Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.
– Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

For the WordPress weekly photo challenge – edge

Shot and edited on iPhone 6s


Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being
― Albert Camus, The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt


Shot on the South Bank with my Nikon D700 and Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4 G lens set at ISO200, f/2.5 and 1/250s, edited in Analog Efex Pro 2

My contribution to this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Fun



Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness
― Mark Twain

Wandering the streets of London, taking a break from working, I found my road blocked by the Prudential RideLondon Classique, apparently the richest women’s one-day race in professional cycling and awarded UCI WorldTour status by the world’s governing body for cycling, the Union CycIiste Internationale (UCI), the race was taking place on a spectacular 5.5km circuit in central London.

And, as luck would have it, I had my camera with me. In manual mode.

For the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Narrow
*Shot with Nikon D700 and Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4 g lens at ISO200, f/1.4 at 1/1600s*

cherry (well, olive) on top

I never see that prettiest thing-
A cherry bough gone white with Spring-
But what I think, “How gay ‘twould be
To hang me from a flowering tree.
 – Dorothy Parker, Not So Deep As A Well

My response to this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo challenge – cherry on top – is (and is meant to be) ambiguous. The olive (which I am strangely proud to have planted, watered and nursed into life) or the lonesome cloud.

Who (which, what) is on top, and does it matter anyway?

(ps – this shot was taken with my iPhone 6S and so is not a particularly good example of my newly embraced manual approach)