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2024-05-19 - Karneval der Kulturen

Karnelval der Kulturen

New gallery with photos from the fabulous Karneval der Kulturen/Carnival of Cultures in Berlin.

2024-04-11 - Das Auge horcht, das Auge spricht


Group exhibition with the Blaue Ampel

  • Kunst im Gewölbe im Kulturzentrum am Münster, Konstanz
  • 11 April 2024 - 7 July 2024
  • Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

The exhibition showcases the photographic dialogs held during the past two years. The dialogs are shown on the exhibition website. There is also an opportunity to participate.

2024-03-31 - Schmiedgasse 13 und 15

timbered parlor

I finally got around to processing all the photos and panoramas I took of the house at Schmiedgasse 15. It is one of the oldest houses in Ingelfingen dating from the 13th century and features a rare timbered parlor.

2024-03-01 - Blaue Ampel - Topics

in a line

New page with my contribution to the semi regular Blaue Ampel Topics.

2024-02-25 - Museumpark Rüdersdorf

shaft furnace

New page of the fabulous industrial open air museum Museumpark Rüdersdorf.

2024-02-24 - 52 Weeks Photo Challenge 2024


I joined the 52 weeks photo challenge run by Norbert Eder. My contributions to the challenge are on a new project page.

2024-01-05 - Cops


I have collected enough cop graffiti photos to call it a project. Find them on the cop project page.

2023-12-30 - Image Tool Usage - Manifesto


AI and in particular generative AI is rapidly changing how images can be produced. With all the hype and fear I feel it is necessary to describe my approach to photography.

2023-10-25 - #ArtMeUp


Group exhibition with the Blaue Ampel

I contributed some recent photos from Berlin.

2023-07-10 - Bierpinsel, Berlin


New page with pictures of the fabulous 1970ies Bierpinsel in Berlin.

2023-07-09 - Capital Views I: departure

out and about

photo.picnic with the Blaue Ampel on the 16th of July 2023 in the Mauerpark, Berlin. A selection of black and white photos from Edinburgh where I lived for over 20 years. You can also get a printed magazine with the photos from blurb.

2023-04-15 - Teufelsberg, Berlin


New page with pictures of the decaying Cold War listening station on top of the Teufelsberg and the stunning graffiti and street art that can be found there.

2023-03-26 - Climate Aid, Berlin

Orchester des Wandels mit Pheline Roggan and Celina Bostic

Added a new page with pictures from the fantastic Climate Aid demonstration and concert at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

2022-11-20 - Westhafen, Berlin

heavy lifting

A new page showing pictures of the industrial activities at the Westhafen in Berlin added. The Westhafen is Berlin's largest port.

2022-10-09 - Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

A new gallery added with pictures of the Festival of Lights, Berlin, Germany. The Festival of Lights lights up famous buildings every October.

2022-09-04 - Spreepark

cup ride

A new page added with pictures of the abandoned theme park Spreepark, Berlin, Germany.

2022-08-20 - PS Maid of the Loch

Maid of the Loch

New page added with pictures of the PS Maid of the Loch, Balloch, Scotland.

2022-03-18 - View East

morning gold

I have added a new gallery of photos of the glorious view we get from our bedroom window of Arthur's Seat and the Salisbury Crags.

2022-01-30 - National Mining Museum Scotland

Scottish National Mining Museum

I have added a new gallery of photos from the National Mining Museum Scotland in Newtongrange, Midlothian

2021-09-19 - Tea vs Bread

Innocent Tunnel Graffiti

I have been collecting photos of graffiti showing the epic struggle between the bread monster and a knight and associated tags Toon Yer Tea/Eat Yer Bread for quite a while. Now, I have added a page showing all the photos of the mysterious graffiti that have popped up all over town.

2021-08-10 - Bo'Ness and Kinneil Railway

Bo'Ness Steam

A day trip to the fantastic Bo'Ness and Kinneil Railway inspired me to collect my photos of the fantastic railway museum and add a new page to my website.

2021-07-04 - St James Quarter

the new normal

Edinburgh is rapidly changing at the moment. For the past five years the old St James Centre and New St Andrew's House were demolished to make space for the new St James Quarter. I have added a new page with photos of the old St James Centre, its demolition and the rise of the new St James Quarter.

2021-04-18 - Newington Cemetery, Edinburgh

Newington Cemetery

New page with pictures of Newington Cemetery, Edinburgh.

2021-03-31 - Bowling Harbour, West Dunbartonshire

Wrecks I

New page with pictures of Bowling Harbour, West Dunbartonshire.

2020-12-06 - 6 TIMES


New page with photos of the phantastic Antony Gormley sculptures 6 TIMES along the Water of Leith.

2020-11-21 - Gunpowder Mills, Roslin Glen

Roslin Glen Powder Mill

New page with pictures of the Gunpowder Mills in Roslin Glen.

2020-07-30 - Insects of Newington Cemetery

speckled wood (Pararge aegeria)

Newington Cemetery is a green oasis full of wildlife. I have taken many macro photos of insects in the cemetery over the years and in particular during the Covid-19 lockdown. You can see a selection of photos on the Insects of Newington Cemetery project page.

2020-05-12 - The COVID-19 Pandemic in Edinburgh

empty mile

Edinburgh has slowed right down, most places are closed except for essential shops; tourists are absent and there are fewer cars on the road. The eerie streets offer a new view of familiar sights. I have added two new galleries: a gallery showing Edinburgh during the pandemic and one showing the many varied signs and notes.

2020-03-07 - Blip Journal Map

blip map

I have added new page with an interactive map of all my geo-tagged blip journal entries.

