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2015 - A Year In Pictures

It flies by so fast now it’s in danger of becoming a blur. I’m here writing about 2015 so soon after 2014 it’s almost as if I was simply transported to the future. The faster the years go by the harder I find it to reflect but as I still retain some semblance of cognitive function I'll give it a shot. It was a year during which I was fortunate to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in several continents and countries, including my dear home, the United Kingdom. I literally felt the rush of water over me at Iguacu Falls, enjoyed samba in Montevideo, vivid colour at La Boca in Buenos Aires, and had breakfast with marmosets in Paraty. I sank my feet into silky sand towards the crystal clear waters of Ilha Grande before being carried back to shore on the refreshing surf.  I marveled at Sugar Loaf Mountain from Christ The Redeemer and I have a lovely scar on my forearm from a fall in Rio's favelas.I enjoyed an amazing road trip through Yorkshire, taking in more beautiful waterfalls and canals before capturing marvels of engineering at the Ribblehead Viaduct and the National Railway Museum.After more articles for Photography Life, I met its founder Nasim and some of his team in Colorado, mesmerised by canyons, mountains and the Milky Way.  It was a great introduction to autumn with fresh mountain air, deep colours and fascinating nature. Towards the end of the year I kept a promise and accepted an invitation to Bangladesh, a fertile and frantic country desperately racing ahead in its development. Perhaps fewer excursions this year but I started with some animal portraits and visited Cambridge again, no less impressed by its wondrous architecture. In the summer I watched some crazy stunts and spent a few days among dear friends in Wales, enjoying a beautiful garden and a magnificent castle.I returned to the east coast to see the seals on the beach and stepped back in time to drive a 1980s icon. Some vivid seasonal colours at Winkworth again after some beautiful vistas over the Ashridge Estate and then the company of deer on a misty morning. And for a couple of times in the year the glimmering lights of London gave me some reliable shutter therapy.Perhaps my favourite accomplishment in the past year was shedding 10kg (22lb) from my frame and adding some lean muscle to take its place (actually, it really isn’t that difficult!). I can’t thank my good friend Brubaker enough for his constant support, encouragement and humour, and for fixing anything that needed to be fixed! His own transformation was more impressive still.My second children’s book was published, a sequel to the first, and I started fleshing out ideas for a new book.I end this year fitter, stronger and ever more grateful for the experiences, opportunities and exploits, both photographic or otherwise. I am grateful for my friendships and the joy, wisdom and kindness with which they have enriched me. As the world seemingly becomes more insecure and fearful I hope in some small way I can still impress my reverence and gratitude for life upon it.So I go into the New Year, which will undoubtedly race by as quickly as this one, hoping my photography will be even more judicious, rewarding and enjoyable. And whatever it brings I am always grateful to be alive and clicking.I wish you a Happy New Year and every success in all your endeavours.  Thank you for visiting Alpha Whiskey Photography.

Dec 31, 2015

2015 - A Year In Pictures

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It flies by so fast now it’s in danger of becoming a blur. I’m here writing about 2015 so soon after 2014 it’s almost as if I was simply transported to the future. The faster the years go by the harder I find it to reflect but as I still retain some semblance of cognitive function I'll give it a shot. 

It was a year during which I was fortunate to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in several continents and countries, including my dear home, the United Kingdom.

I literally felt the rush of water over me at Iguacu Falls, enjoyed samba in Montevideo, vivid colour at La Boca in Buenos Airesand had breakfast with marmosets in Paraty. I sank my feet into silky sand towards the crystal clear waters of Ilha Grande before being carried back to shore on the refreshing surf.  I marveled at Sugar Loaf Mountain from Christ The Redeemer and I have a lovely scar on my forearm from a fall in Rio's favelas.

I enjoyed an amazing road trip through Yorkshire, taking in more beautiful waterfalls and canals before capturing marvels of engineering at the Ribblehead Viaduct and the National Railway Museum.

After more articles for Photography Life, I met its founder Nasim and some of his team in Colorado, mesmerised by canyons, mountains and the Milky Way.  It was a great introduction to autumn with fresh mountain air, deep colours and fascinating nature. 

Towards the end of the year I kept a promise and accepted an invitation to Bangladesh, a fertile and frantic country desperately racing ahead in its development. 

Perhaps fewer excursions this year but I started with some animal portraits and visited Cambridge again, no less impressed by its wondrous architecture. In the summer I watched some crazy stunts and spent a few days among dear friends in Wales, enjoying a beautiful garden and a magnificent castle.

I returned to the east coast to see the seals on the beach and stepped back in time to drive a 1980s icon. Some vivid seasonal colours at Winkworth again after some beautiful vistas over the Ashridge Estate and then the company of deer on a misty morning. And for a couple of times in the year the glimmering lights of London gave me some reliable shutter therapy.

Perhaps my favourite accomplishment in the past year was shedding 10kg (22lb) from my frame and adding some lean muscle to take its place (actually, it really isn’t that difficult!). I can’t thank my good friend Brubaker enough for his constant support, encouragement and humour, and for fixing anything that needed to be fixed! His own transformation was more impressive still.

My second children’s book was published, a sequel to the first, and I started fleshing out ideas for a new book.

I end this year fitter, stronger and ever more grateful for the experiences, opportunities and exploits, both photographic or otherwise. I am grateful for my friendships and the joy, wisdom and kindness with which they have enriched me. As the world seemingly becomes more insecure and fearful I hope in some small way I can still impress my reverence and gratitude for life upon it.

So I go into the New Year, which will undoubtedly race by as quickly as this one, hoping my photography will be even more judicious, rewarding and enjoyable. And whatever it brings I am always grateful to be alive and clicking.

I wish you a Happy New Year and every success in all your endeavours.  Thank you for visiting Alpha Whiskey Photography.
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Animal Portraits.

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Cambridge.

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Iguacu Falls.

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Montevideo

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La Boca.

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Views over Rio.

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Rio's Favelas.

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Rochdale Canal.

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Aysgarth Falls.

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The Ribblehead Viaduct.

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Stunt Show.

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Frank and Isobel's Garden.

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Powis Castle.

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Seals at Norfolk.

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Driving K.I.T.T.

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Colorado.

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Out West.

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The Milky Way.

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The Black Canyons.

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Ashridge Estate.

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Deer.

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Winkworth Arboretum.

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Bangladesh.

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London Lights.

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Shooting Colorado. This shot was taken by Nasim Mansurov. 
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