I think there is something powerful and immediate about a black and white image ... here are mine, the most recent (from September 2013 onwards) taken with the Fujifilm X100S camera.

jardin | puerto de la cruz

jardin | puerto de la cruz

The old gates of Jardín de Aclimatación de la Orotava in Tenerife.

enjoying the view | puerto de la cruz

enjoying the view | puerto de la cruz

Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife

santa domingo | la orotava

santa domingo | la orotava

Santa Domingo in La Orotava | Tenerife

sealion | self portrait 52/52

sealion | self portrait 52/52

Self Portraits 2016 The last one for this year, taken at Loro Parque in Tenerife. New project for next year will involve macro photography ... possibly! Happy New Year!

quiet contemplation | loro parque | puerto de la cruz

on the beach | puerto de la cruz [explored]

on the beach | puerto de la cruz [explored]

Christmas Day on the beach in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife

viking | self portrait 51/52

supermarket shadow | puerto de la cruz

supermarket shadow | puerto de la cruz

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife

narrow | palma de mallorca

narrow | palma de mallorca

Seen in Palma de Mallorca earlier in 2016

magic | palma de mallorca

magic | palma de mallorca

Seen in Palma de Mallorca earlier in 2016

'tis the season | self portrait 50/52

'tis the season | self portrait 50/52

Ho ho ho! ... Yuletide greetings to all my Flickr friends and acquaintances. Self Portraits 2016

transportation | palma de mallorca

transportation | palma de mallorca

Seen in Palma de Mallorca

new cans | self portrait 49/52

new cans | self portrait 49/52

Self Portraits 2016 New Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 headphones this week ... nice!

view of teide | la orotava | tenerife

view of teide | la orotava | tenerife

Mount Teide in the distance viewed from La Orotava in Tenerife

lamp | palma de mallorca

lamp | palma de mallorca

Seen in Palma de Mallorca ...

bassman | self portrait 48/52

crossing the line | la orotava

crossing the line | la orotava

Seen in La Orotava | Tenerife

balcony | la orotava

balcony | la orotava

Seen in La Orotava in Tenerife

victoria gate entrance | leeds

victoria gate entrance | leeds

The new shopping centre in Leeds | West Yorkshire

leaf | self portrait 47/52

paper boats | self portrait 46/52

paper boats | self portrait 46/52

Self Portraits 2016 Outside the Puerto de la Cruz Sports Stadium with a very long water themed mural; sea, paper boats and shoals of fish.

the alfombrista | la orotava

the alfombrista | la orotava

The Alfombristas sculpture – the men and women who painstakingly create the sand and flower carpets which fill the streets with colour each Corpus Christi.

parroquia de santa rita | puerto de la cruz

parroquia de santa rita | puerto de la cruz

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife

penguin watch | loro parque

penguin watch | loro parque

Penguin watching | Loro Parque | Puerto de la Cruz

sunday swim | puerto de la cruz

sunday swim | puerto de la cruz

The locals swim in the harbour on Sundays with local 'pop up' food stalls just above the beach.

abandoned | puerto de la cruz

abandoned | puerto de la cruz

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife

no beer | self portrait 44/52

no beer | self portrait 44/52

Self Portraits 2016 Dark Side of the Moose Ochr Dywyll y Mws

hmmm | regent street | london

hmmm | regent street | london

Seen on Regent Street in London

in the shadows | london

in the shadows | london

Seen near the Photographers Gallery in London

zombie bride | sunny bank mills

zombie bride | sunny bank mills

Leeds Flickr Group | Photocamp Halloween Photo Shoot at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley

little stars | london

little stars | london

Regent Street | London

halloween | self portrait 43/52

woodland | self portrait 42/52

monument | london

monument | london

The Monument to the Great Fire of London in 1666

grasshopper | london

grasshopper | london

The golden Gresham grasshopper in Lombard Street | London

reflect | stratford | london

reflect | stratford | london

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London ...

photographers gallery | london

photographers gallery | london

Seen at the Photographers Gallery | London

brow | stratford | london

brow | stratford | london

Aquatics Centre in Stratford | London

carnaby | london

carnaby | london

Regent Street | London

over my shoulder | self portrait 41/52

over my shoulder | self portrait 41/52

Taken at The Photographers Gallery in London : Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970's Self Portraits 2016 www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk

signal | porthmadog

signal | porthmadog

Seen at the Festiniog railway station in Porthmadog

low tide | borth y gest

low tide | borth y gest

By the sea in Borth y Gest | North Wales

groynes | barmouth

groynes | barmouth

Seen in Barmouth | North Wales

horizon line | portmeirion

horizon line | portmeirion

The beach at Portmeirion, Traeth Bach ... tides out ...

signal box | porthmadog

signal box | porthmadog

Seen at Porthmadog station | North Wales

barred | porthmadog

barred | porthmadog

Seen in Porthmadog | North Wales

tracks | porthmadog

tracks | porthmadog

Porthmadog station is next to where we are staying this week; lovely steam engines trundle in and out during the day to Caernarfon and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

reflective | bodnant gardens

reflective | bodnant gardens

Bodnant Gardens in North Wales

duke special | ramsbottom festival

hood | self portrait 38/52

huey | ramsbottom festival

huey | ramsbottom festival

Some fine and diverse bands at the Ramsbottom Festival this year ... The Fun Lovin' Criminals return! www.funlovincriminals.co/

holy moly & the crackers | ramsbottom festival

holy moly & the crackers | ramsbottom festival

Seen on day two of the Ramsbottom Festival 2016 - Holy Moly & The Crackers

in line | ramsbottom festival

in line | ramsbottom festival

Seen on the Friday at the Ramsbottom Festival 2016 - Loka

reflect | beningbrough

reflect | beningbrough

At Beningbrough Hall and Gardens

surprise | self portrait 37/52

surprise | self portrait 37/52

Self portrait at Beningbrough Hall and Gardens ... interior with natural light. Self Portraits 2016

tree line | benningbrough

tree line | benningbrough

Seen at Beningbrough Hall and Gardens

final days (detail) | yorkshire sculpture park

final days (detail) | yorkshire sculpture park

Final Days by KAWS at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

alternative landscape | yorkshire sculpture park

alternative landscape | yorkshire sculpture park

Trees: Alternative Landscape | Oppenheim at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park ...

