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Yo Yosemite

Part of the reason I went to New York was because I was invited to one of my dearest and oldest friends private celebration and wedding in Yosemite National Park, so New York was an add on, if you can call it that. We arrived from the rain in New York from a bleary eyed and buzzy flight to glorious California sunshine. Quick coffees and burrito’s then into the motor for the drive to the park. My friend and his wife both climb and boulder so have a close connection to the park, its habitat and the wondrous beast – El Capitan. They bonded their love for each other under that rock in one of the most beautiful ceremony’s I’ve ever seen. We were there only for a couple days so I managed to get a run in but bottled it after four miles due to bear Paranoia and I managed to take a few photos too, most were on my phone though so I’ll add them later in another post.

To go from the chaos and structure of New York to then be in one of the most beautiful places I’ve witnessed on earth was a huge juxtaposition, the space in Yosemite was overwhelming in its size and magnitude and it really gave me a sense for just how massive the united states really is, what a place!

BLUE HISTORY

BEYOND BLUE WORLDS

BROKEN LINES

EXIT TO HWY

FALLEN UNDER THEM

GOLDEN SETTING

DISTANT DOME

HALF DOME

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

NATURE MAIL

OPEN UP

SHOULDER OF STRENGTH

STANDING IN THE ASH

STATIC REFLECTION

STAY IN TOUCH

TAKE A MOMENT

THE HOOD

TINY MOON

WATER & ROCK

I am Dave Pen.

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4 DAYS IN NEW YORK

Hello people out there in internet blog land, I hope you are all well. Here are some photographs I took whilst visiting the United States of America in September this year. The first selection is from New York. Yosemite National Park and San Francisco will follow soon. I Hope you enjoy what I thought was worth taking a photograph of.

As always I’ve named them all.

Love and Snaps

I Am Dave Pen

ALL RIGHT

AS I CAME OUTSIDE

BALCONY VIEW

BEHIND THE LINES

BETWEEN THE LINES

BIRTH YEAR

BLUE SHAPES ON GLASS

BLUE WINDOWS

BRICK & METAL

BURN THEM ALL

COLOUR AND LIGHTS

ELEVEN FORTY ONE

EXIT IN REVERSE

FADED DISTANCES

FROM THIS SIDE

GLOWING EMPIRE

HUMAN AND GREEN TUNNEL

ICON

JOINING

LATE NIGHTS 4

LIGHTS IN THE DARK

NEON MIST

NO DIVIDE

OLD STEPS TO WIFI

ON TOP OF EACH OTHER

ORANGE NUMBER

ORANGE SKYFALLS

ORDERS FROM THE RAIN

ORDERS ON SIGNS

OURS & THEIRS

PLAYHOUSE INCLUDED

PROTECTION

PUSH FREEDOM

QUESTIONS

SO MANY DREAMS

SQUARES

STAIRWELL

STRENGTH IN STRUCTURE

THE PEARL

THE RED PLACE

THE WINDOW OUTSIDE

THREE AND A CRANE

TOGETHER AT NIGHT

VIEWING WINDOW

WAITING ON RED

WATCHER

WATER FROM THE PAST

WILL NOT STOP

WING

WIRE AND BLADES

ZUUL’S PLACE

I Am Dave Pen


A WALK AFTER THE DENTIST

After some bad news from The Dentist I strolled 11 miles around parts of Southampton, taking in Bitterne Manor, Northam, St Marys, Ocean Village, Holy Rood, The Town Centre ( Old and New ) and The Bright Glade. Most of the photographs are just observational stuff really. I enjoy things that can seem ugly to some people, old frames and windows, elements of construction, junk, rubbish and things you see when you look down at the floor. Some of the places I walked past and explored brought back memories. I spent alot of time skateboarding in Northam when I was younger, my brother had his 18th birthday party at the Colporters Rowing Club which ended up with two bunches of very drunk teenagers having a right old punch up in the carpark over a dispute about someone’s ex-girlfriend, finding the family brick at St Marys and after pulling an all nighter with friends, the not too distant morning rum and coke memories of time spent in The Admiral St Lucas Wetherspoons at Ocean Village.

Spending time walking around town took my mind off from the dentist’s talk of drilling, removing crowns and expensive work on root canals.  I enjoyed mooching and snapping pics in the grey gloom of January the 9th 2018.

All photos are owned by me.

I am Dave Pen

ANSWER THE QUESTION

LIGHTS OUT FOR GREY SKIES

VACANT LOT

WATCHING SILHOUETTES

UNTITLED

NOTHING

ON THE OTHER SIDE

MIGHTY MILLBANK

JOIN HANDS

CONTINUE

AS IT WAS

ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW TO ADD

RING BRIAN

CLOSING DOWN

FRAMES

HANGING AROUND

ARTFUL WASTE

FILLING THE CRACKS

FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE

ALEXANDRA RISING

68 – PICK A MATE

A LOST GIFT

FAILED TO COLLECT

FREEDOM IS OUTSIDE

LIFE UNDER THE SURFACE

HISTORY

MISSING IN ACTION

OLD TIDES

SURRENDER 2018

URBAN AUTOGRAPH

PEOPLE INSIDE

SEND ME SOMETHING

OLD & NEW

SLEEPS FIVE

THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT

WHERE DOES IT GO?