2020-02-27 - St Peter's Seminary, Cardross

St Peter's Seminary

New page showing photos of St Peter's Seminary near Cardross, Scotland is a fantastic moderenist concrete ruin from the Hinterland, EVA event in 2016 and the Doors Open Day in 2017.

2020-01-01 - Protest 2019

Climate Strike, Fridays for Future

New gallery showing pictures from the various protests of 2019: Fridays for Future, anti-Brexit, pro-independence, cycling and the UCU strike.

2019-12-27 - Edinburgh Christmas

Golden Galloping Horses

I have added a new gallery of pictures from the Edinburgh Christmas Extravaganza.

2019-10-22 - Panorama Refresh

Makars' Court

I have updated the software I use to display my panoramas. The new version of krpano can handle partial cylindrical and spherical panoramas which is a huge improvement. I also changed the default starting view. Updated panoramas can be found on the ADRC panorama, wide Edinburgh project pages and in the panorama gallery.

2019-08-18 - Wildlife at Work and Home

asleep at work

Usually wildlife is associated with the countryside, the sea, mountains and forests. There is also plenty wildlife in our cities and thus in our homes and places of work. I have added two galleries of photos taken of wildlife at work and at home.

2019-05-20 - Reflections

reflected chimney pots

Inspired by a tweet from Marc Davenant asking for photos of reflections I had a look through my archive and found quite a few. Reflections are fascinating, they offer a glimpse of a slightly different world from ours.

2019-01-20 - Prestongrange Industrial Museum

beam engine

I have added a new page with photos of the Prestongrange Industrial Museum in East Lothian. The museum is a hidden gem showing the long history of industrial activity.

2018-09-10 - Panorama for the Grant Institute Lecture Theatre

Grant Lecture Theatre Panorama

The new panorama for the Grant Institue Lecture Theatre is up now just in time for the new semester. The panorama is big (8.6m by 3.6m) and required about 70 individual frames and a multi-row setup. I have also updated the panorama tech page to include some information on the multi-row setup and the processing.

2018-03-05 - The Beast from the East

Candlemaker Row

The Beast from the East has brought plenty of snow and chaos to the UK. It's been years since the last time we had a decent amount of snow in Edinburgh. For a few days Edinburgh has become a winter wonderland.

2017-07-29 - Rothenburg ob der Tauber


Rothenburg ob der Tauber is one of our favourite towns in South Germany to visit. It is very picturesque with its medieval townwall, churches and buildings.

2016-08-30 - Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks

Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks 2012

Edinburgh hosts the largest public fireworks concert which is always great fun to watch. I have added a new gallery with pictures of the International Festival Fireworks Concert I have taken throughout the years.

2016-08-21 - The Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill

Braid Burn

The Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill are among my most favourite places in Edinburgh. It's a rural idyl in the middle of a city, a fantastic green space with plenty of wild life. Great views of the city can be had from the top of Blackford Hill.

2016-08-06 - SS Explorer

SS Explorer

Pictures of the photo tour of the Steam Ship Explorer. The ship is truely amazing and I hope to go back there and add more pictures.

2016-05-17 - Flying Scotsman in Scotland

The Flying Scotsman on the Sub

Pictures of the Flying Scotsman visiting Scotland. It was very exciting to see this iconic engine in full working order.

2016-02-25 - Panorama for ADRC Scotland

Panorama installed

The Panorama for ADRC Scotland Project has been stewing for quite a while. Finally, I managed to reprocess all the panoramas and write a small text about the project. This project is what really got me into shooting panoramas and created the follow-on wide views of Edinburgh project. I have also updated the panorama tech page to include some information on shooting macro mosaics.

2016-01-01 - Panoramic Edinburgh

Arthur's Seat

Edinburgh is a beautiful place full of interesting architecture, cityscapes and landscapes. So, my not so new but very much ongoing project is to capture wide views of Edinburgh.

2015-10-04 - Jagsttalbahn

Lok 22-03

I have added a new location - Jagsttalbahn showing photos from the abandoned narrow gauge railway in the Jagst Valley, South Germany.

2015-08-22 - Events

Nuala Kennedy and Band

I have added a section for photos taken at various gigs and events. Starting with a Lastwind gig, a session at the Leith Folk Club and the Persian Chic Fashion Show.

2015-08-09 - Panorma Tech and Gallery

Old College Panorama

I have added a new tech page on shooting panoramas and started a panorama gallery. As with the other galleries I plan to add more images to panorama gallery. The panoramas are processed and displayed using krpano.

2015-05-28 - Walking Hadrian's Wall

sycamore gap

I have added a photo diary for our recent hiking trip along Hadrian's Wall including a map with our track and the locations for all the photos. In total we walked about 60km over two full days and two half days. The weather was favourable and the scenery fantastic.

2015-04-20 - Rust

rusty gadget

I have added a new gallery showing my rusty and crusty photos of decaying metal structures.

2015-03-18 - Places

sunset over Longyearbyen

I have added a new section with places starting off with photos from my trip to Svalbard and another page with photos from Mull and surrounding islands.

2015-03-12 - Favourites

Volcano Sunset - Edinburgh Castle

I have added a page showing my most favourite photo for each year of photos on flickr. I plan to update this page at the beginning of each new year with an entry for my favourite from the previous year. I have also added two galleries show trains and train stations and my 100 most interesting photos on flickr.

2015-03-01 - Macro Photography Gear

hunting crocuses in the snow

I have added a new section on macro photography which shows off some of the macro gear I use and gives some hints, tricks and links.

2015-02-21 - RSS Feed

mini fungal world

I have added a new gallery - Fungi and Lichen - to the site. Also the site now has a favicon - how could I have neglected that? - and tweaked the news section to include images. You can now also get news as an RSS feed. Hurrah to python. Subscribe to the feed here.

2015-02-18 - New Site

new website

The new photo site is live.