Picture Gallery 1: Mines and derelict Industrial Sites are my favorite photographic locations. However, the cameras go to different parts of the country, this page and the others below are dedicated to “Other Places”. In my younger days I used to take a camera everywhere, these days I am more than happy to take my bags of gear to Cornwall whenever I can. My other photography does not really happen much anymore.
It is strange, I used to relish my own company and alone time. Now, if I am away from my Tracy I just don’t enjoy it any more.
So this is a mish mash of what was, the rest of the website is “what is now”.
Picture Gallery 1.1 – The Bluebell Railway is a great place to photograph faces and shapes, I was lucky to catch this driver unawares.
Click here to see the Bluebell Railway Gallery
Picture Gallery 1.2 – I like most other photographers (If I may call myself that) go through the light and textures stage. The shape and the light can make an ordinary bench interesting.
Picture Gallery 1.3 – An image from the 80’s when I went into my people and pattern stage taken on Redhill Station, these days taking a photo like this would be frowned upon.
Picture Gallery 1..4 – I used to spend a lot of time in the Scottish Highlands, this image was taken at a sheep sale at Rogart in Sutherland.
Picture Gallery 1.5 – Sometimes a photo comes along, if lucky the camera is ready. The seagull is a welcome addition to balance the composition taken along Worthing beach.
Picture Gallery 1.6 – An interesting combination of light and dark on a wet pavement along the seafront in Hastings on a cold and wet day.
The next set of images on this page are of Powderham Belvedere in Devon, a tower folly built on the Powderham Castle Estate. Looking over the River Exe the views were magnificent, it was an amazing place to take photographs, my thanks go to Heléne in Sweden who emailed me with the name of the site.
I have printed the images “hard” with plenty of contrast, this produces almost a Gothic feel to the images.
Picture Gallery 1.7 – The top of the impressive towers at Powderham Folly, it was a very strange place.
Picture Gallery 1.8 – The whole of the building from a distance.
Picture Gallery 1.9 – An image from the other side of the building.
Picture Gallery 1.10 – A view of one of the towers framed by a large archway, this was taken with a red filter to add contrast and to darken the blue sky.
Pictures Gallery 1.11 – A pair of amazing windows from the inside of the building.
Pictures Gallery 1.12 – A view of the inside looking towards where the staircase was situated.
Pictures Gallery 1.13 – A final image on Picture Gallery is taken looking up one of the towers.
Pictures Gallery 2