After 12 weeks of lockdown, we took my mum to Felixstowe for a couple of hours on a glorious day. I managed to grab a few pictures of one of my favourite subjects.
Our recent trip to India brought us, at sunrise, to the Taj Mahal on a overcast and rainy day. It is such an iconic building it seems incredibly familiar but it is still incredibly moving when you see it for the first time, and you can’t turn away. Looking at the different angles. Here is a pretty standard composition taken from the mosque.
Ride the free Staten Island Ferry and get this fantastic view of Manhattan
The Oculus reflected in the 9/11 Memorial Museum at the World Trade Centre in New York.
Having not been at the coast for some weeks, we took a day trip to Felixstowe to see the sea, eat fish and chips and hear the waves crashing on the beach. I have done a very pastel treatment on this beach huts image as the huts were largely painted in pastel colours so the treatment seemed appropriate.
Facing the Capitol Building is the Supreme Court, looking powerful under gathering clouds.
Reflections of the Capital Building. There are some nice reflective tiles outside the building.
In the past couple of years a new visitor attraction has been built in Singapore, near the Marina Sands Bay Hotel. Gardens by the Bay have two Eden Project style glazed domes and then an open garden which has some “living tree” structures which must be 50m tall with foliage grow up them and from which you can walk along a raised walkway. The Cloud Dome is cool (probably around 17 degrees) and there is a waterfall and some raised walkways, like in this picture. I would certainly recommend a visit for a few hours. I went in the early evening and watched a light show at 19.45. The Domes cost around $30 to visit.
As the winter drags on and I continually fail to get out and shoot anything new, I am left drawling my archives. This is one of my very old shots of the Millennium Bridge and the Sage in Gateshead.