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All the images on this site were taken within a 15 mile radius from where I live (i.e. Leicester and Leicestershire) with the notable exceptions of the Highrise Architecture portfolio (City of London), the account of the Solar Eclipse (Cornwall), and the recently added (May 2012) Lanzarote, and Sevilla and Cadiz/Costa de la Luz (June 2013) photos. For artistic reasons (I believe that photos should speak for themselves) no captions are displayed together with the images, but by holding your mouse over the thumbnails for a second you should get a brief title caption displayed as a popup-tooltip.
All images were taken outdoors with available light on 35mm colour slide film with the help of a SLR and a couple of zoom lenses, apart from the panorama format shots for which I used a compact camera with panoramic facility (also using color slide film). The Lanzarote, Sevilla and Cadiz/ Costa de la Luz photos as well as the Curve Theatre and Leicester Caribbean Carnival 2 photos were shot with a Sony HX9V compact camera (which comprises a 24-384mm optical zoom range (in 35mm equivalent)).
Anybody interested in more details is of course welcome to contact me.

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Leicestershire Landscapes

Landscape with Tree, near Billesdon, Leicestershire Landscape with Tree and Barn, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire Stacked Landscape, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire Colourful Fields in Spring, Leicestershire Landscape with Tree and Electricity Line, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire Autumnal Trees, Bradgate Park, Leicestershire

Leicestershire Landscapes 2

Rapeseed Field, Leicestershire Blue, Yellow and Green Landscape, Leicestershire Charnwood Forest in Autumn Roadside Shrubs in Autumn, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire Autumn Landscape near Billesdon, Leicestershire Fern Landscape with Tree in Autumn, Bradgate Park, Leicestershire

Landscape Panoramas

Fog at River Soar in Abbey Park, Leicester Fog at River Soar in Abbey Park, Leicester Autumn Landscape Panorama in Bradgate Park, Leicestershire Autumn Landscape Panorama in Bradgate Park, Leicestershire Autumn Landscape Panorama in Bradgate Park, Leicestershire Autumn Landscape Panorama with Old John in Bradgate Park, Leicestershire

Trees

Tree in Bradgate Park, Leicestershire Chestnut Tree in Blossom, Wermelskirchen, Germany Japanese Cherry Tree in Autumn, Abbey Park, Leicester Tree in Bradgate Park, Leicestershire Dead Tree, Leicestershire Urban Tree in Autumn, Leicester

Highrise Architecture (City of London)

City of London 1 (Barclays Bank Building) City of London 2 City of London 3 (Taken from the Monument) City of London 4 City of London 5 City of London 6 (Taken from the Monument)

Modern Architecture

Staircase Detail 1, Industrial Estate, Leicester Staircase Detail 2, Industrial Estate, Leicester Engineering Building 1, University of Leicester Engineering Building 2, University of Leicester Reflection in University of Leicester Library High Rise Office Block in Leicester

Urban Panoramas

Red Building with Blue Sky, Leicester Shopfront in Leicester Shopfront at Night 1, Leicester Shopfront at Night 2, Leicester Parkscape 1, Victoria Park, Leicester Parkscape 2, Victoria Park, Leicester

Wildlife

Pigeon, Leicester Butterfly on Thistles, Leicestershire Deer in Bradgate Park, Leicestershire Red Deer Stag in Bradgate Park, Leicestershire Gulls Grounded Due to Snowfall, Abbey Park, Leicester Mallard Pair, Abbey Park, Leicester

Exotic Birds

Flamingo, Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire Penguin at London Zoo Tucan (Toucan), Tropical Birdland, Desford, Leicestershire Blue Fronted Amazona Parrot, Tropical Birdland, Desford (Leicestershire) Penguin, Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire

Exotic Birds 2

Flamingo at Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire Tucan (Toucan), Tropical Birdland, Desford, Leicestershire Exotic Bird at Tropical Birdland, Desford, Leicestershire Parrot at Tropical Birdland, Desford, Leicestershire Green Parrot at Tropical Birdland, Desford, Leicestershire Blue and Gold Macaw at Tropical Birdland, Desford, Leicestershire Young Scarlet Macaw, Tropical Birdland, Desford (Leicestershire)

Flowers

Red Tulip, Victoria Park, Leicester Tulips, Abbey Park, Leicester Tulips and Forgetmenots, De Montfort Hall Garden, Leicester Tulip Close-Up, De Montfort Hall Garden, Leicester Daffodil, Castle Park, Leicester Yellow Tulip, De Montfort Hall Garden, Leicester

Funfairs

"Funfair Ride 1 "Funfair Ride 2 Funfair Sweets Stall Funfair at Night 1 Funfair at Night 2 Funfair at Night 3 Yellow Jaguar D

