I think there is something powerful and immediate about a black and white image ... here are mine including some self-portraits (as usual!).

look right ...

look right ...

St Paul's Cathedral ... London

thames view with shard ...

thames view with shard ...

Looking up the Thames towards Tower Bridge with the Shard on the right ...

shard II ...

shard II ...

The Shard seen from Southwark Cathedral ... London

tubular ... 19/52

tubular ... 19/52

On the London Underground ... Jan Portraits 2014

velodrome ...

velodrome ...

Lee Valley VeloPark at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park ... London

one pill makes you larger | and one pill makes you small

one pill makes you larger | and one pill makes you small

Interesting table and chair sizes at the British Museum | London

looking into orbit | park life

looking into orbit | park life

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park ... queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/ The ArcelorMittal Orbit is a 114.5 metre (376 feet) tall sculpture and observation tower in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London. It is Britain's largest piece of public art,[3] and is intended to be a permanent lasting legacy of London's hosting of the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, assisting in the post-Olympics regeneration of the Stratford area. Sited between the Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Centre, it allows visitors to view the whole Olympic Park from two observation platforms. Orbit was designed by Turner-Prize winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond of engineering Group Arup.

flag | park life

flag | park life

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park ... queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/

close to the edge ...

close to the edge ...

The view from the limestone pavement at Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales ...

union ...

union ...

Favourite café at Munro House, Café 164 - Leeds cafe164.com/

hepworth IV

hepworth IV

Seen at The Hepworth gallery in Wakefield ....

hepworth II

hepworth II

Seen at The Hepworth gallery in Wakefield ....

bronze bowl with lace ...

bronze bowl with lace ...

Ursula von Rydingsvard's Bronze Bowl with Lace. Her first large-scale sculpture exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park ...

corridor | verticals

corridor | verticals

Seen at Wentworth Castle Gardens ... Verticals Project 2014

lion king ...

lion king ...

Seen in Bradford UK where The Lion King is now showing at the Alhambra Theatre ...

tea and pop ...

only in england ...

only in england ...

Seen at the 'Only in England' Martin Parr and Tony Ray-Jones exhibition at The National Media Museum ... Bradford UK Jan Portraits 2014 www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/PlanAVisit/Exhibitions/Onl...

shadowland V | leeds

shadowland V | leeds

Seen in Leeds Yorkshire UK

titan ...

titan ...

International Harvester Titan 10-20 Tractor seen at Thwaite Mills in Leeds UK

deskbound ...

deskbound ...

Thwaite Mills Industrial Museum in Leeds ...

stile-ish ...

stile-ish ...

My second trek around Temple Newsam Estate this week ... slightly muddy and cool today but still in shorts!

bicycle | leeds

bicycle | leeds

A photo walk in Leeds between Leeds Gallery at Munro House and The Tetley gallery at Crown Point ... The inspiration for today's walk was the Photography Days Out Group theme 'A Day In The Life' ... www.meetup.com/Photo-Days-Out/events/168061792/

kaiser | leeds

kaiser | leeds

A photo walk in Leeds between Leeds Gallery at Munro House and The Tetley gallery at Crown Point ... The inspiration for today's walk was the Photography Days Out Group theme 'A Day In The Life' ... www.meetup.com/Photo-Days-Out/events/168061792/

thread | contour 13/52

thread | contour 13/52

52 Week Portrait Project 2014 ... Jan Portraits 2014

country view ...

country view ...

The view from Wood Hall Hotel & Spa taken near Wetherby on the Wedding Day of Tom & Maddy Connor ...

key ...

key ...

Taken for Leeds Flickr Group 'Object of the Month' ... www.flickr.com/groups/leeds/discuss/72157641660649615/

puerto | tenerife

puerto | tenerife

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife

anteater | loro parque

anteater | loro parque

Anteater seen at Loro Parque in Tenerife ... had a fabulous day out there, loved this anteater, looks like it's made up out of other animal bits and pieces! www.loroparque.com/

orca | loro parque

orca | loro parque

An Orca seen after the official show had finished at Loro Parque in Tenerife ... had a fabulous day out there and impressed that my Fujifilm X100S managed to capture so much. www.loroparque.com/

elevator | tenerife

elevator | tenerife

Self portrait at the Casablanca Appartments | Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife

detail | tenerife

detail | tenerife

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife ... Cannon detail ...

seascape IV | tenerife

seascape IV | tenerife

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife ...

four | tenerife

four | tenerife

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz ...

cerveza | carnival

cerveza | carnival

Seen at the Puerto de la Cruz Carnival in Tenerife ...

tree | perimeter III

tree | perimeter III

On the perimeter of Temple Newsam Estate ...

tree | reflected

tree | reflected

Seen in Sheffield on a photo walk with the Photography Days Out group ... www.meetup.com/Photo-Days-Out/

water | water

water | water

Seen in Sheffield on a photo walk with the Photography Days Out group ... www.meetup.com/Photo-Days-Out/

holes ...

holes ...

Seen in Sheffield on a photo walk with the Photography Days Out group ... www.meetup.com/Photo-Days-Out/

steps ...

steps ...

Seen in Sheffield on a photo walk with the Photography Days Out group ... www.meetup.com/Photo-Days-Out/

still life | spoon

still life | spoon

Still life series 2014 ...

haircut ... 9/52

haircut ... 9/52

52 Week Portrait Project 2014 ... Jan Portraits 2014

underpass IV ...

underpass IV ...

On the perimeter of Temple Newsam Estate, this underpass goes under the M1 link road ...

black on black ...

black on black ...

Seen at Temple Newsam ... Leeds UK

tea and a bite ...

tea and a bite ...

Seen in Southport on the West Coast of the UK ... I think I was spotted!

eel ...

eel ...

Seen in Southport on the West Coast of the UK ...

end of the pier ...

end of the pier ...

Seen in Southport UK ...

pathway | verticals

pathway | verticals

Seen at Temple Newsam Estate ... Leeds UK Verticals Project 2014

linked ...

linked ...

Seen at Temple Newsam Estate ... Leeds UK

biker  ... 7/52

biker ... 7/52

52 Week Portrait Project 2014 ... Jan Portraits 2014

the crossing ...

the crossing ...

Seen at Temple Newsam Estate (just before the storm arrived) Leeds ... Verticals Project 2014

jazz at the grove ...

jazz at the grove ...

Abtuse Jazz & Blues with friends playing at their residency at The Grove in Leeds ... taken at 5000 iso! www.thegroveinn.com

spikes | spirals | saltaire

spikes | spirals | saltaire

Seen in Saltaire on the Yorkshire Photographers Meetup Group Photo Walk ...

verticals | saltaire

verticals | saltaire

Seen in Saltaire on the Yorkshire Photographers Meetup Group Photowalk ... Verticals Project 2014

black cat | saltaire

black cat | saltaire

Seen in Saltaire on the Yorkshire Photographers Meetup Group Photowalk ...

view from the shrogs ...

view from the shrogs ...

The Shrogs viewpoint on the Temple Newsam Estate gives a good view of the house to right and the City of Leeds to the left with Bridgewater Place in the valley.

quay street | scarborough

quay street | scarborough

This street is worth a walk down for some of its really old (circa 16thC) architecture (past these old fishing warehouses and homes) ... it's a shame that more of it couldn't have been preserved.

lamp light | sun light

lamp light | sun light

Whitby at sundown ...

in sail

in sail

Whitby Pavilion ... Seen in Whitby Yorkshire UK

into the light ...

into the light ...

The bridge over the M1 motorway by Temple Newsam Estate in Leeds ...

aire in force ...

aire in force ...

The River Aire in force by Kirkstall abbey in Leeds ...

kirkstall abbey ...

kirkstall abbey ...

Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds ...

clavinova ... 4/52

clavinova ... 4/52

52 Week Portrait Project 2014 ...

before the chase ...

before the chase ...

Greylag geese at Elton reservoir just before they started chasing each other ... unfortunately didn't get a good shot of that due to moving out of the way!

the cage III

the cage III

The Cage - Lyme Park - Cheshire ... 'The most obvious structure in the park, other than the house, is a tower called the Cage which stands on a hill to the east of the approach road to the house. It was originally a hunting lodge and was later used as a park-keeper's cottage and as a lock-up for prisoners. The first structure on the site was built about 1580; this was taken down and rebuilt in 1737, possibly to a design by Leoni for Peter Legh X.'

tree web ...

tree web ...

Another shot for my 'verticals' project ... Verticals Project 2014

within | without

within | without

Leeds library staircases ... well worth a visit ...

parkway drive | trinity

parkway drive | trinity

Seen at Trinity shopping centre in Leeds ...

underneath | trinity

underneath | trinity

Seen at Trinity shopping centre in Leeds ...

urban | trinity

urban | trinity

Boar Lane | Trinity Leeds UK ...

powerhouse IV ...

powerhouse IV ...

