United Kingdom





Fleeting visits and longer stays. The light in the UK is a lot bluer than South Africa, and it took a while to understand. People in the UK are also a lot more sensitive about being photographed, which is ironic given the number of CCTV cameras.



The Serpentine: I woke up one Saturday morning and decided to fly to London. I was there a day later. The pencil drawing was an attempt at slowing my pace down so I could start to see lines and the gestalt of the scene.
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Ducks on the Serpentine: Early morning, looking towards the Tower.
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Hyde Park deckchairs: I thought there was something very reminsicent of Pink Floyd's album covers about this scene.
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London bus: Near Trafalgar Square, late one night in 2005.
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Rievaulx Abbey: Out biking, taken with the Fuji S5 and Sigma 24mm.
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Formby Point: Long expanses of beach with low dunes and a red squirrel sanctuary in the trees behind.
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Wast Water in the Lake District: A strangely barren lake, in start contrast to the lush vegetation of Windemere.
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Wiltshire Windmill: The B roads offered a much better route home from the Isle of Wight than motorways.
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Bamburgh Castle: A cold day and the sun setting over an imposing castle that is encroached apon by the sea. Stayed in a very nice hotel, but during the summer the small village is overrun with tourists. Muddy tones, difficult light.
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Whitby Pier: Protecting the river port from the sea, this breakwater shows signs of being swamped by large waves. The curves and lines were just too appealing to ignore.
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Spurn Point: The mouth of the Humber Estuary, and little yatchs struggling close to the shore against the flow of water out to sea.
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Blackpool: A split personality, trying to be a picturesque seaside town by day, but overrun with boozers and stag and hen parties by night.
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