Set in Stone…

Some rules are rules right? So absolute that they’re said to be “set in stone”. Well, not always and I’m not exactly too sure that there’s one that says you can’t use flash outside, especially in the sunshine. In fact, it’s probably the best time to use flash as it gives great contrast & detail,Continue reading “Set in Stone…”

The Trouble With The Trees…

“There is unrest in the forrest, there is trouble with the trees; for the maples want more sunlight and the oaks ignore their pleas…” sang Geddy Lee of Rush on the track entitled “The Trees” from their 1978 album “Hemispheres”. This post isn’t exactly about oaks & maples (in fact I haven’t got a clueContinue reading “The Trouble With The Trees…”

Does anyone actually know what pumpkin tastes like?

It may be just me, but here in the UK the only time we see anything to do with pumpkins is around Halloween; and even then it’s not really to do with food. It’s not even as though there’s a traditional dish that’s eaten on 31st October (or at least I’m not aware of one).Continue reading “Does anyone actually know what pumpkin tastes like?”

What Academics Do With Their Dead Wood…

Mention “getting rid of the dead wood” to most people in the context of an organisation or company, it is normally taken to mean job losses & cut backs etc (rather topical at the moment here in the UK!). Now we all know that Oxford University is a centre of excellence in the world ofContinue reading “What Academics Do With Their Dead Wood…”