Archive for the ‘Photography’ category

Didcot Power Station cooling towers demolition

Sunday, 18 August 2019

At about 7am, the remaining three cooling towers were demolished. The demolition scared hundreds of birds, which flew around crazily following the explosions, and also set off burglar alarms even a couple of miles away. It also caused a power cut not only in Didcot but in Abingdon, Wantage, Wallingford and further afield, apparently due […]

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Didcot Power Station before and after

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Two views of Didcot Power Station taken from Didcot Parkway railway station. The first was taken on 12 March 2013, less than two weeks before the power station closed. The second is from 27 July 2014, just after three of the cooling towers were demolished.

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Didcot Power Station gallery

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Didcot Power Station was completed in 1968. In 2013, it was closed down. At the end of July 2014, the first three of the cooling towers are due to be demolished. As a tribute to this fixture of the south Oxfordshire skyline that has become synonymous with the town, I have chosen

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Film photography: relic of the 1960s

Sunday, 22 January 2012

On Thursday there was an item on BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight about Kodak filing for bankruptcy protection, which included an interview with Terry O’Neill, whom they introduced as, “One of the great British fashion photographers of the 1960s,” a description that proved rather apt. You can hear the interview on iPlayer. After lamenting […]

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China photos uploaded!

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

My photos from Hangzhou and Shanghai are finally online! It’s taken me five months to upload just 72 photos, but as usual they are labelled with extensively researched captions…

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eBay item info only in imperial units!

Sunday, 15 March 2009

I was recently browsing SLR camera lenses on eBay, and noticed that there is a box providing detailed information about the item for sale. As well as more technical data, it provides important figures such as the physical size and weight of the lens: important if you are going to carry it around. Unfortunately, eBay […]

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Cornerstone opens!

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Didcot’s new arts centre, Cornerstone, has finally opened. Over the weekend of 30/31 August, the centre opened its doors to allow the public to have a look around the new building. The centre includes an auditorium, an art gallery, a dance studio, an arts studio and two other multi-purpose rooms. Many of the rooms have […]

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Leicester Spring 2008 Graduates’ Review

Friday, 18 April 2008

I received my copy of the Spring 2008 University of Leicester Graduates’ Review today, and was quite surprised to find my photo of Leicester Prison accompanying an article on TV and internet in prisons. They have credited the photo to “”, which is actually my page of terms and conditions for using my photos. At […]

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Edinburgh photos online!

Sunday, 26 August 2007

It’s nearly two months since they were taken now, but finally I have uploaded some photos from Edinburgh. I have taken some time to write a little about each image, as I usually do, so that they become a guide to parts of the city rather than purely a set of photos. With only three […]

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Beating the China Flickr block

Thursday, 21 June 2007

As of earlier this month, the Chinese authorities appear to have blocked access to Flickr. More specifically, Flickr images are blocked, but the rest of the site (all the text content) is still available. The reason for the ban seems to be that some photos of the Tiananmen Square massacre were posted on the site […]

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