concave | self portrait 36/52

concave | self portrait 36/52

Self Portraits 2016 Reflection in the sculpture 'Moon' by Not Vital at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

lotus | yorkshire sculpture park

lotus | yorkshire sculpture park

Sculptures by Not Vital at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park ...

shadowplay | towersey festival

shadowplay | towersey festival

Seen at the Towersey Festival 2016

six | self portrait 35/52

signs | towersey festival

signs | towersey festival

Seen at the Towersey Festival 2016

water taxi | fuji photowalk | leeds

water taxi | fuji photowalk | leeds

FujiLove Global Photowalk took place in several locations all around the world ... this is Leeds UK

espresso | self portrait 34/52

dolby | self portrait 33/52

buff | self portrait 32/52

storm in a cupcake | edinburgh

storm in a cupcake | edinburgh

Seen on Cockburn Street in Edinburgh ...

silent movie | edinburgh festival

silent movie | edinburgh festival

Performers seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 ...

pierrot | edinburgh festival

pierrot | edinburgh festival

Seen at the Edinburgh Festival 2016

greetings | self portrait 31/52

protection | self portrait 30/52

trio | tatton park

trio | tatton park

RHS Flower Show | Tatton Park

danger shoe | fujilove photowalk | leeds

danger shoe | fujilove photowalk | leeds

FujiLove Global Photowalk took place in several locations all around the world ... this is Leeds UK

barrow | fujilove photowalk | leeds

barrow | fujilove photowalk | leeds

FujiLove Global Photowalk took place in several locations all around the world ... this is Leeds UK

kirkgate | fujilove photowalk | leeds

kirkgate | fujilove photowalk | leeds

FujiLove Global Photowalk took place in several locations all around the world ... this is Leeds UK

of cabbages and kings | self portrait 29/52

star steps | lagos

star steps | lagos

Seen in Lagos | Portugal

abode | lagos

abode | lagos

Modern furniture and design store presumably providing for the large number of villas nearby.

a flower | self portrait 28/52

bike | lagos

bike | lagos

Seen in Lagos | Portugal "I've got a bike. You can ride it if you like. It's got a basket, a bell that rings and things to make it look good. I'd give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it."

camouflage | self portrait 27/52

camouflage | self portrait 27/52

'In camera' double exposure at Harlow Carr RHS in Harrogate ... Self Portraits 2016

internal space | lagos

internal space | lagos

The Cultural Centre in Lagos | Portugal

yorick | self portrait 26/52

49 | lagos

49 | lagos

Seen in Lagos | Portugal

santa maria | lagos

santa maria | lagos

The public square in Lagos | Portugal, some of the oldest buildings in the old medieval town.

cool in shadow | lagos

cool in shadow | lagos

Seen in Lagos | Portugal

high tide | lagos

high tide | lagos

Seen at Forte da Ponta da Bandeira in Lagos | Portugal

in shade | lagos

in shade | lagos

Seen outside the Science Museum in Lagos | Portugal

thoughtful | self portrait 25/52

thoughtful | self portrait 25/52

Outside the Science Museum in Lagos | Portugal Self Portraits 2016

time for a rest | lagos

time for a rest | lagos

seen on a walk between Ponta de Piedade and Ponte de Mós in Lagos | Portugal

pathway to the tracks | lagos

pathway to the tracks | lagos

Seen in Lagos | Portugal ... The 'new' railway station in Lagos

reclined | lagos

reclined | lagos

Seen in Lagos | Portugal

corn exchange | leeds

corn exchange | leeds

Leeds Corn Exchange interior ...

kandalama | self portrait 23/52

kandalama | self portrait 23/52

I found the hat I bought at my first visit to the Kandalama Hotel in Sri Lanka in '97 ... would love to spend a few days there again! Self Portraits 2016 www.heritancehotels.com/kandalama/

culvert | summerseat

culvert | summerseat

A walk around Summerseat near Bury ...

one for the road | summerseat

one for the road | summerseat

A walk around Summerseat near Bury ... A remaining chair from the collapsed Waterside pub in Summerseat ...

old school cap | self portrait 22/52

dandy in the undergrowth | temple newsam

tower | puerto de la cruz

tower | puerto de la cruz

Jardín de Aclimatación de La Orotava | Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife

the beat | self portrait 21/52

lamplight | leeds

lamplight | leeds

Seen on a walk around my home city of Leeds ... The White Cloth Gallery.

burn | self portrait 20/52

miró | palma de mallorca

miró | palma de mallorca

Seen in Palma de Mallorca ...

15 | palma de mallorca

15 | palma de mallorca

Seen in Palma de Mallorca

live long and prosper | self portrait 19/52

séamus | torquay

séamus | torquay

Seen in Torquay | South Devon

sunseeker | self portrait 18/52

brixham harbour | brixham

brixham harbour | brixham

Brixham Pirate Festival 2016 ... South Devon brixhampirates.com

sea dogs | brixham

sea dogs | brixham

Seen at the Brixham Pirate Festival 2016 ... South Devon brixhampirates.com

meditative | self portrait 17/52

park life shadows | palma de mallorca

park life shadows | palma de mallorca

The Palma Intermodal Station Park | Mallorca

treeline IV | palma de mallorca

treeline IV | palma de mallorca

Seen in Palma de Mallorca

la calatrava | palma de mallorca

la calatrava | palma de mallorca

Seen in the lovely city of Palma de Mallorca

hard rock | palma de mallorca

hard rock | palma de mallorca

Hard Rock Café in Palma de Mallorca

teléfono | self portrait 16/52

teléfono | self portrait 16/52

Teléfono Muestra Escucha by Lugan | Interactive Sound Piece at the Museu Fundación Juan March Palma Self Portraits 2016

pathway palms | palma de mallorca

pathway palms | palma de mallorca

View from Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma

bikes | palma de mallorca

bikes | palma de mallorca

Seen in Palma de Mallorca

snip | self portrait 15/52

shark | puerto de la cruz

shark | puerto de la cruz

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife ... Sharks teeth at the free fishing museum near the harbour. Worth a visit to see all the old photographs of Puerto de la Cruz.

