Thursday, 25 June 2009

Salton Sea

Over the next few weeks, I shall be putting up more of the California pictures in particular the one of the Salton Sea (which for whatever reasons haven't made it onto my website), the Mojave desert and Santa Ana, which is where I lived.

As a starter here is an image of a geo-thermal factory, harnessing the energy from underneath the earth's crust. The Imperial Valley is below sealevel and almost as low as Death Valley at about -200 feet.

With the editor of the Salton Seafarer, I went to see the aftermath of a fire which torched several of acres of the Dos Palmas grounds, making it quite a surreal and heated (literally) place to visit and photograph. Whilst in some ways reminiscent of a post-apocalyptic sceneary it was also incredibly beautiful. Not so good to be in need of breathing as every airful was filled with ash and burnt treestench.

The clouds, on the odd occassion when there were clouds over the Sea (as they tend to evaporate on the Western side of the mountains, were incredible as they wandered over the Sea, leaving behind these crazy dual landscapes, both heaven and earth meeting.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Sunrise Long beach California, October 2008. Early in the morning on the way out to go surfing.

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And it is my awesome friend's Claudia's birthday today (if your in the US - over here it is already past midnight... so kind of missed the boat! But happy birthday anyway!

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Just the one

Its getting late, how does time pass so quickly?? And so much more to do... just not tonight.

Cherry Hill, Long Beach, October 2008.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

April Fools Day demonstration London

Here are some images from the April Financial Fools Day demo in London 1st April 2009.

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Marina Pepper

Looking down behind glass walls.

Kettling. And then people wonder why crowds reach boiling points.

On the way home.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Sweden March 2009

Went to visit an awesome friend of mine Helena in Stockholm for a long weekend in March.

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Helena at the Moderne Museet.

Little Man in a Box.

Harbour with palace in the background. Doesn't really look like a picturebook palace, more like a (dare i say it) communist hall of the peoples.

Save Tibet - campaigners lighting candles in the city square.


Baking Saffron buns.

Helena took me to a traditional Polska night, in which musicians were playing traditional Swedish folk songs and people were dancing the Polska. Helena taught me some steps. So we too were whirling round the musicians in the centre.

The narrowest alley in Stockholm. The plague may have started here, as buckets of human waste would be chucked out of the windows and into the alleyway...


Helena and Lena laughing, city centre.

Airport parking lot (not so many people in Sweden) - flights were delayed by 6 hours due to the heavy fog.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Its June.

Thought i would create a space for photographs that have never/may never made/make it to my website, where i can post random events/happenings/goingouts/thingsseen.

Things to come: Sweden. Santa Ana. London. Long Beach. Pacific Ocean. Salton Sea. Imperial Valley. St Nicholas Church. Financial Fools Day 1st April 2009 demo. Balfron Tower.

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For now, an image of the Salton Sea taken last year perhaps in April. It's strange, pelicans tend to be social creatures.

And an image taken of Pelicans going hunting.