Saturday, April 14, 2012


I took a few rolls of film to Dungeness in March.
If you haven't been there, it's an interesting place, lots of small huts, a couple of lighthouses, a couple of pubs and a couple of nuclear power stations.
And lots of old, disused fishing boats.
With all the fishing detritus and boats, the setting has a rather melancholic air of faded industry to it.
The photos I'm showing here are hosted on 500px.

Abandoned by Peter Meade (pjmeade) on
Abandoned by Peter Meade
Abandoned by Peter Meade (pjmeade) on
Abandoned by Peter Meade
Lighthouses by Peter Meade (pjmeade) on
Lighthouses by Peter Meade
Not dead but sleeping by Peter Meade (pjmeade) on
Not dead but sleeping by Peter Meade
On the beach by Peter Meade (pjmeade) on
On the beach by Peter Meade
Three by Peter Meade (pjmeade) on
Three by Peter Meade
On the beach by Peter Meade (pjmeade) on
On the beach by Peter Meade
On the beach by Peter Meade (pjmeade) on
On the beach by Peter Meade
Drying nets by Peter Meade (pjmeade) on
Drying nets by Peter Meade
Nets by Peter Meade (pjmeade) on
Nets by Peter Meade
Rope by Peter Meade (pjmeade) on
Rope by Peter Meade
The natural end to the story.
Smudger by Peter Meade (pjmeade) on
Smudger by Peter Meade

Monday, February 13, 2012

Photos on the South Bank

I've just had some films processed from a day in London. I've had to spend time on Photoshop to get round the less than helpful processing. So to celebrate getting something usable out of 7 rolls of film, I've put together some photos of a wander down the South Bank in the sun.
I started off at Westminster Bridge, I didn't take any film shots of the London Eye, I think they would be difficult to distinguish from every one else's photos. I expect my shot of Hungerford Bridge is too. But I've been to some good pubs in Hungerford.

Under the Bridge

I'm not sure if the books were from the National Theatre bookshop or not. They didn't seem to have anyone looking after them and not many people were looking at them.


I'd seen some nice shots looking towards the City from the South Bank and tried to get one for myself. This one isn't great, but it's something to improve on.

City View

The police seemed to be spending some time deciding what to do with the man on the beach, but in the end left it to the tide to see him off.

On the beach

It was a great day, but no one seemed to be interested in food, perhaps these aren't the top places to be seen.


I carried on down to the Millennium Bridge and spent some time in the Tate, where I liked the escalators. I'll be going back.

Millennium Bridge
Tate Modern

After leaving the Tate, I headed back towards Westminster and spotted the sax player, one of the few people out entertaining who didn't shake a hat at you if you pulled out a camera.

Sax and the City

I went on from there along the Thames to get a shot of Battersea Power Station.

Battersea Power Station

I also managed to get a nice digital shot and went on to get a nice Blue Hour shot of the Albert Bridge, which is in my Flickr stream.  Albert Bridge

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Photography on the River Thames

I spent the morning of 11th February taking photos along the Thames in Maidenhead and Bray.
I wanted to take some photos of the reflections under the motorway bridge at Bray.
From there, I worked my way back up to Boulter's Lock, the start of Cliveden Reach.

Monday, January 23, 2012

My most "stolen" photo?

For a more up to date version of this blog, have a look at my web site.
I'm in the process of trying to get yet another copy of one of my photos deleted and thought it might deserve a blog of some sort.
It's all about copyright infringements.
As a photographer who spends a lot of time around horses, I get to see lots of interesting horse behaviour and arguably, one of the most visually interesting behaviours is the Flehmen response, in which a horse will curl back its lips to get better access to an interesting scent. I've photographed this response on a number of occasions and in April 2009 I managed to get this shot.

Clearly spectacular.

It didn't take too long before it started going around the web and was not too long before someone added text : -

copyright infringement
After that, it went viral.

I did a Google image search for the image with text.

The results were alarming : -

The Horror
I'm still trying to get these people to take down my photo.
The site doesn't answer emails or tweets sent to @Hollywood_com and I tried the writer of the page, @ericsundy, but to no avail.

The page has been removed after being highlighted on Sites that steal -
If you are ever tempted to "lift" a photo, please don't.
I found a few versions of my shot on Flickr and asked the people involved to remove them. In one case I had a short email exchange with the person showing the image, who very nicely agreed to remove the image but replaced it with the one shown here
It now seems that people trying to protect their copyright in the wrong.
However, the comment made below is from that person and is a well reasoned response, and worth reading. It's the other side of the copyright argument.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

WLAC Members' Day

I had a fun day at White Waltham shooting the flying last weekend, including the spot landing competition and the flying exhibition.
It was also interesting to see some of the local red kites in the flight path too.

All photographs copyright Peter Meade 2011