saxy | self portrait 14/52

handover | self portrait 13/52

on the edge | puerto de la cruz

on the edge | puerto de la cruz

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife

exit | puerto de la cruz

exit | puerto de la cruz

The entrance and exit to the rather wonderful Jardín de aclimatación de La Orotava in Tenerife.

reflected | self portrait 12/52

bandstand | puerto de la cruz

bandstand | puerto de la cruz

Seen at Playa Jardín beach in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife

low cloud | puerto de la cruz

low cloud | puerto de la cruz

A a walk around town today on our last day here for now, will be back in November! Low cloud off the mountain and sun and shadow below.

to the sea | puerto de la cruz

to the sea | puerto de la cruz

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz ...

game on | puerto de la cruz

game on | puerto de la cruz

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife

surf's up | self portrait 11/52

surf's up | self portrait 11/52

Taken in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife Self Portraits 2016

shadow lamp | puerto de la cruz

shadow lamp | puerto de la cruz

Lovely afternoon shadow in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife

tope | puerto de la cruz

tope | puerto de la cruz

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife

coffee 'n' cake | puerto de la cruz

coffee 'n' cake | puerto de la cruz

Centro Columbus Plaza in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife ... great cake and coffee!

harbour | puerto de la cruz

harbour | puerto de la cruz

The fishing harbour in Puerto de la Cruz is interesting as all the boats are out of the water and are lifted in on demand ... makes for really clear and open water where the locals swim at the weekends.

zebra and steps | puerto de la cruz

zebra and steps | puerto de la cruz

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife

windy 'n' wild | puerto de la cruz

windy 'n' wild | puerto de la cruz

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife

anisette | self portrait 10/52

runaway | puerto de la cruz

runaway | puerto de la cruz

Seen at Apartamentos Casablanca in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife ...

on the wall | puerto de la cruz

on the wall | puerto de la cruz

Seen at the Apartamentos Casablanca in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife ...

garden end | home

garden end | home

A flurry of heavy snow this morning, now on its way out ...

headstock | self portrait 9/52

at this time | KAWS | YSP

at this time | KAWS | YSP

Seen at the KAWS exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park ... on until 12th June 2016

over my shoulder | self portrait 8/52

over my shoulder | self portrait 8/52

Self Portraits 2016 At the KAWS exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park ...

treated piano ...

treated piano ...

Black & White photo challenge ...

acoustic | still life

acoustic | still life

Taken for the Black & White photo challenge ... some of my instruments.

woodland shadow | temple newsam | leeds

woodland shadow | temple newsam | leeds

Temple Newsam Estate | Leeds

stardust | self portrait 7/52

over the hill | temple newsam | leeds

over the hill | temple newsam | leeds

Temple Newsam Estate | Leeds

awe | self portrait 6/52

umbrella reflected | puerto de la cruz

umbrella reflected | puerto de la cruz

Topsy turvy umbrella plant reflection at Sitio Litre in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife

conversation | puerto de la cruz

conversation | puerto de la cruz

Seen from the art gallery in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife

portrait | self portrait 5/52

pool | puerto de la cruz

pool | puerto de la cruz

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife November 2015 ...

inner space | harlow carr

inner space | harlow carr

Seen at Harlow Carr RHS ...

hair | self portrait 4/52

root | branch | inverse

root | branch | inverse

Temple Newsam Estate | Leeds

parrot | self portrait 3/52

home sweet home | holcombe brook

home sweet home | holcombe brook

Seen on the first snow day of the year in Holcombe Brook near Ramsbottom ...

first snow | holcombe brook

first snow | holcombe brook

Seen on the first snow day of the year in Holcombe Brook near Ramsbottom ...

minerva | trinity | leeds

minerva | trinity | leeds

The Briggate Minerva by Andy Scott at one of the entrances to the Trinity Centre in Leeds ... More photographs from the Trinity Centre here: Trinity

uke | self portrait 2/52

uke | self portrait 2/52

Second of a series of self portraits for 2016 ... Self Portraits 2016

bath house | barmouth

bath house | barmouth

Seen in Barmouth in North Wales ... just editing the last few of my 2015 photos

last inn | barmouth

last inn | barmouth

Seen in Barmouth in North Wales ... just editing the last few of my 2015 photos

browns | barmouth

browns | barmouth

Seen in Barmouth in North Wales ... just editing the last few of my 2015 photos

smokin' | self portrait 1/52

smokin' | self portrait 1/52

First of a series of self portraits for 2016 ... Self Portraits 2016

road to nowhere | penrhyndeudraeth

road to nowhere | penrhyndeudraeth

Seen in and around Penrhyndeudraeth in North Wales ...

age of steam | porthmadog

age of steam | porthmadog

Seen in and around the area of Porthmadog in North Wales ...

staircase | tate britain | london

staircase | tate britain | london

Seen at the Tate Britain Art Gallery in London ...

unmade | tate britain | london

unmade | tate britain | london

Seen at the Tate Britain Art Gallery in London ... Tracey Emin - My Bed

mandolin | auto portrait

mandolin | auto portrait

The last self portrait for 2015 ... Season's Greetings to you all!

stack | puerto de la cruz

stack | puerto de la cruz

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife at Playa Jardín ... Just some of the hundreds of stone stack sculptures seen near the Canarian artist César Manrique designed Playa Jardín ... the main volcanic beach and gardens in Puerto de la Cruz.

touch | temple works

touch | temple works

Halloween Photo Shoot at Temple Works in Leeds ... www.templeworksleeds.com

lichtenstein | edinburgh

lichtenstein | edinburgh

Lichtenstein exhibition at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh ...

there will be no miracles here | edinburgh

there will be no miracles here | edinburgh

There Will Be No Miracles Here by Nathan Coley at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh ...

one | edinburgh

one | edinburgh

Antony Gormley sculpture outside The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (One) in Edinburgh ...

