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changes & changing

I bought a new camera bag recently. There was nothing wrong with my old bag, really, but the hip strap no longer fits around my expanding girth and I needed something to carry my gear around Hong Kong in, while … Continue reading

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in the mist

Nikon D700. 1/8 at f40, 220mm, ISO 800. Rainy weekends sometimes seem like a disappointment: there are no bright sunrises, no light streaming through the trees, no mountain peaks reaching up into the sky. But grey skies make colours more … Continue reading

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off the starting blocks

I envy writers whose lives you fall immediately into, heavy and hot and breathless. You know how they feel and think and they let you in, completely, to their world. Me? I’ve always been a watcher. I stand at the … Continue reading

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greener even in autumn

It’s not that I don’t like this city (the architecture is stunningly frivolous, the traditions ancient and quirky, the landscape rolling and green) but I can forgive Oxford everything (frequent rain, closed doors in high walls, expensive groceries) for its … Continue reading

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home from the north country

Home is the bouncing off point, the moment when my foot hits the ground between landing and leaping. Home is a place to spring off from. I feel I’m always coming back from somewhere. I’ve been out of the country … Continue reading

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