Ferrybridge power station seen from Fairburn Ings ...

raven | shadow

raven | shadow

Seen on a day out with the Strictly Yorkshire FB group and Leeds Flickr group in Knaresborough ... "The strange looking bird that is black and white, is not a magpie or a magpie/crow cross, he is in fact Mourdour named after the necromancer in Ivanhoe. He is an African pied raven, they only grow to crow size so are commonly known as Pied crows. They are found in Africa from Sub Sahara down to the Cape of Good Hope and also on the island of Madagascar." knaresboroughcastleravens.webs.com

landing ...

landing ...

One of the Knaresborough Ravens landing on the castle ... Seen on a day out with the Strictly Yorkshire FB group and Leeds Flickr group in Knaresborough ... "The strange looking bird that is black and white, is not a magpie or a magpie/crow cross, he is in fact Mourdour named after the necromancer in Ivanhoe. He is an African pied raven, they only grow to crow size so are commonly known as Pied crows. They are found in Africa from Sub Sahara down to the Cape of Good Hope and also on the island of Madagascar." knaresboroughcastleravens.webs.com

best view in town ...

best view in town ...

Seen from the back of Knaresborough Working Men's Club, thanks for the invite for us to enjoy the 'best view in town' ...

symmetry III ...

symmetry III ...

Seen at the railway station on a day out with the Strictly Yorkshire FB group and Leeds Flickr group in Knaresborough ...

parker | pen

parker | pen

Taken for Leeds Flickr Group 'Object of the Month' ... My favourite diary writing pen ...

pathway | arched

pathway | arched

Lotherton Estate woodland ... Leeds Verticals Project 2014

solo | stump

solo | stump

Seen at Lotherton Hall Estate in Leeds ...

puddle ...

puddle ...

Seen at Temple Newsam ... Leeds

tree | line

tree | line

Seen at Temple Newsam Estate ... Leeds

verticals III ...

verticals III ...

First photo shoot for 2014 at RHS Harlow Carr ...

self in shadow ...

self in shadow ...

First photo shoot for 2014 at RHS Harlow Carr ...

photowalking ...

photowalking ...

Seen in Leeds on the December Exposure Leeds photo walk ...

the ship inn ...

the ship inn ...

Seen in Leeds on the December Exposure Leeds photo walk ...

through the arch ...

through the arch ...

Seen in Leeds on the December Exposure Leeds photo walk ...

silver ...

silver ...

Seen on our Christmas Morning walk on Primrose Valley Park just three miles from Leeds centre ...

angel ... 52/52

angel ... 52/52

The last of this years 52 Week Project photographs of Black & White Still Life ...

beer ... 51/52

beer ... 51/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

the house ...

the house ...

Temple Newsam house in Leeds at dusk ...

coins ... 50/52

coins ... 50/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

wednesday fog | 11.12.13

wednesday fog | 11.12.13

Waiting for the sun to come out in Leeds!

decks ...

decks ...

Seen in Trinity - Leeds ...

walkway | trinity

walkway | trinity

Seen at Trinity shopping centre in Leeds ...

black prince | roost

black prince | roost

'Leeds' famous Black Prince in City Square was a gift from Colonel Thomas Walter Harding, Lord Mayor of Leeds between 1898-9 and sculpted by Thomas Brock. Despite having no connection with Leeds, the son of King Edward III became the landmark that greets visitors arriving at the city station. The King was the personal choice of Harding, who believed he symbolised the virtues of democracy and chivalry.'

barrels | bins

barrels | bins

Seen in Leeds just off the Headrow ...

skyline edit III ...

skyline edit III ...

View across to the Leeds Arena ...

headlight ... 49/52

headlight ... 49/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

gatekeeper ...

gatekeeper ...

Seen at the rather wonderful National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh ...

street | lamp

street | lamp

Seen in Edinburgh ... Scotland

swings and roundabouts ...

swings and roundabouts ...

The City of Edinburgh ...

loops ...

loops ...

Shadows seen at the harbour in Seahouses, Northumberland ...

leeds | lights | briggate

leeds | lights | briggate

Photos taken on the last Leeds Flickr Group 'Click n Sup' night in November ...

hammer ... 48/52

hammer ... 48/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

barbirolli ...

barbirolli ...

Sculpture of Sir John Barbirolli at Manchester Town Hall. He was an honorary freeman of the city of Manchester and permanent Conductor and Conductor Laureate of the Halle Orchestra 1943-1970. This triptych sculpture was unveiled by his widow Lady Barbirolli on the 14th July 1975, the sculptor was Byron Howard.

Mcfrost ... 47/52

Mcfrost ... 47/52

Seen in Manchester ... My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

hard rock III

hard rock III

Hard Rock Cafe ... The Printworks ... Manchester

candle ... 46/52

candle ... 46/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

nude in wood ...

nude in wood ...

Seen at one of the many interesting shops / warehouses at the Quayside in Exeter, South Devon ...

post | 1540

post | 1540

One of the many old buildings being put to a modern use in Exeter, South Devon ...

memorial ...

memorial ...

War memorial in Northernhay Gardens in Exeter ....

clock tower | way in

clock tower | way in

Built in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in Exeter, south Devon ...

bike ... 45/52

bike ... 45/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

meeting point | intersection

meeting point | intersection

Seen at the entrance to County Arcade in Leeds ...

upwards ...

upwards ...

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Meetup ... In the JamesTurell 'Deer Shelter Skyspace' ...

hoshi | two

hoshi | two

Portrait of Hoshi Dee taken during this year's Photocamp Leeds 2013 ...

yorick ...

yorick ...

Taken as part of the Still Life sessions at Photocamp Leeds 2013 ...

fabric flowers ... 44/52

fabric flowers ... 44/52

Taken for my Black and White Still Life Project at this year's Photocamp Leeds 2013 ...

halloween | scream

halloween | scream

Self portrait taken at Photocamp Leeds 2013 and edited this week ...

alison | macro

alison | macro

Alison during the macro taster session run by Lucinda at Photocamp Leeds 2013 ...

sax ... 43/52

sax ... 43/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

bicicleta ...

bicicleta ...

Seen in Palma de Mallorca ...

land of the giants ...

land of the giants ...

Seen in Palma de Mallorca ...

condiment ... 42/52

condiment ... 42/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ... Seen in Palma de Mallorca ...

white light | white heat

white light | white heat

Jan and I at Nuevo Pueblo Espanol in Palma de Mallorca ...

san antonio | pueblo español

san antonio | pueblo español

Jan in Palma de Mallorca from last years archive ... Pueblo Español in Palma Mallorca is a complex with reproductions of the most famous buildings in Spain, it amuses me that on the information leaflet it commends itself on being the third best of its kind! The first trip abroad for the Fuji X100S ...

pointed | reflected

pointed | reflected

Seen in Palma de Mallorca ...

one small step ...

one small step ...

Seen in Palma de Mallorca from last years archive ... The first trip abroad for the Fuji X100S ...

palma street II

palma street II

Seen in Palma de Mallorca from last years archive ... The first trip abroad for the Fuji X100S ...

palma street III

palma street III

Seen in Palma de Mallorca from last years archive ... The first trip abroad for the Fuji X100S ...

chestnuts ... 41/52

chestnuts ... 41/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

ivy ...

ivy ...

'Ivy' by Manolo Valdes seen at the Chatsworth 'Beyond Limits' exhibition ...

alien ...

alien ...

'Alien' by David Breuer-Weil seen at the Beyond Limits exhibition at Chatsworth ...

acorns ... 40/52

acorns ... 40/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

four ...

four ...

Ullswater near Pooley Bridge, the second largest lake in the English Lake District ...

all alone ...

all alone ...

Seen on a walk around Derwentwater in the Lake District ...

end of days ...

end of days ...

Seen on a walk around Derwentwater in the Lake District ... eleven miles ...

entrust ...

entrust ...

The wooden sculpture of cupped hands by John Merrill was unveiled on 16 October 2002 and commemorates the centenary of the National Trust's first ever land purchase, 108 acres of the Brandlehow estate, below Cat Bells on the western shore of Derwentwater, in 1902. The wood was opened on 6 October 1902 by Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria. The plaque says "Celebrating 100 Years Of The National Trust Caring For Your Countryside At Brandelhow 2002 For Ever For Everyone" www.johnmerrill.org/

love the lakes ...

love the lakes ...

A weekend in the Lake District ... Keswick

lakeland ...

lakeland ...

Derwentwater in the Lake District ...

skeleton ...

skeleton ...

A weekend in the Lake District ...

snake ... 39/52

snake ... 39/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ... FujifilmX100S

tribe ...

tribe ...

Seen on a Leeds Photowalk organised by Exposure Leeds ... a fantastic sunny September day!

seated | two

seated | two

Seen on a Leeds Photowalk organised by Exposure Leeds ... a fantastic sunny September day!

on briggate ...

on briggate ...

