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 a visit to the 'Bury Transport Museum Bus Gathering & Collectors Fair', on Sunday 17th of June, plus many additions to the 'Various non-event visits to the ELR in June 2018' gallery. Also included are some shots of my visit to the excellnt 'RVPT Vintage Bus Running Day and Display' at Morecambe in Lancashire on Sunday 27th of May 2018, plus some shots from Day Three of the 'ELR's 1940s Weekend' on Monday 28th of May 2018, plus my visit to the 'Grane Mill Engine House Open Day' on the 13th of May 2018, and the 'Scotsman in Steam Event at the ELR' also on that day. Earlier collections include visits to the 'Ellenroad Classic Car and Vintage Vehicle Show' at the Ellenroad Engine House in Newhey, Rochdale on Sunday 6th of May 2018. Other recent visits include the '64th UK Coach Rally at Blackpool'. On top of that are some of my 'Various non-event visits to the ELR in April 2018', plus my second photo documentary of one of my rambles, and this time it was the 'Pole Hill Plod in Calderdale, West Yorkshire'. Earlier visits include a visit to the excellent and very enjoyable 'ELR 40s@60 Event', which took place in April 2018, the first in my new series of: 'Alan's Rambles around Rossendale'. Some shots of the 'Tornado & The Flying Scotsman at Bury' on 2nd of April 2018, 'Tornado's visit to Rawtenstall', the 'Manchester Museum of Transport's Spring Spectacular', the 'ELR's version of Ice Station Zebra' on Sunday 18th of March, the 'Flying Scotsman's visit to Rawtenstall Station' on Sunday 11th of March 2018, and the very enjoyable 'Keighley & Worth Valley Railway's Spring Steam Gala' on the 10th of March 2018. Also some previous shots from visits to the 'East Lancashire Railway's Spring Steam Gala 2018' on Friday 3rd of March, and some shots of 'The Beast from the East as it battered Whitworth'. Other recent collections include visits to the 'Morris Minor Show at the Museum of Transport in Manchester' on Sunday 25th of February. Also a shot of the late, great Fred Dibnah's best friend 'Mr. Alf Molyneaux at the Whitworth Museum on the 3rd of January 2018'. 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.

The best way to view the collections on this site is by clicking on the 'slideshow' icon (a cine camera), which you will find on the upper toolbar in each gallery, and then clicking on the two 'opposing diagonal arrows' at the top right of the screen, this will play a full screen slideshow automatically. If you would like to register for updates whenever the site is updated, you can do so by using the 'Register' option in the 'Identification' panel at the top left-hand corner of this page, or alternatively, if you prefer to use 'RSS' then clicking on the 'notifications' link at the bottom-right of the page in the 'Menu' section will give you that option as well.

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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