The camera never lies… Or does it !?!?…

Posts tagged “Kent

Nuclear Skyline

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Sunset Silhouettes

Sunset Silhouettes


Mysterious Manor’s

Yet another fun day out today, with one old friend and one new friend… and what better place to spend such a day than in an old abandoned manor house… Does it get any better than that ??… Well ok, maybe you think it does, but find one of these places and see if you still feel the same… ;)

This is yet another one of those derelict and abandoned manor houses, such as the infamous Potters Manor… It’s known only as FH Manor, and is just as closely guarded a secret, and not one person will divulge it’s location… so for me this took almost 2 days of investigative work to figure it out, and that’s half the fun surely ??… I’ll not go in to specifics, but I FOUND IT… and that’s what matters… :)

Seriously though… How could anyone leave such a place to ruin ??…

Oh, btw… Can you find the special addition ??… :D

Edit: I did throw this shot up as a separate post, with some history on the place.. but it didn’t seem at all popular so it had to go… Seemed a shame to waste the shot entirely though, so I thought I’d squeeze it in here..  I guess Urbex photography is an acquired taste eh.. ;)


Feeling Reflective

Spent rather a pleasant afternoon strolling along the river with a good friend, and her new Canon 5D Mk II (no fair… lol)… Spent most of the time with one eye open for any potential photo opportunities, and the other eye on her… waiting for her to fall in, so that I could do the decent thing that any friend would do… and grab her camera before it got wet… Well, if she were washed away, I’m sure she’d be only too happy knowing that her camera was going to be looked after !!… Right ??… :D


A Tangled Web

It’s that time again… Time for another of my favourite subjects… Sunset…

Nothing much more to say than that… Oh, and that’s my daughter at the top, and oddly enough she wasn’t QUITE so interested in the photography aspect when their was a play area involved !?!?! Go figure !!!…


Let There Be Light…

So there I was, sitting on the cold stone cobbles, or should I say virtually laying on said cobbles… in what I thought was a pretty deserted part of the castle, trying to re-capture a shot I’d taken many years before with an old old camera… getting dripped on from the mouldy walls and roof… when a couple appeared (and stopped) in the doorway to the right…

So being considerate I stopped setting up the shot, and said “please, carry on, I’m just setting up”… but they said “Oh no, this looks like a very nice shot, so I’m going to take the same picture after you”…  lol… Well I didn’t mind too much, as I didn’t know them at all, and it’s highly unlikely their shot would ever appear in the same place as mine… but what I DID mind, was that they just STOOD THERE… Right in the middle of my shot… waiting for me to finish !!!!…. with their cameras in hand…

Ummmm…. S’cuse Me !!!…. lol….

So I had to again stop what I was doing, and actually ask them to step back out of the way… lol… And them photographers an all… sheeeesh… There was me being highly considerate of others, and stopping my set up to allow them to pass, yet they declined and appeared entirely surprised when I politely asked them to step back in to the doorway instead, so I could take my shot…

Photographers !!!… So Rude !!!… LOL…

For anyone who’s interested in a bit of history, you can read plenty over on WIKI… The castle is medieval, founded way back in the 12th century, and is the largest castle in England… and when I say large… Well it’s HUGE.. I managed to find this aerial shot which will give you an indication to the extent of the place… It’s the complete triangular section right up to road you see bordering the docks…


As The Sun Slowly Sets…

… On another year, all I can think of to say is…. “Thank goodness for that !!”…

Those of you who’ve followed my blog for a while will know that I’m none too personal or wordy on my blog, and generally just let the pictures speak for themselves where possible, with the odd bit of relevant narrative when it feels right… Well this post is kinda an exception to the rule, and in a sense a bit of an apology too…

You’ll no doubt have noticed that my posting / commenting has been a bit sporadic to say the least of late… and for that I apologise… To be honest 2010 really hasn’t been a good year at all for me… There have been far too many negatives for my liking, and even the odd positive turned out to be more for someone elses “hidden motive” benefit than my own… Sure I’ve had some laughs, and made a few friends along the way, and lost some too unfortunately… but it’s been very much stacked in the odds against…

I’ve taken barely a handful of shots these past few months, and haven’t touched my sketch-pad for what seems like months either… Just haven’t felt the inspiration or motivation… To be honest, this year has pretty much kicked the stuffing out of me, and it’s now time to take a bit of a break from it all… So this is forewarning that I’ll not be around much, if at all, for an undetermined period of time… No plans on how long or how complete my break will be, but just felt it might be an idea to let you know I will be taking one of sorts…. lest you wonder where I’ve gone… I’ll still be getting your posting updates via email, and will likely sneak in and throw the odd comment around when the mood strikes, but please don’t feel offended if I happen not to comment on yours, but do someone elses… It’s nothing personal.. It’ll just be a right place / right time kinda thing…

So anywho… was listening to this record tonight, and thought it quite fitting… hopefully… lol… I hope 2011 is kind to you all… See you somewhere down the road… :)


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