Drop Zone

Drop Zone

This photograph may not be interesting to most but it is a symbol of a great day in my life. The Saturday before my 30th birthday I returned from work where my girlfriend at the time insisted she gave me my present early. Reluctantly i opened it to find that the following morning i would be jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet. I’d always wanted to do a parachute jump but figured I would have more time to think about it and get myself mentally prepared. A restless nights sleep was followed by a short drive to the airstrip on a beautiful mid summers day.

Jumping from a plane is a surreal experience. The freefall is as if there is a cinema screen in front of you showing the ground below with a wind machine blowing into your face. Its only when the cord is pulled and the harness tightens around the groin area that you are snapped, with a squeel, back into reality. From there its a tranquil glide back to terra firma. I’d reccomend a tandem jump to anyone. Great experience.

Camp Castle, Bamburgh Castle

camp castle by Alex Patterson
camp castle by Alex Patterson

Someone kindly parked this camper van infront of Bamburgh castle. Should have got a better angle but i still love it. It was a gorgeous sunny day and its a lovely castle but if you do visit make sure you take cash. The castle doesn’t accept card payments and the only cash point in the whole place is in a pub about 20 minutes walk away. Bizzare.

Time for Reflection, 3 Photographs by Alex Patterson

Time for Reflection, 3 Photographs by Alex Patterson
Time for Reflection, 3 Photographs by Alex Patterson

Three photographs here taken by myself.

Centre: Time for reflection, taken at malaga airport. The mirror like surfaces in the airport allow for some amazing photographs. This was taken looking back at the queue of people yet to make it through security.

Left: Wheres Mummy, also taken at Malaga airport. I loved how Father and Daughter were gazing out onto the runways. The light streaming through the giant windows creates an amazing atmosphere. The Plane through the window is actually one of the scale model planes that hang from the airport ceilings.

Right: Too Dear. Taken at Knowlesly Safari Park near Liverpool. These two animals posed nicely for this photo. I just love how they seem to mimic each other by grazing in unison. Great safari park but if you do go through the monkey enclosure just make sure its not going to rain later. Driving along motorway in the rain with little to no visibility is terrifying. (The nearest 2 services were sold out of wipers too.)

Graffiti Granada

Grafitti Granada, Spain
Graffiti – Granada, Spain

Exploring the amazing city of Granada, Spain, you can, like me stuble upon many amazing and unusual places. From old caves, winding back streets and deserted hospitals. After taking in a bottle of cervaza and some tapas in a local bar (Granada is one of the few remaining places that does real tapas. 1 euro for a beer and a snack. good value!) i headed for the hills. Above the city i found myself amongst a free and stunning gallery of urban art. The juxtapose between the new art style and the old traditional city was awe inspiring.