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Saturday, 21 November 2009

Southwest England, November 2009

Windows as natural frames - a favourite subject of mine; that's Lali in the lowest shot

Thursday, 19 November 2009

After Rtveli, Kakheti, Georgia

Rather forlorn-looking vines after the bunches of grapes have been cut off; and corn sheaves tied in cones - autumn has arrived in Georgia

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Rtveli, Kakheti, Georgia, October 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

Tbilisi, Georgia

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.