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 …

Postcards for World Ocean Day; celebrating our seas

It is World Ocean Day today, internationally recognised, we celebrate the majestic beauty and power of the seas of our planet. It will hopefully raise awareness of the plight of our oceans, the diverse eco-systems from which life on earth first sprang and on which we still rely on so heavily. Caring for our home and protecting it’s bio-diversity are …

Fishing Boats – Vessels of Adventure and Romance

I love boats and fishing boats in particular, they portray a certain romance even though the profession they represent is far from romantic. It is an extremely arduous job as those that participate or even watch documentaries about fisherman plying their trade in tretches of ocean like the Bering Sea can testify. Small craft that are moored or sat on …

Waterfalls – photo essay tribute to cascades

Waterfalls, falls, cascade, chute, cataract, flume and even rapids are all names we use to describe when a volume of water drops from one level to another during the course of a rivers journey from source to sea. The subject for Twitter’s regular photo sharing hashtag #FriFotos is waterfalls and undoubtedly it will be a pictorial tribute to the mightiest …