Seen on a Leeds Photowalk organised by Exposure Leeds ... a fantastic sunny September day! Robert Norbury, pictured here, led the walk.

wheels within wheels ...

wheels within wheels ...

Seen on a Leeds Photowalk organised by Exposure Leeds ... a fantastic sunny September day!

chop chop ... 38/52

chop chop ... 38/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ... FujifilmX100S

kitty | shadow

kitty | shadow

First cat picture for some time! Uploaded to iPad and edited in Snapseed ...

self | two | fuji

self | two | fuji

Looking forward to seeing Molly Bloom at the Ramsbottom Festival tonight!

glass ... 37/52

glass ... 37/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

portrait | jan

portrait | jan

Natural light in a very dark corner of the room ... trying out my new Fuji X100S ..

unlocked ... 36/52

unlocked ... 36/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

crayon ... 35/52

crayon ... 35/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

castle III ...

castle III ...

Seen at Penrhyn Castle in North Wales ...

morning mist ...

morning mist ...

Looking across Menai from Beaumaris on Anglesey in North Wales ...

fishin' ...

fishin' ...

Seen in Moelfre on Anglesey in North Wales ...

lock out ...

lock out ...

Seen in Beaumaris on Anglesey in North Wales ...

crabbing ...

crabbing ...

Seen in Conwy ... North Wales ...

rammy fest ...

rammy fest ...

Seen in Beaumaris, Anglesey ... North Wales ...

conversation ...

conversation ...

Seen at Bodnant Gardens in North Wales ...

chilli ... 34/52

chilli ... 34/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

silver band ...

silver band ...

Wetherby Silver Band seen at RHS Harlow Carr ... Harrogate UK ...

abbey life ...

abbey life ...

A wonderful tour of the Fountains Abbey by one of the National Trust volunteers Roger ...

skull ... 33/52

skull ... 33/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

structures IV

structures IV

Seen in Lagos ... Portugal ...

starfish | shell

starfish | shell

Seen in Lagos ... Portugal ...

'phones ... 30/52

'phones ... 30/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

kitty ... 29/52

kitty ... 29/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

incognito ...

incognito ...

Kirkstall Festival 2013 in the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds ...

swiss ... 28/52

swiss ... 28/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

handwash ... 27/52

handwash ... 27/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

hi ...

hi ...

Clarence Dock ... Leeds

boss ... 26/52

boss ... 26/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

T is for Trinity ...

T is for Trinity ...

Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre ...

pegs ... 25/52

pegs ... 25/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

oddball ...

oddball ...

There is a dragline known as "Oddball" at St Aidan's RSPB Reserve ... A reminder of the history of this site. Oddball was built in 1948 and weighs 1200 tons. It is apparently the largest preserved walking dragline excavator in Western Europe.

post | derwentwater

post | derwentwater

One of the landing piers at Derwentwater in the Lake District ... Cumbria ...

in loving memory ...

in loving memory ...

Seen in the extensive graveyard at Crosthwaite Parish Church in Keswick ... a really ancient church site going back to the first century ...

pearl | edina

pearl | edina

Boating and geese on Derwentwater in the Lake District ... not HDR ...

log | derwentwater

log | derwentwater

Derwentwater in the Lake District ...

banana ... 24/52

banana ... 24/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

cutlery ...23/52

cutlery ...23/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

halogen ... 22/52

halogen ... 22/52

A bit late with this one again! My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

pots ... 21/52

pots ... 21/52

A bit late with this one! My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

on the beach ...

on the beach ...

On the beach at Abersoch on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales ...

into light ...

into light ...

Caernarfon Castle interior ... Had a very pleasant walk around Caernarfon Castle and town today. Still didn't rain, but slightly chilly, especially when wearing shorts!

cast away ...

cast away ...

Seen in North Wales ... from last years archive ...

chair | shadow

chair | shadow

Day two in Penrhyndeudraeth in North Wales ...

elephant ... 20/52

elephant ... 20/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

shoes ... 19/52

shoes ... 19/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

sand | sofa

sand | sofa

Seen on the West Bank in London ...

saw | light

saw | light

Busker playing the saw on the West Bank in London ...

shard ...

shard ...

The Shard in London is the tallest building in the European Union. It is also the second-tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, after the concrete tower at the Emley Moor transmitting station ... Yorkshire still has it!

another juxtaposition ...

another juxtaposition ...

As an infrequent visitor to London it was really noticeable how 'The Walkie-Talkie' (20 Fenchurch Street) now dominates the city scape and, to my mind, although a lover of modern architecture, destroys what seemed to be a balance of the old and new. It really isn't pretty, or even that striking ... just big!

stripes IV ...

stripes IV ...

Seen in Hyde Park ... London

at water ...

at water ...

Horse At Water by Nic Fiddian - Green ... Marble Arch - London

dice ... 18/52

dice ... 18/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

stardust ... 17/52

stardust ... 17/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

reach ...

lunch ...

lunch ...

Deer at Lotherton Hall and Gardens in Leeds ...

ha ha | house

ha ha | house

Had my first visit to Wentworth Castle Gardens this weekend ... It's only about forty minutes drive and it's wonderful! Can't believe I've never been before. I think it might be on the 'regular' list now! www.wentworthcastle.org/

onion ... 16/52

onion ... 16/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

self | portrait | six

self | portrait | six

Another self portrait from the occasional 2013 series ... produced on iPad and Photoshop ... I haven't tied myself down to a number of self portraits this year but can't abandon doing them after four years ... johnfotohouse.com/

calm | storm ...

calm | storm ...

Tide coming in with gale force winds in the rocky cove next to Beadnell beach in Northumberland ...

boat | house

boat | house

Seen in the harbour on Holy Island - Lindisfarne in Northumberland

morning mist ...

morning mist ...

Morning mist on Holy Island looking at Lindisfarne Castle ...

diamond ...

diamond ...

Seen at Alnwick Gardens in Northumberland ...

torricelli ...

torricelli ...

One of the many water features at The Alnwick Gardens in Northumberland ...

water | tree

water | tree

Alnwick Gardens in Northumberland ...

cafe III ...

cafe III ...

Alnwick Gardens in Northumberland ...

cocktail ... 15/52

cocktail ... 15/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

spectacle ... 14/52

spectacle ... 14/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

ice | antler

ice | antler

Images from an Easter Sunday visit to Bolton Abbey ...

verticals ... 13/52

verticals ... 13/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

i scream ...

i scream ...

Had a trip to Brockholes Nature Reserve with cold wind and flurries of snow. I think even the birds had had enough! Loved the architectiure of the 'floating village' though ... it actually is floating by the way! www.brockholes.org/

roof | space

roof | space

Had a trip to Brockholes Nature Reserve with cold wind and flurries of snow. I think even the birds had had enough! Loved the architectiure of the 'floating village' though ... it actually is floating by the way! www.brockholes.org/

cork ... 12/52

cork ... 12/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

trinity | horse

trinity | horse

The opening day of the new Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre www.trinityleeds.com/

trinity | anticipation

trinity | anticipation

The opening of Trinity Shopping Centre www.trinityleeds.com/

market | bicycle

market | bicycle

Photowalk with Exposure Leeds at the fifth anniversary of Oakwood Farmers Market ... www.oakwoodfarmersmarket.com/

self | portrait | four

self | portrait | four

Another self portrait from the occasional 2013 series ... soft box to my right ... I haven't tied myself down to a number of self portraits this year but can't abandon doing them after four years ... johnfotohouse.com/

guitar ... 11/52

guitar ... 11/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ... johnfotohouse.com

jason | jewellery

jason | jewellery

The streets of Valletta in Malta ...

rabat ...

rabat ...

The narrow streets of Rabat next to the medieval city of Mdina at the centre of Malta ...

rain king ...

rain king ...

After a thunderstorm in Valletta, Malta ...

sign of the bat ...

sign of the bat ...

Seen on a photowalk around the streets of Sliema in Malta ...

shell ... 9/52

shell ... 9/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ... johnfotohouse.com

above ...

above ...

Observation Wheel Leeds - OWL 'Towering taller than Nelson's Column at the dizzy height of 60m, the observation wheel is the first of its kind to ever visit Leeds.' johnfotohouse.com

string ... 8/52

string ... 8/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ... johnfotohouse.com

a new start ...

a new start ...

Out of the woods at Lotherton Hall Estate ... johnfotohouse.com

room at the top ...

room at the top ...

Observation Wheel Leeds - OWL 'Towering taller than Nelson's Column at the dizzy height of 60m, the observation wheel is the first of its kind to ever visit Leeds.' johnfotohouse.com

hatpin ... 7/52

hatpin ... 7/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ... Happy Valentines Day ... johnfotohouse.com

abbey ...

abbey ...

