The Quiet Picture Blog

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The other side

Sometimes I wonder if I’m a little bit agoraphobic. I don’t really have a genuine fear of open spaces but I have noticed that I have a genuine tendency to prefer enclosed spaces –...

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Still waiting

I’m not used to waiting. I’m not a very patient person either. This often has a negative impact on my photos – I just don’t have the tolerance to sit and wait for the...

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Normal behaviour

While most people put on their bikini and headed to the beach to lie in the sun, I put on my boots and rainsuit and headed for a roadside ditch to shoot orchids. The...

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A hot day

Since this was just about the first fine summer weekend we are having here, I was determined not let a small flu keep me inside. I set out driving and stopped to look every...

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Is it time for your medication, or mine?

I don’t know if it was the cold holiday week in the mountains or the over-effective air conditioning in the office, but I’m definitely coming down with the flu. The worrying part is that...

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A case study of a learning experience

The other week I came across some orchids just barely in the bloom. Without hesitation I pulled out my big gun, attached a 31mm extension tube and set to work. In the viewfinder and...