Monthly Archives: April 2014

Full STEAM Ahead at the GWR Museum

The Great Western Railway was founded in 1833 and operated for over a hundred years, until Britain nationalised its rail network after World War II. At that point, “God’s Wonderful Railway” became part of British Rail (which was re-privatised in … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Sunrises & Sunsets

I love a good sunrise or sunset. The way the glow of the Sun, close to the horizon, seems to set the entire sky ablaze. The long, distorted shadows cast at these times of day. And the bands and streaks … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!

It’s going to take me at least 7 ½ lifetimes to see and do everything I want to on this enormous, beautiful planet. My Bucket List includes every last bit of its incredible diversity. From mountains to deserts. From coral … Continue reading

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The Real First Rule of Photography… or Lost Opportunities Over London

There are any number of contenders for the First Rule Of Photography. Using the Rule of Thirds to properly compose your shot, for example. Or ensuring the correct exposure. Or something more basic, such as being careful to hold your … Continue reading

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Circles in Stone – Rollright, Avebury & Stonehenge

Great Minds Think Alike, they say. Perhaps that explains why Ailsa (of Where’s My Backpack?) and Sue (of A Word In Your Ear) have both come up with Round as their photo theme this week. And the A to Z … Continue reading

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Sun Dog Days

In Southern Ontario, this time of year is characterised by wild weather swings. The day before yesterday it got up to 20ºC (68ºF) and everyone was out in their gardens in shorts. Then this morning we woke to heavy, wet, … Continue reading

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A Private Viewing of Mount Rushmore

As Ailsa (of Where’s My Backpack?), correctly observes in her photo challenge this week, somehow snow makes everything look Clean. Even the smallest sprinkling can bring a brightness and freshness. And, to a certain extent, the same can be said … Continue reading

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