Whitby Abbey is a ruined Benedictine abbey overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby in North Yorkshire, England. It was disestablished during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under the auspices of Henry VIII. johnfotohouse.com

downward ...

downward ...

Looking down a sea wall ladder on the East Pier in Whitby ... johnfotohouse.com

self | portrait | three

self | portrait | three

Another self portrait from the occasional 2013 series ... I haven't tied myself down to a number of self portraits this year but can't abandon doing them after four years ... johnfotohouse.com/

gourds ... 6/52

gourds ... 6/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ... johnfotohouse.com

treeline VI ...

treeline VI ...

Seen at Roundhay Park in Leeds ... the previous weekend people were sledging in the snow here! johnfotohouse.com/

column ...

column ...

Seen at The Mansion at Roundhay Park in Leeds ... johnfotohouse.com/

feathers ... 5/52

feathers ... 5/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ... this is a macro shot using a ring flash for a change. johnfotohouse.com/

downhill ...

downhill ...

Had a walk on Primrose Valley in Leeds after the large dump of snow last night ... Jan isn't that fond of snow and ice but was heard to exclaim the word "Ace!" at one point during our trek!

pond life ... 4/52

pond life ... 4/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

snow & bono ...

snow & bono ...

I came across this random scene at Temple Newsam Estate as I was on the walk home ... I have no explaination for it! www.flickr.com/groups/templenewsam/

grey | white | black

grey | white | black

Temple Newsam Estate in Leeds seen at dusk ... looks just like a ski resort! www.flickr.com/groups/templenewsam/

garden ...

garden ...

In my garden on my Snow in my 'Hood shoot this morning ...

frozen ...

frozen ...

Frozen lake and fir trees at Temple Newsam in Leeds ...

cones ... 3/52

cones ... 3/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

twister ...

twister ...

Hoar frost in the garden ...

web necklace ...

web necklace ...

Hoar frost on a web ...

fountain ...

fountain ...

Seen at Temple Newsam Estate in Leeds ...

baskets of ice ...

baskets of ice ...

Seen at Primrose Valley in Leeds ... three miles from the city centre ...

nifty fifty ...

nifty fifty ...

Len_Scapov at Burrs Country Park in Bury ... burrs.org.uk/park.htm

scissor ... 2/52

scissor ... 2/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ...

canopic ... 1/52

canopic ... 1/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ... Egyptian Canopic Jars : The liver, lungs, stomach and intestines were stored in their appropriate canopic jars decorated with depictions of the four sons of Horus. The liver was protected by the man-headed Imsety The lungs were protected by the baboon-headed Hapi The stomach was protected by the jackal-headed Duamutef The intestines were protected by the falcon-headed Qebehsenuef

fishin' ...

fishin' ...

Seen in Torquay in South Devon on New Year's Day ...

the burn ...

the burn ...

Seen in Torquay in South Devon on the first day of the year ...

eden ...

eden ...

The Eden Project in Cornwall ...

one for the road ...

one for the road ...

Although I've finished this years 52 weeks of self portraits (started this week last year) here's an extra one I owe for the '52/2012 - Give us your best shot' Flickr Group ... ... and a Happy New Year!

in black ... 51/52 Y3

in black ... 51/52 Y3

Self Portraits 52 Weeks Y3 ...

times four ...

times four ...

The Hops sculpture looking alien reflected in the windows of Happold's on Brewery Wharf in Leeds ...

two of four ...

two of four ...

Two of an excellent saxophone quartet playing at the Manchester Christmas Market ...

on the run ...

on the run ...

Actually a 'living statue' seen in Manchester ...

hoochi coochie ...

hoochi coochie ...

This guy is so good! Catch him if you can ... seen in Manchester

outside inside ...

outside inside ...

Reflection in the shop 'Blue Rinse' in Leeds ... The reflection is the building across the road from the Corn Exchange ...

boogie woogie...

boogie woogie...

Alex Graham and the Concords busking on Briggate in Leeds ... www.facebook.com/AlexGrahamAndTheConcords

teasel & curl ...

teasel & curl ...

By the canal in Woodlesford ... Leeds Flickr Group Theme of the Month (TOTM) December: "Monochrome"

what's up ... ?

what's up ... ?

Dock Street Market in the City of Leeds ... recommended! dockstreetmarket.co.uk/

chair over the aire ...

chair over the aire ...

Seen by the River Aire in the City of Leeds ...

dranny ...

dranny ...

Lucinda ... Thanks Tom for opening Northern Light Studios for us during the Exposure Leeds Photowalk at Sunny Bank Mills ... www.northernlightstudio.co.uk/ www.sunnybankmills.co.uk/

dance ...

dance ...

Denise ... Thanks Tom for opening Northern Light Studios for us during the Exposure Leeds Photowalk at Sunny Bank Mills ... www.northernlightstudio.co.uk/ www.sunnybankmills.co.uk/

steps ...

steps ...

Photowalk at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley ... www.sunnybankmills.co.uk/

diffused light ...

diffused light ...

Sunny Bank Mills ...

jacqui ...

jacqui ...

Photowalk at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley ... www.sunnybankmills.co.uk/

the point ... 47/52 Y3

the point ... 47/52 Y3

Self Portraits 52 Weeks Y3 ...

house ...

house ...

Temple Newsam House ... 'Temple Newsam House & Estate is one of the great country houses of England. Set within over 1500 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century, it is a magnificent Tudor-Jacobean mansion. Famous as the birthplace of Lord Darnley, the mansion houses a rich collection of art in over 40 restored rooms to view.'

escape ... 46/52 Y3

escape ... 46/52 Y3

Harlow Carr RHS maze ... Self Portraits 52 Weeks Y3 ...

gateway ...

gateway ...

Seen at Harlow Carr RHS ...

woodland silhouette ...

woodland silhouette ...

Silhouette at Temple Newsam ... Leeds Flickr Group Theme of the Month (TOTM) November: "Shadows and Silhouettes" ...

ghost ...

ghost ...

Seen outside our favourite bar Zanzi-bar in Lagos, Portugal ...

thank you ...

thank you ...

Another shot of one of my favourite wrecks in Lagos, Portugal ... this time in monochrome ... Bem Haja, 'Thank you' ...

in shadow ...

in shadow ...

Lagos old town on film ... Portugal ... August 2012 Canon EOS 300 Ilford FP4 Plus 125

lotherton on film ...

lotherton on film ...

Seen at Lotherton Hall ... my first 'film' for many a year! Canon EOS 300 Ilford FP4 Plus 125

HRH ...

HRH ...

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles ... Sculpture by Angela Conner at Chatsworth House & Gardens ... A Leeds Flickr Group Day Out ...

ice cream ...

ice cream ...

Seen at Chatsworth House & Gardens ... A Leeds Flickr Group Day Out ...

film grain ...

film grain ...

Adrian discussing film grain on black and images at Leeds Flickr Group Photocamp 2012 ...

end of the day ...

end of the day ...

Ramsbottom Festival end of day two ...

molly bloom II ...

molly bloom II ...

One of my fav bands at the Ramsbottom Festival ... Here's Tyrion Moses- Guitars/Vocals ... Ste Dundon- Flute/Vocals Tyrion Moses- Guitars/Vocals Andy Hunt- Drums Derek Smith- Bass/Vocals ramsbottomfestival.com/

festival feet ...

festival feet ...

Ramsbottom Festival 2012 ... ramsbottomfestival.com/

sad sack ...

sad sack ...

Seen at Heritage Open Days | Thwaite Mills Watermill

fused ...

fused ...

The whiteness is lime dust on the walls ... Seen at Heritage Open Days | Thwaite Mills Watermill

urban nature ...

urban nature ...

Taken for Leeds TOTM ''Nature Fighting Back' or 'Nature Breaking Through' ...

framed ...

framed ...

Seen in the Rose Garden at Dunham Massey ...

guiding light ...

guiding light ...

The lamp inside the South Stack Lighthouse in Anglesey Wales ...

britannia bridge ...

britannia bridge ...

Taken from the Anglesey side of the Menai Straits ...

lagos ... 33/52 Y3

lagos ... 33/52 Y3

Returned home from Lagos in Portugal this week ... already looking forward to returning later in the year! Self Portraits 52 Weeks - Year 3

no stress ...

no stress ...

Seen in Parque da Cidade in Lagos, Portugal ...

fountain ...

fountain ...

Water feature in Lagos on the Algarve in Portugal ...

black white and red ...

black white and red ...

Lagos Railway Station ... the end of the line on the Algarve in Portugal ...

t bone ... 25/52 Y3

t bone ... 25/52 Y3

Self Portraits 52 Weeks - Year 3

the fly IV ...

the fly IV ...

Not many butterflies out at the moment ... but a tiny, tiny fly wanted to pose!

kitchen ...

kitchen ...

Now closed for business in Holbeck Leeds ...

salem ...

salem ...

