photography

animal pics

Recently I saw an armadillo for the first time ever!

THRILLED to finally meet one. So I took some pics of him/her and the surrounding animals in the zoo.

Crikey, it’s a croc. (Or possibly an alligator)

Very angry meerkat:

Less angry meerkat:

A vulture friend

PILES of terrapins!

And a whole buncha phone photos, not as HD as the ones taken with the professional camera but still good to have!

Toppled Statues

I found this incredibly striking image on Reddit yesterday. (Today the whole site is down, incidentally.) I think the photo belongs to the Toronto Star. I can’t stop looking at it, it’s stunning.

Not so long ago British folks also toppled one statue of a terrible man, whose name I shall not bother to mention. At the moment it’s in a Bristol museum, in much the same condition as it was when knocked off its pedestal:

And I love that. I think it’s the perfect way to display these statues: no longer towering over citizens and also covered in statements about what kind of person the subject was. Perfect! After all if a statue can be preserved for the sake of history, why shouldn’t the same apply to protests against that statue?

Snowtos

A couple of weeks ago it snowed here. So I went out to take some photos, as you do, and I lost my glasses. I was so upset. I managed to get new ones but uggggh, it sucked, since I need them to function and everything. However now that that time is over I remember I never posted any of the photos I took!

Only three of ’em were even remotely interesting, alas.

Still going through old photos

An infuriatingly pretty sky

Ahaha I forgot I ever took this. This is Morena Baccarin at a con back in 2008. I didn’t meet her but I did photograph her from the queue! This is before cons started getting really funny about cameras being allowed anywhere near the stars.

Apple harvesting time

Kitty cat admiring, or possibly being disgusted by, all the snow

MY OLD TOY SHELF! Some of these I actually still have, lots of them I have no idea what happened to though.

BEAUTIFUL damn sunset over my old back garden

A less brightly coloured but no less appreciated sunset over Cleethorpes beach

An unimpressed fish.

The windmill at Caldecotte Lake. (I have no idea if it’s still there, I hope it is.)

London as viewed from the Tate Modern art gallery.

Another obnoxiously beautiful painterly sky.

My old neighbourhood in the snow.