|Early morning walks - Two Plank Bridge across the Vernatts drain|
As well as writing for a living, the author of this blog is also a keen photographer and many of my blog articles are illustrated, where possible, by my own photos. Some of my pictures are also published alongside magazine and online media articles.
It's a useful trait as a freelance journalist to be able taken your own pictures on occasion for either a news or feature article - and it often helps when pitching a piece.
Of course, unless the photo is of extreme or uniquie news value, I'm not talking about shots grabbed on a smartphone camera, though I have to confess I have recently witnessed local reporters using such.
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so I thought it would be good to end a year of blogging, writing and reporting by publishing some of my photos taken during 2014.
It's a rather random selection of a few favourites, and I've called the piece 'A sense of place' as most of the pictures evoke that in some way. Enjoy!
|Peace and tranquility on a summer's day in the Fens|
|Waiting for its catch - a beach tractor at Cromer in Norfolk|
|Looking the other way - from Niagara Falls viewing tower|
|Fenland barn and treescape on my way to Peterborough|
|Great dining at the top of Toronto's very high CN Tower|
|Toronto skyscrapers and the tower from across Lake Ontario|
|Early Sunday morning in downtown Detroit|
|Inside Detroit's opulent Fisher building|
|Big music came from a little house|
|Detroit's derelict and eerie Packard Motors plant|
|Coming to life - Willow Tree Fen nature reserve near Spalding|
|Premiership promotion - 2015 might be our year|
|Farewell to the Bittern 4464 - at Spalding on 30 December|
|Fenland sunsets - big skies make them unbeatable|
I hope you liked my selection. And here's a final thought for the year - if a picture is worth a thousand words then a few well-written words might also be worth a thousand pictures.
So if you are ever stuck for words in 2015 - whether it be for a business or company website, blog, article, news item or even a book - I'm here to help. Please do get in touch. And in the meantime, have a very happy and prosperous New Year!