If it’s not too immodest to say so, I was rather proud of the picture I took last night of sunset over South London:
So imagine my surprise when I saw this picture in Guardian.co.uk’s photographic roundup, 24 hours in pictures, today… I thought for a second the picture desk had pinched my picture (and I’d have been very, very proud if they had, of course):
It’s not the same picture of course – the one used on the site was shot by Alessandro Abbonizio of AFP. But I suspect we must live quite close together, as we have almost the same angle on those vapour trails. And I’m happy a pro confirmed I was right to put the silhouette of those houses in the bottom of the picture. It certainly was a spectacular sight.
My crappy old Nokia N80 gets turned off today for the final time, to be replaced by the lovely, shiny, battery-life-longer-than-a-day iPhone. So I thought I’d clear out the old pictures on the Nokia. They reveal obsessions with football, food, animals and silly signs. This can’t be right.
Something new on Guardian Unlimited today… 360-degree photographs by Guardian photographer Dan Chung, with audio commentary by Guardian journalists.
Such images are, of course, nothing new. But in the hands of a news photographer they turn into something more than mere eye candy.
Dan’s down at the Lib Dems’ annual conference in Brighton, and has been following leader Sir Menzies Campbell around today. And what his images show is that, away from the bog standard photographs and TV coverage, there’s almost nobody there.
See the offically-intended image up ahead… and then spin around to see the reality.
Mr Hammersley was round for pancakes last night (and… er… a quantity of red wine), and took this picture of Ginny with a lens that was bigger than the cat herself, and almost as expensive. Worked though… it’s a lovely shot.
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