Wisley Glasshouse

Wisley Glasshouse

It’s probably not a place I’d choose to go to at the end of winter, before the spring flowers start to bud; but the Royal Horticultural Society Wisley’s Glasshouse had a butterfly exhibition on. I’m also not great with butterflies, neither having the patience, nor the lenses to shoot them! I thought the architecture of the glasshouse looked especially captivating shot in …

alistairWisley Glasshouse
Leith Hill - The Surrey Oil Painting

Leith Hill – The Surrey Oil Painting

We returned to Leith Hill, allegedly the temperature was 10 degrees, but it felt sub-zero; especially with the wind chill. We climbed the tower, and looking North we could see the Shard, and in the far distance the Gherkin. Looking south is the oil painting scenery that you’d expect to see looking south across the Surrey Downs, from the highest point in the South …

alistairLeith Hill – The Surrey Oil Painting
Leith Hill - Black & White

Leith Hill – Black & White

I wanted to try something different, and despite the foggy autumn hills were crying out for some moody HDR, I thought I’d process this dark, in Black & White. The concept was to make the silhouette of the tree stand out against the setting autumn sun. Aperture: ƒ/4 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Focal length: 24mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/250s Title: Leith …

alistairLeith Hill – Black & White

Burnt-out Bus

This bus was left after the 8th August 2011 Croydon Riots, it was still smoking the following day, and left a 15 foot radius of tar and ash (which I leant on)

alistairBurnt-out Bus

Evidence…

A trip into Croydon (initially to get my car fixed and still waiting) and seems Argos had been the victim of  looting. Not quite sure how someone has left the scene of the crime with one of their Nikes missing…

alistairEvidence…