Wednesday, 30 December 2009
Monday, 28 December 2009
Friday, 25 December 2009
Merry Christmas everyone!
Getting crazy with the combination of slow shutter speed and flash, to both blur and freeze motion in the same frame. Top: rotating the lens. Middle: moving it sideways. Bottom: zooming in!
Thursday, 24 December 2009
I noticed with great displeasure the resetting of my 16000+ viewers from 199 countries to... 12 viewers from 7 countries, this morning. Contacted NeoWorx to request that the old totals - still existing for my blog on their site - be returned. Frustrating!
Posted by Anthony (Tony) Hanmer at 15:32
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Sunday, 13 December 2009
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Saturday, 5 December 2009
Welcome, at 17000 visitors, to Jersey's first!
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
You wouldn't know from the last few posts that my wife and I were going through a crisis last week, but I had posted them well in advance. Then, on November 23, after a couple of days in hospital in southwest England following days of severe stomach pain, she had a miscarriage, and we lost our baby. Too small at 18 weeks to know if it was a boy or a girl, even. So we've been grieving with all this.
I'll be posting regularly again soon.
Posted by Anthony (Tony) Hanmer at 14:43
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Three leftover shots - have I posted the last of these before?
My friend Mamuka K'apanadze at a recent exhibition of his paintings in Tbilisi, October 2009
Autumn leaf, Sherborne, UK, November 2009
Monday, 23 November 2009
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Rtveli means "harvest (grapes)" in Georgian - a hugely important event in the country, especially in Kakheti, which grows most of the grapes, and where most of my in-laws live. Here, brother-in-law Zura and I are taking buckets of grapes to the press, which sends them to the huge clay kvevri waiting below ground. (Focus was a bit off on 2 of these as I'd forgotten to put the choice back from manual to autofocus on the camera, but never mind, it'll do for the blog.)
Sunday, 15 November 2009
Do CDs really have that rainbow sheen you've seen in photos, or is it an illusion? No trick of the light here, as direct images show (though you can't prove easily that the effect is part of the photo, I suppose). Just playing with my camera in October.
Friday, 13 November 2009
Insectophobes, beware! Today's images - of a praying mantis in Georgia's old capital, Mtskheta - won't please you. But it's a harmless creature at this size, its sharp forelegs little able to pierce my fingers as they do the other insects on which it preys.
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Sunday, 8 November 2009
Hard to believe it's been 17 years since I was all over Eastern Europe - Poland, Hungary, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Ukraine - before settling in St. Petersburg, Russia in September 1992. The bottom 2 shots are from Czestochowa, famed for its Black Madonna icon. Just above them, the 2nd frame is the main square of beautiful Krakow.
Friday, 6 November 2009
My 800th blog post!
More from where Lali and I are now, but dating from my first visit to the UK as an adult. I lived briefly in Mere, Wiltshire, where the 2 b/w shots (of beech trees) are from; then I settled in Milborne Port, Somerset, where the colour shot of its main street is from. Early film scans, but better than nothing!
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
3 more from where I lived from late 1989 to mid-1991: Sturminster Newton, Mere and the Blackmore Vale. After that I found myself in Moscow, USSR (as it was), and caught the coup attempt against Gorbachev on film in late August (photos from which can be found much earlier on the blog).