Life through the Lens (17 January 2021)

Image showing a silhouette of a xamera

As my previous series came to an end, I had the idea to post some of my own photographs.

When my eyes were better, I used to enjoy photography. I had some decent kit and was around just as digital photography was taking off. Although it was strictly a hobby for me, two of my photos were published. One rural shot of hay bales ended up in a brochure made by the UK’s NFU (farming), another ended up in a coffee-table book about lighthouses. I wasn’t David Bailey but a couple of times, I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time.

I thought I’d share some. All these photographs were taken by me, I own the copyright so if you’d like to use any, go for it. Just so long as you don’t use them to make any money.

My aim is to publish weekly again but this time, on Sunday afternoons. I’m just going to repeat this spiel each week, too, for the benefit of new readers, so you can safely skip to the camera graphic to save reading the blurb each time.

If you look at the category above (high on left, by the date), I’ll put every photo in that same category so you can find previously-published photos. If I feel a photo needs some explanation, I’ll maybe write a line or two to go with it. Like the last time, I’ll keep going until I run out of steam. Oh, and feel free to join in, if the fancy takes you.

I’ve linked to a higher-res umage under each photo.

Buck House, across St. James’s Park

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed IT systems for banks, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing from home, plus do some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

2 thoughts on “Life through the Lens (17 January 2021)”

  1. One of the things that amazed me about my trip to London was how spotless clean St James park was. Even the copper pipes in the loo (spelling?) were polished so bright you could see yourself in them. A far cry from American parks. Also met a guy who was feeding birds out of his hand. I wanted a picture but instead he put seeds in my hand and let me feed them as well. My wife and I loved London…would like to come back.

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    1. Yes I think this must be the most well-kept park, we often used to go there for lunch, and I would feed the squirrels (until one bit me!) What amazed me was that you would see, like bedding plants, in bloom in December, and you realised that they probably grew then in greenhouses, then transplanted them to the flower beds every week.
      At lunch, you’d often see well-known politicians walk past, because it is so close to Westminster. I’m sure that was why, but maybe I’m just a cynic? Your spelling is perfect.


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