Bletchley Park Book

February 28th, 2013

It’s very flattering when someone requests the use of one of my photos in a publication. Recently I was contacted by a French author Sinclair Mckay who had written a book about Bletchley Park – the UK’s secret codebreaking establishment during World War II (now open to the public – a fascinating place and well worth a visit). Sinclair wanted one of my photos of a decoding device to use on the front cover. The book is now in print and available on Amazon here (only in French though). Here’s the cover and original photo below, from the Bletchley Park gallery at my main photo site

Bletchley Park book cover

Into the sun

March 27th, 2009

Sometimes shots taken straight into the sun can turn out well. I took this in Wales, UK. Click for a larger version.

St. Tanwg Church, Llandanwg, Wales, UK
St. Tanwg Church, Llandanwg

Graffiti Art

February 28th, 2009

This was taken in an area set aside for graffiti art near Waterloo Station, London UK. Click for a larger version. More here.

Abu Simbel, Egypt

February 21st, 2009

The colossal seated figures are all of Ramesses II looking out over Lake Nasser, each statue showing the pharaoh at a different age in his life. Click the photo for a larger view. More shots from Egypt here.

Swinging torch

February 7th, 2009

This effect was achieved by hanging a torch from the end of a piece of string in a dark room and setting it swinging. Exposure time was 10 seconds. Click the photos for larger views.

Wadi Rum, Jordan

January 21st, 2009

Wadi Rum in Jordan is a desert-like sandstone valley known for its natural rock formations. It has been used as a location for several films including Lawrence of Arabia. Click the photos below for larger views. More shots from Jordan here.

One Million Years B.C.

December 17th, 2008

The Green Lagoon, El Golfo, Lanzarote. Fed from underground by sea water, the colour is caused by algae. Raquel Welch appeared here in the 1966 film One Million Years B.C. which was shot in the Canary Islands because of the extensive volcanic landscape. More from the Canaries here.

I recently created free desktop wallpaper from over 100 photos. Take your pick from a variety of images and brighten up your computer desktop.


August 26th, 2008

Used as the entrance to Slade Prison in the title sequence of the 1970s sitcom Porridge with Ronnie Barker. Formerly the gatehouse to St Albans Prison, the building is now used as offices. The interior communal areas of the prison were constructed inside a huge metal tank at Elstree Studios, previously used for underwater filming.

Weymouth & Portland

August 11th, 2008

Some shots from a recent trip to Weymouth & Portland – click for larger versions. More here.