Salem Congregational Institute Built in 1908 next to Salem Chapel on Hunslet Road, Leeds. Information about Salem Chapel can be found here: www.aql.com/documents/news/salem-blue-brochure.pdf

lightcatcher ...

lightcatcher ...

Seen at Occombe Farm in Paignton, Devon ...' 'Liquid Lightcatcher-Tree' by Suzanne Redstone

luscombe ...

luscombe ...

Seen in Totnes in South Devon ...

strider

strider

Seen at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park on the Leeds Flickr Group day out ... Molecule Man 1 + 1 + 1 1990, Aluminum by Jonathan Borfosky

guitar man ... 22/52 Y3

guitar man ... 22/52 Y3

Self Portraits 52 Weeks - Year 3

sobek ... 20/52 Y3

sobek ... 20/52 Y3

Self Portraits 52 Weeks - Year 3 Leeds Flickr Group TOTW #270 'People in Black & White' ...

peace ...

peace ...

Leeds Municipal War Memorial and Leeds Town Hall ...

inside the wardrobe ...

inside the wardrobe ...

The Wardrobe in Leeds with a reflection of BBC Leeds and the Aagrah Restaurant ...

la baguette ... 18/52 Y3

la baguette ... 18/52 Y3

Self Portraits 52 Weeks - Year 3

bike ... 17/52 Y3

bike ... 17/52 Y3

Self Portraits 52 Weeks - Year 3

stripes ... 16/52 Y3

stripes ... 16/52 Y3

Self Portraits 52 Weeks - Year 3

pin mill ...

pin mill ...

The Pin Mill at Bodnant Gardens was originally built in 1730 as a gazebo at Woodchester, Gloucestershire, and later used as a pin mill. The building was moved to Bodnant gardens in 1938/9 and rebuilt in its present position on the canal terrace.

keyhole ...

keyhole ...

Spring time at Bodnant Gardens near Conwy in North Wales ... www.bodnant-estate.co.uk/bodnant-garden

branch & shadow ...

branch & shadow ...

On the estuary near Penrhyndeudraeth in North Wales ...

tower ... bridge

tower ... bridge

A view of Bridgewater Place looking through Whitehall footbridge in Leeds ...

balloon ...

balloon ...

The White Cloth Hall, Crown Street, Leeds ... now Pizza Express This is actually the 3rd White Cloth Hall, which opened for business in 1775. It provided a large area for merchants to trade in undyed cloth. The original building was rectangular, surrounding a large courtyard. The cupola on the roof came from the 2nd hall, which was demolished in 1786. The building was split in 1865 when the railway viaduct was built through it, and this is the smaller triangular part on the north side of the viaduct.

it's a winner!

it's a winner!

When is a lock not a lock? When it's a feature of a gold medal winning garden design for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (2010). This is a recreation of the garden, now in Roundhay Park in Leeds, the first Local Authority garden to win a gold medal ...

top hat ...11/52 Y3

top hat ...11/52 Y3

Self Portraits 52 Weeks - Year 3 ... This year it's a 'hat' theme!

fistful of dollars ... 10/52 Y3

fistful of dollars ... 10/52 Y3

Self Portraits 52 Weeks - Year 3 ...

excitement ...

excitement ...

Excited having ordered my new camera body today! Leeds Flickr Group TOTW #259 'Emotions' ...

upwards spiral ...

upwards spiral ...

Seaton Delaval Hall (new National Trust property in Northumberland) spiral staircase ...

out of time ...

out of time ...

Seen in Berwick upon Tweed in Northumberland ...

fire … wood … castle

fire … wood … castle

Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island in Northumbria ... there were the remains of a large fire near the harbour which made a more original frame than usual ...

castle view ...

castle view ...

One of the popular views of Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland. Single shot, no crop, just b&w conversion ... perfect late afternoon light!

knights of bamburgh ...

knights of bamburgh ...

Bamburgh Castle seen from the beach ... Northumbria ...

three and a crowd ...

three and a crowd ...

On the beach in Bamburgh Northumbria ...

be my valentine ... 8/52 Y3

be my valentine ... 8/52 Y3

Happy Valentines Day! (14th February UK) ... Self Portraits 52 Weeks - Year 3 ... Leeds Flickr Group TOTW #258 'Love'

branch ...

branch ...

Seen near Victoria Bridge in Leeds looking towards Bridgewater Place ...

like a bird on a wire ...

like a bird on a wire ...

Gulls flying around the pylons ...

sledge in the park ...

sledge in the park ...

The first snow fell in Leeds this winter which brought out what seemed like hundreds of families with their sledges enjoying a glorious winters day ... I don't think Temple Newsam gets this busy even in the summer!

ticking away ...

ticking away ...

'Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way ...' Leeds Flickr Group TOTW #256 'Time' ...

towards sandsend ...

towards sandsend ...

Looking in the direction of Rathwaite and Sandsend from Whitby harbour ... North Yorkshire Coast ...

east meets west II ...

east meets west II ...

The Chinese New Year Celebrations were held at Leeds Town Hall on Sunday 22nd January ... This year is the Year of the Water Dragon ... I wasn't sure about my other version of this shot so have deleted it and reposted ...

fan ...

fan ...

It was really warm in the basement of Leeds Town Hall during the Chinese New Year Celebrations, mainly because that's where the food stalls were ... I wish we'd known about this event earlier then we could have had lunch there!

stuck ... 5/52 Y3

stuck ... 5/52 Y3

Self Portraits 52 Weeks - Year 3 ... How and why do people in 'real life' get pans stuck on their heads? Baffling! It always seemed to happen in old cartoons and was sometimes reported in local newspapers years ago ... hence the grainy black & white treatment!

hoar ♡ ♡ ♡ frost ...

hoar ♡ ♡ ♡ frost ...

Hoar frost in my garden on the top of a Chinese lamp ... the first proper cold winters day for some time!

streak ...

streak ...

Seen at Lotherton Hall Estate in Leeds ...

montage acoustic ...

montage acoustic ...

Guitars and mandolin montaged for this weeks Leeds Flickr Group TOTW #253 'Music' ... an experimental evening with a fish eye lens filter and Photoshop!

walkies ...

walkies ...

Seen by the lake at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal ...

do the twist ...

do the twist ...

Seen in the grounds of Studley Royal in Yorkshire ...

tree line ...

tree line ...

Three shots hand stiched together taken at Studley Royal ... best viewed large :-)

NY state of mind ... 1/52 Y3

NY state of mind ... 1/52 Y3

You didn't think it was over did you? After a short break here I go again with another year of weekly self portraits ahead (with hats!) ... Off we jolly well go .... ;-)

another pint ...

another pint ...

At the Leeds Flickr Group monthly meet at our new 'home' The Pack Horse ... an excellent night was had by all!

ten ...

ten ...

'Ten Seated Figures' by the sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park ....

copse ...

copse ...

Seen at Temple Newsam Estate on our Christmas Day walk ... my favourite copse of trees!

going home ...

going home ...

Seen in Totnes in Devon ...

new hat ...

new hat ...

Bought another stetson from this guy on a market stall in Totnes ... you can't have too many hats!

bike ...

bike ...

Seen in Manchester ...

moon & stars ...

moon & stars ...

Seen in Albert Square in Manchester ... part of the Christmas Market display ...

in the crowd ...

in the crowd ...

Seen in Manchester on a visit to the Christmas Market ...

wet ...

wet ...

Manchester in the intermittent rain ...

one forty ...

one forty ...

Leeds Town Hall and the Christmas market in Millennium Square ...

in the mist ...

in the mist ...

Bretton Hall in the grounds of what is now the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Hopefully it will one day be back in use before it sucumbs to decay ... Bretton Country Park is part of the estate once attached to Bretton Hall and is also home to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and a nature reserve. The country park includes 500 acres of lakes and parkland, housing various sculptures as well as being the home of several endangered species. Beautiful 18th Century landscaped grounds was originally landscaped in the style of Capability Brown, and included the planting of thousands of imported exotic trees, to the modeling of hills and valleys and the use of water and architectural features. The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an international centre for modern and contemporary art and presents a programme of international exhibitions and a number of sculptures by locally born Henry Moore.' www.ysp.co.uk/

curvy ...

curvy ...

Seen in Lisbon - Portugal ...

through space and time ...

through space and time ...

On the back of a giant turtle ... Seen at The Oceanário de Lisboa ... Portugal ... www.oceanario.pt/

shadow play II ...

shadow play II ...

Seen at the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon ...

Se de Lisboa ...

Se de Lisboa ...

The Cathedral of Se de Lisboa, derives its name from the initials of Sedes Episcopalis(Se), translated into English meaning bishop’s seat and the cathedral has been the religious centre since 1147. Lisbon - Portugal ...

elevador ...

elevador ...

