International Women’s Day – Celebrating Ladies Day

Today is International Women’s Day so it seems appropriate to celebrate some of the wonderful females of our planet with a photo post of portraits. Those that read this site regularly will already be aware of my love of portraiture so any excuse to share. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder apparently but few can deny that everyone …

Thanksgiving; Reasons to be Thankful Part 2 – Photo Essay

In the United Kingdom the Thanksgiving holiday is barely recognised. There are harvest festivals but these are regional and only celebrated locally without much fanfare. It is a one of the biggest celebrations across the pond. A family event providing a reason to get together with family and friends, to enjoy a meal in the company of the people that …

Postcards from Canada; Whistler Bike Park

Whistler in Canada  is a year round destination, of course it is a resort that many skiers and snowboarders dream of visiting, the terrain and runs are legendary. However during the summer hikers visit to enjoy the well marked trails and spectacular wildlife but the mountain bikers also arrive in their droves. There are several thousand of them in the …

Postcards from the colours of food – photo essay

Food is a popular subject for many photographers, though plated up cooked meals however artistic are not my personal favourite. I prefer the vibrant colours of fresh fruit, vegetables and other market produce. Trying to portray them in a slightly different of artistic manner can be great fun. One of my favourite techniques is playing with the depth of field, …

Postcards from the Camp Nou, Home of FC Barcelona

Taking a tour of the Nou Camp the largest football stadium in Europe and home to FC Barcelona the current undisputed kings of club football is a dream for almost any football supporter. I say almost because the statement needs qualifying, most true football supporters regardless of which team they support will appreciate this stadium. Most but not all, supporters …