Saturday, June 12, 2010

Come on England

I’ve had a busy week spent mainly working on photos taken at a bus rally held last Sunday. One of the hardest things for me to do is to get a consistency when producing a set of images taken under conditions that are out of my control and these pictures are probably my best attempt yet at this. I have put the last of these pictures here; the full set can be seen on my Leek blog.

The other picture is from our week in the Lake District, it is take on Fleetwith Pike over looking Buttermere and is to my mind one of the best views any where in the world.

What have these 2 images have in common, well to me they just sum up England, and hopefully by the end of the day I’ll still be a proud Englishman after our national team wins its opening game in the world cup, but I won’t be holding my breath as they do seem to like making us suffer and make the job harder for themselves.






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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Israeli pirates

A quite ship, on a quiet ocean, its 4am and out of the dark come a swarm of armed men intent on boarding the vessel. The passengers and crew fight a valiant battle to resist the invasion only to leave dead and dying on the decks. But this time it is not off the coast of Somalia but a lot closer to home, in the Med and this time it is not a group of drug crazed pirates but trained commandos from a civilized democratic nation. In fact it can all be explained in one word, Israel.

Yes that wonderful country that covers some of the worlds most holy sites and was born out of the most horrendous tragedy in modern times, is back up to its old tricks of flouting international law and oppressing the free will of anyone who does not agree with them, if this had been Iran, US tanks would already be on their way.

Our leaders need to act now, yes we known that Israel is not totally at fault, it takes 2 to fight, but enough is enough, stop the blockade of Gaza and help the poor people whose only crime is being born in the wrong place.

Photo to day is a tin shack, not in Gaza but from what I see on the news it would not look out of place.




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