hat | auto portrait

hat | auto portrait

Studio lighting test ... new project to follow in 2016

splash | puerto de la cruz

splash | puerto de la cruz

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife at Playa Jardín ...

hermitage | puerto de la cruz

hermitage | puerto de la cruz

La Ermita de San Telmo in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife

fortress II | puerto de la cruz

fortress II | puerto de la cruz

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife

alive alive oh | puerto de la cruz

alive alive oh | puerto de la cruz

Seen in the harbour in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife

flower shadow | puerto de la cruz

flower shadow | puerto de la cruz

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife

surf | puerto de la cruz

surf | puerto de la cruz

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz

direction | puerto de la cruz

direction | puerto de la cruz

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz

star | puerto de la cruz

star | puerto de la cruz

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz ...

pathway | puerto de la cruz

pathway | puerto de la cruz

Seen at Jardín de Aclimatación de la Orotava ...

poseur | loro parque

poseur | loro parque

Silverback gorilla at Loro Parque | Tenerife

fishing | puerto de la cruz

fishing | puerto de la cruz

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz harbour ...

goth beach | puerto de la cruz

goth beach | puerto de la cruz

Black sand and black lace parasol on the beach at Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife.

full of holes | puerto de la cruz

full of holes | puerto de la cruz

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife ... 4th November

spider | temple works

spider | temple works

Halloween Photo Shoot at Temple Works in Leeds ... www.templeworksleeds.com

in motion | lagos

in motion | lagos

Seen in Lagos | Portugal ...

film | beningbrough hall

film | beningbrough hall

Seen in the exhibition area at Beningbrough Hall near York ...

private | acorn bank

private | acorn bank

Seen at the partially restored house of Acorn Bank near Penrith ...

fireplace | acorn bank

fireplace | acorn bank

Jan in the partially restored house at Acorn Bank ... www.nationaltrust.org.uk/acorn-bank/

gull | derwentwater

gull | derwentwater

Seen by the lakeside in Keswick ...

in shadow | bury light night

in shadow | bury light night

Seen at Bury Light Night

perrier jouët | st pancras | london

perrier jouët | st pancras | london

perrier jouët | st pancras | london

auto portrait | portmeirion 2015

auto portrait | portmeirion 2015

Thinking of starting another self portrait project in 2016 ... It'll be three years since the last one! johnfotohouse.com/52-weeks-y3-self-portraits It was a hat theme that year ...

shoreline | two | abergele

shoreline | two | abergele

Seen on the beach in Abergele ...

goodies | barmouth

goodies | barmouth

Seen in sunny Barmouth on the North Wales coast ...

seaside | shadow | barmouth

seaside | shadow | barmouth

Seen in sunny Barmouth on the North Wales coast ...

tide's in | portmeirion

tide's in | portmeirion

Another sunny September day at a favourite place, Portmeirion in North Wales ... "Portmeirion is a popular tourist village in Gwynedd, North Wales. It was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village, and is now owned by a charitable trust. Portmeirion has served as the location for numerous films and television shows, most famously serving as "The Village" in the 1960s television show The Prisoner."

auto | plas brondanw

auto | plas brondanw

Self Portrait at Plas Brondanw ...

launderette | porthmadog

launderette | porthmadog

Seen in Porthmadog | North Wales

earl of merioneth | penrhyndeudraeth

earl of merioneth | penrhyndeudraeth

Seen at Penrhyn Station in North Wales ...

circular | ramsbottom festival

circular | ramsbottom festival

Seen at the Ramsbottom Festival 2015 ...

the wheel house | ramsbottom festival

the wheel house | ramsbottom festival

The Wheel House ... Performed by Acrojou Circus Theatre ... The Wheel House is a show which unfolds inside and around a circular set as it rolls, with the audience walking alongside.

pathway | beningbrough

pathway | beningbrough

Seen at Beningbrough Hall and Gardens near York ...

potting shed | beningbrough

potting shed | beningbrough

Seen at Beningbrough Hall and Gardens near York ...

bench | lagos

bench | lagos

Seen in Lagos | Portugal ...

whirl | towersey festival

whirl | towersey festival

Seen at the Towersey festival near Oxford ...

auto portrait | towersey festival

kitchen | towesey festival

kitchen | towesey festival

Seen at the Towersey Festival near Oxford ...

round window | harlow carr

round window | harlow carr

The Diarmuid Gavin garden at RHS Harlow Carr ... great textures hence the b&w conversion in this shot.

cafe | lagos

cafe | lagos

Seen at the marina in Lagos | Portugal

geometry | lagos

geometry | lagos

Park outside the mediaeval city walls of Lagos | Portugal

under the silvery moon | lagos

under the silvery moon | lagos

Seen in Lagos | Portugal

tap | lagos

tap | lagos

Seen at the house in Lagos | Portugal

step | board | lagos

step | board | lagos

Praia do Pinhão steps | Lagos

over the hill | lagos

over the hill | lagos

Seen in Lagos | Portugal

balthazar | lagos

balthazar | lagos

The Municipal Cemetery in Lagos | Portugal

slave market | lagos

slave market | lagos

This innocuous building has just completed another restoration this summer. It was in recent years a museum about the Portuguese slave trade. Lagos´ slave market, built in 1444, was Europe’s first slave market. It was here during the 15th century where the first slaves, captured and transported from Africa, were sold. Many Africans were dispersed throughout Europe, bringing a considerable income to the Portuguese monarchy and merchant classes, as well as a cheap labour force. As the major sponsor of these expeditions, Prince Henry the Navigator (who´s statue appears on the plaza) received one fifth of the selling price of the slaves.

surf | lagos

surf | lagos

Jan on the old sea wall in Lagos | Portugal

fountain | lagos

fountain | lagos

Seen in Lagos | Portugal

star | lagos

star | lagos

Seen in Lagos | Portugal

city walls | lagos

city walls | lagos

Seen in Lagos | Portugal

circular | lagos

circular | lagos

Seen in Lagos | Portugal

station | lagos

station | lagos

The 'new' railway station in Lagos | Portugal

nightlife | lagos

nightlife | lagos

Lagos | Portugal

wrapped | lagos

wrapped | lagos

Seen in Lagos | Portugal

equality | lagos

equality | lagos

Seen in Lagos | Portugal

guitar man | lagos

guitar man | lagos

This guy is a regular sight in Lagos | Portugal , he's been busking here for many years.

