Thursday, 5 February 2015

The Royal Victoria Dock Rocks!

Yesterday I had the opportunity to check out the Docklands in London. Specifically, the Excel Arena and Victoria Dock. What a development.

There was a definite vibe to the area and Millions of pounds are being poured into adjacent docks to complete what will be a comprehensive revitalization of what was, half a century ago, the worlds busiest port.

I couldn't resist the Emirates cable car ride and as the light was improving at the end of the first round trip, I talked the guy into letting me do it again :-)



 

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Nice Twilight.

Mixed light has always been a favourite of mine. Here is the view from our balcony this evening.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Nice Portishead Sunrise

My wife called me to alert me of the sunrise this morning. Below is the result. What you see is 6 images spliced together to help keep shadow and highlight detail.



Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Bowled Over this Summer!

It has been an interesting summer. Tangie and I had a great time at the Manchester County Cricket Club where we saw England give India a good licking. It's the first time either of us had witnessed world class cricket.



Friday, 20 June 2014

From the Window Seat of a 777.

It's not often I take a shot from the seat of a jet airliner and think it worthy of sharing. On this occasion however, the light was hitting the Manhattan Island skyline very nicely and despite the usual distortion and grime that comes with an aircraft window, I still managed to get this image. For the technically minded, I was using my Canon G1x. Manual focus on infinity. Aperture priority @ f16.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

One Big Silver Lining.

Our new apartment is starting to feel like home and one extra nice feature is the beautiful view we have from the living room, patio and the two bedrooms. We overlook Portishead and one of these days, I think it could yield a great image. Here is a test shot...

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

April...A Challenging Month

April was a difficult month. I lost my beautiful mum. She was 92 years old. Thankfully she passed peacefully. painlessly, and with dignity. My mum had a wonderful spirit. She loved to laugh and had a great sense of humour. She was an adorable lady and a very special mum. She will be missed.

At the same time that this happened I came down with a bad case of chicken pox and we had to move home as well. All is the same week!

Below is a studio portrait of my mum that I took in San Diego 25 years ago. Can't you just see the warmth of her character?