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Thorpe Bay

Thorpe Bay. There isn’t many places where you can shoot such minimalism. The grey day only emphasised it further.

Minimal Water
Minimal Sea
Boats Minimal

Jetty 2

Wide Shot Beach
Stick In The Sea

Jetty 3

Jetty 4
Leanne Beach

Sticks In The Sea 2
Seaweed

Pointy

Strong Hold

Circular 1
Circular 2

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Local Walk About

A couple of weeks ago I went on a walkabout through parks and fields around my local area with Tom Barden which is also his local area! He also has had his post up for a while and has already done the explaining and mapping so take a look at his post to see that – link.

Lets just say the terrain wasn’t easy going.

Boots
This is our local park, The Brickfields. Usually these are holes which are great for riding in, about and round on your bike but lately (seems like a long lately) it has been filled to the brim with water. Fed up with rain now…..
Reflections
On the plus side we are getting more and more days with sexy blue skies.
Looking Up
I am unsure what these were, circular roof tile? Though I liked the interesting pattern they made piled up.
Pipes

Ok, not the prettiest of photos. But I thought if I could make pond skum look somewhat interesting then that would be an achievement. The strange swirly (skum) patterns drew me to this, I tried to make the branches an extension of the patterns. Reminds me of them really abstract paintings people do.

Pond Skum
Doors made out of brick don’t work very well. definitely form over function here.
Secret Door
I really like the layers of this photo. Grass, wood, metal and sky. Lots of elements thrown into the mix.
Layers
Smashed Window
Lone Tree
It wouldn’t be a post without a bit of Texture Texture at the end!
Wood Texture

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Crystal Palace

I am going to keep words to a minimum and let the photos do the talking. If you want more information I shared this visit with my girlfriend Leanne who has more information and photos on her blog – here.

I urge you to look into the history of Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, the man who built these sculptures. The very first of their kind.

Looks like an ant eater?
2 dinos
Dino Close
Giant Climbing
Two Crocs
Squat Dino
Sphinx 1
Sphinx 2

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London Walk About

Seemingly one of the first mostly sunny days of the year, also by far the windiest day too! Only a smatter of rain fell too, compared to the bucket loads we seem to get every other day, this put Tom and I in higher spirits! The first interesting thing we found was the London Hydraulic Power Company’. It’s former use was to install a hydraulic power network of high pressure cast iron water mains. It closed in 1977 and is now used as a restuarant and arts centre.

Fan Edit
Fan 2
Fan 4
Sand exsists on the Thames shore?
Sand & Stairs
After going down a platform that we technically shouldn’t have been on (when has that stopped us before!) we found a curious red crane attached to the side of the building that was labelled ‘A & B King Henry’s Wharves C & D’.
Red Crane 1
Red Crane 2
I was challenged by my girlfriend, Leanne, to take a photo of something green. So here is that photo!
Green Photo
This was a strange one. This was attached to the building offscreen to the left. From what I could work out, each level was the persons ‘terrace’ or ‘garden area’, very strange! I wouldn’t be a fan of the structure to actually use it (if that is what it’s used for) but it’s an interesting structure for a photo!
Spikey Gardens
The Blue Bridge. Tom has a lot more information in his post on this bridge – here. We were standing in the centre when it started beeping at us so we made a hasty retreat and started snapping away!
Blue Bridge

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Statues at St Pauls Cathedral

The day started out as Leanne and I going on a walk about to explore London with our cameras, but we actually just ended up finding weird and wonderful things such as strange food in china town, I think the weirdest thing I found was roasted coconut juice……… we stumbled upon Ripley’s believe it or not which had a scary animatronic band in the doorway and a real life guy juggling knives excitedly telling the watching audience ‘that’s it, come closer, closer!’….. The rainforest cafe where I asked Leanne what a huge round ball of a cuddly toy was, apparently it was a turtle, (this was agreed by the lady in shop that asked if we needed help)…..it so wasn’t a turtle!  A five (six?) warehouse/shop dedicated solely to M&M’s and merchandise, I had no idea they were so popular, and I don’t think anything warrants the kind of price tags on the stock.

Anyway at St Paul’s we found a statue that stole our attention and they are the only photos I took! We also got to go in, something Leanne was very excited about!

These statues sum up our day for me, interesting but bordering on the creepy/sinister!

Left Statue
rightcherubeditsmall

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflections

With christmas around the corner it was really fun to experiment with this weeks theme, with all the lights that are springing up you can get look at objects in different ways.

Lens Reflection

A close up. It almost looks like space nebula – link

Lens Reflection Close

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Thankful

I am thankful for my beautiful girlfriend, Leanne.

Leanne & I 1Leanne & I 2

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