For the love of photography

I just took a light amble through my media library here on the website and there is a heck of a lot of stuff here in my archives. It is quite amazing really. I should add more and more and more. I am sure there is a load of stuff missing and I may challenge myself to take loads more new photos for these pages. I urge you to do the same 🙂

QUIZ: Can you identify the places in these photos? Ok some of are impossible but I do know where they were all taken!

Are you real?

Van gogh statue

My Wife sniggered at me, bursting into fits of laughter as I stood in front of a statue waiting for him to move. I will forgive you dear reader for thinking me insane. After all statues don’t move, they are generally speaking, inanimate. However a remote corner of my grey matter was convinced this fella was “real”!

Well in fact, he is not a real person but a very cleverly constructed mannequin, I guess is the best way of describing him. Whoever had made this statue, had constructed it using a real coat, gloves, hat and all around a man made skeleton. This made it look real, as we always expect to see a statue made of stone.

Other people were fooled too! Honest, not just me!

Brussels – Take a different view!

The Grand Place, Brussels

The Grand Place, Brussels

Most die-hard travel photographers make a beeline for far-flung, exotic and cuturally diverse locations where nobody else would dare venture. So do I head for Burma? No, not a good idea, a little bit unstable. Kabul? Hmmm, perhaps not. No lets head for Brussels and as it so happened I did bump into a Burmese political prisoner whilst there, well kind of….

Brussels has a number of famous features such as the Atonium, Grand Place, Manneken Pis, Chocolate, Waffles, ok the last two aren’t places as such but they do count! I certainly photographed many of these but it is also worth your while taking a look at the not so obvious things too… Read more

Pick of the Pix!

As the gallery grows, I thought I should pick out some of my favourite shots. Well the ones that I really enjoyed taking, as I love the places that I visited at the time. We have a mixture here that spans all the way from Farnborough to the Cinquentenaire in Brussels and a little bit of Capri, Italy.

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Brussels montage

When I told a good friend of mine that my wife and I were going for a long weekend in Brussels, he told me how much he disliked the place and that it was “horrid”. I was a little bit taken aback by this and spent a week or so worrying about it after I booked the trip!

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