Szczeliniec Wielki

Sczeliniec Wielki, Góry Stołowe, Polska



Pinus Mugo, Karkonoski Park Narodowy, Polska



Stawy Milickie

Grey Heron, Stawy Milickie, Poland

Stawy Milickie, Poland
Some new symmetrical images from our evening stroll in Stawy Milickie.
The first image was taken hand-held with a high ISO of 4000, 70-200 with 1.4 extender, the second one - tripod mounted because at that point it got quite dark.




Symmetry is the aesthetics of fools

Ślężański Park Krajobrazowy, Polska
As far as I could find in my quick search, the title is a quote from Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, but I remember my father in law quoting it quite often, when we discussed photography or architecture. This image is from today's walk with my children in the massif of Ślęża. We'd chosen a side-path but the place was empty anyway. It was quiet and peaceful.



M & M

Malina, dolina Będkowska, Polska


Arboretum #3

Tree Bark (almost) Abstract, Arboretum Wojsławice, Poland


Arboretum #2

Arboretum Wojsławice #2

No post-processing trick here. Just the old, faithful circular polariser. Impossible with the naked eye, true. Those leaves were quite reflective, but with the filter I have been able to get this intriguing mix of backlit reds and pale dark greens.



Malina, Ślęża, 05.2016




Palmiarnia Lubiechów, Wałbrzych
Continuing our winter gardens theme, now for some less abstract subjects. All the photographs on that day were made with one lens: 50  1.4. When my daughter was sketching plants I had a bit of time to focus on the plants around, or de-focus.


Fern detail

Fern Leaf detail, Palmiarnia Lubiechów

Fern Leaf detail, Palmiarnia Lubiechów 


Girl with a dog

Arethusa, Petworth House, West Sussex, UK

Arethusa, Petworth House, West Sussex, UK
Marble sculpture, Arethusa by John Edward Carew (Wexford 1785 – London 1868), 1823. The first work by Carew to be acquired by the 3rd Earl of Egremont directly from Carew's London studio in 1823. The Irish sculptor, and former assistant to Sir Richard Westmacott, was thereafter to be showered with commissions. Arethusa, according to the Roman poet Ovid in his Metamorphoses 5: 572-641) was a nymph who was transformed into a stream by the goddess Diana, thus protecting her from the amorous advances of a river-god. Here, Carew depicts her, scantily clad, with a greyhound (without classical authority) as a companion of Diana.


Rainy Day

Window, Petworth House, West Sussex, UK
On a rainy day like today, I thought I'd share this photograph. Though Petworth House has a remarkable collection of sculpture and paintings, I was drawn to this minimalist setting, with veiled view towards the park designed by the famous 'Capability' Brown


Brighton Wheel

Brighton Wheel, Brighton, Sussex, UK

After a stroll along the Brighton seafront we paid a mandatory visit to the Royal Pavilion, which will probably feature here sooner or later. On the way back to the car we found this surreal view of the Brighton Wheel.



Fish'n'Chips, Lewes, Sussex, UK


First Snow

First snow this year, Góra Ślęża, Polska