The sun it shines, the folk appear, to sit and burn this time each year.
With stretching arms we are led into the future, unknowing, unsure but excited about what lies in wait. Time swirls around us, embracing for an instant but remembered for eternity. Life is but a stream, washing and caressing us on a never ending jouney forward.
The breeze silently caresses the shore, creating a repetetive tinkle of rigging shaking against masts. The insects fly in the warm night air offering food for the wild birds, the waders and swoopers, the divers and gliders. Life is happening all around despite the deathly silence that is occasionally disturbed by the swish of the … Continue reading Sunset at the boatyard
Part of my time in the summer is usually spent pottering away in my greenhouse. Tending my plants, growing my tomatoes and chili peppers, sowing, propogating and listening to the cricket on the radio. My favourite way of spending a summers afternoon. Sadly this summer, so far, has been that cold and wet that i … Continue reading Inside the greenhouse
These pictures were taken a few days ago in bright sunlight using Rollei Superpan 200 film and a 720nm infra red filter. The results are images that have had the infra red light wavelengths blocked, offering strange surreal versions of the world we know. Exposure settings for IR film is very much hit and miss … Continue reading Infra red film photography
To start with i am not a football fan but as an Englishman i feel ashamed, embarrassed and extremely humiliated this morning by the unruly and completely unacceptable actions of an element of our society last night following a game of football ( soccer ). For those that don't know the England football team played … Continue reading I feel ashamed to be English
A few shots from around my garden today.
Leaving Belfast on a misty morning The recent trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland, was done by ferry across the Irish Sea from Liverpool. The eight hour crossing gave me plenty of time to take some interesting pictures on board. The Isle of Man
Crumlin Rd gaolBelfast City HallFalls RdBonfire building in preparation for July 12th.The Europa hotel. Known as the most bombed hotel in the world, it survived 36 attacks during the troubles.City HallThe number plate says it all.