- The build upto our Japan trip
- Kaiser Chiefs at Hammersmith Apollo
- My entries for "The Veolia environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year - 2012"
Sayonara – or possibly Bloodynora
With our Japan trip only 8 months away I felt it was time to get into the swing of things so sent Mrs B the following email:
* Yes, I'm afraid I'm one of those Brits. While I can fluently fail to speak other languages (some would even say I struggle with English), it does not prevent me from gamely attempting to converse at a very loud level, in English with a strange accents. The accent used may or may not bare resemblance to the language of the poor unfortunate, often bewildered, individuals that is the recipient of my attempts to break down the language barrier. This drives Mrs B up the wall, secretly I think she is jealous of my special talent...
We made it to Roka. It was fascinating – expensively authentic, so really getting us into training for Japan.
Ricky Lead singer takes to the balcony for
a well earned rest between songs
|At least the drums were in focus....|
|Costas and Ediane - The low light ability of |
the Mega Mini Beast could give a burnt out
light bulb a run for its money....
Xupes has been trading for over 2 years and Joe has recently developed some great contacts in the trade which enables him to pick up surplus stock and sell them at great prices. Mrs B is a regular purchaser from his jewellery section, going self service once she finally realised that her husband is not the jewellery buying type…
Communication Breakdown by Led Zeppelin – Certianly the face to face variety
The Wildlife Photojournalist AwardThis category seeks to develop the visual narrative through a series of six (6) unique images that, together, tell a story without the need for words.
When nature comes to you - I looked out of the window one night and saw this beautiful fox walking about like a tourist. I grabbed the camera and shot out of the front door. I was at first disappointed that the street light had given all the shots an amber glow but came to realise it is actually part of the charm of the picture.
|The suburban tourist 1 of 6 - I wish I had studied road signs as a cub|
|The suburban tourist 2 of 6 - Asking Directions|
|The suburban tourist 3 of 6 - People Watching|
What better tourist occupation than People watching?
|The suburban tourist 4 of 6 - Nature Walk|
|The suburban tourist 5 of 6 - Shoe Shopping|
Unusually chew ability scored higher over size,
colour and style for this savvy shoe shopper
|The suburban tourist 6 of 6 - Recreational drug taking |
Sad to see that drugs seem to be invading
all aspects of modern life.
This category is for conceptual pictures – original and surprising views of nature, whether figurative or abstract
|The small water god|
|This Red Kyte looked so majestic hovering |
in the air, waiting to swoop down.
Animals in their Environment
|Spotted Fly Catcher...|
|Southern Boubou in flight|
When on safari it is easy to concentrate on just the traditional game –
Having already seen: lion; elephant; giraffe; cheetah; rhino etc I
was looking around to see if anything else was going on and a
Southern Boubou caught my eye, perched on a bush. I brought my
camera around to take what I thought would be a static shot, just as
the Boubou took flight and so managed to track the bird for a more
|Tempting as it was I decided not to play fetch...|
After a couple of days watching lions lazing around, barely moving, it was
fascinating and rewarding to be able to watch this young lioness, around
2 years old. The way she played with the stick was like watching a family
pet, her tongue poking out taunting us for not getting out of the truck
and coming over to play with her....
| Elephant - Thou Shall Not Pass|
We were returning to the lodge for dinner one night when we came
across this male Elephant. He was in a bad mood and decided that no
one was going to get passed. After a 20 minute standoff he decided
enough was enough and decided to charge. Our Ranger threw the
truck into reverse and felt it would be best to take the long route home....
|Sparrow - Reflections of flight|
Next week we continue the kitchen revamp - How well do you think it's going?