Not sure where, but we stopped north of Fort William to look at the mountains, this should be where Ben is hiding.
Infrared view of Isle of Canna from Glennbrittle on Isle of Skye. Not a bad spot for a bit of camping.
Sadly my trusty Sony F707 camera is falling apart, so I don’t dare to take it out that much anymore. But it is still a joy to use and shoot some great infrared photos.
Eilean Donan Castle just works so well in IR, lucky I remembered to bring it with and the weather was spot on for it too.
But which one ?
This is my oldest bit of LEGO, Slaske. Slaske is a Danish word for dangling, flopping or the like. The reason is that his legs became very loose over the years. As you can see he lost a leg in his hard life on duty with me. I’m pretty sure that Leika, my dog at the time, had a little nibble too over the years.
One thing that all cyclist have in common is the offerings they do. In hope that we can keep the fairies away. So watch this space, since I have probably jinxed it now.
My question is, is this a nude LEGO?
How do you feel today, what face do you put on in the morning, who are we?
This is a little teaser to what to come, a total rip off from Martina Egli fantastic photo and idea. Ok as you can see it is not the same subject, but it is something I have spent a lot of time with in my life and still enjoy tremendously.
One of London’s iconic landmarks got to be Battersea Power Station. Build in the 1930s stopped its production of electricity in 1984 and have pretty much been empty since. Bar the odd movie, tv-series appearances and all the companies that wanted to build something there. The best one I think a theme park but that fell through.
At least once a week I cycle past this sorry looking sight. Every time there seems to be bits missing and the rust takes it hold.
This is one of the reasons why I love my Sony DSC-F707, I can take candied pictures of my friends. This one was taken by me while enjoying a drink in Paris with a very good friend of mine.
So today should be the official start of spring and here in London it was rather pleasant. Though I have seen signs of spring springing over the last few months like cherry blossoms, even a bumble bee and Spring Ale on tap.
Oh it is also Nowrūz, so happy new day to you all.
I spend around 8 months in Pont l’Abbé d’Arnoult a few years ago, mainly working. Though did get to go out and enjoy this beautiful part of France.
Three cropped IR photos from Ile Madame.
I never knew that the light at the top was more than one “torch”, until I snapped this one. There is four of them one on each corner. Does it still have the light on at night?
This is my companion and true friend, Bamse. The amount of times I have cried into his fake fur, thrown him over the house and played hide and seek with him, is uncountable.
I got him before I was born and he have never left my sight. Would love to take him with cycle touring but I’m to scared that he would get stolen or damaged, well he is getting on a bit 🙂
Over the years my mum and even myself have sown his arms and legs back on, along with giving him new glass eyes. His nose was lost for good a long time ago, his fur is wearing rather thin in many places. And what was once white is more grey.
He might look a little rough around the edges but he is not a “dirty old rag” as Peli’s mum proclaimed.
A few years ago, I was cycling down three steps, which I had done many time before. Though this time my front wheel went to my left while I wanted to go right. So the end result was a face plant and broken clavicle.
The first 30min after I was sure everything was ok. Just rather sore, some cuts here and there but nothing major. It was only when I got out of the shower that I noticed that my left shoulder was not looking like my right.
Bit of a cheat this, as it is a photo of the x-ray 🙂
At a festival in France I found this lady playing with her fire poi. I think she was meditating while doing it. As her face was very still with the same expression. Only rocking forward and back while staring at a one point all the time.
I wonder if this was her zen moment.
Not much to say other than tomorrow we are going to say goodbye to a dear friend.
I was out and about in France taking some infra red photos. And noticed the very colour full sky and snapped a photo, forgetting that I still had my wratten and neutral density filter on. So the great red colour of the vapour train and clouds never showed up.
Though still I do really like the photo.
I have a few friends who either are full time DJ’s or spun the LP to pay their way through uni. I love a good turn table and the sound of vinyl. Though over the years I have gone .ogg (music format like mp3) since I have moved so many times and have lost my LP’s, decks etc.
Back in 2003 I took some photos for mirrorproject.com (which at moment of writing looks like it is down).
This photo didn’t pass the criteria “self portraits in reflective object” but I still like it after a little playing around with my photo editor.
If the site ever comes back up again I will post the link to my submissions there.
It is sad to see your neighbourhood falling apart, Urban decay, or an area just left to its own devices with people treating it with no respect. When you live in a big city like London, Paris or the like you often have areas that “time” has forgotten.
Though sometimes these areas do have a little bit of brightness. OK, it’s a bit hard to see what the silver lining in this picture is. But it is taken not far from the entrance to the catacombs in Paris, not the ones where you will get a guided tour.
What ever you say about the concrete jungle and cityscapes, there is beauty there. Just simple lines, symmetry, colour and the sheer scale of them. Makes concrete beautiful.
This was taken while walking around in Paris may years ago, honestly I can’t remember where. Though looking back at my old pictures I need to get out there to take some more photo of architecture and buildings.
The nearly national dish moules frite of France. While living in France I visited the capital of the moules, Ile Madame. Spend a great day there taking some photos, so be prepared to see more.
Let me introduce you one of my favourite form of photography, infra red. This is why I truly love my f707 since it can take IR. So be prepared to see many more photos in infra red.
This shot is take @ around 2000 meters right above Andorra in the Pyrenees.
I have always loved kites. As young lad I used to build my own and fly then as high as the string would let me. I have been thinking about building a box kite as a winter project., as that is one of the only kites I have never flown.
Below is a photo of me flying my kite @ 2500m on the French/Spanish border in the Pyrenees. It is around the size of a A4 and only takes off in strong winds, but still well fun to fly.
While I was working in France I had this little grasshopper visiting me on my keyboard. Normally when I try to take a photo of a creepy crawly they are moving too fast for me. But for once I had a model that wasn’t bothered that I was taking some close ups, it just sat there and let me take a couple of snaps.
I visited the Martell factory in Cognac while I lived in France. Part des Anges refers to the share of Cognac that evaporate during distillation. At Martell it is around 2%, which doesn’t sound to be much, but when you then think about how much they distil every year.
The angels must have a heck of a party 🙂
Years ago I was cleaning my Principia MTB and tried to take some snaps and ended up with only one that was somewhat ok. Dirty Pia as she is called is my favourite bicycle but yet least used and she is about to go into retirement after 15 + years of service.
One of these days I got gotta make a series of each of my bicycles.
Another from a snow day in Paris back in 2003. Bridge over the canal Saint Martin.
I was going through my old photos and found this on. It was taken back in ’03 when I was living in Paris. Like everyone else I was out there taking photos of Pairs under its 3″ cover of snow. Which of course melted while I was out there snapping away.
It just works so much better when it was converted into B&W.
Walking around Covent Garden in London I saw this cycle courier looking through his A to Z. The way he was reading the map I think he was trying to memorise the map.
Love it when the city wakes up at night, the lights, people and sounds. I spend a fair bit of time taking night-time photos, nothing special just point and shoot.
Like this photo I took while running across the road to get to the car my mate was picking me up in. While waiting on the middle reservation for the bus to pass. I just took my camera out of the bag and snapped this quick snap.
The result just says London by night to me.