Elevador de Santa Justa in Lisbon - Portugal ... 'One of the city's best-loved landmarks and also known as the "Elevator of Carmo," this extraordinary structure was built at the turn of the century by the Portugal-born French architect Raoul de Mesnier du Ponsard (an apprentice of Gustave Eiffel, explaining the structure's similarities to Paris' Eiffel Tower), to connect downtown to Bairro Alto (the lowest and highest points of the city). Originally powered by steam, it is 45 meters (147ft) high, and remains an interesting example of post-Eiffel iron architecture. The top of the Neo-Gothic tower, reached via a spiral staircase, has a cafe with splendid views of the city, including over Rossio Square, the castle and the river.'

hi ... self reflection #4

hi ... self reflection #4

Reflection at the International Design Hotel in Lisbon - Portugal ... www.idesignhotel.com/en

on the street ...

on the street ...

Seen in Morley during an Exposure Leeds photowalk ...

bertie's ...

bertie's ...

Bertie's Original 50's American Rock 'n' Roll Diner & Bar in Morley - Leeds ...

autumn shrooms ...

autumn shrooms ...

Taken for Leeds Flickr Group TOTW 'Autumn' ...

man in black ...

man in black ...

Seen in Millennium Square as part of Leeds Light Night 2011 ...

coast to coast ...

coast to coast ...

But not on this bike ... maybe it's the bike that's 60! Seen at Robin Hood's Bay ...

skip ...

skip ...

Leeds Flickr Group TOTW #240 'Rubbish' ...

batteries not included ...

batteries not included ...

Leeds Flickr Group TOTW 'Battery Powered' ... (edited with the Snapspeed app)

camper ...

camper ...

Seen at the World Curry Festival in Leeds ...

templar lane ...

templar lane ...

All that's left of China Town in Leeds is a few signs and boarded up windows. The area is due for demolition soon so record it now!

Mr Gibbs ...

Mr Gibbs ...

Otis Gibbs at the Ramsbottom Festival 2011 ... I really enjoyed this guy ... go see him! otisgibbs.com/

snuffle ...

snuffle ...

The Whalley Range All Stars perform 'Pig' inside a giant pig at the Ramsbottom Festival!

step ...

step ...

Seen during a tour around Temple Works Leeds ... Heritage Open Days 2011 ... "Temple Works is a former flax mill in Holbeck, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was designed by Joseph Bonomi the Younger and built by John Marshall between 1836 and 1840. Temple Works, also known as Temple Mill, was based on the Temple of Edfu at Horus in Egypt with a chimney designed in the style of an obelisk. Marshall’s inspiration for the design of Temple Works was his interest in Egyptology. When it was built it was said that Temple Works was the biggest single room in the world. One extremely unusual feature of the Temple Works building is the fact that sheep used to graze on the grass-covered roof. This served the purpose of retaining humidity in the flax mill in order to prevent the linen thread from becoming dried out and unmanageable. Temple Works is the only Grade I listed building in Holbeck." Temple Works Leeds www.templeworksleeds.com/

wired for sound II ...

wired for sound II ...

Seen during a tour around Temple Works Leeds ... Heritage Open Days 2011 ... "Temple Works is a former flax mill in Holbeck, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was designed by Joseph Bonomi the Younger and built by John Marshall between 1836 and 1840. Temple Works, also known as Temple Mill, was based on the Temple of Edfu at Horus in Egypt with a chimney designed in the style of an obelisk. Marshall’s inspiration for the design of Temple Works was his interest in Egyptology. When it was built it was said that Temple Works was the biggest single room in the world. One extremely unusual feature of the Temple Works building is the fact that sheep used to graze on the grass-covered roof. This served the purpose of retaining humidity in the flax mill in order to prevent the linen thread from becoming dried out and unmanageable. Temple Works is the only Grade I listed building in Holbeck." Temple Works Leeds www.templeworksleeds.com/

loaves and fishes ...

loaves and fishes ...

Dorado photographed for the Leeds Flickr Group Theme of the Week 'Food' ...

circular ...

circular ...

This is a collection of engine related circular images in the back yard of the Armley Mills Museum. What a great place! taken with the iPhone Hipstamatic camera and edited in PSCS5 ... Seen during the PhotoCamp Leeds weekend ...

calm ...

calm ...

Long exposure using ND10 filter at 30 seconds ... Black Point is situated near Penmon Priory in eastern Anglesey. There is woodland and a pond at Black Point, as well as a rocky coast from where you can see Puffin Island and the Penmon Lighthouse.

grey lady II ...

grey lady II ...

Conwy harbour in North Wales ... I've photographed the wrecked Grey Lady before, thought I'd do it in black and white this time ...

shadow painting ... 51/52 Y2

shadow painting ... 51/52 Y2

52 Weeks Self Portraits Year Two ... taken using the iPhone and edited in PSCS5 ... only one left to go!

screen view ... 50/52 Y2

screen view ... 50/52 Y2

52 Weeks Self Portraits Year Two ... taken using Hipstamatic on the iPhone and edited in PSCS5 ...

glassy eyed ...

glassy eyed ...

Theme of the Day is 'G' ... glass :-) Lagos Portugal ...

of cabbages kings and zombies ...

of cabbages kings and zombies ...

Scarecrows in the vegetable garden at Tatton Park in Cheshire ...

leeds life ...

leeds life ...

Clarence Dock in Leeds during the Water Front Festival ...

curves 'n' clouds ...

curves 'n' clouds ...

Home tourism - Leeds UK ...

portrait 3x3 ...

portrait 3x3 ...

Midsummer Madness 2011 - Challenge 3 : Face ... 'Monday’s child IS fair of face. So you need to choose to photograph someone you consider to be fair (in the moral sense – someone you think is, or looks to be, honest and reliable) - it must be of someone you don’t regularly photograph (can be friend or stranger) – an occasional past photo is fine. - it doesn’t have to be a traditional portrait – but it must include that person and must involve them knowing you’re taking their portrait. - you should also ask them to take a photo including you. - you should tell them why you take photographs – what inspires your passion – and get their thoughts on that. - you should then combine all the above in some way and post the result. This is me and my teaching assistant today Tracey ... she likes my black and white photos and particularly the 'house' series of shots using nine photos so I incorporated these elements into the image. She took the photos of me, never having used the camera before ... a good result methinks!

doorways ...

doorways ...

Seen in Otley during the 'Midsummer Madness' photo shoot challenge ... "Frame within a frame".

sing out ... 41/52 Y2

sing out ... 41/52 Y2

52 Weeks Self Portraits Year Two ... Having discovered how good Garage Band is on my Mac I've started recording again ... let's see if I get anything finished this time!

beardy ...39/52 Y2

beardy ...39/52 Y2

52 Weeks Self Portraits Year Two ... After looking at these marvellous pictures of the World Beard and Moustache Championships 2011 by Rick www.flickr.com/photos/sovietuk/sets/72157626608252869/ and Julia www.flickr.com/photos/wsogmm/sets/72157626732601134/ I thought I'd grow a beard ... have only managed stubble this time before deciding to shave it off ... I'll leave it to the experts!

weather front ...

weather front ...

Watching the rain come in off Snowdonia. Taken from the end of Bangor pier in North Wales ...

rooftops IV ...

rooftops IV ...

Dunham Massey ... Set in a magnificent 121-hectare (300-acre) deer park, this Georgian house tells the story of the owners and the servants who lived here. Discover the salacious scandals of the 7th Earl of Stamford, who married Catherine Cocks, a former bare-back circus rider, and the 2nd Earl of Warrington, who was so enamoured with his wife that he wrote a book anonymously on the desirability of divorce!

YAY!

YAY!

Had an excellent day out with the Leeds Flickr Group, a good turn out too ... although it rained at lunchtime the weather improved in the afternoon and we didn't leave until 5pm! The Jaume Plensa exhibition is wonderful especially in the Underground Gallery ... this is in the corridor outside the galleries ... a 58-metre sculpture called Twenty-Nine Palms. It is made from 17,000 stainless steel letters which spell lines from a range of the artist’s favourite authors.

amnesia ...

amnesia ...

Two figures from the sculpture 'The Three Graces' by Jaume Plensa at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park ...

time for blossom ...

time for blossom ...

Leeds Town Hall ... Leeds Town Hall was built between 1853 and 1858 Leeds, West Yorkshire, England to a design by architect Cuthbert Brodrick. It represents Leeds's emergence as an important industrial centre during the Industrial Revolution and was a a symbol of civic pride and confidence. It is one of the largest town halls in the United Kingdom and as of 2008 it is the eighth tallest building in Leeds. The Town Hall was opened by Queen Victoria, highlighting its status as an important Victorian civic structure. It is a Grade I listed building.

chimes ...

chimes ...

Taken during the Exposure Leeds Coffee Break & Photo Walk in Calverley ...

style ... 34/52 Y2

style ... 34/52 Y2

52 Weeks Self Portraits Year Two ... Leeds Flickr Group Theme Of The Week #220 'Style' ...

wet wall ...

wet wall ...