STICK TOGETHER

PARK, SIT, EAT & WATCH

WORKING

TELEPHONE BOX BOOK SWAP

RETIRED

INSIDE A WETHERSPOONS

GROWING

FUTURE RUST

LOST MEMORIES OF WINTER

MOTTOS DIVIDE OPINIONS

MY BROTHERS 18TH BIRTHDAY PARTY WAS HELD HERE, CHAOS ENSUED

ICE T’S LEGACY

FOLLOW SUIT

DON’T DO ME IN….

CLOSE IN THE COMFORT

BRITANNIA GASOMETER

ARE YOU LOVING IT?

ARRIVED IN..

HAVE A SEAT

GROWING TOGETHER

HOW MANY YEARS?

REMEMBERING HOME

UPGRADE NOT AVAILABLE

HOW CAN YOU LET ME ROT?

HAVE YOUR SAY

MEMORY STAIRS

CURVES

GREEN LIVING

BLUE TUESDAY

ALWAYS

ABOVE THE REST

AIMED TO PERFECTION

BRUTALIST BEAUTY

BELIEVE

FAMILY SUPPORT

HANGING BASKETS

PROPERTY LADDER

SHOE TREE

THE BIRDS AND THE ANTENNAS

SAFE LIVING

CHRISTMAS IS OVER

THE END

Hope you enjoyed this 11 mile trip around town.

I am Dave Pen

 


THE TOURING TOURIST

Here’s some photographs I’ve taken whilst being on tour of things I’ve found inspiring, beautiful, ugly and interesting.

All images are owned by me, hope you enjoy them.

A BEAUTIFUL MESS

ARE WE STILL FRIENDS?

COLOUR WINDOW

COMMUNICATION

CZECH CHURCHILL

DESIRED APPETITES

DO NOT SCALE THIS WALL

FROM THE WINDOW

GAZ

GET TO THE POINT

HOTEL OBSERVATIONS

I WILL KEEP WATCHING YOU

IT DOESN’T STOP

IT’S A PHOTOGRAPH OF SOME CHILLI’S

LIVING

MORE LIVING

MADE TO MEASURE

MODERN RAIN

MODERN TIMES

MUM, THERE’S A SCULPTURE OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

NATURE REGULATE

NOTHING HERE

OLD CRANES

ONLY TO OBSERVE

OPEN YOUR ARMS

RISE ABOVE

THE RISING REFLECTIONS

SAFE PLAY

CABLES

SIDE ROAD

SOMETHING SINISTER

SPECTRUM +

SPECTRUM –

STRIPES

THE BAR OF MANY MEMORIES

THE BLUE DOOR

THE EXORCIST

FUNFAIR OF CONSTRUCTION

MOON

UNDER THE BRIDGE

WALK THE WALK

WHAT’S HAPPENED TO PINGU?

A STRIP OF HOPE

YOU CAN GO ANYWHERE

YOU MAY PASS

I am Dave Pen


MIND IN THE MIRROR

I’m a little obsessed with mirrored images. I use a simple app on my phone. I like how it creates a whole other world from something as simple as a tree or  a building or clouds and so forth. Here’s a load of mirrored images I’ve made over the last few years. I hope you enjoy them and they don’t give anyone a headache.

All images were taken and are owed by me!

I am Dave Pen.

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THE BRIGHT GLADE

EIGHT FORTY FOUR

8.44

A FEATHER AMONGST THE FAGS

A-FEATHER-AMONGST-THE-FAGS

AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD

AVAILABLE-TO-DOWNLOAD

BITS

BITS

CLOSING DOWN

Closing-Down

DO IT FOR YOUR MUM

DO-IT-FOR-YOUR-MUM

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE

EVERYTHING-EVERYWHERE

FIX ME

FIX-ME

GLIDING LINES

GLIDING-LINES

GREY LIGHT

GREY-LIGHT

HELLO HELP SMILE

HELLO-HELP-SMILE

LASTING GOOD

LASTING-GOOD

LOOKING AT THE FLOOR

LOOKING-AT-THE-FLOOR

LOOKOUT

LOOKOUT

MY CASTLE

MY-CASTLE

OPEN

OPEN

PLASTIC ARACHNID

PLASIC-ARACHNID

SAFE WITH STEVEN

SAFE-WITH-STEVEN

SECURED IN LIGHTSECURED-IN-LIGHT

SQUARE LIFE

SQUARE-LIFE

STRENGTH

STRENGTH

THE MISSING PIECE

THE-MISSING-PIECE

THE TWO OF US

THE-TWO-OF-US

THEY CAN ALWAYS SEE

THEY-CAN-ALWAYS-SEE

TURN AWAY

TURN-AWAY

All photos taken in Shirley Southampton February 2016

I am Dave Pen


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WINDOW WATCHING

Window-Watching