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About Myself

Welcome to my website

My name is Michael Gaylard, and I am an amateur photographer living in West Sussex, England.

I am a beautiful swan

Photography Background

Some years ago a trip to visit friends in Abu Dhabi rekindled an interest in photography and I started taking what I realised later were just holiday snapshots.

At the time I could not afford much in the way of a camera, it was a Fuji digital bridge camera something or other and whilst it served its purpose I grew bored with its limitations and so embarked on the expensive hobby of photographyusing Nikon DSLR's. First I had a D3200, followed by a D600, and now I have a D780 as well.

I decided to take early retirement on the 1st November 2021. Prior to retirement I had spent 35 years in IT working on developing databases, intranet pages and a myriad of other mainframe applications.

What Will You Find Here?

Nothing is for sale, no services are offered, no cart!

All of my images are stored on Flickr and are available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. So they can be used and altered for free providing you attribute me.

So far, I have had about 170 images used online.

I am unashamedly amateur, and also something of a generalist in my photography. A lot of my pictures are of travel destinations, but if I see something I like, I will photograph it. So you will find lots of flowers and plants, engineering and architecture. I also take the occasional bird life shot too when I am out my photography buddy. Lately, street scenes are appearing more and more in my output.

The photographs here are organised into two main groups:

I hope you find something to like here.

What's In The Kit Bag

Nikon D780

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm F/5.6E ED VR Super Telephoto Lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F/2.8E FL ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens

Nikon D600

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.4G Standard Prime Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f1.8G ED Lens

Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG MACRO OS HSM

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM

Nikon D3200 (now with my grand-daughter)

Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED

Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2

Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro

Latest Visits

Lanzarote Seville Catedral de Cadiz Chiclana de la Frontera Ronda Estapona Selwo Aventura Solent Sky Aviation Museum Banqueting House De Havilland Aircraft Museum (Revisit) HMS Belfast Tulip Festival at Hampton Court Garden Festival at Hampton Court British Wildlife Centre Wakehurst Place (Revisit) Petworth House Gatwick Aviation Museum Brooklands Museum (ReVisit) Lille, France


List of Places and Things

England Split (Croatia) Cuba Egypt France Fujairah Gibraltar Greece Italy Madeira Kotor (Montenegro) Oman Portugal Spain Turkey UAE - Abu Dhabi UAE - Dubai USA Abstract Animals Birds My Photography as Art Architecture Natural Elements Coasts and Seascapes Engineering Foods People Plants Religion and Belief

Portfolio of Places


London Eye Palace of Westminster
London Windsor Cambridge IWM Duxford Cornwall Dorset Devon Gloucestershire Hampshire Hertfordshire - De Havilland Museum Isle Of Wight Kent Somerset Surrey West Sussex East Sussex Warwickshire Wiltshire Worcestershire

Split, Croatia

Visit to Split October 25th 2012


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Australia Sugar Mill Cardenas El Cristo Havana La Isobel Varadero Vinales Parque Nacional Cienaga de Zapata


Temple of Ramesses II
Cairo Abu Simbel Aswan Edfu Esna Giza Kom Ombo Karnak Luxor Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut Philae


Trocadero Gardens -7809846

Paris, France

Paris Île de la Cité Eiffel Tower Views Musée du Louvre, Jardin des Tuileries and Place de la Concorde Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees Musée d'Orsay, Sculpture Impressionist Paintings
Grand Place

Lille, France

Cap Fréhel

Brittany, France

Brittany Cap Frehel Concarneau Dinan Forges Des Salles Fort La Latte Pont Aven Pontivy Quintin Rennes


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SkyWalk Views-3228


The Parthenon

Greece Mainland

Athens Acropolis Piraeus Macedonia
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Greek Islands

Santorini Mykonos Crete Agios Nikolas Chania Iraklion Knossos Lesithi Malia Rethimno


Looking Across The Forum


Vatican City Capitoline Hill Colosseum Arch of Constantine Circus Maximus Forum Palatine Hill Santa Maria Antiqua Navona Colonna - Marcus Aurelius Column Piazza del Popolo Pantheon San Giovanni Tiber Bridges


San Giorgio Maggiore Santa Maria Della Salute Zaterre The Grand Canal Rialto Bridge Piazza San Marco Doge's Palace The Lagoon Castello


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Funchal (The Capital) Central and Mountains South Coast West Coast and Plateau North Coast East Coast Madeira Porto Santo




Arriving at Muttrah


Lisbon - People watching at Cais das Colunas
Lisbon Viseu Caramulo Motor Museum Aveiro Costa Nova do Prado Peso da Regua Vila Real Alcacer do Sal Loule Vilamoura



Andalusian Provinces

Cadiz Cordoba Granada Jaen Malaga Seville

Rest Of Spain

Barcelona Murcia Valencia Lanzarote



United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi

Al Ain


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Fujairah and The Straits of Hormuz

Wadi Al Fay

United States Of America


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New Orleans

Jackson Square Street Performers


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Portfolio of Things

Mercado La Galería Gastromercado

Abstracted Detail, Quirky

Longleat Safari Park Lion


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My Photography As Art

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Historic or Landmark Buildings Palatial and Grand Houses Civic Buildings Commercial Buildings Infrastructure Buildings Lighthouses

Natural Elements

Miradouro da Beira da</a> Quinta

Coastlines and Seascapes

Jet Turbine Blades


Military Aircraft Civil Aircraft Aviation Engines Cars If It Floats, It's A Boat Machinery Railway Dials, Gauges, Detail and Bits
Playa de Fuengirola


Train Driver


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Plant Life

Parroquia de Nuestra Señora del Rosario

Belief, Religion

How to get in contact

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