Fog

We had the second fog of the season here in Dubai this morning. The coming of fog normally heralds the changing of seasons, from cold to hot and from hot to cold. This time we are heading from a humid summer to the cooler season of the year, normally blessed with cool skies and a…

Life on Venus?

So yesterday there was a bit of a hubub when scientists announced that they had possibly detected a chemical compound which could have been emitted by microbes floating in the clouds of Venus. On the one hand, nothing is certain yet and a lot more research is needed and on the other hand, organic life…

Missing those window views

It’s been just over six months since I last stepped inside an aircraft. I tried looking back over the years to try and identify the last time in my life when I had gone for more than six months without flying. I had to go back all the way to 2004. Of course, with everything…

Peacock Butterfly?

Taking a break from Tolkien… I saw this really beautiful butterfly last year and I had absolutely no idea what kind it was. I came across the photographs once again today in my archives. When I googled, turns out they are called Peacock Butterflies. With those four beautiful “eyes”, it’s an apt name don’t you…

Another throwback summer video

From last July, out in the gardens of Selwyn College, Cambridge. I shot the entire video handheld so it is a bit wobbly in parts. However the Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II is an amazing camera with an incredible stabilisation system so it isn’t too bad. The background noise in the beginning is fire alarm…