horizontal | lagos

horizontal | lagos

Sports Centre ... Lagos | Portugal

cliff top | lagos

cliff top | lagos

Jan on the cliff top walk near Lagos | Portugal

scooter | lagos

scooter | lagos

Seen in Lagos | Portugal ...

dust to dust | lagos

dust to dust | lagos

Seen in Lagos | Portugal ... old street art now in decay ...

fish wives | lagos

fish wives | lagos

In the Lagos fish market ...

diverge | lagos

diverge | lagos

Seen in Lagos | Portugal

square | lagos

square | lagos

Lagos | Portugal ... going to shoot mainly (but not exclusively) black and white images this year.

nox | lagos

nox | lagos

Seen in Lagos | Portugal

steps | lagos

steps | lagos

Praia do Pinhão steps | Lagos

lunch | lagos

lunch | lagos

First shots from Lagos in Portugal for 2015 ... going to shoot mainly (but not exclusively) black and white images.

bench | lagos

bench | lagos

First shots from Lagos in Portugal for 2015 ... going to shoot mainly (but not exclusively) black and white images.

henri | lagos

henri | lagos

First shots from Lagos in Portugal for 2015 ... going to shoot mainly (but not exclusively) black and white images.

grid | lagos

grid | lagos

First shots from Lagos in Portugal for 2015 ... going to shoot mainly (but not exclusively) black and white images.

dom vinho | lagos

dom vinho | lagos

First shots from Lagos in Portugal for 2015 ... going to shoot mainly (but not exclusively) black and white images.

board game | trinity | leeds

board game | trinity | leeds

Seen at Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre ...

fronds | edinburgh

fronds | edinburgh

Seen at the wonderful Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh ...

boulevard | leeds dock

boulevard | leeds dock

The Boulevard at Leeds Dock ...

craft | temple works

craft | temple works

In the studio of Zoe Eady a stained glass maker at Temple Works | Leeds glassgarden.co.uk

unloved | temple works

unloved | temple works

Seen at Temple Works | Leeds

shell symmetry | edinburgh

shell symmetry | edinburgh

Seen in The Queen Mother's Memorial Garden at the wonderful Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh

flock | edinburgh

flock | edinburgh

175 metal sheep sculptures for sale to commemorate the 175th Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh ...

bull | edinburgh

bull | edinburgh

Seen at the 175th Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh ...

fenton | leeds

fenton | leeds

A blast from the past from student days ...

office space | temple works

office space | temple works

Photo walk at Temple Works in Leeds ... Great place to shoot ... www.templeworksleeds.com

shadows | temple works

shadows | temple works

Photo walk at Temple Works in Leeds ... Great place to shoot ... www.templeworksleeds.com

shadows | harlow carr

shadows | harlow carr

Seen at Harlow Carr RHS | Harrogate

hand in hand | harlow carr

hand in hand | harlow carr

Seen at Harlow Carr RHS | Harrogate

stairway to moore | YSP

stairway to moore | YSP

Henry Moore sculpture at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park ...

rain stops play | YSP

rain stops play | YSP

A brief shower at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park ...

shrunk in the rain | YSP

shrunk in the rain | YSP

Sculpture by Tom Price: Network ... with Jan at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

lighthouse | berry head

lighthouse | berry head

Berry Head Lighthouse, located at the end Berry Head was built in 1906. It was automated and converted to run on acetylene in 1921, and was modernised in 1994 since then it has run on mains electricity. Berry Head is reputedly the shortest lighthouse in Great Britain, but also one of the highest, being only 5 metres tall but 58 metres above mean sea level.

prickle | paignton

prickle | paignton

Seen at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park ... South Devon

bongo | paignton

bongo | paignton

An Eastern Bongo seen at the Paignton Zoo in South Devon ...

conversation | puerto de la cruz

conversation | puerto de la cruz

Seen at the Columbus Plaza in Puerto de la Cruz - Tenerife

mirror V | coleton fishacre

mirror V | coleton fishacre

Home of the D'Oyly Carte family in South Devon, Coleton Fishacre ...

blink | marldon

blink | marldon

Seen at St John the Baptist in Marldon ... South Devon 'Marldon’s Church of St. John the Baptist was built by the Gilbert family of Compton. The first recorded mention of a church or chapel is in 1348, and the present tower was built by William Gilbert in about 1400, whose son Otto built the church we see today, replacing the earlier building referred to in 1348.'

gully | seahouses

gully | seahouses

Seen at Seahouses in Northumberland ...

shadows ... 16/52

shadows ... 16/52

Seen at Temple Newsam Estate in Leeds ... Leaf Project 2015

beach | bamburgh

beach | bamburgh

On the beach in Bamburgh ... wonderfully warm and sunny for a change!

rail | heatherslaw

rail | heatherslaw

Seen in Northumberland on a walk between the villages of Ford, Heatherslaw and Etal ... heatherslawlightrailway.co.uk

glasshouse | cragside

glasshouse | cragside

Seen at Cragside NT in Northumberland ...

in the pink | harlow carr

in the pink | harlow carr

Seen at Harlow Carr RHS - Harrogate

turn left | leeds

turn left | leeds

Seen in Leeds ... Dock Street and The Adelphi pub

weir | leeds

weir | leeds

A 'home tourist' photowalk in Leeds today following the river and the various galleries and museums ...

and then there was sea | puerto de la cruz

and then there was sea | puerto de la cruz

Seen in the harbour in Puerto de la Cruz - Tenerife

ladder | puerto de la cruz

ladder | puerto de la cruz

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz - Tenerife ...

see | hear | speak | loro parque

see | hear | speak | loro parque

Chimpanzees seen at Loro Parque in Tenerife ...

jan & dragons | puerto de la cruz

jan & dragons | puerto de la cruz

Seen around the town of Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife after the cloud rolled in!

