Category Archives: Personal News

Valley View

Another shot from yesterday: the view from my hotel balcony at the Hotel Los Jazzmines, a panorama stitched from 5 shots. Scary fact: the TIF file generated by the stitching software was 148MB. That’s the downside of steadily growing image … Continue reading

Friday, November 19, 2010 in Cuba Travel Blog, Personal News

Mixed Fortunes

The update I wrote at about 7am yesterday turned out to be incorrect – the mist in Vinales Valley suddenly cleared, and we got some very good shots in the early morning light, with wisps of mist still visible. I’ll … Continue reading

Cool Cab

This doesn’t need much explanation. Forgive the slight camera shake, but a 1950s Ford Consul does vibrate a bit. Who cares! Continue reading

Thursday, November 18, 2010 in Cuba Travel Blog, Personal News, Photography

Bolting Horse Cart

I wanted to use the shot of the old guy with the cigar to illustrate my main post, but this was arguably yesterday’s shot of the day. The buggy had just become trapped on the edge of a building while … Continue reading

Lots of News

Quite a lot of news… Migration of our web sites and email to the new hosting server is almost complete. See previous article/rant for some of my findings. After some initial frustration with my hosting provider (WebFusion) when I discovered … Continue reading

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 in My Publications, Personal News, Photography, Thoughts on the World, Website & Blog

Legislative Stupidity

Observations on the stupid “anti-photography” laws introduced in Britain in February 2009 Continue reading

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 in Personal News, Photography, Thoughts on the World

My Grand Circle Tour

My “Grand Circle” tour of Southwestern USA: what worked, what didn’t, and how to avoid sleep deprivation and scurvy! Continue reading

Wednesday, January 2, 2008 in My Publications, Personal News, Photography

My Photo Gallery is Now Live

I’ve always had a strong interest in photography, both as a practical tool to record our experiences in life, and as an art form. Fans of the Coppertrees Calendar will know how I’ve had great fun capturing friends, family and … Continue reading

Wednesday, July 4, 2007 in Personal News, Photography, Website & Blog

Happy New Year!

Apologies to regular readers who wondered if I’d fallen off the planet. It’s been a busy second half of 2005, and I haven’t managed to do much reading or writing for a few months. However, with the builders gone and … Continue reading

Tuesday, January 3, 2006 in Personal News

My Favourite Films – An Exercise in Over-Analysis

A bit of a change from my more serious posts, but maybe a useful lesson in analysis, here’s the sorry tale of just how complicated I managed to make listing my top ten favourtite films. I hope it gives you … Continue reading

Monday, August 8, 2005 in Humour, Personal News, Thoughts on the World