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About tomsprints

I am a Masters athlete and freelance photographer living in Kent, in Great Britain. I'm a sprinter. As well as competing, my camera and I work regularly for the British Masters Athletics Federation and the European and World Masters Athletics organisations. For pleasure, I'm (principally) a landscape photographer. I have been blessed with the chance of spending quite a lot of time in the European Alps in the last 30 years. My web site is a vehicle for a my photographic work, and is at http://www.tomphillipsphotos.co.uk I run two blogs. One is about what it's like to be an older athlete ( http://tomsprints.wordpress.com ) and the other is basically about my photography ( https://ablogscape.wordpress.com ), although they occasionally overlap. I had a run-in with severe depression a few years ago, but seem to be coming out the other side now. However, I'm also having to come to terms with being diagnosed with the early stages of a degenerative sight condition. Not good for a photographer!

Pain or Paradise?

  I’ve been back from my most recent trip to the charming crumbliness that is Venice for about a week now, and it’s time I put some thoughts in this blog. I have never really been one to write traditional … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

The “star” of the last episode of this blog was my big Zenza Bronica GS-1 medium format camera. However, that brute has a slightly smaller brother, and by coincidence, he’s about to undergo some road-tests after rather a long period … Continue reading

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“And He Marched Them Down Again…”

This instalment of the blog isn’t about Venice, nor about mobile phone photography, some may be relieved to hear! No, it’s a little bit of a trip down memory lane that needs to be read in conjunction with this episode … Continue reading

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Through a Window

Another Venice blog. Proof of the spell my recent visit to “La Serenissima” cast on me. Oh, and also evidence I’ve had a little bit of time on my hands this year over the Christmas period! I wrote in the … Continue reading

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Comfort & Joy

  Stand by. This is another Venice-related blog. Well, despite a pleasant pre-Christmas week in a cold and mostly overcast Derbyshire, Venice is where my photographic heart and soul has been for the past few weeks, since we returned from our … Continue reading

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Me, Myself, I

I promised you a follow up to may last blog, once the trip to Venice and Padua was done. This is it. Thanks for your patience. I liked our time in Padua (Padova to the Italians), mostly for the sumptuous … Continue reading

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Down To The Waterline

I’ve not written about Italian things for quite a while here. I’ll put that to rights now. Venice and Siena vie for the honour of being my two most favourite cities, anywhere. Venice just wins, I think, mostly by dint … Continue reading

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Riding on a Railroad

It’s strange the memories and stuff that come at you when you revisit somewhere you’ve not been for a while. It’s several years since I spent time in Chamonix, “capital” of the French Alps. I passed through ten days ago, … Continue reading

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Lonesome Road

I was asked an interesting, though perhaps impertinent question recently. A friend asked “When do you think you were in your prime?” The impertinence is, of course, in the assumption that I might not think I’m there yet! I managed … Continue reading

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A Quarter Hour of Fame

Well, probably not even that, If I’m honest. This post is really just to blow the dust off this blog, which has somehow managed to remain idle for three months. There are new posts coming soon, I promise – providing … Continue reading

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