Wednesday 26 December 2012

Benson Lock - Boxing Day 2012

Under normal river conditions the lock and weir at Benson provide a 'step' in the Thames of 6ft 2in.

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Small World Series 2012

I have a few of these left to give away. If you like a set, send me your postal address and mention "Small World Series 2012".

The text  facing the images in the pdf above is, of course, printed on the reverse of the appropriate card.

Scots pine

Monday 17 December 2012

Wallingford telecom

It is easy to miss the architectural merit of this mast which dominates the skyline of Wallingford's industrial zone. Once you take a look, it is difficult to avoid seeing beetle antennae sprouting from the top. Or recalling HG Wells's Martian tripods...

Friday 7 December 2012

Sunday 2 December 2012

Flood plain

The actual composite image which the interactive panorama is based on (gets bigger if you click it)

Thursday 29 November 2012

Now on

Crowmarsh Gifford

First impressions in comparison with
  • Not as clear geo-tagging on 360cities
  • Nice to have a compass, but hard to see how to set it correctly - North is actually West
  • Proximity of other panoramas and thumbnails is a bit intrusive
  • Launch perspective is better (less extreme wide angle) than panoramicearth
  • Resolution is pretty poor. I think it gets better if you pay.
  • No stats on 360cities
  • More useful commercialistation on 360cities 
  • Pixel accurate embeds on 360 cities

Inside St. Mary's Newnham Murren

Panorama of St Mary's Newnham Murren supplied by Panoramic Earth


Water level now falling. 6" below 2007. Didn't quite reach 2003's level.

The cloud is man-made, courtesy of Didcot power station.

I was going to thank the lady in the knitted had for providing the foreground interest but she'd left by the time I packed my tripod away.

Sunday 11 November 2012

Wallingford Cemetery

Panorama of Wallingford Cemetery supplied by Panoramic Earth

What, with it being 11.11

See if you can spot the red kite

Castle Meadows pond

Panorama of Castle Meadows pond supplied by Panoramic Earth

Spot the red kite and the gulls!

Wallingford Castle Gardens

Spot the red kite

Friday 9 November 2012

Eurasian Eagle owl

Click images to enlarge

 Eagle owl (Bubo Bubo, captive), Hawkshead Show, Cumbria. 21 August 2012

Just doing some house keeping and found these from "the summer".

Sunday 4 November 2012

On bowsprits

Something about wind power cries out for black and white.

Photos taken on behalf of Morning Star Trust in the tidal Medway, Kent.

Full set (in colour!) here on my PhotoShelter site.

Friday 12 October 2012


Spider spotting season.
Click photo to enlarge 

Saturday 29 September 2012


Hereford bull, Castle Meadows, Wallingford

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Monday 3 September 2012

Friday 24 August 2012

High Oxen Fell

Earlier today. Looking North West towards Little Langdale from High Oxen Fell, Cumbria.
(Click picture to enlarge)

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Wednesday 22 August 2012

Moss Eccles Tarn

Panorama of Moss Eccles Tarn supplied by Panoramic Earth

St Michael and All Angels

Tuesday 21 August 2012

Quiz: name that sheep

Earlier today at Hawkshead Show, Cumbria.

Strictly for fun. Answer in comments below.

Hawkshead, Cumbria

Panorama of Hawkshead, Cumbria supplied by Panoramic Earth

Thursday 26 July 2012

Ripening wheat

I tasted some. It doesn't have that starchy sweetness yet.