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A Word A Week Challenge – Curve

July 23, 2013 2 comments

As title. Back into the word a week challenge, as posted here. This week was Curve, so i’ve got 2 from the local BMX track and one from my Friends garden. Enjoy ! ImageImageImage

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A Word a Week Challenge – Metallic

June 3, 2013 4 comments

A rather timely visit to Duxford Airfield Imperial War Museum gave me plenty of options for this weeks challenge. Also I don’t need to do a separate blog post . Win Win.

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Shiny Concorde

Yeah Baby. SR-71A

Yeah Baby. SR-71A

Nice bullet holes this press vehicle recovered from the Middle East.

Nice bullet holes this press vehicle recovered from the Middle East.

You really wouldn't want to see this in your rear mirror.

You really wouldn’t want to see this in your rear mirror.

Vroom !

Vroom !

A Word a Week Challenge – Mountain

May 12, 2013 Leave a comment

This weeks challenge was Mountains, so I’ve gone back to last year and a trip to the North of Scotland for a family wedding.  So here’s some Highland scenery.

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Ben Bhraggie and the Duke of Sutherland

The Duke of Sutherland monument is one of the most controversial in the country. See here for more details.

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View from Brora beach to the dark peat covered mountains of North East Scotland

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View from the A9 with the familiar rain clouds !

A Word A Week Challenge: Orange

May 10, 2013 Leave a comment

This was too obvious butImage i do love getting to use my 50mm lens !

Word a Week Challenge – Worker

April 21, 2013 2 comments

This weeks word a week photography challenge has popped up with “worker”. See here So here’s a couple from the collection.

Tattooist in Vegas. Apologies for the shirt !

Tattooist in Vegas. Apologies for the shirt ! – Iphone 3Gs

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The Javelin Collector at the London Olympics and some photographers. Panasonic Lumix TZ5

Dubai March 2013

April 7, 2013 Leave a comment

After the cold of Montreal, a quick 22 hr turnaround in the UK, got me to the UAE and namely Dubai. I used to work here a lot, and my wife used to live here, but this was our first “holiday” there. We stayed with some friends, and had a great time and i got some needed sun. Our main day out was a trip to the newly crowned “Worlds Tallest Building” the Burj Khalifa. This was the day to take the real camera and get some snaps. So, part 3 of the quick Mrben09 Travel series for spring 2013. Click any photo to enlarge.

The biggest building in the world

The biggest building in the world

The "Bellagio Lake" Dubai

The “Bellagio Lake” Dubai

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The Divers

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Sheik Zayed Road 1/2 a mile up

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Dubai 2013, in 1965 !

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That would be some dive.

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Attack !

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At home with the dogs.

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I’ll just leave it here !

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Anton is tired !

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True Love !

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Jump !

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The not so lost city of Atlantis.

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Remember when you used to be the most famous building in Dubai ?

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Last time we were at the marina, there was one open building !

Montreal March 2013

April 7, 2013 Leave a comment

Part two in this particular travel series !

I was working in Montreal late march, and managed to get a late afternoon to myself with which to take the camera out. I took a walk from my hotel down to the dockside. These docks used to be biggest grain ports in the world. Nowadays its more touristy with restaurants, museums and an all round nice walkabout. They had just had an unexpected end of winter snow dump that week, hence the nice snowy sheen to most of the photos. I imagine this place to be rammed on a summers weekend, so i actually enjoyed my walk around with limited people, mainly locals out dog walking. It was also the first on the road opportunity i had to exercise my newly (to me) bought Nikon D80 and 50mm lens.

For more info on the location click here and here

Enjoy

The Old Queen Vic

The Old Queen Vic

Playing with the 50mm

Playing with the 50mm

Loving the early spring colours

Loving the early spring colours

Yes that is snow where the water should be !

Yes that is snow where the water should be !

The Old Factory

The Old Factory

View of the Old Town, mainly around Place D'armes

View of the Old Town, mainly around Place D’armes

Sure its warm enough guys?

Sure its warm enough guys?

Apparently this is a desirable residence. Looks like a load of sand coloured containers to me.

Apparently this is a desirable residence. Looks like a load of sand coloured containers to me.

They have landed !

They have landed !

The Jaques Cartier bridge and The Clocktower

The Jaques Cartier bridge and The Clocktower

Bonsecours Market Building

Bonsecours Market Building

Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours

Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours

Interesting architecture at Place D'Armes

Interesting architecture at Place D’Armes

Basilica Notre Dame

Basilica Notre Dame and Maisonneuve Monument

So thats that. Short trip and cold but that was made up by the trip less than a week later….