London Town in Brexit Land

In September, 2019, I visited London on two separate occasions; one to chaperone my daughter’s class of 25 students on a week’s school trip, the other to celebrate a good friend and mentor’s birthday. I didn’t have much time to myself but, looking through the selections, there are definitely a few images that are worth sharing. And, in case anyone is wondering, the featured image above has been doctored by me to read the word Brexit. Some of these images appeared […]

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Nordic Life

Nordic Life

A general call-out was made to photographers based in the Nordic countries to go out and capture images over a specific few days during the summer 2019. The theme was Nordic Life and an eponymous book was to be published at a later date. As I generally wander around with a camera on me, I thought I’d give it a go and see what I could come up with. As you can imagine, none of my images were chosen for the […]

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Oviedo: Gracias por su visita

As I usually do when I go on holiday with the family, I get up before anyone else and head off into the early morning light to get a couple of hours of me-time with my camera, returning in a relaxed frame of mind, often with some local treats for breakfast. It’s a win-win situation for all, though I feel I get the better part of the deal when I’m in a place as gorgeous looking as Oviedo, the capital […]

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A first-timer’s short visit to Oslo

Work has taken me to so many different locations and I am often a little ashamed after getting back home not to have found the time to actually get to know something about the place. I made the decision that Oslo would be different and, after completing two days shooting for the client, I set about making the most of the two extra days I’d tacked on to my schedule, 48 hours to wander around with a camera and see […]

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Liberty in London and Beyond

Visiting London with our two teenage children has become much more of an extended shopping trip, with the occasional cultural interlude and frequent food stops. Not that I’m complaining as I enjoy restocking my wardrobe just as much as they do and eating is something I do well. Hearing that our kids had never been inside the Liberty department store, my wife left me to continue getting my manly fix in the two Filson stores round the corner in Newburgh St., the first Filson […]

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A Misty Morning in Norfolk

We were spending a few days at a friend’s thatched cottage somewhere in the Norfolk countryside, eating well and drinking plenty as we caught up on each other’s news over the last 2-3 years. I woke up early on our final day, more bleary eyed than hungover this time around and before either of our families were stirring. I decided on the spur of the moment to go off for a wander with my camera gear to see if I could capture a […]

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Finland 100: 86 – My Baking Heart

Sony A7RII : f/4@100th : ISO 1000 : EV -0.7 : FE 90mm f/2.8 A countdown of 100 images for the 100 days leading up to the 100th Year of Finland’s independence It’s the final weekend before xmas. Time to bring out the pastry dough, the cookie cutters from out the back of the cupboard, and turn the oven right up. A little bit of flour sprinkled on the counter, some heart and soul into the rolling, whack them into the oven and finish off with […]

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Finland 100: 83 – Hay Bales, Side View

Sony A7RII : f/7.1@250th : ISO 1000 : EV 0.0 : FE 90mm f/2.8 A countdown of 100 images for the 100 days leading up to the 100th Year of Finland’s independence The same hay bales as yesterday, this time from the side. The sun has just managed to get high enough to hit the tops of the trees, the mist is rolling in in the background, the deserted farmhouse is still standing… And, funnily enough, seeing the hay bales […]

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Finland 100: 80 – Lost Bear in the Woods

Sony A7RII : f/4@200th : ISO 500 : EV 0.0 : FE 55mm f/2.8 A countdown of 100 images for the 100 days leading up to the 100th Year of Finland’s independence The first thing that came to mind when I came across this bear in the woods is the phrase “Does a bear s**t in the woods”, a long way of giving a definitive ‘yes’ to a question. I’m not sure what this image of a lost bear would represent but […]

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Parliament façade

Finland100: 68 – Order and Disorder

Sony A7RII : f/5.6@0.3sec : ISO 640 : EV -0.3 : FE 90mm f/2.8 A countdown of 100 images for the 100 days leading up to the 100th Year of Finland’s independence Here’s another shot of the Parliament building whilst it is closed for renovations. With the exterior covered up, the lights shining through the material at night make such a graphically strong backdrop that I just had to stop again. The organic chaos of the trees silhouetted against the straight lines […]

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