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Year: 2007

I was stopped twice while taking this picture. Once by some locals in a passing truck, and a few minutes later by the property’s owner. I don’t think he was convinced that I wasn’t up to any good, and he made sure we were gone. The Police presence may be sparse out of town, but …

Near Olga, State Highway Z Read More »

Photograph of St. Jude's Southsea frame by the modern 'wave' sculpture in the Palmerstone Road pedestrian precinct.

St. Jude’s – Menaced – I find this sculpture rather threatening. [1 Picture]

Saw this while stretching my legs this afternoon, the sun was just going down, tracking up the side of the building. I’m trying to get back into the habit of climbing the stairs of this building twice a day. It’ll do wonders for my legs but nowt for my tummy.

Sunset on the Zürich Building from Victoria Park, Portsmouth UK.

I saw this from a long way off, and I had to move PDQ to get into a position to get any sort of decent shot. The people in the park that were paying any attention were looking in the opposite direction, at the sunset, and missed this. Sunset on the Zürich Building from Victoria …

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Sunset at South Parade Pier

This was one of those moments that no matter how over-done sunset pictures are, it just had to be taken.

A panoramic view of a golden sunset showing a silhouette of South Parade Pier, the beach, sea and Isle of Wight. Southsea, UK

Panoramic Sunset – South Parade, Southsea UK. This is five handheld photographs stitched together.

Apart… …for now.A collaborative picture with Ginger.

I was in a meeting in an adjacent building when I saw this picture. The only trouble is the light had changed by the time the meeting finished and the shadows of the trees were no longer on the building front panels. Oh well. Maybe I should have stopped the meeting and grabbed the shot.

Royal Mail Sorting Office / Post Office, Slindon Street, Portsmouth

Not very subtle architecture… But I did love the way the sky was reflected in the windows and glass.

Photograph of Gary Allman standing outside Blake lapthorn Tarlo Lyons Solicitors. Portsmouth UK. 2007

Today I had the first meeting about the divorce with my solicitor. Here I was thinking I’d got some clarity in my life. In fact all I’ve done is stirred up all the muck and now I can’t see a thing.

I’d just returned from my first visit to Springfield, Missouri, and for reasons I can’t recall stopped off at my brother’s house on the way home.

Gary Allman, Ginger Davis Allman and Lanie alongside a Camo decorated Toyota Tundra Pick-up

My first trip to the US and this camo covered Toyota Tundra pick-up at Bass Pro was an essential photo opportunity. The camo is like wallpaper carefully stuck to the truck. I took a close look and the truck underneath it was a metallic red color.

A black and white photograph of Gary and Ginger Allman on the the day they first met (August 11, 2007)

August 11, 2007. The day we met in person, and just over a month after we realized we’d get married. My arrival at Springfield is just a blur. I remember the approach to the airport, taxiing and then a complete blank until I got to the security gate. I stepped through and couldn’t see where …

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200 days deserves a bit of a song and a dance. It is a shame that because of poor counting this was actually day 202. Oh well, my actual Day 200 picture was probably more appropriate.

Fresh (365: 175) And that’s all I have to say about that. [2 pictures]

Black and white picture of Gary Allman sitting in a car in Osbourne Road Southsea.

This is what it looks like when the financial rug is unexpectedly pulled out from under you. [5 pictures]

This was my school from age 4½ to 11. When I joined this was the only building – The school was extended in 1964/’65. Originally there was a huge divider that could be pulled across to split the room in two. The heating was provided by pot bellied coal stoves. I still remember the disgusting …

Hormead Church of England Infant and Junior School Read More »

My first visit to my childhood village in around 30 years. For some reason the door was locked, but I was surprised to find that being an ex-choir boy, I still knew how to get in. There were signs of construction it’ll be interesting to see what they are doing. Maybe that was why it …

Saint Nicholas’ Church, Great Hormead Read More »

I’ve not visited my senior school since I left in July 1972 Needless to say, it’s changed. The school closed On Friday 20 July 1990, just a month short of 17 years ago (post written June 22, 2007). It’s now a very up-market housing development. All of the older buildings seem to have survived pretty …

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This morning I told Elaine I wanted a divorce. After the shouting and the tears, I was finally on my own. I mopped up the drink spilled and splattered on the walls when the cup was thrown, and I sat; stunned. Stunned at the reaction, and stunned that I had actually done the thing I’d …

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I don’t remember how I found this, but ten years after I left Futuremedia it was good of Andy to mention me in his comment on this blog post. And the page is still there…

Many years ago I visited this spot at a time when I needed to make an important decision. I also needed a place and memory to act as a calm reference point to carry with me and help in the years to come.

Chasing out for the electrics, I took a quick break for today’s picture. Not quite as good as the similar shot on Day 90, but what a difference a month makes, two pics in a row and I’m smiling! Just don’t expect it every damn day 😉

Re-edited, so no longer straight out of camera. However, I think this is a much better picture.

Modesty. My ‘artistic’ notion was to challenge the idea of modesty. Can a naked person be modest? [4 pictures]

DERA Eastney, Portsmouth – Silhouette [6 pictures]

I had to wade into the sea, to get one shot, so I thought I might as well take my 365 days self-portrait at the same time, I think the people on the beach thought me a little odd, especially as I was using the flash for a couple of trial shots. Funny how I …

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Firelight (365: 98) It was 27°C (81°F) in the shade here today, so what better way to celebrate in the cooler evening than sitting by the fire with a glass of wine. [4 pictures]

Today Thursdays and the 365 days project conspired to really get me down.

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