Welcome to a new series of guides and walks in and around the UK and I am going to start close to home, I live in Farnborough and the town has some really interesting places that you may not know of. You will discover Saxon history and the town’s connections with more recent War Time history and I would be foolish not to talk of aviation!
The forecast last night predicted that it would possibly drop as low as -5C and it was pretty close to be honest, as we hit -3 locally. I decided to head down to the Basingstoke Canal that passes just behind Farnborough Airport where I captured this image.
airshow_2010_website Farnborough Airshow was fantastic this year with something for everyone. The weather was great and enabled me to capture some great moments. These images have also been sent across to Alamy as part of their new News photography service that I’m proud to be a member of. Thanks above all else to Louise and … Read more
A selection of recent shots (that have already featured on Journog) to kick start 2010. The weather conditions recently have been both fun and simultaneously a challenge, beautiful scenery, poor light has made things difficult though. However I am happy with what I’ve captured and hope that some other interesting opportunities will come up soon. … Read more
Thanks to everyone who came yesterday, despite the wet weather. Thanks also to Sally and her staff at the Library for providing some lovely refreshments, I was very impressed. There was talk about doing a second walk before the exhibition in September. I will announce a date for this in the near future. I will … Read more
This week I have appeared on the front page of the main local Farnborough Paper, in announcing the Photographic Walk that I am running in two weeks time. This I hope will pull in a few people and will aid the Farnborough Society’s growth along the way. That’s it, very quick post!
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Farnborough Abbey always draws me back. It is only a short stroll from where we live and it has a certain air of austerity about it. Its beautiful and at the same time slightly sinister. Quite why I would find an Abbey sinister, I have no idea but this may have something to do with the Gargoyles that adorn it’s Gothic architecture. You wouldn’t wish to find yourself alone there at dusk!
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This photo comes with a cautionary tale, one you may be familiar with and that I wasn’t allowed to actually photograph this location…
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