Snapshots: Tynemouth

A cheeky trip to the seaside.

 

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Snapshots: Hexham in the Autumn

This is my favourite season and not because it also happens to include my birthday. The colours, freshness and frankly beautiful sunrises as I drive to university make me want to whip out my camera along the dual-carriageway.

I’ve not managed to get out an about as much as I’d like but here a couple of my favourite photos from the last month or so.

Endurance: Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge. Endurance: Resilience, Strength, Stamina, Determination, Hardiness.

I like this photo which was taken on a recent holiday. It’s of my dad and brother sailing. They sailed together for years until my brother grew up and wanted faster boats which my dad had no real interest in. This was the first time they had been out together in a few years and they spent ages on this old RS 2000 messing around and enjoying in the wind. The boat was an old one and at  certain speed it whistled along the water, the rudder unclipped and the cleats didn’t work. But it didn’t break and both boys and boat enjoyed fun.

I guess what I’m trying to say is the boat endured the pressure of being pushed to its limits. This photo is also taken about a second before a capsize so you can see my brothers arms flailing as he tries to rescue it. He actually managed to save the boat going over, so I like to think these photo’s how a dual aspect of endurance, both man and boat !

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Humanity: Weekly Photo Challenge

This weekly photo challenge is an interesting one. Humanity, the collective entity that is us. The human race.

I love these photo’s from my recent travels.

My first photo was taken in a school. Education; the sharing of knowledge, culture, language, traditions. The list is endless and it importance unequivocal.

My second photo is of the simplicity of one married couple who have spent decades by this very road making mile after mile of rope. A never ending joint partnership with some beautiful smiles to accompany it.

My last photo is of a pair of market sellers. When I approached and asked for a photo the gentlemen fooled about posing for the camera much to the embarrassment of his friend. It was a lovely moment although she did come close to give him a good whack with that pan.

For more of my Indian Adventures visit this previous post: SnapShots: Indian Adventures

Working with national volunteers in schools
Working with national volunteers in schools
Rope making
Rope making

Camera shy? This pair had a fit of giggles when we turned up

SnapShots: Vienna, Austria

I only had 16 hours to explore Vienna which didn’t give me long to explore! I arrived at around 6am on an over night train and had to leave in the evening to make another over night train to Krakow. This also helped me discover that not an awful lot goes on at 6am, no matter what city your in!

I spent a lot of the day walking around and exploring the parks and museums. In the evening I took the chance to attend a opera performance which was great! Would love to have had more time to look around but still a great day 🙂

To see the previous stop on my trip click here.

 

Smile, Camera, Action….