All that Jazz at a Jazz&Blues Festival. “Come on babe why don’t we paint the town And all that jazz I’m gonna rouge my knees And roll my stockings down And all that jazz Start the car I know a whoopee spot Where the gin is cold But the piano’s hot! It’s justy a noisy hall Where there’s a nightly brawl And all that jazz” – … Continue reading All that Jazz
Shapes on the ShoreLine: At the seaside in winter. Living near then coast in NW England provides many opportunities for a keen photographer. (And, believe me, you have to be keen to venture out in the biting winds that were blowing when some of these photos were taken.) In summer these are good places for street photography. In winter it’s the shapes that I like to … Continue reading Shapes on the ShoreLine.
Lisbon, capital city of Portugal, is built on seven hills. (I was surprised to learn that Rome isn’t the only European capital city with this claim to fame.) Seven hills in a fairly compact city means steep streets. Lots of steep streets! There seemed to be three levels of “steepness”: Those with a manageable gradient had pavements; the next level up had steps, whilst the … Continue reading LISBON: A City of Seven Hills.
StreetLife in Lisbon. One of the many charming things about the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, is that they still have old wooden trams trundling along on some of the routes. What better way to observe and photograph street life than by sitting by an open window, camera in hand, on one of these old trams. You can see more … Continue reading Lisbon : StreetLife as Seen from a Tram Window
You don’t need to buy tickets to hear wonderful operatic arias in Barcelona….. …..or classical guitar music….or a Gospel choir….. …..you just need to go for a wander in the evening around the Gothic Quarter: (click on any image for full size or slideshow) All these images were taken on iPhone 6s Plus and edited on iPhone or iPad using Snapseed app. To see more … Continue reading Barcelona: Street Entertainers
A cloudy day in Manchester (and there are many of them) often produces images which work well in monochrome. Every cloud really does have a silver lining for a photographer! I couldn’t resist a bit of colour-pop for Amy. (Click on any image for a slideshow) Continue reading Around Manchester
Some iPhone shots of everyday life in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. Click on any image to see full-size in a slideshow: Continue reading Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter