An attempt to capture the mood of the sky at around sunset. I actually took this last year. See what you think.

Pots Calling Kettles Black

As you may imagine, Italy is suffering from a minor bout of election fever at the moment. The general elections are just around the corner and election posters are appearing right, left, and centre. I’ve seen a couple of amusing ones, so far. First there was this lovely one from the Berlusco-Fini duo which, much […]

A Photographic Thought

Don’t you just love that ‘bokeh’ blurry background effect that photographers get? I do, not all the time, but used appropriately, it can create really memorable images. How do photographers create this blurred background thing? Quite simple really – it’s all down to having a very shallow depth of field, which is probably easier to […]

Using RSS – A Nice Video Explanation of How to Use RSS Feeds

This is a nice simple explanation of what RSS is. I shall be using this little video with my students. [youtube][/youtube] With thanks to the guys on the Common Craft site.And thanks to Juha Ylitalo over at his Juha Ylitalo Photography Blog for putting me onto this.

I was going to post a few photos

But I can’t. I did want to show you some photos of a little event I went to today which is being held at Milan’s Triennale exhibition centre. This event is for 2 to 6 year old children and is called ‘Vietato Non Toccare‘ – information in Italian. ‘Non toccare’ is ‘Do not touch’, and […] isn’t

It was supposed to have been a shop window to Italy, a tourism web portal par excellence, but it has turned out to be a 7 million Euro white elephant. If you try to visit,, you won’t see too much. All I’ve been getting is server timeouts. Brutta figura time. UPDATED July 2009.

If I ever find myself with enough of the vulgar stuff

I’d buy Di Mackey a Canon EOS 1D Mark III, and I’d get Gege Bau a Leica M8. I’m pretty sure both of these people would put these excellent cameras to very good use. Now, all I have to do is get round to accumulating enough of the vulgar stuff. But I would not advise […]

First nine months with a dSLR

I’ve now had my Canon EOS 400d for around nine months, so I’ve decided to write a little about my dSLR experience so far. First of all, let me just say that I have not managed to dedicate a huge amount of time to my first foray into ‘real’ photography, although, having said that, I […]

Experimental Night Photos

If you would like to have a look at some of the shots I took last night, then please pop on over to my Flickr collection. Just click here: Milan by Night I don’t mind if anyone borrows these photos, if they think they are worth borrowing, that is, but I would appreciate some credit. […]