As my previous series came to an end, I had the idea to post some of my own photographs.
When my eyes were better, I used to enjoy photography. I had some decent kit and was around just as digital photography was taking off. Although it was strictly a hobby for me, two of my photos were published. One rural shot of hay bales ended up in a brochure made by the UK’s NFU (farming), another ended up in a coffee-table book about lighthouses. I wasn’t David Bailey but a couple of times, I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time.
I thought I’d share some. All these photographs were taken by me, I own the copyright so if you’d like to use any, go for it. Just so long as you don’t use them to make any money.
My aim is to publish weekly again but this time, on Sunday afternoons. I’m just going to repeat this spiel each week, too, for the benefit of new readers, so you can safely skip to the camera graphic to save reading the blurb each time.
If you look at the category above (high on left, by the date), I’ll put every photo in that same category so you can find previously-published photos. If I feel a photo needs some explanation, I’ll maybe write a line or two to go with it. Like the last time, I’ll keep going until I run out of steam. Oh, and feel free to join in, if the fancy takes you.
I’ve linked to a higher-res umage under each photo.
Last week, a shot from a holiday. This week, a little closer to home. This is the Spinnaker Tower in the ferry port of Portsmouth, UK. I think it was a millenium project, but in common with all the others, it was late. No matter, this tower now stands on the seafront, about 45 minutes away from home, and greets passengers as they come and go. As well as being a ferry port, Portsmouth is home to a shrinking naval base, and was the birthplace of English novellist Charles Dickens.
When we went up the tower, the views from the gallery were spectacular – even straight down – part of the floor is transparent!