Leicester Caribbean Carnival

All Red Caribbean Carnival Costume Colourful Caribbean Carnival Costume 1 Colourful Caribbean Carnival Costume 2 Caribbean Carnival Group Impression 1 Caribbean Carnival Group Impression 2 Caribbean Carnival Group Impression 3

Leicester Caribbean Carnival 2013

Leicester Caribbean Carnival 2013 Costume Leicester Caribbean Carnival 2013 Costume Leicester Caribbean Carnival Queen 2013 Another colourful carnival costume Young Girl at Leicester Caribbean Carnival 2013 Colourful carnival costume

Classic Jaguar Cars

Jaguar MarkII Close-Up Grey Jaguar MarkII Grey Jaguar MarkII Close-Up Jaguar Wheel Red Jaguar MarkII

Winter

Winter Scene in Abbey Park, Leicester Tree in snow covered Bradgate Park, Leicestershire Tracks in snowy Bradgate Park, Leicestershire Winter Scene in Bradgate Park, Leicester Gravestones in snow covered Welford Road Cemetary, Leicester Tombstones at Welford Road Cemetary, Leicester in Winter

Miscellaneous Photos 2

Dramatic evening sky at Leicester, UK Religious paintings for sale at Caribbean Carnival, Leicester Office front in Leicester Lone tree in field, Leicestershire Close up of giant cactus leaf, Botanical Gardens, University of Leicester Horse in rapeseed field, Leicestershire)

Miscellaneous Photos

Red Train at Cologne Station, Germany Office Front in Leicester Sun Shades for Sale Young Giraffes at London Zoo Poppy in Wheat Field Autumn Leaf

Curve Theatre Leicester

Curve Theatre from Orton Place Curve Cafe Curve Theatre from Orton Place Curve Theatre Event Poster Curve Theatre at night Curve Cafe night illumination

Curve Theatre Leicester 2 (Interior)

Curve Theatre Interior 1 Curve Theatre Interior 2 Curve Theatre Interior 3 Curve Theatre Interior 4 Curve Theatre Interior 5 Curve Theatre Interior 6
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Please note that this site is purely intended as a showcase of my own photographic work and that the images (or parts thereof) may not be distributed or re-published in any form. The usual Copyright regulations apply in this sense. Images may only be copied without permission if this is strictly for personal (private) use and does not involve, directly or indirectly, re-publication whether in print or digitally (including the internet). You are of course free to mention this site or link to it.

Thomas Smid
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Photographers
Pete Turner   (Pete Turner's distinctive style pushes colour photography to its limits).
Franco Fontana   (minimalist, abstract landscape colour photographs of almost surreal quality).
Anthony Dunn   (stunning Californian landscape color photographs).
Ciro Totku   (inspiring abstract landscape and nature images by Cambodian photographer Ciro Totku).

Photography Portals
Photography SitesPhotographysites.com  (An extensive list of online photo galleries).
Photographydirectoryproject.com/  (A human edited Directory of Photography Websites. Links to Photographer and Photography related sites.).
Photolinks.com  (Online photography directory and resource; US based ).
Betterphoto.com   (Site featuring online photography courses, photo competitions and galleries; US based).
Thephotoforum.com   (Busy discussion forum regarding all things photographic).

Organizations
Association of Photographers   (UK based; the place to visit if you are looking for a employment as a photographer (job vacancies, contact details of other photographers and more)).

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Landscapes: Leicestershire Landscapes, Leicestershire Landscapes 2, Landscape Panoramas, Winter
Wildlife/Nature: Wildlife, Trees, Flowers, Exotic Birds, Exotic Birds 2 + Solar Eclipse 1999.
Cityscapes, Urban: High-Rise Architecture, Leicester Modern Architecture, Urban Panoramas, Funfairs, Leicester Caribbean Carnival, Leicester Caribbean Carnival 2013, Curve Theatre Leicester, Curve Theatre Leicester Interior

Design: Classic Jaguar Cars
No Category: Miscellaneous, Miscellaneous 2
Travel: Lanzarote: Los Volcanes Nature Park 1, Los Volcanes Nature Park 2, Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote Coastline, Playa Blanca, Playa Blanca at Dawn, Playa Blanca at Night, Playa Blanca Architecture, Lanzarote Miscellaneous, 360o Panorama from Montana Cinto, Yaiza
Travel: Sevilla: Sevilla Barrio Santa Cruz 1, Sevilla Barrio Santa Cruz 2, Sevilla Cathedral, Stained Glass Windows, Plaza de Espaņa, Iglesia del Salvador, Sevilla Miscellaneous 1, Sevilla Miscellaneous 2, Sevilla Miscellaneous 3
Travel: Cadiz and Costa de la Luz: Cadiz 1, Cadiz 2, Cadiz 180o Panorama, La Barrosa Beach, Novo Sancti Petri Beach Sunset, Novo Sancti Petri Beach Sunset 2, Hotel Aldiana Andalusien