Posted: April 17, 2014 in Brussels, Photography
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It’s Bluebell time in the Woods of Halle @ the occasion of the Brussels Photoresk meetup.

Some photos in difficult light conditions.


Indian Panorama X100

Posted: March 14, 2014 in Photography, Travels
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Here is a selection of (my much maligned) panoramas taken with the Fujifilm X100.

Day 2 – Visit to the Gateway of India and Bombay Harbour,

Panoramas and water… doesn’t work so well (except, see below)


Day 6 – Jaipur Pink City, the Palace

Jaipur Pink City

Busy streets of Jaipur, I like the effect on traffic 🙂

Jaipur Street

Fort Outside of Jaipur

Jaipur Fort Pano 2

Some different Lightroom adjustments

Jaipur Fort Pano 1


Jaipur Fort Pano 4

Some light

Jaipur Fort Pano 3

Day 7 – My favourite pano from Udaipur

Udaipur Pano 2

Day 8 – Palace of Udapiur, top to bottom pano

Udaipur Palace

Retro B&W

Udaipur Pano 1


Posted: March 11, 2014 in Photography
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It’s all out of order, these photos were taken on the penultimate day of my trip. Udaipur – Bombay via Delhi. A quick trip to Udaipur Airport, stopping only to buy flowers for Dashboard Ganesh [pictured here – out-of-focus :-(], a little argument with the taxi driver about overtaking a truck, on the cellphone, changing gears, dodging rickshaws, pedestrians, motorbikes, on a ‘highway’…

Leaving Udaipur-2

Last morning in Rajasthan

Leaving Udaipur

Ganesh keeps us safe…

Dashboard Ganesh

Spicejet, hot!


Delhi from the window seat

Window Seat Delhi 4

Window Seat Delhi 3

Window Seat Delhi 2

Window Seat Delhi 1

India Days 1 & 2

Posted: March 8, 2014 in Photography, Travels

I got a window seat hoping to take some nice pictures, unfortunately,

there were clouds for most of the flight.

Somewhere over Iran

Fortunately I got a few nice pictures over Iran

Somewhere over Iran-2


My first breakfast in India, Parsee!

Parsee Breakfast

Home for a few days!

Home in Bombay


After a nice relaxing day we went to the beach for a drink,

I caught a few moments of life around this family picnic

The Beach @ Night

The Beach @ Night-2

The Beach @ Night-3

The Beach @ Night-4

My thoughts on Ukraine and predictions for what follows.

Kerry and Ashton pick a fight with Putin by reneging on a good deal over the impasse in Ukraine. Putin strikes back, Kerry and Ashton go down – KO with a single punch. Crimea is irrevocably lost.

Angela has too much at stake to risk further conflict thanks to Schröder’s suspiciously conflicted past dealings with Russia (he sponsors a pipeline as Chancellor and then goes on to run the Russian backed company afterwards – go figure). So the EU will do nothing but whine (the economics are against action), and whine, and whine.

Using official State Department Vernacular (SDV) Nuland and her friends find that Putin has not only fucked Europe but also the USA, who has no real options in Ukraine. So the West picks a fight, is taken down in seconds, and now has to foot a>35€ billion bill for medical expenses. Ooops Ms Ashton and Mr Kerry.

Ukraine’s EU supporters loose big time.

But that’s not all Ms Nuland! The USA is double fucked (SDV) as we all wake up to a bi-polar world, Ooops Mr Kerry.

Soon, the USA will find herself gang banged (SDV) as the ever observant China now has the green light to assert itself in the South China Sea. Japan will whine, the USA will bark, and we will all wake up to a multi-polar world. Ooops Mr Kerry.

Ever observant tyrants will adapt to the latest world order and the West will sorely regret having ever poked that bear…

Thank you Mr. Kerry and Ms. Ashton for being such… well, use your own SDV.



Posted: November 20, 2013 in Uncategorized


After a few months delay, here are some photos from the NuArt Festival. a festival of Street Art in Stavanger.

Lone representative

Posted: November 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

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Military glory–that attractive rainbow, that rises in showers of blood–that serpent’s eye, that charms to destroy… ~Abraham Lincoln

At 11.00 this morning I found myself as the lone representative at the British and Commonwealth War Graves at the Eiganes Gravlund in Stavanger, Norway. It is a small site with not more than 4o WW2 graves of engineers and airmen from New Zealand, Australia and Britain.

I hadn’t realized that the 11th of November came a day early this year, I found myself a little disappointed that the convenience of Sunday had now superseded the inconvenience of two world wars, however, my observation is not why I was here.

So I played the bagpipes in my head. Stood in silence for the last post.

In war, truth is the first casualty.~Aeschylus

I remembered that we honour the dead today because almost a hundred years ago a few mens’ patriotism, egos, and desire for past glory set Europe (and the world) on fire; it was politicians like Conrad, Bertchtold, Sazonov, Pašić, and Poincaré that precipitated and drove events that eventually sent millions to die. It is men like these that have subsequently been mismanaging peace ever since.

All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it. ~Alexis de Tocqueville

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Here’s a link to the 11th of November 2012.