Author: David Bennett

Down By The River Cam

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Photography

This is one of the bridges over the River Cam down by the colleges in Cambridge. Shot with my phone, and the limitations of the image are clear enough. But does it matter? Among photographers, the obsession with looking at detail is known as pixel peeping. Another version: Third Version And this from my Fuji X-T2

Spring Is In The Air

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Photography

Spring is in the air, and the light is getting interesting as the late afternoons draw in. It is not hard in Cambridge to find a scene that could be from another time. The bulbs in the streetlights are electric, but from here they could be gas. I shot this with my phone and I can see the limitations – but then, should I be looking that hard that I miss the other qualities in […]

Tall Trees

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Photography

Lime trees, as the Tilia species is known in Britain, are tall broadleaf trees. There are small-leaved limes and large-leaved limes, and both have the same characteristic in the leaf. The leaves are lop-sided. One side of the base of the leaf is smaller and the base is set higher than the other side. So when they are in leaf they are very easy to recognise. In winter, with the trees being so close to […]

The People’s Vote and Brexit

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Politics

The People’s Vote is a movement to revoke article 50 and to stop the Brexit clock running. It is a movement to give the people of Britain the opportunity vote in an informed way on the question of whether to leave the European Union. I have come to dislike the word Brexit. It is a contraction of the word British and the word exit, meaning exit from the European Union. The word reminds me of […]

Shopping In Bhaktapur

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Photography

A lot of the shops in Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu Valley are set into the building, like here, and the shopkeepers sit back inside, relaxed on cushions. The plank of wood at the left of the photo is to help prop up the building. A lot of buildings were damaged on destroyed in the 2015 earthquake.