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Mike F Shaw
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The Silent Sentinel.

I wonder what they see as they stare back at us, do they loathe us as they have the right to do so? Do they pity us for our ignorance? Or are they simply waiting for the time to come when nature removes the infestation of humankind so the planet can go on without us?
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so beautiful
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£3,500.000!

I walked past him, I'm wary of Big Issue sellers as the ethos behind the magazine seems to be lost but he did something that surprised me. A family with two young children went past and as they did he offered the magazine and they declined. As they continued he shouted back to one of the kids and passed them a pound coin and said that's ten bob each.

It stopped me in my tracks so I turned back to talk to him. I asked why when he obviously had little he gave money away to children, this was his response:

"It brings a smile to their faces, I always remember when I was a kid and someone gave me ten bob I was over the moon so I would rather do that from time to time as it makes me feel good" 
It worked, I heard the kids as they walked off saying to their father why can't they all be like that?
The significance of the money in the title? Mick has spent 22 years in prison, was released only two days prior to this portrait. He has worked out just what it cost for the government to keep him in prison for his "rehabilitation" back into society over those 22 years, £3.5 million! On the day of his release he was sent on his way with £47, no where to live and only the clothes that a local charity had given to the prison. The odds are he will back inside within the next few months and the cost will continue to spiral to keep him there.

The pose he took was his own, I simply asked for his photograph and his story and this is the pose he struck, the raised fist, the broken nose and scars he bears of someone that is used to fighting.
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The Great Grey Owl

This bird really deserves it name, one of my favourite owls, not only impressive in its size but it seems to have an ability to show expression. Whenever I photograph them they always give me a scornful look, whether it's a full on stare or by simply opening one eye while trying to sleep.
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So Gorgeous!
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Wonderment.

Chimpanzees fascinate me, such a close relation and it shows. If you spend time watching them you see so much that can be reflected back in the human race. 

Age takes it toll just the same as it does with us and like us it shows in the face, stories to tell but this time we struggle to see those stories.
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❤~❤❤❤~❤ :)
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Don't grow up, it's a trap.
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Mwhahahahaha! Picked it up yesterday :D
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Nice ride
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I was fortunate enough to be interviewed recently by the wonderful F Stop Lounge and +Leigh Diprose, if you would like to read the interview please follow the link below :)


https://fstoplounge.com/2015/07/from-my-facebook-feed-an-interview-with-mike-shaw/



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Mike, ja estava com saudades de voce, que ótimo saber de voce e seu trabalho!!! Fiquei Feliz por voce!!! 
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The Journey

Life is a series of journeys that will take us on many roads, some we will want to travel down, some we will not but take them we must. Each road though leads to somewhere and its only by taking these paths, streets, roads and intersections of life will we ever get to where we need to be.

Sometimes we can see where the road will take us, sometimes we cannot and that is the point we need to be brave, take a deep breath and follow the adventure.
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I know the paths u talk,crazy man,not alone sammy
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Before The Storm 

A rowing crew coming into harbour at Whitby to beat the oncoming storm on the horizon.

It's been such a long time since I took a camera out never mind just for fun. We went to Whitby for a couple of days and I decided to take the Olympus rather than the Canon simply for weight and convenience. I have to admit in the past I have never given the Olympus a fair crack of the whip having been stuck in DSLR mode for a long while, also believing nothing could touch the 70-200mm F/2.8.

I have to admit that maybe I was wrong, not only is the camera and kit so much easier to lug about the quality of the images you can get really surprised me. This is with the OMD E-10 so I wonder how the 1 or even the new 5 would perform. I may need to look at investing in a wide angle lens and see how it performs for other landscapes?
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Hollowed Out.

I see people on the streets and wonder what their stories are, some I see I don't need to wonder, they carry their stories on their faces. 

It seems like a lifetime since I used the camera and sat in front of my PC to edit.
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Life is good!

Not been on much lately, having a lot of issues with my PC so I'm working from my iPhone but I'll get back in action soon 😊
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Intent!

That moment you countdown to when she launches herself upwards for her next meal.

#caturday  
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Mike F Shaw
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I Am The White Rabbit!
Introduction
"I am the white rabbit, I may not lead you to some place safe but I will lead you to some place new"
 
I am a Cheshire UK based photographer, self taught and specialising in landscape and street portraits using the chiaroscuro style at times but I like to move about genres to test my abilities.

I have gone on to develop photographic techniques by crossing over editing software that has given me a style that is uniquely
 mine. 

Looking to broaden my horizons and travel more around the globe to try and capture images of my own that reflect my outlook and to show the rest of the world what I see.

"When you see your world through a viewfinder, as an image in your mind, the world is a different one to those others simply pass through, open your eyes"


I have since gone on to be internationally published in both books and magazines such as:
Digital Camera and Digital Camera World issue 115
Soura magazine issue 26
Soura Magazine Turns 5 book
Idea Photos and Fashion Idea issue Jan/Feb 2009
Squish Magazine issue 1
Mac fan issue April 2010
John Pual Thornton's Art And Courage. 



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Completely self taught, never read a manual, keep hitting things until they work!
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Previously
Widnes - Munchengladbach - Nicosia