hidden volcano | puerto de la cruz

hidden volcano | puerto de la cruz

Behind that cloud is the volcano Mount Teide in Tenerife ... View from the side of our hotel in Puerto de la Cruz ...

gorilla | woodlesford lock

gorilla | woodlesford lock

Seen on a walk along the Aire and Calder Navigation canal on Sunday morning ... Just one of the many creatures you can see on this stretch of the canal!

hey doll | trinity | leeds

hey doll | trinity | leeds

In the Trinity shopping centre ... 'House of CB' ... Leeds

roots | two | derwentwater

roots | two | derwentwater

Seen on a walk around Lake Derwentwater ...

roots | one | derwentwater

roots | one | derwentwater

Seen on a walk around Lake Derwentwater ...

crossing | temple newsam ... 6/52

crossing | temple newsam ... 6/52

Seen on my regular walk through Temple Newsam Estate in Leeds ... Leaf Project 2015

theatre | leeds

theatre | leeds

Seen outside City Varieties in Leeds ...

coiled | temple newsam

coiled | temple newsam

Seen in the greenhouse at the Temple Newsam walled garden ...

morning walk | temple newsam

morning walk | temple newsam

Regular walk around Temple Newsam as the snow started ...

two lions | harlow carr

two lions | harlow carr

Seen at Harlow Carr RHS on an unexpected snowy day ...

snow swing | harlow carr

snow swing | harlow carr

Seen at Harlow Carr RHS on an unexpected snowy day ...

treeline | jan | 2015

treeline | jan | 2015

Snow at Temple Newsam ... Leeds

winter silhouette | temple newsam

winter silhouette | temple newsam

Seen on another Temple Newsam walk ... Leeds

snowy peg | holcombe brook

snowy peg | holcombe brook

Plenty of snow in Holcombe Brook near Ramsbottom this weekend!

skyward | temple newsam

skyward | temple newsam

Seen at Temple Newsam ... part of the ongoing 'Verticals' project ...

treeline V | fountains abbey

treeline V | fountains abbey

Fountains Abbey and gardens walk ...

riverside | fountains abbey

riverside | fountains abbey

Fountains Abbey and the River Skell ...

trail | temple newsam

trail | temple newsam

Temple Newsam Estate ... Leeds

knave | fountains abbey

knave | fountains abbey

'Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. It is located approximately three miles south-west of Ripon in North Yorkshire, near to the village of Aldfield. Founded in 1132, the abbey operated for over 400 years, until 1539, when Henry VIII ordered the Dissolution of the Monasteries.'

new year tree | temple newsam

new year tree | temple newsam

The first photographs of 2015 taken at Temple Newsam Estate in Leeds ...

long shadow | temple newsam

long shadow | temple newsam

Temple Newsam walk December 30th 2014 ... Leeds

tinsel ... 52/52

tinsel ... 52/52

Jan Portraits 2014 ...

structure | temple newsam

structure | temple newsam

Temple Newsam main lake and partially repaired bridge ... Leeds

gouranga | | temple newsam

gouranga | | temple newsam

Christmas Eve walk through Temple Newsam in Leeds ...

obelisk | edinburgh

obelisk | edinburgh

Seen at the Old Calton Cemetery in Edinburgh ...

esplanade | edinburgh

esplanade | edinburgh

The Esplanade is the ceremonial parade ground lying immediately in front of the main entrance to Edinburgh Castle.

fishing | firth of forth | scotland

fishing | firth of forth | scotland

The Forth rail bridge ... 'The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Centre. It was opened on 4 March 1890 and spans a total length of 8,296 feet.'

nelson monument | edinburgh

nelson monument | edinburgh

Seen on Calton Hill in Edinburgh ...

tree | temple newsam

tree | temple newsam

Another day at Temple Newsam Estate ... clouds today after yesterdays blue skies ...

winter structure | harlow carr

winter structure | harlow carr

Seen at Harlow Carr RHS gardens near Harrogate ...

the birds | blackpool

the birds | blackpool

Seen from the Central Pier in Blackpool ...

minimal ... 48/52

minimal ... 48/52

Jan portraits 2014 ... 52 Weeks Project

sundown | shadow | blackpool

sundown | shadow | blackpool

Seen in Blackpool ...

albert square | manchester

albert square | manchester

Manchester Xmas market ... one of the seven market areas this year with over 300 stalls ...

outfall | barmouth

outfall | barmouth

Seen on Barmouth beach in North Wales ...

threatening weather | lagos

threatening weather | lagos

On Meia Praia beach in Lagos, Portugal ... June 2014

turbine | leeds

turbine | leeds

The new 404ft (123m) turbine that is now the tallest structure in Leeds.

iona | coleton fishacre

iona | coleton fishacre

Dressing up at the country home of the D'Oyly Carte family, built in the Arts and Crafts style and imbued with 1920s elegance, now run by the National Trust.

domino | greenway house

domino | greenway house

Seen at Greenway House and Gardens, the holiday home of Agatha Christie in South Devon ...

demon | self | six

demon | self | six

Halloween Self Portrait Special!

support | penrhyndeudraeth

support | penrhyndeudraeth

Seen in the estuary of the Afon Dwyryd, Penrhyndeudraeth, North Wales ...

screw | temple newsam | leeds

screw | temple newsam | leeds

Seen at Temple Newsam Walled Garden Greenhouse in Leeds ...

on guard | chatsworth

on guard | chatsworth

Seen at Chatsworth House and Gardens ...

end of the pier | blackpool

end of the pier | blackpool

Seen in Blackpool at the end of the North Pier ...

system 19 | chatsworth

system 19 | chatsworth

Sculpture seen at Chatsworth House and Gardens 2014 ... System no. 19 by Julian Wild.

shadows | north pier | blackpool

shadows | north pier | blackpool

Seen in Blackpool during the famous Blackpool Illuminations 2014 ...

catch 22 ... 42/52

catch 22 ... 42/52

52 Week Portrait Project 2014 ...

sea debris | barmouth

sea debris | barmouth

Seen in the holiday town of Barmouth on the North Wales Coast ... really nice out of season, great beaches and views.

