The same photograph taken a lifetime apart

This is the statue of Alfred the Great in the English city of Winchester. I took the main shot last month, however, the square overlayed picture was taken by me in 1972 when i was 9. Judging by the angle and the lens distortion i probably took the picture from where the cyclists are. I … Continue reading The same photograph taken a lifetime apart

Paddock Stories 1

Since mid July we have been allowed access to motor sport paddocks here in the UK, the preparation areas where you can get close up to the cars, bikes and people that make a race meeting. In celebration of this new freedom i have started a new photography project called.... you guessed it..... " Paddock … Continue reading Paddock Stories 1

Kings and Admirals – part 2

HMS Victory Portsmouth Dockyard in Hampshire is home to HMS Victory, Admiral Horation Nelson's flagship during the Battle of Trafalgar on October 21 1805. She has been in dry dock here, as a museum ship, since 1922 and as the active flagship of today's First Sea Lord, she is the world's oldest naval ship still … Continue reading Kings and Admirals – part 2

Elementary my dear reader…..

This is the final resting place of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes. One of the greatest story tellers and writers that has ever lived. He reached the age of 71, having written 4 novels and 56 short stories recording the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. Born in Edinburgh in … Continue reading Elementary my dear reader…..

The beauty of industry

There is something mysterious and fascinating about industrial sites. Especially abandoned ones, now fenced off and deserted after years of life, stories and energy. This is Ellesmere Port, a town mid-way between Liverpool and Chester, famous for its oil terminals. Home of the petrolium giant Shell UK, what is fast becoming contaminated wasteland was once … Continue reading The beauty of industry