People and Odd bits

 

This section is work in progress (or not). When I've trawled through the millions of images I seem to have acquired over the years I'm sure this section will become considerably larger.

I prefer to photograph things and animals rather than people. I'm not extrovert enough. I had a school friend who would ask anybody if he could take their photograph and I would die with embarrassment. He decide he would photograph ugly people for a project and came across a group of Hells Angels outside a pub. They let him take pictures of them and then beat the crap out him. I ran for it. They let him keep his camera which I thought was nice of them. He's still a photographer although he walks with a bit of a limp!

Material shop
Material shop

This material shop is in Hoi An Village, central Vietnam. I though it was pretty.

Lantern shop
Lantern shop

Again, this lantern shop is in Hoi An Village, central Vietnam. I though it was pretty (again).

Sea shell
Sea shell

OK time to get arty!

Waterfall
Waterfall

I can't remember where this was taken - oh for goodness sake I hear you mutter. What's more annoying I can't find the original file because I think the colour version is nicer.

Sez
Sez

Sez is a tree surgeon, this accounts for why she doesn't want to move to Orkney! She's also an all round good egg.

Maldives Girl
Maldives Girl

Most of the children used to run up and ask for their picture to be taken while pressing their sticky finger all over the camera lens. I think payment had to made in the form of sweets (can you imagine doing that in this country?). I snapped this girl while fighting off a mob of sticky fingered children.

Balloon biker
Balloon biker

This is a proper biker, none of that leather, chains and tattoo stuff - balloons that's what you need.

Biker with flowers
Biker with flowers

Another amazing sight. I might set up a web site of bike cargo images. The best picture would have been (if I'd realised) a biker and passenger travelling at speed through Ho Chi Min City. The passenger had his arms outstretched and I didn't realise why until they'd passed me - he was holding a pane of glass. Pity, it would have made a brilliant photograph.

The Gardener
The Gardener

This is the Nam Hai Hoi An Hotel near Da Nang. The staff didn't like having their photographs taken (which is fair enough). I had tried get them to pose beside the urn but without any luck. I managed to sneak this picture of the lady as she was weeding. She wanted to see the picture and was happy as her face wasn't visible. I think it turned out to be a better picture than a formal posed image.

Bikers
Bikers

No, not the sort that beat you up! I thought I'd get arty so I picked out the two people looking at me and did stuff in Photoshop (although I can't remember what exactly).

Boatman
Boatman

This guy was bobbing up and down on the river near Hoi An, Vietnam. I heard somebody say he'd been there for several days. Maybe that's why he looks a bit glum.

Hmmmmm
Hmmmmm

Two people, two dogs, two cats. One picture, three hours. The only formal portrait I've ever taken.

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