the 'Moreton Macrocarpa' was recognised as the tallest tree in England, and the biggest Macrocarpa in the world. I used to climb to the top when I was a kid. Sadly it blew down in a gale in the 1990's, the stump was resurrected for a time, gone now. This photo taken in 2002.
'The Smogbather', Chicago 3003, taken from the Hancock building. You may have to crank it up a bit to see why it was thus entitled, although I fear I may have over-done sharpening the image, the smog has disappeared!
Big, wind-whipped surf, Karridene Beach, south of Durban, South Africa 2012, and a family really enjoying the shallow bits!
Illovo River rail bridge, south of Durban, South Africa, 2017.
Msimbazi River, south of Durban, South Africa, 2017. Had seen this while shooting past in a bus on the morning commute, it was only like this when the weather was really calm. Took my camera on about my last day there, and asked the driver to stop so I could photograph it, but did not expect him to stop in the middle of the road bridge! So the shot was taken in great haste while the traffic whizzed by, somehow sorting itself out. Relieved to get back on board with all still intact!
London from D-S park (as the Locals would have it) 2012.
London from Dartmouth Park, 2012. Locals have a different name for the park, based on the canine contribution to soil fertility.
My first house (well, owned by mum and dad!) was just around the corner to the left. Photos taken with a sub-megapixel camera and joined together with sweat and grunt, no software being available.
Amsterdam, 2009. The Dancing Houses. There's nothing straight in the place!!
Appledore - Taw/Torridge Estuary at low tide (you'll be relieved to hear!). Had to work to make a panorama back then!
Calm between raging waters. Coffs harbour, 2013. Taken with 600mm lens (equiv) and hand held - try doing that with old equipment!!.
Longship's Lighthouse, Cornwall, 2012. Lumix FZ200 at full zoom, 600mm equivalent. The photo was taken about 6 miles, nearly 10km, away. Amazing technology. The village is St Just.
Wind turbine before being hoisted into position, Rotterdam 2002. You don't realise how big these things are! The chap on the left was trying to synchronise a star jump with the auto-camera shutter but miss-timed it. I am on the right.