Funchal Fish Market

The Farmers’ Market or Mercado dos Lavradores in Funchal, Madeira is a hive of activity, noise, color and high-energy where you can buy many of Madeira’s specialties from fresh vegetables to exotic flowers and local crafts.

On the upper floor you can buy tropical fruits, vegetables and spices. On the lower floor…well on the lower floor there are fish. Lots of fish.

From huge Tuna to metre-long Black Scabbard fish the fish are brought straight from the boats returning into Funchal harbour where they are unloaded, weighed and prepared for sale in the market.

During a visit to Madeira a couple of years back I went down early in the morning to the market to watch the fish being prepared…

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Whitby Krampus

The Whitby Krampus parade takes place once again in the North Yorkshire town. The Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure from Austro-Bavarian Alpine folklore who during the Christmas season is said to have punished children who had misbehaved.

The event held in Whitby helps to raise money for the Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary charity.

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Durham Lumiere 2017

Historic Durham City is once again illuminated by numerous light installations during the Durham Lumiere event this weekend.

The Lumiere light festival developed by Artichoke is the UK’s largest and comes to the City of Durham for the fifth time bringing large scale projections and light installations across the city to landmark locations.

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Gurkhas on Parade

Minister for the Armed Forces, Mark Lancaster inspected Gurkha recruits recently as they came to the end of their military training at Helles Barracks at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick, England.

The recruits passing out were among five thousand other applicants who took part in the rigorous selection in Nepal in February.

The 270 successful applicants started at ITC in February this year and the passing out parade marks the end of their training.

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The Times ran one of the pictures the following day:

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Green Party Conference 2017

Covering the Green Party conference yesterday I had seen on the agenda for the day that there was a trip planned for a small group of party members to visit the Kirby Misperton Protesters Site to offer their support to the anti-fracking protesters.

The camp was set up by anti-fracking protesters after the local council granted planning permission to Third Energy to begin work at the nearby KM8 drilling site on the outskirts of the North Yorkshire village. This early work assesses the feasibility of carrying out fracking at the site. However the permissions for this are still outstanding.

I was hoping that taking a trip with the delegates to the camp might make for pictures which better showed some of the issues that are of particular importance to the party and which would bring these issues to life so I thought it was worth going along.

The visit to the protesters camp which is situated in a field a little over a mile or so from the entrance to the KM8 site came as Green Party members held their annual conference at the Harrogate International Centre.

After a brief visit to meet a small number of the protesters who were at the site  – the protesters come and go but always maintain a presence – including ‘James’ the main chef and ‘Geoff’, a former Engineer who lives in the back of a Robin Reliant and who has built much of the infrastructure on the site and who showed me around, the delegates then had to head back to Harrogate for the rest of the conference.

That afternoon there was a main speech by Green Party MEP Molly Scott Cato with party Co-leader Caroline Lucas watching from the audience before she then chaired a panel discussion on Brexit later in the day.

While I don’t think there was enough time to really explore the pictures with the protestors at the camp I still think it was worth going along. The conference runs for two more days and below are a few pictures from the day…

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The picture below was used the following day in ‘The Guardian’:

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Conservative Party Conference 2017

As the dust begins to settle following the Conservative party Conference which this year was held at the Manchester Central Convention Complex I’ve put together some of the pictures that I shot from over the four days.

Always a hectic and busy affair for any photographer and other members of the TV and media. I joined other freelancers, agency and newspaper staff photographers to cover the event.

Here’s a few from the conference:

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Kit & Equipment:

During the conference I was shooting on a pair of Fuji X Pro 2’s. One with a 16mm f1.4 lens and the other with a 50-140mm f2.8 lens. To edit I used my iPad Air 2 using ‘Lightroom’ and ‘Filterstorm Pro’ to caption before transmitting the pictures through the ‘personal hotspot’ facility on my phone.

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