Wisborough Green – Austin A35

Taken on the way through Wisborough Green in West Sussex, UK, on Monday this week. The owner of the Van, Ralph Restorations, was renovating the telephone box in the background. The vehicle is a 1960’s Austin A35. The owner restores telephone boxes as well as old items of street furniture, such as petrol pumps and Royal Mail post boxes. He told me when the telephone box was restored it would be as shiny as new, similar to the photo from his web site below. I said I would check it out next time I was over that way. Perhaps I’d see him again over a pint in the Three Crowns Pub just down the street

500px Photo ID: 261953523 - Taken on the way through Wisborough Green in West Sussex. The owner of the Van, Ralphs Restorations, was renovating the call box in the background. The vehicle is a 1960's Austin A35

Ralph Restoration – A35 1960’s Austin Van by Mike-Hope

 

 

This is an example of what the restored Telephone Box should look like (Ralph Restorations web site).

 

 

What better place to finish up than, The Three Crowns Wisborough Green…

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The Three Crowns Pub Wisborough Green by Mike-Hope

See you there…

Mike-Hope

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Vasquez Rocks – Aqua Dulce

Had a great trip out to Vasquez Rocks near Aqua Dulce last weekend. It was late afternoon but managed to get a few shots before the sun went down. It is definitely worth a trip.

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Vasquez Rocks Vista by Mike-Hope

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Vasquez Rocks  by Mike-Hope

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Vasquez Rocks Sundown by Mike-Hope

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Vasquez Rocks Sundown 2 by Mike-Hope

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Vasquez Rocks Cloud Formation- by Mike-Hope

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Vasquez Rocks Last light by Mike-Hope

Also, just down the road there is a Farm Sanctuary where you can visit for an hour or two and find out some very interesting, and sometimes disturbing, facts about the animals and how they arrived at the sanctuary. Definitely worth a visit and the folks at the sanctuary really do a great job in caring and looking after the animals.

Thanks for taking a look and have a great day out!!

Mike-Hope

 

Around the Peninsula – Palos Verdes

Hi all,

this MLK weekend was really clear and sunny in the South Bay area of LA, so I took the opportunity to get around the Palos Verdes Peninsula and try out a 24-70mm Sony GM lens, that I managed to get at a really good price. I took some shots of La Venta Inn and then drove around the coast ending up at the Point Vicente Interpretative – Whale watch Center.  Really a great place to visit and take a hike along the cliffs. Anyway I will post a few photos of the Sunday drive. Hope you like them.

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La Venta Inn by Mike-Hope

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Redondo and beyond from PV by Mike-Hope

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House on the Hill – Via Del Monte by Mike-Hope

San Juan Capistrano Water Lilies Photograph by Michael Hope

 

Hi all,

We were down in San Jan Capistrano last weekend and I came across these water lilies in the Mission area. They were so colorful and reminded me of Monet’s famous water lily collection I had viewed earlier in the year whilst visiting the de Young in San Francisco, so I gave it a bit of a painterly feel. Hope you like it…

 

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Mike Hope Photograph - San Juan Capistrano Water Lilies by Michael Hope

San Juan Capistrano Water Lilies is a photograph by Michael Hope which was uploaded on September 17th, 2017.

Thanks for taking a look,

Mike-Hope

Big Band Beat (Mix)

I was messing around with some sounds and found an intro to an old Big Band recording I have, as well as a talking segment from legendary Xavier Cugat where he talks about the joy of bringing people together through music… I added it to the beat mix for this short segment. Hope you like it and I’m working on some extended versions with a Latin/Cuban flavor.

 

The picture was taken in the colorful town of La Boca, Buenos Ares, Argentina outside of a Tango Cafe

Thanks for taking a listen and if you like it share it 🙂

Mike-Hope

 

Falling Close Photo by Mike Hope — National Geographic Your Shot

Taken early morning walking around Quinault lake in the Olympic National forest, not far from Quinault Lodge

Source: Falling Close Photo by Mike Hope — National Geographic Your Shot

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Just added a few more pics to this great Nat Geo photo site…sign up for free!!

Thanks for taking a look,

Mike-Hope