The Windypics Photogallery

Hello and welcome to the Windypics Photogallery. My name is Alan and I'm located in northern England and 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 boring life and my occasional 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 more shots from my 'Various non-event visits to the ELR in January 2019', some additions to the ever growing 'More Crap in the Irwell Gallery', a collection of 'Non-event visits to the ELR in December 2018' plus a few shots of the 'Northern Belle Dining Train Railtour', passing through Rochdale Station on the 20th of December 2018. Also some shots of the 'Pennine Moors Explorer Railtour' on Saturday 8th of December 2018, plus a visit to the 'GMTS Christmas Cracker Event' at Boyle Street in Manchester, the 'ELR 2018 Santa Specials' in November and December 2018, the 'ELR Lancashire Weekend Event', and the 'ELR Scenic Railcar Weekend' on Sunday 4th of November 2018. Also, the 'The KBMT Twilight Running & Open Day' on Sunday 28th of October 2018, the '1970s Weekend at the Museum of Transport' in Manchester on Sunday 21st of October 2018, the 'ELR Autumn Steam Gala 2018' on Friday 19th of October 2018, the '13th Skipton & Yorkshire Dales Bus Rally and Running Day' on Sunday 14th of October 2018, the 'GM Fire Service Museum Classic Preserved Vehicle Gathering' and 'Ellenroad Classic Car & Vintage Vehicle Show', both on Sunday 7th of October 2018. Previous visits also include:'ELR Autumn Diesel Gala' on Sunday 23rd of September 2018, the 'Great Harwood Bus Rally & Running Day' on Sunday 16th of September 2018, the '39th Trans-Lancs Transport Show' at Heaton Park, Manchester on Sunday 2nd of September 2018. I have also added various shots covering many other subjects to some of my galleries as well, including a photo tribute to may late friend Cliff in the 'So Long Cliffy' gallery, though 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. Also, check the bottom of this page for a Piwigo referral code.

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