Sunday, 28 April 2013

The future is..........empty

So, this Easter we went to the in-laws for a little family holiday. They live out in the French countryside very near Poitiers so it's always a nice little getaway from the hustle and bustle of London. I can't say it was boiling hot but it certainly wasn't snowing and the kids had more fun than they have ever had on previous trips.
Whilst there me and my wife decide to cash in our Christmas gift from her parents which was two tickets to the Futurascope and babysitting all day for the kids (they aren't quite old enough for the Futurascope experience yet). If you don't know about Futurascope, it is a theme park but not the normal roller coaster sort. It's more cinema rides (you know, the simulator ones with chairs that move) and huge IMAX films and about the panet and all sorts of things like that. Plus they have an amazing light show every evening that has to be seen to be believed. And to top it all off, the place looks like the model set of Logan's Run, you know the intro sequence when the train is whizzing across the city (yes, I am a sci-fi geek in case you do not yet know).

The French kids were all still at school on the day we went so the park was empty and slightly surreal looking. I managed to capture a few frames that translate the weird world that is the empty theme park. Places that are designed to handle a huge flow of human traffic suddenly look very strange when the people are no longer there.


Friday, 26 April 2013

Pic of the Week 26.04.13

It's busy time in our house at the moment and anyone with kids will understand where I'm coming from. Kids birthday party time..........

My daughter has just turned 4 and we are busy running around trying to organise the party. I'm sure you have all noticed that the weather has been beautiful? Woooooo hoooooooo!!! That mean's we can have the party over in the park right..?..

Nope! It's looking like rain for the party day so the stress levels are up and backup plans are being put into effect. The thought of 13+ kids running around our small flat is enough to turn me into a nervous wreck so fingers crossed. 

Anyway, a big big big big big happy birthday to my little girl on her fourth birthday.


Friday, 19 April 2013

Pic of the Week 19.4.13

And they say life in the movies is all glamourous. 
This was on a location shoot for "Team Judas", an LFS graduation film written and directed by Andrew Lowry with Daniel Zafer as DOP. The location being a rooftop in Dalston a few weeks back when we were still in the middle of that snowy weather. At night. IT WAS FREEZING.

This was dinner time in the stairwell..................

As always, click to enlarge the photo.

Watch out for these guys as they are an amazing bunch of students and destined for greatness I am sure.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Pic of the Week 12.4.13

With all due respect, this week's 'Pic of the Week' is brought to you by............. 


Friday, 5 April 2013

Pick of the Week 4.5.13

Ok so you should know by now that I  had to skip last weeks post. I was away with my family with the full intention of posting a shot for you all but the laptop decided it didn't enjoy it's Ryan Air flight and refused to play fair.
My excuse and I am sticking to it.

So hear super on time is this Friday's pic. As always, click on the image to view it bigger.
Aslo you can view most of these images over on my Flickr

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