Monday 19 January 2015


No. 1 - Airfares

1st Class or Economy?


No. 2 - Accomodation

Dosshouse, Town House, 5 Star or Rick's Bar?


No. 3 - Local Travel

On ye Bike, on a trike or a Chauffeur Driven Car?


No. 4 - Threads

What's been paid?

Tailor Made?

Or enough to get you kitted out so you don't look out of place in a cheap second hand car?


No. 5 - Food

Gourmet - you pay - or Burger and chips -

The type that when ye lick ye lips ye cannot feel them

Because the distance between the fat and your tongue is far too far?


Then after the show

Away you go

Back to the reality

Of the banality

That you will always know


Dear me

It sounds fun


I've Been Tempted

Many visitors here know I am from Sunderland and that my local football team is Sunderland AFC.

There is a football team in Kenya named Sunderland AFC Keroche, the team is sponsored by people mainly from the Sunderland and Seaham areas of the North East of England.

A few years back a number of the players of the team and people associated with the team sent me images and asked if I could do anything with them, one of those people was Buddah Jose Jairaz, the top goal scorer for Sunderland AFC Keroche.

After giving the FAA TV Competition some thought, I messaged Buddah Jose and asked if he thought it would be OK to enter the image I produced from the one he asked me to work on, I received a reply today telling me to go ahead, so here it is, 2013 A Place Odyssey.

Votes required please.

 Buddah Jose Jairaz - Facebook

Sunday 18 January 2015


Have you looked into the work of Anne Geddes - Having an idea of the work she produces might be an indicator of the type of work that might win. If she is a landscape photographer she is more likely to have an interest in the landscapes that are entered than say the portraits

Gina Pierson:

Her fame is actually centered around newborn pictures. I unfortunately don't have any of those.


Family life - more likely happy - outdoors I would say - not the gleaming white smiling - tooth paste type images - but almost - activity shots - the type you might see of Barack Obama and his family. - her way of dressing would suggests she is not often in gritty areas such as ghettos.

Landscapes possibly - in order not to look predictable - Street Photography not likely, She is likely to like a big sky - Texas could be in the running,

She likes her comfort - I would guess snow and ice are out of the betting,

Though snow and ice viewed from a luxury cabin with a roaring log fire I guess has its charm.

She lives in New Zealand so Wikipedia claim, so she is possibly a little more hardy than her bone structure would indicate.

She once lived in Hong Kong so big cities have a chance - what big city in America looks the most romantic? I think the winner will be American - if big cities are in the running I would say possibly the waterways of Chicago. But Paris is good outside bet,

Who are the people most likely to be in the photographs?

I am sure you can guess,

From those rough ideas do a search in FAA of Paris, Chicago and Texas and then go though photographers until you find those of a big agency - such as National Geographic - study their work - but among them I do not think there will be a winner but someone else producing work in a similar style.

Sports and outdoor activities - out

Hunting and fishing - out

Pets - out

Flowers and plants - not in a month of Sundays

Babies? - Not Likely

Ships and boats - out

Cars, trains and aeroplanes - out

Wildlife - out


But entry is free

And so enter your Teddy Bear and just wait and see

 Wallpapers by Anne Geddes

 Anne Geddes - Wikipedia

 Anne Geddes - Amazon