Jan foto phrend in Manhattan ... this was wetter than it looks!

silhouette ...

silhouette ...

Central Park - New York ...

reOrder ...

reOrder ...

Brooklyn Museum ... 'A space-altering, site-specific architectural installation created by Situ Studio, a Brooklyn-based creative practice specializing in design and fabrication, inaugurating the first phase of the Brooklyn Museum’s project for the 10,000-square-foot colonnaded hall on the first floor. The installation, reOrder, reimagines the classically ordered space to serve as a hub—a place for Museum visitors to congregate, relax, view temporary exhibitions, lectures, and, occasionally, see a performance. Situ Studio’s design consists of a series of stretched fabric canopies and integrated furnishings that swell, expand, and augment the profile of the existing monumental columns.'

456 ...

456 ...

View from the High Line - Manhattan - NYC ...

light & shadow IV ...

light & shadow IV ...

The village of Robin Hood's Bay on the North Yorkshire coast ...

arch ... shadow ...

arch ... shadow ...

Temple Newsam Estate - Leeds

three ... 25/52 Y2

three ... 25/52 Y2

52 Weeks Self Portraits Year Two ... Warwick Castle ...

knife edge ...

knife edge ...

Seen in Leeds during the Exposure Leeds PhotoWalk ...

looking up II ...

looking up II ...

Seen at Burrs Country Park in Bury ...

going up ...

going up ...

Railway viaduct over the River Nidd in Knaresborough engineered by Thomas Grainger and completed in 1851 ...

metal (heavy) ... 22/52 Y2

metal (heavy) ... 22/52 Y2

52 Weeks Self Portraits Year Two ... Leeds Flickr Group TOTW # 208 'Metal' ...

old & new ...

old & new ...

Seen in Whitby Harbour ...

fragile ...

fragile ...

Leeds Flickr Group TOTW # 207 'Fragile' ...

support ...

support ...

Saltaire United Reformed Church ... Saltaire, Shipley ...

bird tree sky ...

bird tree sky ...

Lotherton Hall Estate - Leeds

clogs ... 18/52

clogs ... 18/52

52 Weeks Self Portraits Year Two ... modelling my new clogs ... if this was in colour you would see that they're blue ...

winter light ...

winter light ...

The Anglican church of St Mary’s in the grounds of Studley Royal is the religious masterpiece of architect William Burges whose Gothic designs verged on the late 19th-century Arts and Crafts Movement.

more sheep ...

more sheep ...

I just can't resist photographing the sheep at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park ...

snowscape ...

snowscape ...

Taken for 'Stuck at home with nothing to do?' Exposure Leeds ... 'Emergency Photo Challenge' ...

skeltons ...

skeltons ...

Taken as part of the 'Looking Good, Armley ' event in conjunction with Exposure Leeds and 'I Love West Leeds' ... One of the traditional shops rarely seen in some high streets nowadays ...

brickwork ...

brickwork ...

The 'dark arches' under Leeds railway station ...

in a rut ... 10/52

in a rut ... 10/52

52 Weeks Self Portraits Year Two ... Leeds Flickr Group TOTW # 196 'Autumn' ...

golden ball ...

golden ball ...

One of the pubs often frequented in years gone by in Scarborough! Leeds Flickr Group TOTW # 195 'Angles' ...

Sutton Bank I ...

Sutton Bank I ...

Stopped off at Sutton Bank on the way to Scarborough and thought I'd try some black and white landscape shots after hearing Martin Priestley talk at Exposure Leeds last week ... taken using four shots, a 10-20 sigma lens and 430EX flash ... tonemapped in Photomatix and processed in PS4 ... 'Sutton Bank (also known as Roulston Scar) is a hill in the county of North Yorkshire in England. It is a high point on the Hambleton Hills and the North Yorkshire Moors with extensive views over the Vale of York and the Vale of Mowbray. The hill is the site of one of the most important prehistoric monuments in the region: a massive hillfort built in the Iron Age, around 400 BC.'

bike ...

bike ...

Seen in Lagos, Portugal ...

small ... dark ... handsome

small ... dark ... handsome

Taken during the PhotoCamp Bradford 2010 photowalk ... 'The Midland Hotel, Bradford was built between 1885 and 1890 by the Midland Railway Company. The Hotel was a showpiece for the railway company's northern operations, and is of particular architectural interest, with some of the finest Victorian interiors in the city. '

holy trinity ...

holy trinity ...

Holy Trinity Church in Skipton. Visited during our Leeds Flickr Group day out ...

retro two ... 5/52 Y2

retro two ... 5/52 Y2

52 Weeks Self Portraits Year Two ... After seeing Cat Hepple's talk at Exposure Leeds this week I thought I'd have a play at producing a more retro image this week ...

something old ...

something old ...

Leeds Flickr Group TOTW #191 'Something Old' ...

splash ...

splash ...

Taken for Leeds Flickr Group TOTW 'Circles' ...

black dome ...

black dome ...

A sculpture by David Nash at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park ... www.ysp.co.uk/view.aspx?id=691

black ball ...

black ball ...

A sculpture by David Nash at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park ... www.ysp.co.uk/view.aspx?id=691

roar ...

roar ...

Elephant at Harewood House! Leeds Flickr Group meet ... Infrared conversion ...

leonardo ...

leonardo ...

Chapel Allerton Festival 2010 ... Taken during the Chapel Allerton Photo Walk ... part of Exposure Leeds Photo week.

down the beck ...

down the beck ...

Taken in Gledhow Valley Woods during the Chapel Allerton Photo Walk ... part of Exposure Leeds Photo week ... this has the potential of being a magical place ...

Three Jons ...

Three Jons ...

Jon (Strawbleu™) at the Flicknic ... Kirkstall Abbey ... Leeds

hats ...

hats ...

Leeds Flickr Group - Object of the Month ... 'Hat' ...

... exterminate!

... exterminate!

Dalek at the National Media Museum in Bradford ...

kitchen ... 50 / 52

kitchen ... 50 / 52

'52 Weeks' - self portraits ... LeedsFlickrGroup TOTW #183 'In the kitchen' ...

jaws ...

jaws ...

A live and kicking crocodile seen in Aswan - Egypt

streetlife II ...

streetlife II ...

The main road on the West Bank of The Nile leading to Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Valley of the Kings. To the right of the road and out of view here are the Colossi of Memnon ...

4 go mad in luxor ...

4 go mad in luxor ...

Outside Queen Hatshepsut's Temple on the West Bank of the Nile in Egypt ...

opera in the rain ... 48 / 52

opera in the rain ... 48 / 52

Opera in the Park at Temple Newsam Estate - Leeds - 2010 ... '52 Weeks' - self portraits ...

carnation ... 46 / 52

carnation ... 46 / 52

'52 Weeks' - self portraits ... At Ben & Catherine's Wedding ...

father of the groom ...

father of the groom ...

Brian on the day of his son Ben's wedding to Catherine ...

black and white ...

black and white ...

Weekday Leeds Flickr meet at Golden Acre Park ...

east meets west ...

east meets west ...

The Stables Market in Camden - London ... www.stablesmarket.com/

horses ...

horses ...

The Stables Market in Camden - London ... www.stablesmarket.com/

three x three ...

three x three ...

On Millennium Bridge - London

opportunity ...

opportunity ...

Tate Modern - London

span ...

span ...

On the Rochdale Canal in the centre of Manchester ...

round and round ...

round and round ...

On the Rochdale Canal in the centre of Manchester ...

lyme hall ...

lyme hall ...

"Lyme Hall was originally a remote hunting lodge. In Tudor times a house was built there and this was turned into an Italianate palace by the Venetian architect Leoni in the early 18th Century. It stands in a fine park with commanding views of the Cheshire Plains amongst ornate gardens. The house was once a home of the Legh family - later Lords Newton - who also had large estates in mid-Lancashire. The house is finely furnished and particularly notable for its Mortlake tapestries, wood carvings by Grinling Gibbons and a collection of English clocks. It offers a memorable glimpse of a genteel and extravagant age and has now become even better known since its use as 'Pemberley' in the BBC production of the Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice. It is managed by the National Trust with support from Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council." LeedsFlickrGroup TOTW #171 'Round'...

bobby ...

feathers ... knave ...

feathers ... knave ...

Kirkstall Abbey - Leeds ... Taken during the Kirkstall Abbey People Project workshop ...

ripple ... 35 / 52

ripple ... 35 / 52

'52 Weeks' - self portraits ...

Ravens of the Castle ...

Ravens of the Castle ...

