Archive for the ‘leica’ Category

Wedding Day

May 13, 2011

I am delighted to say that I was married to my beautiful wife on April 30th in Brooklyn, New York. Thanks to everyone who helped us make it such a joyous event.

Here are some pictures I took around on the trip.

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Zoe Turns 5

November 30, 2009

My niece Zoe turned 5 recently so we had a party!

More here (I am still scanning so no doubt more will appear over the next few days).

Arran

September 15, 2008

Here are some pictures from Liz and I’s trip to Arran this August. I liked some of the pictures I got from the trip but overall I was kind of disappointed in myself … lots of the pictures were just not as good as I wanted them to be. Also that the trip over on the ferry presented some amazing opportunities for photographs – out on deck there were a wealth of characters, there were a pack of jet skiers chasing the boat, there where some particularly bold seabirds chasing the ship and swooping down taking stuff from peoples hands. I took a whole roll of film and expected great things … but then discovered my camera had chewed up the film 😦

Also I am kicking myself about this picture (a repeat from my last post I know):

… this was the last in a roll of film and while I was changing it a girl on a horse galloped past leaving the family staring after it … it could have made a really great picture. Oh well maybe digital does have some merit…

Anyway here are some pictures…

Meet the parents

August 31, 2008

These are all photogrpahs from the day I took Liz to meet my family in Penicuik. Actually she had already met my Mum, Dad, Mark, Lorna, Zoe and Robert. I was a bit worried it might be overwhelming for Liz to meet everyone at once but thankfully everyone seemed to really get on.

More here…

An Afternoon in the Garden

August 7, 2008

It has been raining more or less non stop for the last 24 hours here in Edinburgh. So to remind myself of happier (…and drier) times here are some photographs I took on a sunny day a few weekends ago. The square ones were taken with my Holga and the other ones with my Leica (witha deep red filter).

More Clan Sinclair pictures are here ….

Flushing

June 25, 2008

During my recent trip to New York Liz took me out to the Flushing area of Queens. It was pretty cool – the China town there is really lively and the nearby park is great. The park was the site of the 1964/65 world fair and so it has things like the Unisphere and assorted other strange and cool 1960s futurist buildings.

The Unisphere is a 12 story high globe. When it was first built the bottom was a fountain designed to hide the base and make it look like it was sort of floating. I would like to see this but I prefer how it is now because its a cool place for kids and skateboarders to play in.

You might recognise this from Men in Black where it turns out to be a spaceship.

This is the Terrace on the Park which is no a banqueting hall / function room. It was also built for the World Fair – as a heliport! How cool is this building? An optimistic 1960s vision of the near future where we would all fly about and heliports would be part of everyday life. I think its spectacularly tacky and wonderful at the same time. We tried to see if there was a public bar there but they wouldn’t let us inside 😦

The glamour of international business travel

June 21, 2008

When I travel to the head office of the company I work for I always stay in a motel in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. It is a wholly unremarkable small town and I pretty much only sleep there but here are some pictures I took in grabbed moments between working. Slideshow is here…

Drivetime…

My motel.

Nightlife.

The park behind the hotel.

The local nuclear power station.

Coney Island

May 12, 2008

When I was in New York Liz and I went down to Coney Island the week after passover. It was lovely weather and chock full of Hasidim. I love Coney Island beyond reason and think its really sad that this may be the last year before the corporations move in and ruin it.

Anway here is our visit in slideshow form …

… and here are some of the better pictures.

oh and here is the trailer to my favourite film featuring Coney Island … The Warriors gotta love this film!

Upstate New York

April 30, 2008

I have just come back from a wonderful holiday in New York to visit Liz who was my friend and the start of the trip and is now my girlfriend 🙂

One of the things I enjoyed most about the trip was our visit to Liz’s family summer bungalow in upstate New York, there was something poignant about the place for me, somehow the pictures make me feel nostalgic for the place even although I was only there for a couple of days and it was very recently…

the full set is here on flickr.

There be Dragons (in the back garden)

April 11, 2008

These were taken playing in the back garden of my parents house with assorted Nieces an Nephews.

Zoe got into a proper panic about dragons for some reason … I was not sure whether she was pretending that Holly was a dragon or if it was an imaginary dragon but she was running about as fast as she could screaming about dragons.

… shortly after these were taken I became the dragon…then she had something to be scared of!

In the meantime Iver decided to drag his little car thing about the place…