October 2017

swanning around working in St Ives Cambridgeshire today and it's a great day to be working outdoors with camera. I Had to wait, for what seemed, an age to catch the falling water from beak of swan in foreground.
'Back of the net'...
29th September 2017

As t's Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning today, and as the charity is a proven safety net for many a folk, I felt it appropriate to include a green net in today's photo post. I always relish the challenge of creating new ways to capture the weather mood of the season. This fallen leaf tangled up in veggie box netting provide today's point of focus. It took a few test shots to get the right amount of sharpness so the emphasis remained on the leaf and a lot of rain droplets whilst keeping the lines on the background shed blurry.
Writing history...
08th June 2017

Authors Lucy Worsley, David Olusoga, Philip Ardagh are made welcome by two of the hosts at the Wimpole Hall History Festival organised in partnership with Cambridge Literary Festival.