Knaresborough Castle ravens came in to being as a community project for the Millennium, with the permission of HRH. The Prince of Wales, as the castle belongs to him under the title of the Duchy of Lancaster, it was decided to have captive ravens on display at the castle so people could see them close up and get better photographic opportunities that are not always possible at the Tower of London. The ravens are under the care of Igraine Hustwitt Skelton. She holds the role of 'Her Majesty's Keeper of Castle Ravens, Knaresborough'. Leeds Flickr Group trip to Knaresborough - April 24th

cogs & wheels ...

cogs & wheels ...

Large sculpture by Ben Jakober in Palma - Mallorca ... LeedsFlickrGroup Object of the Month (April): 'Wheel'

skipton symmetry ...

skipton symmetry ...

'Skipton (also known as Skipton-in-Craven) is a market town and civil parish within the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. It is located along the course of both the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the River Aire, on the south side of the Yorkshire Dales.'

a bigger splash ...

a bigger splash ...

Seen in Skipton ... North Yorkshire

keeper of the flame ...

keeper of the flame ...

A birthday party for Strawbleu™ and an Earth Hour glow stick and candle event ... with lots of cake!

in conversation ...

in conversation ...

Jan in conversation at a birthday party for Strawbleu™ and an Earth Hour glow stick and candle event ... with lots of cake!

... cheers!

... cheers!

The result of a photo shoot at the Exposure Leeds portrait event on 20th March. A group corporate photo ... I nearly got everybody in! No flash/strobist photography was allowed throughout the day so high ISO's and 'found' light was a necessity. A great day with some challenging tasks ... Exposure Leeds Portrait Event

a shot for charlotte ...

a shot for charlotte ...

This is a photo of Claire, the result of a photo shoot at the Exposure Leeds portrait event on 20th March. We were paired up and asked to shoot a portrait with the intention of a recipient in mind, in this case Claire's daughter Charlotte. No flash/strobist photography was allowed throughout the day so high ISO's and 'found' light was a necessity. A great day with some challenging tasks! Exposure Leeds Portrait Event

in a flap ...

in a flap ...

Lotherton Hall Estate Bird Garden ...

take off ...

take off ...

Swan in Roundhay Park - Leeds

all fingers and thumbs ... 27 / 52

all fingers and thumbs ... 27 / 52

'52 Weeks' - self portraits ...

Blind Jack ...

Blind Jack ...

John Metcalf (1717–1810), also known as Blind Jack of Knaresborough or Blind Jack Metcalf, was the first of the professional road builders to emerge during the British Industrial Revolution, this sculpture was created by sculptress Barbara Asquith.

lion & web ... (handle II)

lion & web ... (handle II)

Another idea for LeedsFlickrGroup Object of the Month (February) 'Handle'... Seen in Berwick-upon-Tweed ...

mist in fife ...

mist in fife ...

Taken out of the car window on the journey from St Andrew's to Berwick-upon-Tweed ...

spires ...

spires ...

Edinburgh - Scotland

irwell ...

irwell ...

A fine day by the River Irwell in Ramsbottom - Lancashire

vase ...

vase ...

'Tilted Vase' by Edward Allington 1998 ... (Bronze) ... "The first public commission in this country by internationally renowned Sculptor Edward Allington. The sculpture for Ramsbottom draws on the legacy of the Industrial Revolution in the Valley and is a "Monument to that past and a symbol of continuity and of change for the future". The sculpture is a fountain in the form of a vase, tilted, spilling water into the ground. The vase is classical in shape reflecting the architecture, built in sections and bolted together to look like a machine." Ramsbottom - Lancashire

inky ...

inky ...

Squid on a market stall in Ramsbottom near Bury - Lancashire ...

two ...

two ...

Taken at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal in Yorkshire, the largest monastic ruins in the country.

towards heaven (II) ...

towards heaven (II) ...

another day ... another Abbey ... This was taken at Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire, the largest monastic ruins in the country. www.fountainsabbey.org.uk/

refectory ...

refectory ...

another day ... another Abbey ... This was taken at Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire, the largest monastic ruins in the country. www.fountainsabbey.org.uk/

light shadow shoot ...

light shadow shoot ...

foto.phrend @ Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire, the largest monastic ruins in the country. www.fountainsabbey.org.uk/

the right track ...

the right track ...

Kirkstall Abbey Light Railway - Leeds

in the wrens ...

in the wrens ...

Simon in The Wrens ... If you have any photos of the Wrens pre re-decoration please post them in this Leeds Flickr Group thread: goo.gl/B1oWp Thanks. Going to miss that wallpaper!

kermit ... 21 / 52

kermit ... 21 / 52

'52 Weeks' - self portraits LeedsFlickrGroup TOTW #154 'Black & White'...

more at the top ...

more at the top ...

Henry Moore - 'Three Piece Reclining Figure No 1' - Yorkshire Sculpture Park ...

footprints in the snow ...

footprints in the snow ...

Somewhere in Leeds ...

in black and white ...

in black and white ...

foto.phrend succumbs to being in front of the lens today!

jailbird ...

jailbird ...

Seen at Fairburn Ings RSPB Centre - Leeds UK

tranquility ...  18/52

tranquility ... 18/52

A very Happy New Year to all my friends and contacts on Flickr & Twitter :-)) LeedsFlickrGroup TOTW #151 'Tranquility' ... '52 Weeks' - self portraits

resting ...

resting ...

Pigeons rest at Leeds City Market ... Fujifilm FinePix F100fd

frozen ...

frozen ...

Temple Newsam Estate - Christmas Day 2009 ...

season's greetings ... 17/52

season's greetings ... 17/52

Have a great Christmas and New Year folks! Looking forward to seeing more great photos from my friends and contacts in 2010 :-)) '52 Weeks' - self portraits View On Black

on the edge of the city ...

on the edge of the city ...

Primrose Valley in Halton with a panoramic view of Leeds in the background ... View bigger!

Angled ... Abbey ...

Angled ... Abbey ...

Leeds Flickr Group daytime meet at Kirkstall Abbey - Leeds

lamp in the snow

lamp in the snow

Leeds Flickr Group daytime meet at Kirkstall Abbey - Leeds

power and flight ...

power and flight ...

Ferrybridge Power Station

coal ... power ... supplied

coal ... power ... supplied

Seen @ Ferrybridge 'C' Power Station

wet and loud ...

wet and loud ...

The base of a cooling tower ... sounds and feels like being in a rainforest during a storm ... Ferrybridge 'C' Power Station

towering ...

towering ...

Ferrybridge 'C' Power Station cooling tower - Yorkshire

stone ... water ... logged

stone ... water ... logged

Golden Acre Park - Leeds

neigh ...

neigh ...

Seen at Lotherton Hall Estate ... Leeds

darkness ... 12/52

darkness ... 12/52

LeedsFlickrGroup TOTW #145 'Darkness' ... Completed 365 days project here :-)

black white geometry ...

black white geometry ...

Looking across Millennium Square ... Leeds

autumn gift ... 11/52

autumn gift ... 11/52

Overnight, very Whitely, discreetly, Very quietly Our toes, our noses Take hold on the loam, Acquire the air. Nobody sees us, Stops us, betrays us; The small grains make room. Soft fists insist on Heaving the needles, The leafy bedding, Even the paving. Our hammers, our rams, Earless and eyeless, Widen the crannies, Shoulder through holes. We Diet on water, On crumbs of shadow, Bland-mannered, asking Little or nothing. So many of us! So many of us! We are shelves, we are Tables, we are meek, We are edible, Nudgers and shovers In spite of ourselves. Our kind multiplies: We shall by morning Inherit the earth. Our foot’s in the door. 'Mushrooms' by Sylvia Plath Completed 365 days project here :-)

pavilion ...

pavilion ...

'Mies van der Rohe designed in 1929 the Barcelona Pavilion, an icon of the Modern movement, which was rebuilt in 1959. Made with glass, steel and four different kinds of marble ... Roman travertine, green Alpine marble, ancient green marble from Greece and golden onyx from the Atlas Mountains.'

pillars

pillars

The statue reflected here is located in the center of Plaça d'Espanya's roundabout and it is the statue dedicated to Spain. It was commissioned for the 1929 Universal Exposition ... Barcelona ...

towers & spires ...

towers & spires ...

Plaça d'Espanya (Plaza de España in Spanish) is nestled at the foot of Montjuic and is one of the most famous public squares in the city of Barcelona. It was built for the 1929 World Exhibition and is one of the main entry points for Montjuic.

Parc Joan Miró ...

Parc Joan Miró ...

Barcelona - Catalunya - Spain

autumn leaf ...

autumn leaf ...

Las Ramblas in Barcelona - Spain

'steel waves ...'

'steel waves ...'

Silhouette of a sculpture by Andreu Alfaro in Barcelona - Spain ...

shoes & spirals ...

shoes & spirals ...

Sagrada Família - Barcelona - Spain

masked ...

masked ...

The roof of La Pedrera (or Casa Milà) by Antoni Gaudi ... in B&W for StripeyAnne ;-)