Friday, 26 August 2016

Walthamstow Pictorial

I'm putting together a Photography book at present. Tittle being "Walthamstow Pictorial" It's a time pocket of life in Walthamstow and possibly Walthamstow's very first contemporary photography book. Here's a shot from when London had the Olympics back in 2012 with the torch heading down Forest Road towards the Town Hall. I was fortunate enough to go the to Technical rehearsal   but that was outside the E17 grid so won't be part of the project.  



Monday, 15 August 2016

Fitzrovia and I

Popped into Calumet on Drummond street to get my Camera sensor cleaned. I do love the area of Fitzrovia. Always seem to be lots of ghosts around with me soon to be one them. Well let's hope that wont be for a while. Speedy's cafe is just off Drummond Street, which is home to Sherlock these days. 






Speedy's cafe, 187 N Gower St, located just off Drummond Street 


 
 

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Elberry Cove to Burgh Island

Greetings from Devon  and with a few shots taken on the lumix DMC-FX100. On this visit I managed to find Elberry Cove which is another location from the film, The System (yes the film that  I keep going on about and nobody ever bothers to watch). Original blog post can be found here  and  I'll add the Eleberry Cove location to that post. After a spot of research I noted that Agatha Christie was a big fan of Elberry Cove and it is featured in the ABC Murders for the setting of Sir Carmichael Clarke's death. Keeping with the Agatha Christie theme I also visited Bigbury beach which is home to Burgh Island and Burgh Island hotel . An old haunt for Pre-war Luminaries including Agatha and Noel Coward. It does look worthy of a visit but you'll need your Tux or ballgown for the trip. Maybe next time, A?


Totnes market


Bigbury Beach with a view of Burgh Island and the Burgh Island Hotel


 BBQ skills in Devon


 Bonding with a seagull on Bigbury beach


  Beetlebum: checking out the Macro on the Lumix DMC-FX100


 A view of Lord Churston's bathhouse, Elberry Cove




A Tweet from Michael Winner (RIP) mentioning the film the System 





The pagan ritual scene of throwing the piano into the sea symbolising the end of the summer season from the film, the System aka the Girl-Getters. 


   Looking over the bay towards Paignton which I should imagine is full of Grockles 

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Surf's up Shoeburyness

Good weather and high-tides equalled to a trip to Shoeburyness, Southend-On-Sea. These shots are from the (as pictured below) Lumix DMC-FX100. I had the ISO set at 400 for some reason. I'm loving the musical boat theme and I wonder when they'll be a Nirvana or a HMS Tupac boat. 
I took the Gopro out too but still as yet to actually sit down and look at it properly, so expect a slide show when I'm happy with it. 


 

Shoeburyness  Moody Blues


 Woodstock Shoeburyness


Elvis boat at Shoeburyness. Going by the font I'd say that they're more of a rockabilly Elvis fan


    lumix DMC-FX100

Canoeing on the River Wye.

A short film from my recent canoe trip to the River Wye. This version has no sound so it should be viewable.



Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Folk By The Oak 2016

Festival season is upon us. Folk by the Oak is a one day festival at Hatfield House and only a short train ride from Kings Cross. There's plenty to see and do here and like all good festivals I managed to catch a few new bands. Cardboard Fox  stood out for me so keep an eye out for them on the Folk circuit. 




Sweet Liberties


Emily Portman and The Caracal Band


Cardboard Fox play the Acorn Stage at Folk by the Oak




Willow Foundation  volunteer




Kelly Oliver


M.G. Boulter,  playing with The Caracal Band



Martin Simspon and Dom Flemons


N'faly Kouyate from Afro Celt Sound System


Kris Drevor from Lau