The Windypics Photogallery

Hello and welcome to the Windypics Photogallery. I'm located in northern England and I'm what could be probably be described as a 'Crap Weather Photographer' - note# that's 'Crap Weather' Photographer, and not crap 'Weather Photographer' - or at least I hope not!:-) I do like taking pictures in what can best be described as 'atmospheric' weather, so if you see someone standing out in the pouring rain at a heritage railway or a bus event somewhere it might well be me. If 'sunny 3/4 shots' are your thing this is probably the wrong site to visit, as I prefer to make 'photo documentaries' of my days out irrespective of what the weather and conditions are like. To quote the art critic John Ruskin: "There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather!"

The latest updates to the site include some pictures from my recent visit to the 'Lancashire Weekend Event at the ELR', a visit to the 'Bancroft Mill Engine in Barnoldswick', the 'ELR Scenic Railcar Weekend Event', the 'North West Museum of Road Transport Autumn Running Day' on Sunday 29th of October 2017, Day Two of the 'MTGM's 1960s Weekend' event, plus Day One of the 'Samuel Ledgard Society 50th Commemorative Weekend' in Pudsey. There are also a small number of shots from a fairly brief visit to the 'ELR's 2017 Autumn Steam Gala' on the Sunday along with some other previous visits including the 'AVTG 12th Yorkshire Dales Bus Running Day' on Sunday 8th of October 2017, the 'Ribble Steam Railway's Autumn Diesel Gala' on Sunday 1st of October, the 'Potteries Connection Running Day 2017' & 'First Bus Open Day' at Stoke-on-Trent on Sunday 24th of September 2017, the 'ELR Autumn Diesel Gala' on Saturday 23rd of September 2017, and also from an at times very wet and windy 'MTT Bus Running Day 2017' in Liverpool on Sunday 10th of September. Some shots from the smaller 'East Lancashire Municipal Bus Rally' at Blackburn on Saturday 9th of September, and also included are earlier events from '38th Trans-Lancs Transport Show' at Heaton Park, Manchester on Sunday 3rd of September, the '4th RVPT Lytham Hall Bus Running Day' on Bank Holiday Monday 28th of August 2017, the '3rd Sheffield Bus Running Day' on Sunday 27th of August 2017, the '4th Leeds Bus Running Day' and the 'Thwaite Mills Classic Car Rally', both of which took place on Sunday 20th of August 2017. There are also earlier images from a thoroughly enjoyable day out at the 'Dewsbury Bus Museum Summer Spectacular Running Day 2017' on the 13th of August 2017, the Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend, the equally enjoyable 'Big Burnley Bus Bash' on the 23rd of July, the 'ELR's 2017 Summer Diesel Gala', and the first ever 'KWVR Little Engines Gala' which took place in July 2017. Also a number of images from the 'Saltaire Bus Running Day 2017', which took place on Sunday 2nd of July, the 'Bacup & Stacksteads Carnival' on Sunday 25th of June 2017, the 'ELR's Western Wheels Event' on Sunday 18th of June 2017, the 'ELR's Small Engines Weekend', which took place over the weekend of the 3rd/4th of June 2017.

I have also added various shots covering other subjects to some of my galleries as well. There are far too many of these to list here, but clicking on the 'Recent Albums' link should bring many of these up.

Also back and now in html format is the essential 'A Guide to Windyspeak' page which gives a lighthearted explanation of some of the strange terms and jargon used on this site.



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