Just a little note from my previous life in London. A fox in our back yard, photographed by my friend Stan Mundil. And this is just off Hampstead Heath. Foxes in gardens are good. They frighten the unbelievably arrogant and annoying grey squirrels.

Bonsai in Prague Botanical Garden Troja

Today, I went to see Bonsai exhibition at Prague Botanical Garden in Troja, which will be on for a few more days. I loved it. And there are some photos for you, but not before this: I would have loved to point you to their website, but Google says it is toxic, so who am I to doubt or even challenge the verdict of the almighty Google Safebrowsing. The poor […]

Naming the Names – Part Two

When asked by the Czech TV what is the worst feature of the new “gagging law” (media law) directed at the Czech media, I said that it is the fact that it makes journalists much more vulnerable due to uncertainty of how this law is going to be applied. And that proved to be the case.

Anatomy of a rumour

Rumours, which are basically stories that are not, are a fascinating subject. Not only for journalists but of course for us too. Here is an anatomy of one, explained by Scott Kelby who unintentionally started it himself.

It is Difficult to be a Photographer

I  wrote a few posts about photographers and issues surrounding them, especialy rules. Today I found this page on a weblog that I visited for the first time. I loved it so much, I thought I will share the link to this page: Is it difficult to be a Photographer


The weatherman said that this weekend and Monday are most probably the only three days this summer without the “monsoon”  rains England is getting from early summer. So we went on our probably last family trip here in the UK – a full day out at Woburn Safari Park. Some pictures:

News Agencies and Photos

As a News Agency you generally do not want to become news. You are there to bring the news, not to be a subject. Especially not if this is for the wrong reasons, like the doctored photo from an Iranian rocket launch Iranian News Agency (IRNA) published and then had to retract. See here the New York Times story. Or when Chinese news agency had to apologise for something far […]

A new digital toy

A kind man from Amazon (well not really Amazon, but rather a delivery service) turned up tonight and brought D-Link DSM-330 DivX Connected (click here or here for video).  In todays digital world of promises far outpacing reality in many consumer products I was amazed to have it up and running within our home wireless network in about ten minutes including installation of the software on the computer.  The movies, […]