Herne Bay’s clock tower was (reportedly) the first free-standing purpose-built clock tower in the country.Â It was built in 1837, a gift to the town from a wealthy lady from London (who probably spent far too much time taking the air at the quaint little seaside resort).Â Anyway, here it is in its nighttime light:
Birds flocking over the park opposite our house. This was a bit of a happy accident as I was really just playing with my (then) new zoom lens (one of these).
Ian seems to have noticed that I have aspirations of turning this site into something of a photo blog (plog? phlog?) and sent me a link to stuckincustoms.com as something to aim for. It’s a nice site, although I think the HDR technique is slightly overused. I prefer it when I look at a picture and can’t figure out why it looks slightly surreal, rather than when the overwhelming feature is the post-editing and I have to spend time getting past that before I can look at the real image.
Another from Lydden, this time showing some of the panning that I was trying to focus on. I started to get the hang of it towards the end, I think.
(More photos from the day are on my picasaweb site)
Day two of our honeymoon safari saw us up at 5:30am (with tea and coffee delivered to our veranda), and then out on a pre-dawn game drive. Unfortunately we were a bit late leaving the camp so we weren’t where we wanted to be at sunrise, but it was still pretty spectacular. This was by far the highlight of the drive, as our guide tried and failed to track down a rhino for us (we did, however, see lots of places that rhinos frequent…)