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Photographs by or liked by Chris Hawkins

Winter Solstice at Stonehenge

Some photos from the sunrise at Stonehenge on the Winter Solstice.

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The first time I have seen the sun rise over Stonehenge in several years worth of visits!

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Canvas Under The Sky

Canvas Under the Sky Book COver

The cover of Canvas Under the Sky by Robin Binckes

I was lucky enough to meet Robin Binckes in 1993 when I was out in South Africa.  I went on a tour with him to a few interesting spots in Johnasberg.  He took me around of the poorer areas of the city, to a monument to the white settlers near Pretoria, to an early home of Nelson Mandela and to a farm where some of the many atrocities that haunt the apartheid years happened.

It was very interesting and I was able to see and photograph places where normally people aren’t overly welcomed.  Some of the photos I took are on Robins site –

He has been busy in recent times, and his interest in the recent history of his country have moved him to writing a book called Canvas under the sky.

I am sure the book will be very interesting and I hope to get my copy soon.  Robins enthusiam, interest and massive knowledge of the history, politics and people were very much evident in the tour and I am sure the book will be just as revealing.

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Wedding Fare Bridal Show

Some photos of the Wedding Dress Cat Walk at Old Basing Wedding Fayre.  Well done to all the models!

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Isle Of Wight Weather use my images

Isle of Wight Weather Webpage

Isle of Wight Weather Webpage are using my images on the header of their site.  Best still they are allowed to use them !!!

The site is one I have used for many years, it gives information about tides on the island and has a cool lightning page, showing storms all around the UK.

A bigger version of the image can be seen here. Or you can look at my flickr pages to see more of the wonderful island.

Stolen Photos

One of my images has been used without consent again! First the Scouts, then the Basingstoke Gazette and now Basingstoke and Deane Council!

Basing View Development  Brochure page 22

Basing View Development Brochure page 22

Its my image taken from No name check, no permission asked, none given !

Festival Place in Basingstoke


Well done to all the Bramley IronMum competitors who, ran, cycled and sprinted their way to medals today!

IronMum 2010 Medal Winners

IronMum 2010 Medal Winners

The photos of the event are here.


Some shots from a shoot this afternoon with Ella.

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Pinhole Images

Some pinhole images I took several years ago for an A level project.  I used a pinhole camera from and polaroid film to capture the feet of my girlfriend.  The images are wonderfully wide angle and each took around 8 minutes to capture.  The final two images were taken with a homemade film canister pinhole camera, some photographic paper and some very bright studio flash heads ( hence the pained expression ).

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Aerial Photos of Northamptonshire

Way back before Google Earth was around, I was lucky enough to be flown by my Father over a few areas in Northamptonshire.

We took off from Sywell Aerodrome and flew over Finedon, Towcester, Paulerspury and Pury End.  The photos were taken on negative film and later the prints were scanned.  Larger versions are available if required.

Sywell in Northamptonshire

Sywell in Northamptonshire

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Photography Served

I have been showcased on Photography Served!  The site showcases art from a range of different disciplines including typography, design and of course photography.

At the moment, my work is on the main page, but it can also bee seen here –