One of the characters you will see on the streets of Nottingham.
I do not know his name...yet he always gives me a smile and we chat for a few moments. I buy his newspaper but always engage his attention elsewhere so I don't actually take his newspaper.
No matter what life's troubles have come his way he is polite, cheerful and always smiling and his depth of knowledge is amazing that I always feel I have learned something after one of our little chats
The Big Issue is a street newspaper published in eight countries; it is written by professional journalists and sold by homeless individuals or vulnerably housed.
The Big Issue is one of the UK's leading social businesses and exists to offer these vulnerable people the opportunity to earn a legitimate income, thereby helping them to reintegrate into mainstream society.
The Big Issue recognises, however, that for many people, being housed is only the first stage in getting off the streets; therefore, The Big Issue Foundation exists to support vendors in gaining control of their lives by tackling the various issues which lead to homelessness.
Through this spaces a shaft of sunlight falls at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month
Armed Forces Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum, ALrewas, Staffordshire
Part of the statues within the Armed Forces Memorial Alrewas Staffordshire.
This memorial is for those members of the British Armed Forces and their ancilliary staff killed since the end of WWII
"I wonder what it is that causes black and white images to improve almost any photo. Atmosphere? Anyway, rambling musings aside, I've been loving your B/W images over the past few days. I hope you have more"
Yes I do have more Midduck. Please look below the cut for some before and after shots
Well this is how I understand Back & White Photography and more pictures
Wikipedia says "Monochrome photography is photography where the image produced has a single hue, rather than recording the colours of the object that was photographed"
I love producing black and white images as there is something clean and crisp about them. I read that B&W and monochrome gives and elegance to a shot that colour doesn't and that they have a more refined quality with the simplicity giving the subject a sophisticated high-quality feel to it.
The image above seems ordinary in comparison to the one below. Converting it to black and white has made this image of a doorway take on a whole different feel to it it has emphasised it as something special in the tones between black and white the light is different the texture is sharper an all round different image but still the same.
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NO I did not cause a confrontation and he wasn't actually mad. This lovely man is one of the local Big Issue sellers, he always has a smile and nice word to say to me. I always buy for one of the magazines from him and in exchange I get a photograph from him if I have my camera with me.
Taken in the Old Market Square when we had a medieval market event a couple of years ago
US Air Force
Taken at the 1940's Knees up event at Brewhouse Yard Nottingham in 2010
Ladies of Light
These ladies were dressed in costumes that lit up from within and walked around on stilts as part of the Nottingham Light Night event in 2012