Blog Roll, Musings of a Photographer

Constantine the Great

Constantine came to Britain in AD 305. After his father’s death in AD306 Constantine was proclaimed Emperor by the soldiers in York. Constantine united the whole of the Roman Empire under one ruler bringing to end 80 years, three generations of fragmented rule. Constantine’s place in the history of York is firmly sealed.

During Constantine’s reign Christianity began to transition to the dominant religion of the Roman Empire. … In 313, Constantine and Licinius issued the Edict of Milan decriminalizing Christian worship.

This statue of the Emperor Constantine is located on the site of York Minster Where he was declared Emperor. On the limestone statue base are the words “Constantine. By this sign conquer”.

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Constantine The Great (AD 306-337)
Blog Roll, Online Awards

Recognition for my work

It’s always nice to have recognition for your work.

Viewbug’s staff, guest and resident judges look at the entries of the contests as well as all the photos uploaded to the community to choose their favorite photos and award them.

At ViewBug, you can win contests as well as receive awards on your photos. It is a great honor to be chosen as your photo is chosen among many others and it is selected based on creativity, originality, composition and overall quality.

There are no specific numbers of awards given, the judges have sole discretion about this.

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Won Peer Choice Award – November, 2017
Blog Roll, Musings of a Photographer

My Mad World (The Walk to Work)

All around me are familiar faces, Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for the daily races, Going nowhere, going nowhere
Their tears are filling up their glasses, No expression, no expression
Hide my head I wanna drown my sorrow, No tomorrow, no tomorrow
– Mad World (Tears for Fears)

I walk to work 5 days a week all seasons, all weathers. I see the sunrises and the passing of time with the seasons, the buds growing and blooming , the leaves fall and the flowers bloom and die, it’s the most magical journey i take twice a day. From light hitting the pavement and roads, steam coming off the street lights with their beams shining down, fading to nothing, frost on the berries, the texture on the leaves, their veins, the shades of bark on the trees, paint on the bridges, the flakes and shades of old and new, Then there is the sound of the birds chirping, different breeds all at once and cars and whizzing past with the tyres making the squishing sound through puddles and watching the droplets subside when they’ve gone. It’s blessing and a curse.

I don’t envy life as a daily commuter stuck in a steel box for however long the journey is, disconnected from their surroundings. Sure I would get there faster but I would miss SO much happening in the world….. my little world of the 20 minute window walking to work.

 

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The light… it’s always about the light. 
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So quiet, but at 5pm this road is end to end with traffic. 
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Reflections.. mono and colour in the same space. Natural light and street light. 

 

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One of the park benches frosted over. Sat here gives a beautiful view of the lake whatever the weather. 

 

 

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The winding gear wheel of the local coal mine that once occupied the space where these photographs were taken.
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Less that 10 minutes walk from the first picture. The lake frozen over giving a superb reflection to the fiery sky.