System Failure

The last few months have been a whirlwind, devouring all my time and this blog has suffered as a result of that. This is something I want to remedy starting now.

Last year I packed up my life and moved countries, back home to the UK. Before getting completely settled I took a month holiday and went to Australia for a friends wedding, visiting Amsterdam and Beijing along the way.

System Failure

But the one thing I can blame for my silence is the destruction of my computer (largely from my own doing). It has played havoc with my workload and productivity, which is partly my fault as I am still procrastinating over which one to replace it with.

Though, I will not let these problems stand in my way any longer. I have been working on a few ideas in my head and it won’t be long before I put them together for you to see. Because of my recent travels and the change in my living situation I am sitting on a bunch of great content that I need you to see. I hope that I can find the words (and the time) to bring these to life.

I would greatly appreciate that you stick around and see what I have been up to in my absence, as well as what I am will be doing in the future. 2018 has started well and I aim for that to continue.

In the meantime visit my other accounts where I try to post more frequently:

facebook.com/allabouttheimagehelsinki

Instagram.com/tom8enjamin

twitter.com/tom8enjamin

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All About the Image

All About the Image

Lake District, UK

I have launched my new portfolio, a new place to share my photography especially around the events and portraits I have been doing recently.

For many years photography has been a passion of mine. I have traveled to many places around the world and my camera has always accompanied me. Many examples of those travels have graced the pages of this blog.
I have created many memories and captured them with my camera to last a lifetime, maybe even longer. I now want to capture these moments for others, be it a wedding, graduation or family portrait, make your memories last a lifetime.

Over the Edge

Over the Edge

A trip home to the UK and a trip to one of my favourite places, The Lake District.

The view from Sharp Edge on the way up Blen Cathra, not long before the photograph was taken I was swimming in Scales Tarn seen below. Sharp Edge is known for its dangerous ascent especially around the area called the Bad Step where the ridge ends and the scramble begins.

More photographs from my time in the Lake District are coming to my Instagram.

Avebury in Black and White

It’s difficult not to draw comparisons between Avebury and Stonehenge. They were both constructed around the same time, they involve large stones standing upright in a circle, and we know very little about both locations, almost everything is speculation and our best guess.

There is one large difference though, Avebury receives far less visitors even though it is as equally as impressive and the cost of entry is just the price of the car park. The  ring of stones encompasses the village of Avebury and it’s only a short walk in order to complete the loop.

The best way to understanding the layout of Avebury is to see it from the air. Unfortunately, as many of us don’t have that privilege we have to rely on the internet. To see the full extent of the stone circles at Avebury click HERE.

For photographs from ground level enjoy my gallery below.

Avebury

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Silbury Hill

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The area surrounding Salisbury is full of history. There is Stonehenge and Avebury Ring that date back thousands of years, to Caen Hill Locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal that were built during the industrial Revolution.

Above is Silbury Hill, the tallest prehistoric man made hill in Europe, standing at 30m tall. With its close proximity to Avebury and Stonehenge it’s likely they are all connected but the reason behind the hill is still largely debated. Like Stonehenge itself, it’s a mystery.