Bumble bee…

…from some viewpoints this may just look like a snapshot of an insect in a bush. And that is of course true – it is the rear view of ‘bombus terrestris’ – but in reality it represents so much more… This innocent creature has no contemplation of the complicated world it occupies as it hastens… Continue reading Bumble bee…

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Look a little closer…

…and you may be surprised what you see. You can read as many namby-pamby spiritualistic Dao-esque publications as you like, telling you to ‘live in the moment’ or ‘become one with you inner self’ but you’ll never reach enlightenment. You can ‘Om’ yourself into a state of nausea or stick crystals up your Chakras till… Continue reading Look a little closer…

Pay attention…

To capture above amazing image of water-dwelling insect creating fantastic wave/interference pattern across surface tension of nearby lagoon take the following steps… invite slightly hilarious Canadian friend of Tango to stay for a night take above guest to meet loverly local friends eat dinner, drink wine, laugh a lot and conclude evening with one too… Continue reading Pay attention…

Six hours in Santurzi…

…not much to do in Santurzi on a Monday morning when your boat is late. Maybe have a coffee or listen to big swarthy men hitting big bits of metal with big manly hammers in the shipyard. Wander around for a bit. Sit over there for a bit. Wander over there and sit down again.… Continue reading Six hours in Santurzi…

Gorillapod…

…I received a loverly present in the post yesterday from some loverly people. It is the new DSLR/zoom sized Gorillapod for people with large … er … camera extensions. My camera can now climb mountains, hang from trees and eat bamboo for days on end. Taking the photograph was somewhat vexing but with the use… Continue reading Gorillapod…

Look what I made Ma…

…I am a rubbish son. My mother often asks me to take photos of work so that she can check up on me see what I’ve been doing (in a loving, maternal type way). I have not performed this simple task for quite some time so here are a few pics of ‘Quinta do Cabril’.… Continue reading Look what I made Ma…