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I am the same as +Vicki Field in that I knew this image had to be yours before I saw your name attached to it.  No one creates drama quite the way you do.  This has an etching-like quality that is extremely impactful.
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great work

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Since my hard drive failure, I've been busy setting things up properly (I've now signed up for Crashplan, who will have everything backed up in 2-3 months).

Whilst moving and deleting files, I've been looking at shots from when I started getting into photography - and it's been very informative. Firstly, I see I've become incredibly boring in a very short time. I used get silly ideas and run with them; now it's all become proper and boring.

Secondly, I love how old shots - shots I sneered at "back then", have limitless possibilities when looked at a few years later. Certainly experience plays a part there - I am quicker at identifying which process would suit a certain shot , and today I know more about how to get the results I want.

More on all of this later. Off to look at mattresses with the missus. Out with backaches, in with sleep :-)

(Victor on a beach in Wales, UK - 2011)

#b&w #beach #memories #wales #blackandwhitephotography 
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Thank you kindly +Dylan Johnson :-)
Much appreciated +Liz C, thank you - and, yes, that is indeed  my son ;-)
Very true, +Carolyn Fahm - momentarily lost, I'm afraid. Computer games have taken over!
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The Destruction of a Common Man

- St Anne's beach (the old pier)

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Amazing +Baldur McQueen As always!
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I'm a bit late, as I was working on the 1 & 2 of January. Hope that is OK.

Due to a hard drive failure, I'm using what I've got on the main drive - this shot was taken in early December. Again - hope that is OK - I'll definitely shot specifically for the project from now on!

I stumbled on this disused stable after six hours of hiking on a windy day. Delighted to have some shelter before continuing - I used the time to take some shots..... some even weirder than this one ;-)

#BWProject2016 #BWProject26

Many thanks to +Lauri Novak and +Al Chris :-)
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Thank you kindly, +Mark Townend - hopefully I'll be able to collect everything - I know I did take a large backup of 2014 on an external drive, sealed it in a box and handed over to my brother! Let's hope he still has it :-D
Much appreciated, +Heiko Mahr, thank you :--)
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Week 3/26 - Emotion
+The B&W Project - Curated by +Lauri Novak and +Al Chris

Taken a couple of days ago, in (what I consider) perfect weather. I actually shot this for another project (on FB), but when I noticed the expression on the sheep's face, just as it grabbed a mouthful of hay, I felt the shot fitting for this theme as well ;-)
I'll admit to letting a tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny bit of colour through, around the sheep's head/hay, just to guide the eye of the viewer, but as it's only brownish/yellow..... I'm classifying it as "sepia" :-D

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+The B&W Project / #bwproject2016 hosted by +Al Chris and +Lauri Novak

Once again I am late (I've got a valid excuse, but I won't tire you with it). I'm probably cheating a bit here - by reading the theme a bit too literally..... :-D

Many thanks to my little helper, +Athena McQueen ;-)

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fantastic light +Baldur McQueen
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A curious little building, found on New Years Eve near Arthington Park, Yorkshire.

I've spent the evening going through most of my previous posts, moving many into Collections. I've got one question, if anyone can help; do I have any control over the order of my collections (my least used collection - After Hours - is listed first, whilst the one I use the most - B&W Land & Water - is near the bottom)?

Anyway - after all this work, Google better not make any major changes for a few years.... :-)

#yorkshire #b&w #blackandwhite

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Thank you very much +Shelly Gunderson - there are definitely some bugs that need ironing out! :-D
Haha... +Heidi Anne Morris and +Linda Villers ..,.. it's new - so I can't, mentally, NOT use it!! (I'd be like that with cameras too, if I had the money :-D )
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Yesterday in Otley, Yorkshire UK. River Wharfe is overflowed and starting to make it's way into surrounding houses.

Areas in Yorkshire, Wales and Cumbria have been hard hit recently - and more to come, it seems. I live in a relatively safe town, but the flooding all around is devastating to look at - yet fascinating (I admit guiltily).

#yorkshire #floods #otley #b&w #blackandwhite

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Thank you kindly +Kitten KaboodleInc :-)
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A day I'll never forget - Friday 13th of November, 2015. My wife was defending her doctoral thesis whilst I wandered around aimlessly. Taking pictures - sure - but mostly thinking of ways to console the missus, just in case the defence would end badly :-)

This is one of the university buildings - no idea what it's called, but it's a building I'd like to revisit at a later date (in better form!)

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Thank you kindly +Jonas Neergaard-Nielsen and +Ken Fischer..... sorry about the late reply! Hope you haven't been worried sick about my wife :-D
Anyway - all went well.... she passed :-)

Muchas gracias +Yoli lp :-)
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Leeds, UK - Manchester, UK - Húsavík, Iceland - Reykjavík, Iceland - Akureyri, Iceland
Yorkshire based photographer

I was born and raised in Akureyri, North-East Iceland, in 1972 - I am half-Scottish and half-Icelandic, currently living in Yorkshire, England UK. Photography is my passion; without it I can neither relax nor feel fulfilled.

I am an introvert by nature, constantly pretending (and often failing) to be an extrovert, as society demands. I will never understand how, or why, it became fashionable to use 50 words, when three can deliver the meaning perfectly. That, is probably why I love, live and breathe photography.

You don't get extra points for cramming in superfluous garbage. When successfully done, you deliver meaning and purpose by one click of a button. It can be a single object, or it can be three. But very rarely 50.

If you are interested in seeing some of my daily posts (with no guarantee of quality!) please follow me on Google+InstagramFacebook and Twitter (note regarding the last two: I frequently post about politics and often these posts are in Icelandic). I also have an account with 500px and Flickr - which I will, at some point, update, and share the links.

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  • Iceland University of Education
    Social Work (B.Ed)., 1997 - 2000
  • Iceland University of Education
    ICT (Post grad. Dipl. Ed), 2002 - 2004
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