Good luck Mr Gursky…

78If you’ve been keeping up with the news in the art world, you might have seen that a print of a photograph by Andreas Gursky has set the record for the most expensive ever sold at auction. His image, entitled Rhein II, sold for $4.3 million at a Christie’s auction. Read More…

Autumn from the archives

7981As the strong winds bring the last of the leaves down and this year’s autumn draws to a close, I’ve been trawling my archives again for more of the ones that got away – pictures I took and never got round to using anywhere. These were taken in Kew Gardens in 2007.

They were taken in early November, and this year autumn seemed to come just as late, if not later. It’s also been particularly mild, and it seems hard to believe that this time last year we had snow. The unpredictability of the weather is what makes it such a favourite topic of conversation in this country, but it can be incredibly frustrating for a photographer.

80I do admit to being something of a fair weather photographer, but I’m determined to make the effort to get out over the winter months. At least you don’t have to get up in the middle of the night to catch the sunrise at this time of year, and sunset comes at a nice sociable hour just in time to retire to a warm pub afterwards to recover!

Remembrance Day

7576These were taken yesterday at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey and the Guard’s Memorial in St. James’ Park.

I’m not a political animal, and have no intention of debating the rights and wrongs of the various wars being remembered.

All I can do is take a quiet moment to think of those who lost lives, and of the families who suffer as a result.

Human history being what it is, it may be a vain hope, but I just hope that in remembering we have the incentive to avoid repeating the past.77