bookish | self | five

bookish | self | five

I've always loved to read and this has always been a favourite. I suppose 18th Chinese literature isn't to everybody's taste but it's something I started to read in my teens and finished in my later twenties when all five volumes had finally been translated. This is volume three of Cao Xueqin's 'Story of the Stone' which had travelled far and wide with me at the time and it really shows its age. The first translated volume, 'The Golden Days', was published in 1973 and the final volume, 'The Dreamer Wakes', in 1986, this required much rereading of the previous novels before enjoying the new ... time to begin again?

passageway | gawthorpe hall

passageway | gawthorpe hall

At the National Trust property Gawthorpe Hall near Burnley, the home of the Shuttleworths ...

station | penrhyndeudraeth

station | penrhyndeudraeth

'The narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway links Blaenau Ffestiniog with Porthmadog on the coast. The ride is spectacular as the line twists and turns its way through the countryside.'

rain | self | four

rain | self | four

Self portrait season ... Canon 7D : portrait | Fuji X100S : raindrops

end of season | abergele

end of season | abergele

Seen in Abergele, North Wales, on our journey home from a week in Penrhyndeudraeth ...

owl | abergele

owl | abergele

Seen in Abergele, North Wales, on our journey home from a week in Penrhyndeudraeth ...

beached | porthmadog

beached | porthmadog

A bit worried about the Met Office weather warning for today, as it turns out we haven't had any rain (yet) and although cloudy it's been up to 19C ... not bad for October :-)

geometry | barmouth

geometry | barmouth

Seen in the holiday town of Barmouth on the North Wales Coast ... really nice out of season, great beaches and views.

palm | barmouth

palm | barmouth

Seen in the holiday town of Barmouth on the North Wales Coast ... really nice out of season, great beaches and views. Warm summer like temperatures help too!

on the beach | barmouth ... 40/52

on the beach | barmouth ... 40/52

52 Week Portrait Project 2014 ... Jan in the holiday town of Barmouth on the North Wales Coast ... really nice out of season, great beaches and views. Warm summer like temperatures help too!

stairway | porthmadog

stairway | porthmadog

Stairway seen in Porthmadog, North Wales ...

lake | bodnant gardens

lake | bodnant gardens

Seen at Bodnant Gardens in North Wales ...

razor | self | three

razor | self | three

Self portrait season ... the shrinking beard ...

beard | self | two

beard | self | two

Self portrait season ...

beard | self | one

beard | self | one

About time I did some more self portraits ... using the Canon 7D as it's easier using the remote control focus than the Fuji ...

in action | ramsbottom festival

in action | ramsbottom festival

I see Andrew Allcock every year at the festival for a brief chat. He does other festivals over the Summer including Glastonbury. Have a look at his Ramsbottom 2014 photos here: www.flickr.com/photos/28293513@N02/sets/72157647929998172/

down time | ramsbottom festival

down time | ramsbottom festival

Seen at the Ramsbottom Festival 2014 ... A chance to have a rest from standing at the festival!

shadowplay | ramsbottom festival

shadowplay | ramsbottom festival

Shadowplay, an installation from arts group Walk The Plank at day one of the Ramsbottom Festival 2014 ...

candle | heart ... 38/52

candle | heart ... 38/52

52 Week Portrait Project 2014 ... Jan Portraits 2014

steps | beningbrough hall

steps | beningbrough hall

Seen at Beningbrough Hall and Gardens NT near York ...

shadow | beningbrough hall

shadow | beningbrough hall

Seen at Beningbrough Hall NT near York ...

shadowland IV | nostell priory

shadowland IV | nostell priory

Seen at Nostell Priory NT in Wakefield ...

obelisk | nostell priory

obelisk | nostell priory

One of 3 designed by Robert Adams for Nostell Priory. This was the main gateway when arriving by horse drawn carriage and the route went through parkland before the house came into view.

fountain | nostell priory

fountain | nostell priory

Seen at NT Nostell Priory in Wakefield ...

panama ... 36/52

panama ... 36/52

52 Week Portrait Project 2014 ... Jan Portraits 2014

contour | leeds

contour | leeds

Seen on a misty morning in Barwick-in-Elmet ...

new karnak | two | leeds

new karnak | two | leeds

Under the M1 Motorway | Bridge 7A ... Leeds

new karnak | one | leeds

new karnak | one | leeds

Under the M1 Motorway | Bridge 7A ... Leeds

lamp | the wrens

lamp | the wrens

Seen in The Wrens pub at this months Leeds Flickr Group 'Click n Sup' ...

beatles | towersey festival

beatles | towersey festival

The Bootleg Beatles at the Towersey Festival 2014 ...

victoria gate | leeds

victoria gate | leeds

Coming soon, another shopping centre in Leeds! This time it includes John Lewis ... 'Victoria Gate, formerly known as Eastgate Quarters and the Harewood and Eastgate Quarters, is a £650 million retail development under construction in Leeds which is planned to open in late 2016. It is a project development by Hammerson.' www.victoriagate.co.uk/about/about-victoria-gate/

polícia | lagos

polícia | lagos

Seen in Lagos, Portugal ...

gate | keswick

gate | keswick

Seen during a walk around Derwentwater in Cumbria ...

fuji ... 33/52

fuji ... 33/52

52 Week Portrait Project 2014 ... Jan Portraits 2014

bridge | borrowdale

bridge | borrowdale

At the far end of Derwentwater, Borrowdale ...

incoming | derwentwater

incoming | derwentwater

Derwentwater, Keswick in Cumbria ...

coiled ...

coiled ...

Giant mouse trap sculpture called 'Picnic Area' by David Fryer at Burrs Country Park, Bury ...

hoshi | steps | photocamp 2014

hoshi | steps | photocamp 2014

Day two of this years Photocamp Leeds 2014 at Sunny Bank Mills ...

apple ... 31/52

apple ... 31/52

52 Week Portrait Project 2014 ... Jan Portraits 2014

the dark side ...

the dark side ...

