Category Archives: Composition

No lenses over 300mm

Yesterday I went to the Wimbledon tennis championships as we had tickets for the Ladies’ semi-final on Centre Court.  There are many lists of things at Wimbledon and one of those things is “no lenses over 300mm”.  A 300mm lens makes it look about 5-6 times closer than the human eye.  I suppose it’s to […]

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A close-up compact in the garden.

Yesterday (8th June), it was very sunny here in Watchfield.  Whilst that isn’t always the best sort of weather for photography, what with the hard shadows and all, it is good weather for using compact cameras.  Compact cameras, with small image sensors, need lots of light to give the best image quality.  My Lumix TZ-70 […]

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A post of note…

My recent Oxfordshire Artweeks show was at The Piano Gallery* in Faringdon.  I learnt a lot about pianos whilst I was there, and they are interesting things to photograph too. Grand pianos have nice open tops so you can see the arrangement of the strings.  The engineering is amazing, and there are lots of patterns. […]

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Mr Beckford’s Tower

William Beckford (1760-1844) was a man who had amassed a huge fortune from sugar production.  He said, “So, I am growing rich, and mean to build towers.”  He built a very famous one at Fonthill Abbey, which fell down soon after he sold the house (good timing!).  One which remains is “Lansdown Tower” near Bath, […]

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