I little while ago I attend a lecture given by fellow member of society I happen to also be a member of here in Norway. The subject was Scottish Basket hilted swords. I think this shot captures his passion for his subject and,collection .
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8
ISO 3200 no flash used.
A rare outing in colour . I liked this shot so much in colour I printed it our in A3+. I have used Niks Colour Efex Pro 2 and a little LR . I hope you like it click on it to see it a little larger.
People in galleries facinate me just as much as the paintings themselves.What struck me when I first saw this shot of De Staalmeesters painted by Rembrandt in 1662 was “what if the people in the painting could talk?” What would they be saying? I’ll leave that to you dear reader :0)
Thomas “Tom” or “Tommy” Simpson (30 November 1937 – 13 July 1967) was one of Britain’s most successful professional cyclists. He was born in Haswell, County Durham and later moved to Harworth, Nottinghamshire. Simpson began road cycling as a teenager before taking up track cycling, specialising in pursuit races. He won a bronze medal for track cycling at the 1956 Summer Olympics and a silver at the 1958 Commonwealth Games.
In 1959 at age 21, Simpson was signed by the French professional road-racing team St. Raphaël-Géminiani. He advanced to their first team (Rapha-Gitane-Dunlop) the following year, and won the 1961 Tour of Flanders. Simpson then joined Gitane-Leroux-Dunlop; in the 1962 Tour de France he became the first British rider to wear the yellow jersey, finishing sixth overall.
In 1963 Simpson moved to Peugeot-BP-Englebert, winning Bordeaux–Paris that year and Milan – San Remo in 1964. In 1965 he became Britain’s first world road race champion and won the Giro di Lombardia; this made him the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, the first cyclist to win the award. Injuries hampered much of Simpson’s 1966 season. He won two stages of the 1967 Vuelta a España before taking the general classification of Paris–Nice that year.
During the 13th stage of the 1967 Tour de France, Simpson collapsed and died during the ascent of Mont Ventoux. He was 29 years old. The post-mortem examination found that he had mixed amphetamines and alcohol; this diuretic combination proved fatal when combined with the heat, the hard climb of the Ventoux and a stomach complaint. A memorial near where he died has become a place of pilgrimage for many cyclists. Simpson was known to have taken performance-enhancing drugs during his career, when no doping controls existed. Despite this, he is held in high esteem by many cyclists for his character and will to win.
The Atomium is a building in Brussels originally constructed for Expo ’58, the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. Designed by the engineer André Waterkeyn and architects André and Jean Polak, it stands 102 mtr’s (335ft)tall. Its nine 18mtrs (59ft)in diameter stainless steel clad spheres are connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times.
These shots are of the Buick I have posted ealier. I was asked to post some colour shots of it so, I made this little gallery of the shots I have. I thought I’d try out the gallery function on WordPress. to show these shots off. I hope you like them.