Max Colson: Tales

Photojournalism MA student at the LCC

Posts Tagged ‘countryside

A few hiccups, but all in all a rather patriotic weekend

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Several weeks ago, just as the Diamond Jubilee weekend came into joyous but rather rainy fruition, I made my way down to the South West of England to an area largely controlled by the Ministry of Defence (this area is specifically dedicated to the training and study of tanks and tank warfare).

Whilst the nation mostly glued themselves to the TV screens and watched the pageant float down the Thames in bouyant style, I was intrigued with what kind of Britain I might see around an area so tied up with the Defence of our glorious realm. Here are some pictures of some of the things I saw:

Max Colson, britian, great britain, patriotism, jubilee weekend, diamond, tanks, countryside, mod, training,

Max Colson, britian, great britain, patriotism, jubilee weekend, diamond, tanks, countryside, mod, training,

Max Colson, britian, great britain, patriotism, jubilee weekend, diamond, tanks, countryside, mod, training,

Max Colson, britian, great britain, patriotism, jubilee weekend, diamond, tanks, countryside, mod, training,

Max Colson, britian, great britain, patriotism, jubilee weekend, diamond, tanks, countryside, mod, training,

Max Colson, britian, great britain, patriotism, jubilee weekend, diamond, tanks, countryside, mod, training,

Max Colson, britian, great britain, patriotism, jubilee weekend, diamond, tanks, countryside, mod, training,

Max Colson, britian, great britain, patriotism, jubilee weekend, diamond, tanks, countryside, mod, training,

Max Colson, britian, great britain, patriotism, jubilee weekend, diamond, tanks, countryside, mod, training,

Max Colson, britian, great britain, patriotism, jubilee weekend, diamond, tanks, countryside, mod, training,

Max Colson, britian, great britain, patriotism, jubilee weekend, diamond, tanks, countryside, mod, training,

Max Colson, britian, great britain, patriotism, jubilee weekend, diamond, tanks, countryside, mod, training,

Max Colson, britian, great britain, patriotism, jubilee weekend, diamond, tanks, countryside, mod, training,

Max Colson, britian, great britain, patriotism, jubilee weekend, diamond, tanks, countryside, mod, training,

[NB: this originally was a reconnaissance project for something which I am now putting on the back burner – but do watch this space]

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Playing around – April bank holiday weekend edition

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Well I should have done this a while ago, but anyway.

In the month of April came the Royal Wedding and we also had about 4 bank holidays in the space of two weeks. As a part time worker this meant that I was off work for a nice long time. I went to the country side and chilled out with some great people, some ponies and a lot of puppies. Unsurprisingly enough it was rather lovely.

Here is a collection of images from the period that I’ve put into a quick story:

Prince William Kate Middleton Cardboard Cut OutWe had to get out of London…

The big Sleep raymond chandler bank holiday weekendSo to the countryside we did go…

blowing dandelions bank holiday weekendWe blew some dandelions…

sunny bank holiday weekendWe thought of other things…

dog sunny bank holiday weekendSome of us had energy…

ponies bank holiday weekendSome of us just ate…

photographing dogsPhotographing was a challenge…

Feeding puppiesBut some of us were cunning (photograph by @Conormal)

puppy sleeping asleepAnd waited till it had calmed (photograph by @Conormal)

puppies sleeping bank holiday weekendBut it genuinely did help that some of us were also feeling very, very lazy…