Reminded me of Darth Vader :-)

00 | photocamp 2014

00 | photocamp 2014

Seen at Sunny Banks Mills during the Photocamp Leeds 2014 event ...

into light | photocamp 2014

into light | photocamp 2014

Photos taken at the Photocamp Leeds 2014 event at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley

sunny | photocamp 2014

sunny | photocamp 2014

Taken using a Rolleicord twin-lens reflex made in around 1957. Film was Ilford FP4+ Thanks to Andrew Broad for developing the film and running the session at Photocamp 2014.

hoshi | film | photocamp 2014

hoshi | film | photocamp 2014

Taken using a Rolleicord twin-lens reflex made in around 1957. Film was Ilford FP4+ Thanks to Andrew Broad for developing the film and running the session at Photocamp 2014.

hoshi | three | photocamp 2014

hoshi | three | photocamp 2014

Day two of this years Photocamp Leeds 2014 at Sunny Bank Mills ...

stile | temple newsam

stile | temple newsam

Seen at Temple Newsam Estate in Leeds on one of my regular morning walks ...

echo | photocamp 2014

echo | photocamp 2014

Photos taken at the Photocamp Leeds 2014 event at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley

office | photocamp 2014

office | photocamp 2014

Photos taken at the Photocamp Leeds 2014 event at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley

hoshi | two | photocamp 2014

hoshi | two | photocamp 2014

Day two of this years Photocamp Leeds 2014 at Sunny Bank Mills ...

museum in a suitcase | photocamp 2014

museum in a suitcase | photocamp 2014

Day two of this years Photocamp Leeds 2014 at Sunny Bank Mills with Andy ...

sushi | lagos

sushi | lagos

Seen in Lagos, Portugal ...

silhouette ... 28/52

silhouette ... 28/52

52 Week Portrait Project 2014 ... Jan Portraits 2014

putting | lagos

putting | lagos

The new 'Pro Putting Garden' in Lagos looks fun! The day we had planned to go was far to hot to be in such an exposed space ... next time!

over the wall | lagos

over the wall | lagos

More street art in Lagos, Portugal ...

steps | lagos

steps | lagos

Seen in Lagos, Portugal ...

bombeiros | lagos

bombeiros | lagos

The fire station in Lagos, Portugal ...

cola | lagos

cola | lagos

Seen in the harbour in Lagos, Portugal ...

on and on | lagos

on and on | lagos

Walkway between buildings at the Sports Complex in Lagos, Portugal ...

leading lines | lagos

leading lines | lagos

Seen in Lagos Portugal ...

ground view | lagos

ground view | lagos

Seen in Lagos Portugal ...

on the edge | lagos

on the edge | lagos

Seen in Lagos Portugal ... late afternoon and evening ...

triffids ...

triffids ...

View on the perimeter of Temple Newsam Estate looking North ... Leeds

fish & ice cream

fish & ice cream

Seen in Southport earlier this year ...

above | below | pier

above | below | pier

Seen in Southport earlier this year ...

venetian ... 23/52

venetian ... 23/52

52 Week Portrait Project 2014 ... Jan Portraits 2014

harey biker ...

harey biker ...

One of the three 'Harey Bikers' by Phil Bradley at Harlow Carr RHS ...

towards orbit | park life

towards 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, 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.

chop | chop

chop | chop

I just love this! Seen in Palma de Mallorca from last years archive ... The first trip abroad for the Fuji X100S ...

skull | la seu

skull | la seu

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

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 ...

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 ...

cast away ...

cast away ...

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

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.

shard II ...

shard II ...

The Shard seen from Southwark Cathedral ... London

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 ...

velodrome ...

velodrome ...

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

tubular ... 19/52

tubular ... 19/52

On the London Underground ... Jan Portraits 2014

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

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 ...

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...

tea and pop ...

shadowland V | leeds

shadowland V | leeds

Seen in Leeds Yorkshire UK

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/

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!

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/

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/

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/

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/

seascape IV | tenerife

seascape IV | tenerife

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife ...

detail | tenerife

detail | tenerife

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

puerto | tenerife

puerto | tenerife

Seen in Puerto de la Cruz | Tenerife

elevator | tenerife

elevator | tenerife

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

holes ...

holes ...

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/

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

urban | trinity

urban | trinity

Boar Lane | Trinity Leeds UK ...

parkway drive | trinity

parkway drive | trinity

Seen at Trinity shopping centre in Leeds ...

underneath | trinity

underneath | trinity

Seen at Trinity shopping centre in Leeds ...

eel ...

eel ...

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

tea and a bite ...

tea and a bite ...

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

end of the pier ...

end of the pier ...

Seen in Southport UK ...

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.

in sail

in sail

Whitby Pavilion ... Seen in Whitby Yorkshire 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

spikes | spirals | saltaire

spikes | spirals | saltaire

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

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

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 ...

lamp light | sun light

lamp light | sun light

Whitby at sundown ...

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.

into the light ...

into the light ...

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

kirkstall abbey ...

kirkstall abbey ...

Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds ...

aire in force ...

aire in force ...

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

pathway | arched

pathway | arched

Lotherton Estate woodland ... Leeds Verticals Project 2014

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!

tree web ...

tree web ...

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

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.'

within | without

within | without

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

powerhouse IV ...

powerhouse IV ...

Ferrybridge power station seen from Fairburn Ings ...

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 ...

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' ...

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

parker | pen

parker | pen

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

solo | stump

solo | stump

Seen at Lotherton Hall Estate in Leeds ...

tree | line

tree | line

Seen at Temple Newsam Estate ... Leeds

puddle ...

puddle ...

Seen at Temple Newsam ... 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 ...

the ship inn ...

the ship inn ...

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

photowalking ...

photowalking ...

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 ...

street | lamp

street | lamp

Seen in Edinburgh ... Scotland

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 ...

skyline edit III ...

skyline edit III ...

View across to the Leeds Arena ...

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 ...

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 ...

headlight ... 49/52

headlight ... 49/52

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

walkway | trinity

walkway | trinity

Seen at Trinity shopping centre in Leeds ...

leeds | lights | briggate

leeds | lights | briggate

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