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Hipsters Collide

July 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

A photographic story of a man called Mike, this not-so-lonely lad, who is about to have his head and beard shaved off for charity, all of it! He chats to a man called Bruce about his inevitable loss off hair, so Bruce (that'll be me) decides to get some photography done, just a week before this amazing Jesus-looking character, changes forever... In steps the amazing Maddie, up for a bit of photo fun, we head on down to the walled garden and chaos ensues... 

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It's a true story... Mike gets his head and beard shaved soon, so go on click below and help these amazing charities

http://Justgiving.com/itsshavetime(Overgate)
http://Justgiving.com/itsshavetime2 (Yorkshire Air Ambulance)

Please like and share, like and share, like and share.... you know the routine!

Thanks Bruce

All photography copyright Bruce Fitzgerald Photography 2017

 

 


Handmade Parade 2017

June 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade, photography by Bruce Fitzgerald @BFPIX

The 10th annual Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade once again shows us what can be done when art and people, lots of people, come together.

This was the best parade ever, just perfect like last years and the many before it!

What luck it was, that I needed to pick up my daughter in Hebden Bridge, well timed for the parade really, so I grabbed my Canon 1DX and 70-200mm lens and off I went.

I'll let my pictures tell you the rest, what a fabulous day out... smiles, smiles smiles...

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Yep, that was pretty fantastic, it makes me want to get arty and join in next year, but I'll probably stick to the photography side of it and carry on capturing all these special moments! And next time I'm staying all day!

See more in the gallery here http://www.bfpix.co.uk/handmade2017

All Photography copyright Bruce Fitzgerald Photography 2017

Give me a call if you if you have any queries, or need your next event covering.

07769 221151

Cheers

Bruce

 


Piece Hall and Square Chapel

June 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I've just had the privilege of going to visit the most amazing 18th century Piece Hall in Halifax, West Yorkshire, on a quick tour with the Business for Calderdale group.

The Piece Hall has been closed for a few years now and is now nearing completion of the massive £19 million investment, into modernizing the interior of the stall/shops, stabilizing stone masonry, landscaping the forecourt and generally bringing it up to 21st century coolness, that it certainly will be!

There's been some great thought gone into improvements, with new entrances and extensions into the new Halifax Library, The Industrial Museum, extended areas for restaurants and bars and an entrance into the Georgian Square Chapel Arts Centre. 

We met in the new build extension to the Square Chapel, a stunning new cafe, bar, restaurant and theatre complex, complete with some pretty stunning new architecture, joined on to the old red-brick Square Chapel theatre. It's got the best new craft beers and some pretty scrumptious pizza on the go, I can only highly recommend it!

Anyway, here's a few shots from our visit...

 


Return of the Kiwi

March 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I've just returned from a trip to my homeland of New Zealand. it was mostly a time for catching up with family and friends, since my last visit, three years ago. I did manage to escape to what I really love, travel photography of the landscape, the trees, the birds, their song, the beaches and more! I'll spare you the family snaps for now. Here's some of my photography from the trip, of my first true love, the nature of New Zealand...

For you camera buffs, this was all captured on my Canon 5DmarkIII, 24-70mm 2.8, L series 70-200mm 2.8, manfrotto tripod, cable trigger release, with no filters or over-the-top Photoshopping...

The ferns are a plenty, with over 100 different types native to New Zealand...

Here is a stand of Punga tree ferns with a Manuka tree, renowned for it's honey..

Here's one of our native wood pigeon's, Kereru, in Maori. Known to fall out of trees after eating too many berries... 

The textures of the trees are pretty special...

As are the roads to cycle and drive on...

The Pohangina river was nice to paddle in and skim stones on...

Even the boat parking spots are special, right next to the flax and Pohutukawa tree...

This lovely quiet beach is on the Coromandel Peninsula, find it if you can...

The early morning walks are well rewarded...

They really really are...

An Oystercatcher and chick beach-combing...

Setting out on a boat for a spot of fishing, I thought this island would eat up the Loch Ness Monster, no worries mate...

This Pied Shag was quite happy waiting for us to throw our smaller fish back in. Though most got away, this Snapper had a bad day...

The name on the boat says it all, at our campsite on Long Bay, Coromandel... Happy Dayz...

The native bush walks are amazing. So many different ferns and palms...

As are the Toi Toi flowers and views over Otago Harbour, from Taiaroa Head, Otago Peninsula...

Volcanic rocks on the Otago coast, with Bull Kelp, waving around in crystal clear waters...

Down in Queenstown, the sun sets over the Remarkable Ranges, a backdrop for many scenes of Lord of the Rings...

And on the drive up through central South Island, the blue waters are just stunning...

A Totara tree and me, Pohangina Reserve, Palmerston North..

It's fair to say, Aotearoa, New Zealand, is a magical land, its strength and beauty is in my soul and always will be...


2016 Year of the Bruce

February 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

A 12 Month Photo Blast from BFPix