The Light Cavalry Photo Box

An arbitrary pile of my photos and thoughts.

The Post Office Tower in London, pinhole camera filter in Silver Efex

Queens, NYC, Capture One edit examples

July 28, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Here are 3 pairs of edits + originals:

5 Pointz whitewashed:



From the Pulaski Bridge:

The View from my Room (The Wireworks, Great Suffolk St. London, SE1)

July 28, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

From a rented apartment in July 2015:

1st Day of Spring in New Jersey

March 20, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

These shots were taken within a few minutes as it snowed to celebrate spring.

Toupee, Or Not Toupee

February 22, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

 Toupee, or not toupee, that is the question -

 Whether 'tis nobblier on the bonce with plugs,
 To crown the cranium with an outrageous rug, 
 Or to take ointments 'gainst the curse of slaphead
 And by anointing end it ? To dye, to streak,
 No more; and with a wig to make amend
 For thinning of a thousand natural locks
 That make a hair-do? 'Tis a flocculation
 Devoutly to be swished. To dye, to streak,
 To streak, perchance Brylcreem. Ay, there's the rub. 
This improves on Shakespeare's :
To be, or not to be, that is the question—
Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing, end them? To die, to sleep—
No more; and by a sleep, to say we end
The Heart-ache, and the thousand Natural shocks
That Flesh is heir to? 'Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep,
To sleep, perchance to Dream; Aye, there's the rub.


The View From My Room in Shoreditch

February 22, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Bonnabel Wood yet again

December 02, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

The views from my rooms

September 26, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

In the last month:

Trickey Pond - Maine


Þingeyri - West Fjords, Iceland

Paziols - Languedoc, France

Aldgate - London E1

Whitechapel - London, E1

On the day of the Scottish referendum

September 17, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
As a Londoner, Ukipper, father of Americans, and interested in the future of America and Britain which are now countries with significantly depraved electorates, I want Scotland, where I’ve often hiked and climbed and may one day choose to live, to become independent. The main effects will be:
1. England will become independent; 59 left-wing Scottish MPs seem to wield decisive influence over UK politics and it will be far more likely that England will leave the EU, a consummation devoutly to be wished.
2. Scotland will be forced to take responsibility for itself, instead of mooching off the rest of the country. If it persists in socialist dumkopfery for a while, a crisis will force a more entrepreneurial future on Adams Smith’s homeland.
A remoter effect may be to trigger a separatist wave all over Europe and the US. Good. Unless the strong Federalism of the Founders can be re-established to rein back the US government to its enumerated powers, it will not remain viable for the many healthy parts of the US to be governed by the diseased administration of such as Obama, Reid and Pelosi.
Today’s vote may have an historic significance undreamed of by the political pygmies infesting our lives.

Confucius he say

May 20, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

“If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.”

The Hierarchy of Needs

April 19, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Bonnabel Wood again

April 05, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Scissors Beat Paper

April 05, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

The view from my room in Granada

March 01, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

The view from my room in London

February 21, 2014  •  Leave a Comment







Late morning







"Football" v soccer

January 14, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

" is a Euro-commie-socialist sport"


Effete soccer players like moi enjoy this affectation that soccer is unAmerican and wussyworthy.  
1. Soccer's the #1 participation sport in the US;
1a. it occurs to me that the US is the #1 soccer-playing nation on earth by numbers and that your society has been overrun by us soccer zombies; 
2. Man U and Liverpool are American businesses;
3. "football" is about the most wussified, gay piece of anaerobic prancing around in body-armour that a pansy fashion designer could dream up;
4. the NFL is heavily subsidized by your commie governments, while UK pro soccer is a free market business;
5. for God's sake, there's just no comparison between the masculinity of rugby and "football”. Rugby v football = cauliflower ears v cauliflower brains.
Can you hear me under your helmet? Can you see me thru the visors and pompoms? Oh, you don't actually play "football"? Pourquoi? Anyway when I drive around Houston or New York or New Jersey, I see mostly soccer pitches, except in some schools where the football pitches are heavily subscribed by middle aged men like me playing soccer despite the weird pitch markings. 
Look, hate soccer if it helps you feel virile ogling cheerleaders on tv with your beer on your belly, but check out rugby if you prefer a flowing battle of unarmored men of various sizes to a sporadic clash of prettied-up, cookie-cutter robots who need new instructions and a cuddle every 15 seconds.