100 Strangers #4 – Simon

Simon-HSP-4This is Simon, the second of the two bikers from the RNLI weekend at Staithes. Simon thought he was just going to observe his mate’s Jeff photo shot, but as he stood proudly behind his bike I turned the lens towards him. Another addition to my 100 strangers.

Today’s lesson: Always try to take advantage of any onlookers.

This picture is #4 in my 100 Strangers Project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the http://www.flickr.com/groups/100strangers/

Burghley Country Fair: Review

It was a chilly and overcast Bank Holiday Sunday when my wife asked if we should go to the Burghley Country Fair, I will admit that there was a ‘fair’ bit of scrunching of the nose and a lot of ‘Nah’ going on in my head. But before I knew it I was standing at the front gate faced with a £13 each entrance fee, which just deepened my reluctant mood.
Walking up the rolling drive we got our first glimpse of the Elizabethan house, it did look spectacular. The fair was set on grounds to the west side of the house. With over 100 stands to look at, it’s slightly overwhelming where to start. A beer tent soon appeared on my horizon, but a glimpse at my watch made me think twice, it was only 10:50am. Moving around the stalls there was plenty to look at from the country gent outfitters to drone cameras. Read More »